Final Cut Studio 2

Final Cut Studio 2

Apple has just unveiled Final Cut Studio 2, a significant upgrade to the industry's leading video production suite that delivers new creative tools designed expressly for editors. New to Final Cut Studio is Color, a colour grading application. Color uses GPU-accelerated processing to produce RGB output in resolutions up to 4:4:4 with 32-bit float processing.

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Apple Store Final Cut Studio 2Final Cut Studio 2 includes:
- Final Cut Pro 6, which introduces Apple's ProRes 422 format for uncompressed HD quality at SD file sizes and support for mixed video formats and frame rates in a single Timeline
- Motion 3 featuring an intuitive 3D environment, paint and new behaviors
- Soundtrack Pro 2 with dozens of innovative tools for multi-track editing, surround mixing and conforming sound to picture
- Color, a professional colour grading and finishing application for ensuring consistent colour and creating signature looks.
- Compressor 3 delivering powerful batch encoding for multiple formats with a single click
- DVD Studio Pro 4.2 for SD and HD DVD authoring.

Final Cut Studio 2Final Cut Studio 2 will be available in May for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US). Registered users of the current version of Final Cut Studio can upgrade for $499 (US) and registered users from any previous version of Final Cut Pro can upgrade for $699 (US). Full system requirements and more information on Final Cut Studio 2 can be found at www.apple.com/finalcutstudio.

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