The Apple keynote at the World Wide Developers Conference is soon to be a day old. If you are a pro-video user and you’ve been out of the loop today here’s a quick round-up from around the web as to some good blog posts and discussions on what went down today … or the lack thereof.
Jon Chappell of Digital Rebellion provides a good overall summary of the keynote. Take a look at his summary of the Safari 4.0 update and the new to be supported videotag that is in the HTML5 spec. This sounds like a nice advancement for supporting video on a web page in something other than Flash.
PVC’s own Adam Wilt offers thoughts to the new 15-inch MacBook Pros and how they have now lost the ExpressCard slot that man video pros relied on. A good comment discussion follows.
Philip Hodgetts attempts to explain why the removal of this ExpressCard slot from the 15-inch MacBook Pros makes perfect sense for Apple even though it will piss of a lot of Pro App users.
Philip Bloom has even started a poll on his site that asks Would you like to see Apple bring back the Express card slot in the new 15″ Macbook Pro?
Shane Ross of Little Frog in Hi-Def wrote a … reaction … post that I think many of us were feeling as we watched the WWDC keynote.
While we’re bitching about this ExpressCard stuff Brad Fortner reminds us there is still FireWire 800 and adapter cables.
My biggest issue with the event was that while I wasn’t surprised that there wasn’t a Final Cut Studio 3 introduced I am surprised (and quite annoyed) that they didn’t even mention that we might have good things in store for the future of the Pro Apps with some of the advancements coming in Snow Leopard and QuickTime X. I wrote about it over at Studio Daily and there is a nice discussion going there in the comments as well.
At least there’s a Final Cut Pro Lab at the WWDC sessions.
And leave it to Engadget to wrap it all up with the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Mac Soda at least apologized for their Final Cut Studio 3 predictions that didn’t come to pass.