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In addition to the”new” iPad announced yesterday, Apple also rolled out a whole host of other updates to its “iProducts.” The Apple TV was updated to 1080p, as was iTunes, and iCloud now includes the ability to buy movies and play them from any Apple device. In addition certain apps were updated including iLife, iMovie, and Garageband, and a brand new app for iOS was introduced called iPhoto. But it’s really the new 1080p iTunes and iCloud that could do more to affect filmmakers in a specific way than the iPad. More »

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This seems like a terrible idea. The iPad makes for the least ergonomic camcorder form factor: a big, flat slate. This hasn’t stopped an iPad accessorizer by the name of Mayakama from creating a case for the iPad 2 that allows for an on-camera (on-iPad, really) light, shotgun microphone, lens attachments, and a proper tripod mount. Priced at $70, this seemingly Bad Idea actually makes a bit of sense when you watch the launch video: More »

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Vimeo has had HTML5-enabled video for quite some time, which means all of their videos are viewable on iOS devices. But now they’ve released the official Vimeo iPhone app, which includes far more functionality than you’d expect from a first version. In fact, it looks as if the Vimeo app — which is free — could give the iOS version of iMovie a run for its money (which, it’s worth noting, is priced very affordably at $4.99). Here’s a look at the Vimeo application in action: More »

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The iPad 2 is shipping today, though Apple is apparently reserving most of the units for sale through their own stores (I can’t find them at most vendors online). The related film/video news is this: as previously announced, the iPad version of iMovie is now available in the App Store. For musicians, GarageBand is also a newcomer to the iPad; each app is $4.99. Here’s the touchscreen version of iMovie in action: More »

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Thinner, lighter, and faster — per usual. Apple’s iPad 2 offers a number of updates from the first-gen gadget, including a dual-core A5 processor, magnetic “smart” cover, and biracial availability (it comes in white now, too). Shipping March 11th, the deuce also introduces a number of video-centric features: not just one but two cameras (front- and rear-facing), and it also premieres for the first time on the iPad Apple’s consumer video editing program, iMovie. More »

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We all know one of the chief drawbacks to shooting with (current generation) DSLRs are the rolling shutter artifacts that show up on shaky or fast-panning shots. It turns out that iMovie ’11, in addition to interesting movie trailer templates, includes a filter that can decrease or eliminate these annoying artifacts. Here’s a comparison from Nino Leitner of some Canon T2i footage, before and after using the iMovie ’11 filter: More »

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Like everyone else on the internet, I covered Apple’s release of new MacBook Airs the other day. And while they showed a number of other products at the same event, one development that specifically concerns filmmakers is the new version of iMovie. iMovie ’11 is not going to replace Final Cut, but it does include an interesting new feature called Movie Trailers. Most of us are not going to be interested in the template-driven tool for our own uses, but I wonder what this could mean for the real movie trailer scene, which already seems template-driven. More »

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According to AppleInsider, Apple is giving Final Cut Studio a “significant makeover” to target the suite at prosumers rather than the current “high-end creative niche.” Combined with recent reports that Apple laid off 40 Final Cut employees, this news is potentially disturbing for anyone interested in the “Pro” part of “Final Cut Pro.” So: unsubstantiated rumor or legitimate source of worry? More »