Showing posts with label mac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mac. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Parallels Access: a new way to access your Mac via Tablet

The Russian publisher has announced the release of a new iPhone application. Parallels Access; which offers a whole new way to control your Mac or PC from your tablet! There are several points which according to his publisher make particularly attractive application. The first is that it allows you to use gestures to which we are accustomed to on the iPad on its software for Mac / PC. Thus, the copy and paste works like any application from the App Store. The clipboard can also be common to both environments. Every effort has been made to "applifier" software you use on your computer. Also to make it more convenient for everyday use, the software includes App Launcher to launch very quickly any application on your computer. It also offers a special view to simply switch from one application to another. Parallels Access is an application available for free download on the App Store. Its use is not provided. The software has a demo version of 14 days. Then you must take a one-year subscription offered € 69.99. The app needs an agent that you must install on your Mac or PC of your choice. This agent requires at least Mac Lion and Windows 7 PC. In terms of connection, the editor indicates that the application works in both 3G/4G wireless

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mac with Lightworks Editing Software soon!

Lightworks editing software is used for years by many TV channels, companies and film studios whhich are producing documentaries and movies. Editors who use Light work is most often appreciate it and they entering into a most passionate relationship with it. Some refuse to work with other softwares of Non Linear Editing unlike many editors who work on other editing software and go without a second thought from one to the other depending on the project or customers. Lightworks is renowned for the speed of assembly it provides and the freedom it gives. Lightworks publisher also present as "NLE designed by editors for editors," emphasizing that the development strategy particularly based on listening and collaboration established with an active community of editors.

Among these include Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese's film editor, awarded two Oscars for The Aviator and The Departed, Tariq Anwar with The King's Speech as well as many talented editors have assembled with the software success in Hollywood for example Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible, Batman, Braveheart.  Lightworks has had a checkered career, changing hands several times between its inception in 1989, while its main competitor was Avid, which was acquired in 2009 by its current owner Editshare. EditShare has developed modern versions of Lightworks. First of all,It was proposed in May 2012 after 18 months of beta Windows version with 4000 beta testers. Version 11.1 is scheduled for this late April.

EditShare also offers a Linux version, which came in alpha stage in October with more than 6 months of delay on its original schedule release, which should go into beta on April 30. Linux users, especially in academic and research activities are welcomed with joy the arrival of Lightworks on their OS, seeing it as an alternative to professional level based on OS X or Windows often more costly solutions. In 2010, EditShare has also announced its intention to propose open source code software, but it has not been done because the various developments and developers who have worked on previous versions make complicated it with its legal part. Last week, during the NAB, the "High Mass" of video professionals who stood in Las Vegas, EditShare has given more details about the Mac version of Lightworks, which was announced a bit early (in 2010, EditShare spoke of the end of 2011). In a few weeks, a small group of editors will put in place, using a pre-alpha version (or "closed alpha"), for a few months will help the publisher to develop the true alpha. This alpha "open" will be available to the public around the IBC 2013 to be held in Amsterdam in September. And development will continue with a beta of Lightworks for Mac later.

To facilitate the transition to Lightworks assemblers from other apps mounting Lightworks has a series of shortcuts similar to those of the major NLE and allowing a smoother transition keyboard. The publisher has announced that it will take time because the platform is the most competitive for mounting solutions-all major publishers (Avid, Adobe, Apple) offering a Mac version of their NLE-, EditShare will not miss entering the Mac market with this new version of Lightworks. The Mac version of Lightworks, Does it up to its promises? Until we have a Mac OS X a little advanced, we can only watch that offer Linux and especially Windows, currently the most successful versions. The software has many strengths: it is fast, and allows real-time for special effects, to compositing, performing primary color corrections of the entire image or secondary on a selection of the image, to make masks ... The software offers a large number of "containers" (AVI, QT, MXF etc) and codecs (including Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, DPX, H. 264, XDCAM EX / HD and ProRes 422 and RED R3D read only etc). This allows you to mount videos shot with different formats without having to transcode clips. Some of these codecs are still reserved for the Pro version. Indeed, Lightworks exists in two versions: one free but with limited functions and codecs. And other professional, is sold € 50 per year and includes additional features (titration, 3D stereoscopic editing, several collaborative real-time editing, options for multiple licenses and compatibility with hardwares and card manufacturers like Blackmagic / AJA etc and a series of professional codecs.

