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Posted: Tue, 7th Jan 2003, 11:48pm

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Simon K Jones

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Macworld Conference & Expo. San Francisco

At the recent Macworld show, Apple released several major new programs, some of which are of particular relevance to AlamDV users and filmmakers in general.

First there is iMovie3, which is a major upgrade from previous versions. iMovie3 is aimed at the low-budget end of the market, so we will be endeavouring to support it as much as is possible. As you can see, CSB-Digital are mentioned on the main iMovie3 page, where you can follow the link to the visual effects page and information about our iPlugins.

Further details on our iPlugins can be found at the official iPlugins website. We will continue to develop our iPlugins over the coming months.

Also released at the show was Final Cut Express, a cut-down version of Apple's acclaimed editing software. Priced at $299, it is clearly aimed at the low-budget filmmaker rather than the no-budget filmmaker. However, the opportunity to use a version of such a high quality product for a relatively cheap price should not be underestimated - Final Cut Pro 3 is, after all, the editing program used in many professional Hollywood productions, including such heavyweights as the Star Wars prequels. This is another product we'll be looking to support with our forthcoming programs.

In the future you will see a lot more of CSB-Digital on the Apple.com website, as all our new programs and the big AlamDV2.5 update will fully support Mac OS X and Quicktime 6.

A good start to a good year. Let's hope it continues - for you and us!

Cheers,

Schwar, Malone, Tim and Tarn.

p.s. If anybody wants to buy us a couple of 17" G4 laptops then we would be happy to offer you all our new software for at least half price. wink
Posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2003, 12:06am

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*writes down the cheque*

Thats fair. Two G4's for halve price software.

(no its not)

Shut up brain.

'Doo doo doo..'

Its the song, its a taken ahold of you er-no.

*screams and runs*

P.S On another note, I am bloody looking forward to alam2.5. Get it out ASAP as I need it for my project! lol twisted unsure
Posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2003, 12:33am

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Excellent!

I am happy to know that AlamDV will be fully compatible
with OSX and QuickTime 6.

"This is another product we'll be looking to support with our forthcoming programs."

Are we to undestand that CSB-Digital will possibly be making
Final Cut Express plugins or some sort of application
that is directly related to Final Cut?

I look forward to seeing CSB-Digital on Apple.com
Posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2003, 12:53am

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Um....a couple of G4's for you. And we get HALF/PRICE on software?! Yeah right! If I was rich, then I would, but I'm not, so I can't. Haha, sorry....maybe you should send an email to Stephen Spielburg, I'm sure he'd love to spend money on a bunch of pre-ams...





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Posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2003, 1:31am

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Forget the laptops - I want an iPod with THIS sweet JACKET!!!


NO WAY!!!!! eek
Posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2003, 1:39am

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Cool jacket, it costs so much though.

I remember watching a program that said those kinda gadgets would be in most jackets by 2004.

As if thats going to happen at that price.

Probably still worth it. smile
Posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2003, 9:49am

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nice looking software, as is Safari, the apple browser BUT are apple bullying us here? I noticed before I can get any of these, I need to get OSX.2, so b4 I can even consider saving up the £250 for FCP express, I need to fork out £100 just for Jaguar. Does this strike anyone else as unfair?
Posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2003, 9:54am

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I guess Apple's trying to effect a "forced migration", and are intending to benefit maximally from it. I don't really find it unfair, as the Jaguar upgrade was free for those who had purchased OSX when it was first released (correct me if I'm wrong). The migration to OSX is definitely a good thing, though, so the extra cash spent is worth it.
Posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2003, 10:22am

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Apple make a lot of new technology for their OS which is one of the reasons they are considered innovative. Unlike many software companies they tend to use this technology in their new apps. It comes down to if you want to support Apple or not - I wasn't overly happy about paying for the 10.2 upgrade, but at the same time I knew Apple was adding new technologies that I would love.
Posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2003, 1:43pm

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very intresting ! biggrin
Posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2003, 7:50pm

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You forgot to mention that iMovie now costs money. It's not longer for zero-budget filmmakers sad
Posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2003, 7:57pm

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iMovie3 doesn't cost money, it will be a free download once it is released. It only costs money if you buy it on CD with iLife.

iLife ships with every new Mac. iMovie will also be available as a separate download.
from the Apple website...
Posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2003, 8:05pm

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So then what is the point of iLife??? It costs 49 bucks for a cd of free software and iDVD?
Posted: Wed, 8th Jan 2003, 8:47pm

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Lol! What's the meaning of iLife? lol