Baby Driver, storyboarding plugin, mini 1000, Mac sales, 100 Mac games, Google backup app


Baby Driver cut in real time with Avid on Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro — Hit film Baby Driver was cut essentially in real time on set on a MacBook Pro, cutting way back on the need for expensive post-primary photography re-shoots.
In an account published by The Beat, film editor Paul Machliss called heist film Baby Driver the “most difficult edit” and “the hardest job” that he’d ever worked on. Machliss set up a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro from before the 2016 relaunch to do the job actively on the set, to help assist with the tight choreography needed to sync the action with the heavily music-oriented action-filled script.

Toolfarm free storyboarding plug-in (for a limited time) — Toolfarm.com is offering a limited number of free one-year subscriptions to Martini, PowerProduction Software’s storyboarding plug-in for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Magix VEGAS Pro. The regular price is US$49.95.

Mac mini is 1000 days old — The last time the Mac Mini was updated was October 16, 2014. On June 12, 2017 meant exactly 1000 days since the last Mac Mini update. This isn’t nearly as bad as the Mac Pro update debacle, but it’s still worth noting.

Apple Mac sales slip in Q2 despite new hardware launches — Despite the debut of a slew of new Mac products in June, Apple’s PC sales dipped in the second quarter of 2017, though greater losses from competitors helped buoy the tech giant’s overall market share, according to estimates from ‘market research firm’ Gartner. Apple’s Mac has 6.9% (or maybe 7.2%) of the global personal computer market.

MacGamer HQ announces ‘The 100 Best Mac Games Today’ list — MacGamer HQ has released its list of The 100 Best Mac Games, providing a summary of the games, system requirements, pricing and more. Nowadays, seven out of the 10 most-played games on Steam have a Mac version and all the best indies support it too.

New Google Sync App can backup your Mac — If you’re a Mac user but prefer Google’s services over Apple’s offerings [gah, seriously?!?], there’s good news. Google’s new app Backup and Sync combines Google Drive and Google Photos. It does the same thing as when Apple moved Desktop & Documents to iCloud. The Google sync app could even potentially replace Time Machine for you.

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