TimeLine is independent of the resolution, codec or framerate clips that we place. It automatically handles video formats and speeds of standard images. In addition, Lightworks has an advanced Trim function, which allows for a single operation, which demand more in another NLE. An Autosave function keeps not only backs-up incremental project, but all the keys pressed, the actions taken and changes made in the project. EditShare developers have designed a data sharing solution for mounting several projects in Media Composer or Final Cut Pro some time ago. This experience has helped to develop a collaborative solution for sharing media and get real-time multiple editors, each with read access and write access to the project. Lightworks offers advanced Multicam function: it allows you to mount images from multiple cameras with a synchronization and choice of angles in real time.  The number of cameras is unlimited and video formats and resolutions can be different. EditShare also offers a "console" hardware, which emulates a table mounting rotating prism KEM (Keller-Elektro-Mechanik) or Steenbeck type and allows you to save time editors limiting their use keyboard. Always at the strengths, it should be noted that a project can be taken on different versions of Lightworks instantly, allowing editors on Windows, Linux and Mac soon, to exchange files freely. However Lightworks stalled over the competition in specific plug-ins. They are now few and online store offers only EditShare Boris Red and Boris Graffiti. Lightworks is however expected to benefit from a certain compatibility with Red Giant Looks and plug-ins for After Effects and Eyeon Digital Fusion.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Intel announces Thunderbolt to 20Gbps with 4K transfer in parallel!

The new Thunderbolt has arrived! Intel has given more details about the new version of its high-speed interface, launched only two years ago on the first Mac to benefit. Bidirectional flow passes 10Gbps to 20Gbps now and still works without fiber optics. Another new size, the Thunderbolt can now broadcast a signal 4K in parallel, will allow instructors to connect new generation. Good news, the interface will remain the same and will be backwards compatible with current catches.

Everything is planned for 2014, and the controller should land in the next generation of chips "Core", but only those who embark four separate cores (this will be certainly the norm by then). For the record, the demo was done on PC this time. During the first presentation, Intel demonstrated performance "Lightpeak," the former name of Thunderbolt from an Apple machine. Then came the Mac, the first to adopt the connections well before the Wintel world.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Ebizcuss: RPOs are closed and employees laid off soon

The worst case scenario came true for the chain of Apple Premium Resellers eBizcuss / ICLG. The sign had been placed in receivership in early June and he left the service was delivered last Thursday at 18h by the Commercial Court. This concerns the French group, while the Belgian Line with Mac does not follow the same schedule and the outcome would be potentially more favorable.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mountain Lion OS X: Mac compatible and the other

Distribution to developers Monday night in a golden master versions of Mountain Lion are the opportunity to know exactly which Mac will benefit. The list was reduced compared to that of Leo. It is good, while the OS arrives by the end of the month (it will cost € 15.99 on the Mac App Store), to repeat a point.

OS X 10.7 Mac had as a prerequisite a 64-bit, so have at least an Intel Core 2 Duo. Plus, 2 GB of RAM and 7 GB available on the storage medium (in addition there were other requirements, for example to use Airdrop).

Sunday, June 24, 2012

New MacBook Pro and iOS 6: Apple smiles - II

Mountain Lion ready to roar

The installed base of OS X has reached 66 million users - is better than ever, but today is a drop in the ocean compared to IOS devices. 26 million of them went to Lion in nine months: the time has come for Mountain Lion. icloud, which has 125 million users, is an integral part of Mountain Lion.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ebooks: Apple, Penguin and Macmillan eloquent the investigation of the Department of Justice

Macmillan, Penguin and Apple each have contested the allegations of the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), which is investigating an alleged collusion between Apple and publishers to fix prices of electronic books. Unlike four of their peers, both publishers have so far refused to sign an amicable agreement with the DoJ.

Penguin, in its response [PDF] explains that the principle of agency model (where the sale price to readers is set by the publisher, not the distributor) was proposed by Apple, and it was to take or leave it.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Thunderbolt: II FireWire, Fibre Channel VIII or ePCIe or II? - II

To believe a majority dissatisfied on the forums, which lack most current Mac is USB 3. And most superfluous on the same Mac, this is the port Thunderbolt. Both interfaces are not the same vocation, but the absence of a utility and yet on the other have reconciled. The fee for professionals rather adds to the resentment of a population which, in fact, has yet to use a port to such performance. But is it simply a matter of performance?

