October 1, 2009 in Multimedia (E)
[prMac.com] London, UK - Digital Heaven, one of the leading creators of software for Apple's Pro Apps, today announced the release of Disksomnia 2.0 - a new version of the popular free disk utility for Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express. This new version adds compatibility with Mac OS X Snow Leopard among other refinements.
Disksomnia solves the common problem of some external disks ignoring the disabled sleep option in the Energy Saver pane of System Preferences. For video editing, where media files may be spread around multiple external disks, waiting for the disk to wake up again can be problematic, especially when playing an edited sequence.
Disksomnia runs invisibly in the background and detects when Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express are running. Every 55 seconds, Disksomnia scans the mounted disks and writes a single hidden file to all external disks. This regular "poking" of the disks keeps them awake and ensures that the editing process is as smooth as possible. The application has a negligible overhead so system performance will not be affected and after installation requires no further intervention from the user.
Pricing and availability:
Disksomnia for Mac OS X is free and available by registering on the Digital Heaven website.
Digital Heaven was founded in 2000 by ex-BBC Resources video editor Martin Baker. For six years the company provided broadcast post production facilities for clients such as the BBC, Channel Four and many independent production companies. After the success of their first software products, the company shifted its focus in 2005 to exclusively concentrate on software development. In total, 14 Final Cut Plug-ins and four other applications have been added to the product range. VideoSpace, a free widget for Mac OS X Tiger which calculates the disk space required for a given duration and codec setting was released in October 2005. Clocking up over 10,000 downloads in the first month of release, VideoSpace was featured as a Macworld 'Widget of the Week' and as a staff favourite on Apple's widget download page.