Audio / Video
Performance and feature upgrades, the most notable of which is a Notification Center widget.
Not all media formats are created equal, but your iPhone doesn’t have to know that.
Unlike the regular djay app, djay Pro will use 64-bit processing.
Pre-set templates for voice-overs, podcasts and music.
Automates one of the most crucial yet least exciting parts of shooting video.
Designed for OS X Yosemite, but compatible with Mavericks.
On Friday, Apple released a minor software update for the iTunes application for both Mac and Windows. The iTunes update is centered around correcting a bug that prevented iTunes podcast subscribers from being able to view new episodes on the podcast playlist. The update also addresses a problem that caused iTunes to become unresponsive while the user navigated the list of downloaded podcasts.
Red Giant—makers of video effects plugins for digital filmmakers—are well know for their simple-yet-powerful programs such as Magic Bullet which specialize in making digital footage look cinematic and professional. While they still sell those program suites, they’ve branched off into new subscription-based community called Universe.
We’ve been following the VOX music/radio player for OS X for quite some time. It was easy to recommend in our Appidemic feature upon its release, and AppleTell contributor David Temple became a covert after demoing at Macworld/iWorld 2014. If that hasn’t happened to you yet, the latest update with SoundCloud integration should take care of it.
If you have a new camera or new lens that isn’t currently covered by Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), release candidate 8.6 is now available in Adobe Labs for use by Photoshop CS6-CC-CC(2014) and Lightroom 5. However, be aware that ACR 8.6 is no longer supported on Mac OS 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), Windows XP, or Windows Vista. If you are still using those OSes, stick to what you have.
On Tuesday, Apple released a minor software update for iMovie for Mac, updating the video editing app to v10.0.4. This update’s major purpose is not to bring new features, but to fix a issue that causes the app to crash while editing videos. In addition, the update includes the usual stability improvements in its list of changes.
Everybody has a podcast. Even if you don’t think you do, you’re wrong. Search iTunes and you’ll find you’ve already made 50 episodes of The Custom Mayonnaise Review and guested twice on Doug Loves Movies. But as podcasts become ubiquitous, the production standards get higher. The internal mic on your laptop won’t cut it; you need a mic that can make it sound like your living room is a studio. Enter the Apogee MiC 96k USB microphone.