Macworld.Com has my take on the FCPX Update that landed this morning.
I am thinking there is much more to come.
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 http://www.larryjordan.biz/app_bin/wordpress/archives/1666
and I agree with most of them, I will repost some photos Tuesday.
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
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, http://www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com/ep/drivesaver_app/
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.
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 - Telefingers.com
, 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.
- 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
an electronic tool that plugs in to your cars diagnostic port and gives analysis of what / how your engine / electronics are running.
- (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
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.
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.
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.