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  • A little off topic, but a cool idea

    Posted by John Davidson on June 26, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Everybody saw how iOS 5 is going to allow live playback of the iPad, untethered, to AppleTV. It’s not a far leap in logic to assume that someone will create an app for macs that does the exact same thing.

    Where this can be cool is when you use two monitors in FCPX and designate the 2nd screen as the feed to apple tv monitor (which is one of the two options you get I think). Basically, you can be in another room of your post house and have all suites feed to your apple tv as needed for screeners. I can imagine this being a great tool when things are really busy and editors want me to take a quick look without a major interruption, or if you want to feature a live screener of the edit for clients in the big theater room.

    Maybe I should get one of our programmers on that!

    John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.

    Fred Jodry replied 12 years, 11 months ago 8 Members · 18 Replies
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  • Steve Connor

    June 26, 2011 at 10:13 am

    AirPlay out of FCP? Brilliant

    Steve Connor
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  • John Davidson

    June 26, 2011 at 10:27 am

    It’s more than airplay though – airplay is only for videos. You could in theory watch the edit screen or the event browser – or heck, even after effects, live. If it works in iPad, I can’t imagine it wouldn’t work with a more powerful edit system – especially if you’re hardwired via LAN.

    John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    June 26, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I am hoping that parts of the interface will become iPad controllable. An audio mixing board, for example. Or a color correction tool controllable through iPad. That way, it won’t take up screen real estate.

    Jeremy

  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 26, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    [Jeremy Garchow] “Or a color correction tool controllable through iPad”

    I’d say you’re probably on the money with that one. The layout of the Color Board – and the fact that it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen before – very much suggests to me that there’s going to be iPad control coming. Notice how stuff just slides up and down (no colour wheels), so very different from any interface we’re used to, but handy for an iPad type situation.

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • Jeremy Garchow

    June 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Yeah, thats what I’m thinking.

  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    It would be fun to try it out as a concept – but saying that there’s no way I’d used the Color Board for anything remotely serious – a quick temporary fix of the odd shot maybe, but nothing more. It feels much too crude in its operation. Or is that just me being a snob?

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • Jeremy Garchow

    June 26, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    The jury is still out on most of everything. We wait and see what happens next.

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    June 26, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Interesting concept. It is likely we will see iPad controllers for FCP X. Tangent Devices already has their free vWave-Lite app, which is a control surface for Color. Works quite well. Then there are the three Adobe apps for Photoshp 5.5 – Lava, Eazel and Nav.

  • Josh Gross

    June 26, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I do like the color features and the idea of cool ipad controllers, but I’ve never had a client who didn’t want to take a spot to be colored in one of the fancy colorist shops with all the toys. Doesn’t mean I won’t use it for my personal projects where I don’t want to spend $20k to simply get whites even.

  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 26, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    [Gerry Fraiberg] ” Tangent Devices already has their free vWave-Lite app”

    I think the difference from the Wave-Lite will be in the fact of not having color wheels, but rather the slider system of the new Color Board, so it will be possible to do most adjustments without looking down (see the iPad app for controlling the Nattress Chromagic plug-in which seems like the first step in this eyes-off paradigm) . At least that’s the way it appears. Interesting times all round.

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

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