Apple Reveals 2012 Final Cut Pro X Update with Multichannel Audio Editing, RED Support and More – Mac Rumors
Apple met with video consultant and trainer Larry Jordan on the eve of the 2012 NAB show and shared some upcoming plans for Final Cut Pro X. The following features are expected in Final Cut Pro X in 2012:
- Multichannel Audio Editing Tools
- Dual Viewers
- MXF Plug-in Support
- RED camera support
Jordan goes into some light details about some of the new features. FCP X will be able to read MXF files directly without the need to convert to QuickTime. The same can be said for RED camera support whose files will be able to be edited natively. Finally, Apple explains that Dual Viewers is analogous to Source and Record monitors and that they will try to do it better than has been implemented in the previously.
A recent version of malicious software called Flashback exploits a security flaw in Java in order to install itself on Macs.
Apple released a Java update on April 3, 2012 that fixes the Java security flaw for systems running OS X v10.7 and Mac OS X v10.6. By default, your Mac automatically checks for software updates every week, but you can change that setting in Software Update preferences. You can also run Software Update at any time to manually check for the latest updates.
Apple is developing software that will detect and remove the Flashback malware.
In addition to the Java vulnerability, the Flashback malware relies on computer servers hosted by the malware authors to perform many of its critical functions. Apple is working with ISPs worldwide to disable this command and control network.
Almost unnoticed in announcing the new iPad, Apple also released on March 7 a new Mac app designed to streamline setting up and configuring iOS devices. It’s a powerful tool for small organizations or small iPhone and iPad deployments, according to one network manager who’s worked extensively with the new software.
The app, from the Mac App Store, is Apple Configurator 1.0. It’s just under 16MB. IT groups can use Configurator instead of a full-blown third-party mobile device management app or Apple’s Profile Manager, which requires OS X Lion Server. Configurator can be loaded on any Mac running the Lion client edition, and requires iTunes 10.6.
Shares of Apple Inc.s stock touched $600 US for the first time, a day before the companys latest iPad goes on sale in Canada, the U.S. and 10 other countries.The stock reached $600.01 just after the market opened Thursday and was up $3.76 at $593.34 after the half-hour of trading.Around 3 p.m., the stock was trading around $584.
Apple on Friday announced that the iWork.com public beta will close its virtual doors on July 31.The free online service for syncing and sharing Pages, Numbers, and Keynote documents debuted back in 2009. Two years ago, Apple updated iWork.com with easier public sharing and improved mobile access. Now, however, in a post-iCloud world, Apple has decided to permanently shutter the service.
Intel on Tuesday announced the availability of its new Xeon E5 processors for servers and workstations. That announcement was accompanied by unveilings by Dell, HP, and IBM of E5-equipped servers.While the news of new Xeons powering other companies servers may not spark your interest, keep in mind that Apples Mac Pro also run on that Intel processor. So does that mean an update to the Mac Pro—which has remained unchanged since August 2010—is in the works?
Apple has released Mac OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update, a tiny update to Lion that “resolves an issue when restoring a Mac from a Time Machine backup.” That’s it, Apple offers no other information. We’re guessing the issue in question was important enough to warrant this release now, instead of rolling it into a future system update. The update is small: only 38 KB on my MacBook Pro, although the standalone download is 24.55 MB. Free, 24.55 MB