updated 06:40 pm EDT, Fri October 2, 2009
M-Audio 10.6 drivers in the works, New FCP effect
In brief: M-Audio has announced that it is in the process of bringing Snow Leopard support to the M-Audio product line, the Pro Tools line, and extended product families. No official Snow Leopard drivers are available yet, but several public betas are being offered. In other news, CrumplePop has released a new Final Cut Pro effect. SplitScreen is a tool for creating split-screen shots directly from the timeline.
M-Audio has announced that it is in the process of adding full Snow Leopard support to its entire product line. The existing drivers available for Mac OS X 10.5 are not compatible with the new OS, and M-Audio asks that users wait for the new drivers before updating if compatibility is important. Several public beta drivers have been made available and a full list of in-development drivers can be found in the M-Audio Knowledge Base. M-Audio also provides a list of plug-and-play devices that can be used without installing any drivers under Snow Leopard.
A new Final Cut Pro tool for quickly creating split-screen shapes has been released by CrumplePop. SplitScreen works from within the Final Cut Pro timeline and includes 35 different pre-made split-screens that can be mixed and matched. The tool also allows users to draw custom split-screen shapes, drop in video clips, or center video. SplitScreen supports 35 different video codecs, resolutions and framerates, and can be purchased online for $69.