Mac News: MacProVideo.com Adds Updated Final Cut Tutorials
On the heels of Apple's just-released update to its Final Cut Studio video-editing suite, MacProVideo.com has added tutorials to show users how to use the latest version.
The three new tutorials, each about five hours in duration, focus on Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4 and Color 1.5. Apple released those versions Thursday as part of its Final Cut Studio update.
MacProVideo.com's Final Cut tutorials are produced by Apple Courseware author Michael Wohl. You can either download them for $49.50 per title or view them online (along with all other videos in MacProVideo.com's Online Tutorial Library) for $25 per month.--Peter Cohen
InfoLogic updates MathMagic equation editor
InfoLogic updated its MathMagic equation editing suite Thursday, adding new OpenType-format mathematical symbol fonts, Greek fonts, and Math body text fonts.
In addition, MathMagic 6.4 features automatic activation or installation of MathMagic months, and improved MathML and LaTeX support. The update also offers a predefined save path and user-defined file naming for macros, allowing users to create multiple equations faster.
The update covers all MathMagic editions, including the $69 MathMagic Personal Edition, a standalone utility for use with word processing, presentation, and graphics applications. The MathMagic Pro editions for Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress also have been updated to version 6.4.--Philip Michaels
Yank 2.0 update promises Snow Leopard compatibility
Snow Leopard may not arrive until September, but Matterform Media says its Yank universal uninstaller will be ready. Yank 2.0, released this week, offers compatibility with the forthcoming OS X 10.6 release.
Matterform describes Yank as an all-purpose uninstaller for OS X. The application monitors your hard drive for changes when new software is installed, logging all the files that get added or modified. It uses that information later when you turn to Yank to uninstall software.
In addition to Snow Leopard compatibility, Yank 2.0, which also runs on OS X 10.5, adds an Auto-Launch feature that automatically starts monitoring a hard drive when you install new software.
Yank costs $20. Existing users who bought Yank after September 1, 2008 can upgrade to version 2.0 for free; otherwise, the upgrade costs $12.--PM
SkypeCap audio capture tool now at version 3.0
SkypeCap for Mac, the Skype audio session recorder software, has been updated to version 3.0.
SkypeCap captures audio in MP4 files. New in this version is the ability to capture and record audio and video calls via Skype in real-time. SkypeCap costs $50, and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.--PC