Matrox MXO2 Mini

25 08 2009

-On systems with a 2.4GHz or faster Core2 Duo CPU you can capture to DVCPRO HD and to SD codecs including uncompressed, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, ProRes 422, and ProRes 422 HQ
-On systems with at least two Dual-Core or a Quad-Core 2.4GHz or faster CPU you can also capture to more HD codecs including ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 HQ
-On systems equipped with storage that has sufficient transfer bandwidth, you can capture uncompressed 8- and 10-bit HD

System Requirements

Mac Pro and Intel-based MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 or higher

Price

$849  www.matrox.com/video/en/products/mxo2_mini/





Ozaki iPill On-The-Go Mic for iPod nano 4G + iPod touch 2G

25 08 2009

Model: iPill

Price: $13

Compatible: iPod nano 4G, iPod classic 120GB, iPod touch 2G

Compatible with the iPods Nano 4G, Classic 120GB, and Touch 2G, the little capsule breaks open to reveal its jack plug, which you than shove into the headphone socket to enable mono recording.





Microsoft to Open Retail Stores Next to Apple’s

25 08 2009

Here’s a tale of bad neighbors waiting to unravel: Microsoft is planning to set up shop right next to its worst enemy, Apple.

In a keynote speech at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin Turner told partners that the corporation is planning to open the first of its retail stores next to existing Apple stores.

Turner said Microsoft’s retail locations will not mimic the white, holy aesthetic of Apple’s, but rather it will innovate with the new stores, according to attendees tweeting the conference.He provided no details of how exactly the stores would look.

“As we progress on our retail strategy there will be scenarios where we have stores in proximity to Apple,” a Microsoft spokeswoman told ZDNet. “We are on track to open stores in the Fall time frame. Beyond that we have no additional details to share.”

It’s unclear whether the Microsoft stores will be selling strictly Microsoft hardware (e.g., the Zune or Xbox 360) and software, or whether it will also be selling products from third-party companies. In the past, Microsoft has said the purpose of the stores was to build the company’s brand name by connecting with customers.

We’re not surprised by this strategy. If you recall, in October a consumer spotted a Microsoft “I’m a PC” recording studio parked right outside an Apple Store in Bullring, Birmingham, England.





New Final Cut Studio 3.0 Dropping Soon

20 08 2009

As expected Apple is introducing a new version of Final Cut Pro packaged with new versions of Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Color, and Live Type. Coming out around the same time as the new Mac operating system def make sure you got ya bread saved up and ready to go whens this drops!!!

http://www.macnn.com/articles/09/05/29/final.cut.30.in.testing/