BLOGS: My COW Blog Adobe Blog Editing Technology After Effects Final Cut Entertainment


Apple adds function, delivers on promises for FCPX with 10.03 update

Macworld.Com has my take on the FCPX Update that landed this morning.

I am thinking there is much more to come.

Posted by: gary adcock on Jan 31, 2012 at 5:43:19 amComments (5) FCPX, macworld

First of the thoughts from Macworld

OK, its called iWorld/ Macworld for a reason.

Larry Jordan and I had an interesting time talking on the show floor on Friday,

some of his comments

and I agree with most of them, I will repost some photos Tuesday.

Posted by: gary adcock on Jan 30, 2012 at 8:51:08 pm macworld, larry jordan

Off to Macworld - follow my twitter feed to see what's there

So once again we start the year with Macworld now more of an iPhone /iPad show rather than a place for the best in new toys and technology for Print and Moving Pictures.

I will be tweeting from the show floor and supermeet,while my twitter feed normally has a fare amount of "Foodie fare" from my travels, for Macworld and again at NAB, it's all about the technology weneed to do our jobs. I will compile the best of tech and post that here on the blog next week.

See you at the show

Twitter: @garyadcock

Posted by: gary adcock on Jan 26, 2012 at 4:04:22 am Macworld, FCPX

Macworld Day Two.

well the show floor is still completely packed.

Cool things Volume 2. very cool utility belts for tech geeks, as first I thought they were kinda flimsy, but when I actually got to use one of the holster models, I changed my mind. I see scads of uses for the production community.

Sennheiser, has one of the best sales I have ever seen, everything they make is on sale for 50% off MSRP at the show, ME66 shotgun mikes are $200!!. I do mean everything, even the ENG mike kits are on sale as are All Neuman mikes. This sale alone make it worth the show.

A new comer to MWSF the French audio company Focal, is showing a 2.1 desktop speaker set that handles all of the audio over USB, by-passing the computers internal sound ( a plus for real audio aficionado's)

Last for this time is the cool new iPhone app from Drivesavers,

It is a explanation of what can cause or create drive failures, they have had a desktop flash app for a while, but the usefulness to tech guys just to be able to show what happens with electrical spikes or dropping a disk ( the easter egg for this is to use the accelerometer in your phone to crash the drive- the harder you do it the more data you loose). This should be on every Apple Genius' phone.

Posted by: gary adcock on Feb 12, 2010 at 1:17:43 pm urban tools, macworld, sennheiser, focal, drivesavers, iphone app

Macworld Day One - Take 2 OMFG!!!

to all of the nay sayers, this Macworld, while with a smaller number of vendors than the early years is a hit. The show floor is absolutely packed with people, to the point where I decided to step back and take a look as some of the cool things I have already seen amid the chaos.

One thing to the iApps developers- get off your butts and talk to people, I walked thru the area just prior to the shows "official" start time and of the 60 or so developers only 2 responded to my inquiries So here we go on the cool stuff to see.

First on my list -, for those of us that live and work in places that require that you wear gloves( or if you are stranded in the mid-atlantic states) this very cool product is literally a pair of gloves that allow you to manipulate any touch sensitive device without removing your gloves and for $15 USD a very very cool product.

TypeDNA- for the people that have a bunch of Fonts but are tired of dealing with the WYSIWYG menus, TypeDNA a plugin for Photoshop, AI and Indesign, that allows you to easily search between style or groups, down to the level to of " what goes with Zapf dingbats" and a selection appears within the Plugin Panel.- very cool

CarMD an electronic tool that plugs in to your cars diagnostic port and gives analysis of what / how your engine / electronics are running.

iBone- (stop laughing) the first interactive Trombone app, Ok for those of you that like Ocarina, iBone is a totally interactive teaching and training tool for aspiring trombone players- very cool and only 2.99 at the iTunes store

Posted by: gary adcock on Feb 11, 2010 at 1:14:43 pm macworld, iphone, ipad

Macworld Day One.


So the first day of the show starts at Noon, WTF?
And I don't know about anyone else, but I have no desire to be on the show floor Saturday with every school age child in the Bay area.

I got a sneak peak at new versions of Anime Studio Pro from Smith Micro- very cool app for 2D animations ( ala Family Guy) and a look at the upcoming release of the "New" version of Poser, an app I have played with since it's early days at Fractal, I am looking forward to once again working with Poser for Pre-comping and Pre-vis for storyboards with this app.

Spent the evening noshing with my bud Rich Harrington and editors from Peachpit Press. All the entire evening all we talked about was NAB and what we are expecting. A very fun evening all around.

Posted by: gary adcock on Feb 11, 2010 at 9:15:25 am poser, anime, anime studio, macworld

Macworld and the Chicago Quake.

how many people do you know that come to San Francisco just to get away from the snow and earthquakes in Chicago?

12 inches of snow and a 3.8 magnitude earthquake in one day.

I have no idea how much of my glass is still on the shelves. lets hope most of it survived.

Posted by: gary adcock on Feb 10, 2010 at 10:16:42 am macworld, gary, snow, earthquake

Heading to Macworld Slowly.


this looks like its going to be my last MWSF. As a member of the working press (I write for Macworld LLC and Creative Cow), 90% of the advance PR info I have received has been ipod or iphone related. While not bad, not really worth my time to spend a week in SF looking for something to talk about. I am however looking forward to a hands on with an iPad.

It will be good to catch up with the few of you that will be at Moscone, if you see me say Hi.

Otherwise I will send snippets from the show while I am there.


Posted by: gary adcock on Feb 9, 2010 at 7:59:16 amComments (2) macworld, gary, iphone, ipad

Join industry geek Gary Adcock as he explores the world and technology as it relates to Film and Video production. I am also a Glass artist, so I spend my free time creating art from silica and fire when I am not cooking.


September 2012 (2)
August 2012 (2)
July 2012 (2)
June 2012 (2)
May 2012 (1)
April 2012 (10)
January 2012 (6)
December 2011 (3)
November 2011 (2)
October 2011 (6)
September 2011 (11)
August 2011 (1)
July 2011 (3)
June 2011 (7)
May 2011 (2)
April 2011 (7)
March 2011 (2)
February 2011 (3)
January 2011 (1)
December 2010 (1)
November 2010 (1)
October 2010 (1)
September 2010 (3)
August 2010 (3)
July 2010 (11)
June 2010 (2)
May 2010 (2)
April 2010 (3)


FCPX (19)
ARRI Alexa (11)
IBC (8)
NAB (7)
FCP (6)
Cameras (5)
3D (5)
Thunderbolt (4)
Final Cut Pro (4)
tapeless (2)
FSI (2)
Arri (2)
macworld (2)
DP (2)
Fletcher (2)
3D tools (2)
nab (2)
Sony (2)
CES (2)
LogC (2)
Adobe CS6 (2)
show more
© 2020 All Rights Reserved