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With all the anticipation and news surrounding the announcement of FCPX, some of the other news got a little overshadowed. At NAB G-Technology announced that later this year they will launch drives with Thunderbolt ports.

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We were waiting here yesterday for a large press release from AJA detailing a whole new line of products and it didn't really happen. What is the tribble trouble with AJA?

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A smart move by Matrox. Not only will new MXO boxes have built in Thunderbolt by July, they are also releasing an adapter for those of us who have a unit already.

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Wow! Showering us with a veritable confetti of new products at NAB, Blackmagic Design have dipped into their top hat of tricks 14 times (at the latest count) this Monday. Now there's far too much even for us news-and-product-hungry fiends at fcp.co towers, so we're going to give you a brief round up of the six products that most interest FCP users.

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The war between portable LCD recorders broke out a few weeks ago. Cinedeck have joined the fight with their new model which offers Avid DNxHD, CineForm and Apple ProRes recording as well as 3D options. Find out all the tech spec for EXTREME after the break and where you can find it at NAB.

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We saw this yesterday and thought it was a bit cheeky. Then again they got booted off the Supermeet stage by Apple so this is a good return to Cupertino's serve. 

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A nice update. Adobe even admit to borrowing a few features from other NLE's. Get a tour of the new features of Premiere and the other apps with a 43 minute demo video after the break. 

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We had all heard that a Sony Factory in Sendai had been hit in the recent tsunami. The plant was the principal base for professional video tapes, blank Blu-ray Discs and other media products. IDG visit the plant for this report, video after the break.

 

So the big news over the last week was that GoPro had bought CineForm and now we know why, the 3D combining & editing of two GoPro camera movies. The software is a free download too - what will that mean for Neo?

++ We urge you to watch the GoPro 3D Hero highlight reel on Youtube as we cannot embed. It is pretty amazing ++

We were pretty impressed with Get when we saw the demos, but always thought it was a bit pricey to fit into the Final Cut Pro 'ecosystem.' Now just before NAB, AV3 Software has halved the price to a very reasonable $249. No April Fool either!

They are going to be 'the' gadget of NAB 2011, the portable LCD screened ProRes recorder for your video camera or DSLR. In true London bus style (you wait and then three come at once), Fast Forward Video have announced the sidekick HD.

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Standby for a few 'whoa' moments, take a look at the movie after the break and see how the Photoshop app for the iPad is developing.

We have seen the SpaceNavigator from 3DConnection work with Motion for flying around in a 3D composition. This is a SpaceExplorer controlling Final Cut Pro. The quality of the video isn't great and it's a bit hard to work out what is going on, but we are up for anything that gives us more control and speed when editing.