Friday, June 1, 2012

EBook: monopolies cross

What a tangled situation for American justice! By launching a procedure for cartel against Apple and five publishers, the Justice Department puts his finger on an insoluble problem: if we look closer, it appears that justice will have to choose sides between two dominant positions opposite, on two different levels of the market.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

WWDC 2012: June 11 to 15 [Update]

WWDC 2012 will take place from June 11 to 15, 2012 in San Francisco. The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference will be held as usual at Moscone West, which means it will host just under 5,000 people. Many developers still watching this ad for several weeks.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Interview: Flashback and the mechanics of a malware

The recent return of the malware in the news Flashback handed in before the security issues around the Mac. 

But there are other interesting aspects in this issue: how to operate this type of software, what are the methods used by publishers to analyze them and how can we explain some variation in the numbers of reported infections. 

Questions were answered Philip Devallois, Senior Security Analyst at Intego, and as such responsible for their laboratory.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Apples, coal and hydrogen

It would however be wrong to make a shortcut and assume that the data centers of these companies are perfectly dirty: they are not unique, but the reality is somewhat more nuanced. While Greenpeace tackles specifically to Apple, Microsoft and Amazon, and the case study that we know best, that of Apple.


Is the title of a Greenpeace report on an important but often overlooked: the energy consumption of data centers. This problem is even more important today that we are witnessing a shift of resources to the cloud: the environmentalist NGO is particularly interested in leading this area, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. Greenpeace ready nevertheless open to criticism based again only on the declarative: it tackles thought Apple is Apple who finally tackled.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Aiptek MobileCinema i15: test of a pico-projector for iPhone

Although their use remains limited pico-projectors are currently in vogue. While several manufacturers integrate these tiny projectors directly into their phones, Aiptek has introduced several accessories to add to the iPhone. The Taiwanese manufacturer is not its first pico projector, but it is not known for the quality of its products. What about MobileCinema i15? The response in our test!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What do we want in iOS 6? - I

Nothing is known so far iOS 6, the successor of the mobile team that currently Apple's mobile devices. There is no doubt that its development is well underway at Apple and the next major upgrade of IOS will certainly be presented soon.

Pending further information, it is not forbidden to dream: we list our wishes for iOS 6 and those of our readers asked on our Twitter, more reasonable wishes of the wildest ...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Graphics cards, spots on the screens: the little cares of the iMac

Defective graphics cards, spots on the screen, the latest iMac were not without their problems more or less important and more or less accepted by Apple. Problems all the more annoying than the iMac is a machine all-in-a dedicated closed to the public and therefore difficult to repair. While a new generation iMac must be submitted by the summer, we should review these concerns conception.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The incredible business security flaws

Security is not a market like any other. Every year in early March, meet in Vancouver people around the world show and exploit weaknesses of the major browsers. For each vulnerability exploited, participants leave with an average of $ 10 000. Pwn2Own but, this is sort of the Olympics in this industry. Of glory, but little money! Because with a security breach, it is possible to earn much more money....

Friday, March 2, 2012

Apple: report of the meeting of shareholders

Apple on last 23rd held its annual meeting of shareholders. All members of the board (which is Tim Cook) were re-elected; Apple CEO received a score for his part Soviet, with 98% confidence votes. Shareholders have first obtained the members of this board are now elected only if they obtain a majority of votes. Otherwise, the person has to resign voluntarily.

Tim Cook began by recalling that this was the first meeting since the death of Steve Jobs: "There is not a day that goes by that I missing," and thanking the shareholders have expressed their condolences, he added that this sadness in him had turned into determination. He promised to pass that Apple was still working as hard and this year it will launch products that would make sense ("some products That Will Blow Your Mind").

Upgrade your Mac Mini 2011 for less

Apple has a nasty habit of charging very expensive options that can be added to the Mac: it is better to buy the basic configuration and spend a few minutes to assemble the additions that we will also be procured. This is particularly the case with the Mac mini, relatively modular machine: you can easily access the RAM, change its original hard drive without too much trouble and even add a second drive if one is handy. Is the game worth the candle?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

IPad 3: the slab remains off

MacRumors has entrusted its supposed iPad 3 slab with nimble hands of iFixit. The site specializes in repair (and disassembly) gathered his observations in a short video.

The balance goes in the direction of the previous finding of MacRumors, it would propose to a good definition 2048x1536.