Sonnet recently announced a new rack mount enclosure for the Mac Pro known as the xMac Pro Server. The 4U rack mount enclosure for the Mac Pro has integrated 3 PCIe slots, Thunderbolt 2 technology and expandability of Echo Express III -R. This could be the mounting option many broadcasters, and filmmakers require for the rack mounted systems.
Earlier this week, we took a look and reviewed a plugin from Core Melt for FCPX known as Slice X. This time around Core Melt has brought us a tracking tool for replacing images and signs, tracking texts and graphics with moving objects, all within FCPX. The plugin is known as Track X and is powered by Mocha once again. Does it have the same polish as Slice X ? Let’s dive in …..
Final Cut Pro X has been developing over the past couple of years. The users have been very passionate about their NLE and third party developers like Core Melt have developed powerful and useful tools for FCPX. In this case, we have a new plugin known as Slice X. Let’s take a closer look…
Last October, the company Promise Technology extended its external Pegasus Thunderbolt RAID storage line with the new “R4” that comes driveless and on top features the new and very fast Thunderbolt 2 connection. The new, black R4 is an enhancement to the existing silver Pegasus R4 line that had a Thunderbolt 1 connection. I took a closer look at what the new R4 has in store.
Avid just announced the New Mac Pro has been qualified for use with Avid Media Composer 7.0.3 or 126.96.36.199. Please note that OSX 10.9.1 is qualified but not 10.9.2. This is great news for anyone that works with Avid Media Composer. Many editors including myself are on the fence to upgrade to the new Mac Pro. The main reasons seem to be price ad support for widely used post production software. This may be great news for editors working in Avid suites to go back and consider a new a Mac Pro instead of a fully configured iMac.
Before you consider upgrading, please read the PDF carefully and make sure your Mac Pro adheres to Avid’s configuration guidelines.
You can check out Avid’s Configurations guidelines here in this PDF