If you’re anything like me you use AirPlay quite a lot. One of the best features of the iPhone/iPad is the ability to use AirPlay to send just about any video/audio content you come across in mobile Safari.
Sadly there’s no equivalent on the Mac side of things, until now. Now you can send video from Safari using this extension, along with it’s handful of other handy feature (like making sure you never seen any annoying Flash content).
Now if only Apple would allow me to use Airplay from Quicktime (since I don’t watch 90% of my video content in iTunes) we’d be set.
It’s a very interesting idea, and looks to be fairly well implemented, but it should be an optional view mode, not the de-facto standard. It reminds me of Facebook from a few years back which was super modular and had all sorts of boxes on your profile for different apps. Then those boxes got moved around and we got tabs (which never made sense). Then they got rid of ALL of that stuff and left us with a giant wall (which we hated at first and then realized it kind of made sense). And now it seems we’re going back to where we were a few years ago, only with bigger boxes, and a bizarre method of organization and layout.
And maybe it got lost in all the noise but where’s the wall? After all, 90% of what people use this site for is communicating between people they know. That should be the prime functionality. In this case, I’m not sure how the hell you would post on someone’s wall, wherever the hell it is.
I think Facebook sometimes forgets what it actually is (and how people use it), rather than what it wants to be (and never succeeds at).
“We got a lot of feedback from our professional users,” Richard Townhill, Apple’s senior director applications marketing, told The Loop. “We listened to the pros and have taken their top feature requests and put them in this update.”
Final Cut Pro now has Xsan support, which includes projects and events. With Xsan support, users can access the same source media while creating separate projects on the SAN. Of course, this means that users can edit from any system attached to the SAN.
The new version also includes support for Rich XML import and export. XML interchange gives users access to third-party workflows like high-end visual effects, color grading and media asset management. This includes products like Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and Square Box System’s CatDV.
This is a temporary setback, though I’m not sure how long or short a period of time it will be. I’ve got the best doctors in the country looking after me and I will be singing and touring again as soon as I get the all clear. Until then I’ll be spending time writing and composing more music and kicking an empty soup can around the West Village.