Yo! Apple's NAB Event Tomorrow Here at 11AM PST

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Remember: Be here tomorrow at 11am PST to watch us blog the Apple event at NAB, the National Association of Broadcasters conf in Las Vegas. We don't know what's coming down the pipe in a little more than 12 hours from now, but Apple at NAB has historically been all about AV software launches. In 2005, the company pushed out Final Cut Studio and Soundtrack Pro. But last year, Apple used the venue to launch a 17-inch laptop. So gadgets aren't out of the question. The launch rumors for tomorrow are:

A new version of its video editing application Final Cut Pro.
Long overdue, so likely.

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Accelerated video and graphics from NVIDIA in the 8-core Mac Pros
Interesting to think the machines that were just launched in April 4th could get a revision already. We heard a rumor about hardware h.264 decoders (and encoders, I'd assume) but there's no evidence.

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New Cinema displays.
I like it. The rumors about iSight enabled super monitors have been floating since before the iPhone was unveiled. The chunky price cuts on the day the 8-core Mac Pros launched give us some hope.

Stick with us tomorrow and through the rest of NAB. Charlie's on the floor with a couple of friends who helped at CES, and he's no stranger to NAB, having gone every year since 1994. He'll keep you up to date on the latest from Apple and lots of others, too. The fun starts tomorrow.

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Maybe a replacement for the Apple TV device? It needs it.

Sorry to gripe, but I visited the Apple store today to play with the Apple TV unit for the first time. I watched a few minutes of Battlestar Galactica and Jon Stewart, two shows I watch regularly on Snapstream's Beyond TV at home.

Wow. I mean .. Wow. It was like taking the way-back machine to when —- well, AM radio has higher fidelity. People actually watch that? I assume not.

Steve .. Um, you have heard of NTSC, right? Start there, and then send me an email in ten years when you hit HD quality.