Apple releases Final Cut Studio updates

Users get 100 new features

Apple today announced a significant update to Final Cut Studio® with over 100 new features and new versions of Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color and Compressor.

Final Cut Studio features Final Cut Pro 7 which expands Apple’s ProRes codec family to support virtually most workflows and includes Easy Export for one step output to a variety of formats and iChat Theater support for real-time collaboration.

Motion 4 includes enhanced tools such as 3D shadows, reflections and depth of field for stunning motion graphics and visual effects, and Soundtrack Pro 3 features new multitrack audio tools to streamline audio post production. Color 1.5 includes better Final Cut Pro integration and support for full colour resolution, and Compressor 3.5 adds new features that make it easy to set up and customize your export options.

“With 1.4 million users and 50 percent of the market,* Final Cut Pro is the number one professional video editing application,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The new Final Cut Studio includes more than 100 new features and dramatically expands Apple’s ProRes family of codecs so editors can work in the studio with the highest quality video or on location at low bandwidths.”

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