Apple’s Pro Web site has three new stories posted that look at how Apple technology is being used to track hurricanes, make movies, and create special DVDs.
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Flying into the Storm
looks at Michael Black, the field program director for a team of US government research meterologists who study hurricanes by flying right into them. Starting with the 2001 hurricane season, scientists took along PowerBooks and iBooks to help them study and report from the air. Black talks about the use of Mac technology and other equipment in his line of work.
Visual Effects & High-End Editing
Adam Stern, president of Artifex Studios Ltd., discusses his company’s new Final Cut Pro editing suite in Yaletown, Vancouver, B.C. For the past five years, Stern, his staff of five, and Macs have created the visual effects and computer graphics for films such as “Mission to Mars” and “Cats & Dogs,” and TV shows such as “Dark Angel” and “The New Addams Family.” The Apple Pro article looks at how Artifex Studios created the visual effects of the action-adventure film, “Firefight,” with the addition of the Final Cut Pro editing suite.
Andrew “Droo” Tokuda, the (and, yes, this is his official title) executive producer and Coffee Drinker at 3rd Light Digital Media, and his staff are using Mac technology to author a promotional DVDs for newsstand copies of “PSM: 100% Playstation 2” magazine throughout 2003. He talks about the process in
Enhancing a Magazine via DVD. 3rd Light Digital Media is a crew of video and DVD experts based in San Francisco, California.