Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Extreme, Xserve RAID

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ThinkSecret reports that Apple will be showing off some new products at the National Association of Broadcasters this year which takes place April 22-27, 2006 in Las Vegas.

According to the rumor site, the new products include Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Extreme and Xserve RAID Extreme.

Final Cut Pro 6 is said to include 5.1 surround sound editing, 1080/24p and 1080/30p DVCPROHD support. Even fewer details are available about Final Cut Extreme which is said to be "an extremely high end version of its video editing software" and is targeted at current Avid users. The new software will require the highest end hardware and be priced close to $10,000.

Also hinted at is a larger Cinema Display to support 4520x2540 resolution of an upcoming digital video camera.
 

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Also hinted at is a larger Cinema Display to support 4520x2540 resolution of an upcoming digital video camera.
Sign me up for that one...where's that credit card...
 

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Steve Announces his "One More Thing"

....and intorducing, the Apple Wall...

Curtain goes up to reveal the back wall is one single monitor with a resolution of 120,000 * 98000.

137 Apple journalists pass out and require medical attention.
The rest just sit there and dribble.
And every Apple store manager present wonders how the **** there going to fit this one in the store window.
 

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Some quick math on that display suggests that if the pixels are the same size as those on the 30-inch, this will be a 50-inch display.

You can only guess how much that will cost.

And as Dreadnought pointed out, how do you drive that thing?
 

heels98

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This is great news for the industry, but especially for educators like myself, who teach video editing on Final Cut Pro/Express and can tell students a growing number of feature films are being cut on software using the same interface. If this holds true and Final Cut becomes even more prevalent in the professional industry, then...well, I just wish I was a student these days!
 

pknz

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My god thats expensive. Not that I know much about this type of thing but all the numbers and letters thrown in make it sound pretty top of the line. 40" Screen? Go Apple.
 

mithras

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XServe RAID Extreme? Hilarious. Why don't they just bump the specs on the baseline model? Or will this one have racing stripes?
 

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mithras said:
XServe RAID Extreme? Hilarious. Why don't they just bump the specs on the baseline model? Or will this one have racing stripes?
Perhaps it will be Quad Core XServe :D
 

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Does anybody have a link to the $10,000 torrent? Jeeze, I have been guilty of my share of software piracy back in college, but I would never have the cajones to even attempt something like that. :eek:
 

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WildCowboy said:
Some quick math on that display suggests that if the pixels are the same size as those on the 30-inch, this will be a 50-inch display.
i got 53" :)

but yeah, seriously... how the hell could you drive a display like this? i guess the good result from it would be lowering the price of the 30"...
 

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zach said:
i got 53" :)

but yeah, seriously... how the hell could you drive a display like this? i guess the good result from it would be lowering the price of the 30"...
SLI Graphics cards? You would definately need at least 2 cards to drive a beast like that. At least with current technology.
 

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Randall said:
Does anybody have a link to the $10,000 torrent? Jeeze, I have been guilty of my share of software piracy back in college, but I would never have the cajones to even attempt something like that. :eek:
It would likely require a proprietary PCI card or something similar to keep it out of the casual DLers grasp...
 

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WildCowboy said:
Some quick math on that display suggests that if the pixels are the same size as those on the 30-inch, this will be a 50-inch display.

You can only guess how much that will cost.

Sounds like a good time for me to win the lottery... :rolleyes:
 

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zach said:
i got 53" :)

but yeah, seriously... how the hell could you drive a display like this? i guess the good result from it would be lowering the price of the 30"...
Okay, so I was rounding...I actually get 51 inches. The 30-inch display is actually 29.7 inches, and the wonders of the the Pythagorean theorem give me 3019 pixels on the diagonal, or 101.6 pixels per inch.

For the new guy, I get almost 5185 pixels on the diagonal. If you don't round along the way, you get almost exactly 51 inches.
 

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Upgrade pricing?

"The new software will require the highest end hardware and be priced close to $10,000."

OR, $50 less for users of Final Cut Express :)
 

Mac_Freak

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Is there a possibility that the new Display will have a smaller pixels. With that Apple could also release/enable the Resolution Independent GUI.
 

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WildCowboy said:
Some quick math on that display suggests that if the pixels are the same size as those on the 30-inch, this will be a 50-inch display.

You can only guess how much that will cost.

And as Dreadnought pointed out, how do you drive that thing?
A LOT OF MONEY. But this isn't for the average Joe consumer that wants a bigger screen. This is for viewing a 4K image. Name one monitor that can do that.
 

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For anyone who wonders how they can drive that thing, just remember that the NVIDIA 6800 DDL was able to drive TWO 30" displays, for a total of 8 megamixels. this new resolution totals 11 megapixels, so an NVIDIA 7800 GTX with 512MB shouldn't have any trouble dealing with this thing.