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Video Editing & Effects

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Released: 2006-04-05

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Apple Final Cut Studio 5.1 [OLD VERSION] by Apple

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Brand: AppleMedia: DVD-ROMHardware Platform: MacOperating System: Mac OS X
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Final Cut Studio, Apple's comprehensive and integrated production suite, allows professional editors to elevate production values with powerful editing tools, revolutionary sound design, real-time motion graphics, and next-generation DVD authoring. Final Cut Studio includes Final Cut Pro 5, DVD Studio Pro 4 , Motion 2, and Soundtrack Pro, providing your customers with a complete video and film production solution.


Mac OS X Intel, Mac OS X

Product Features

  • The scalability, performance, and workflow of Final Cut Pro make it the first choice of professional editors everywhere.
  • Apple's real-time motion graphics software Motion is the easiest way for artists and editors to animate text, movies, and graphics.
  • Editors have access to real-time effects processing that scales with their systems, from DV to fully uncompressed HD.
  • From DVD dailies to highly interactive commercial titles, DVD Studio Pro is the easiest and most popular way for professionals to author SD and HD DVDs.
  • Soundtrack Pro revolutionizes the way audio and video professionals edit and design sound.

Editorial Review

Turn your vision into reality and meet the challenge of high-definition production values. With Final Cut Studio 5.1, Apple's suite of integrated tools for real-time video, motion graphics, and audio production, you'll have the industry's best tools at your disposal, including Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Motion, and DVD Studio Pro.

From SD to HD, Final Cut Pro is designed to handle just about any format you can throw at it.

Working with multi-camera footage has never been easier.
Whether you're a small house looking to elevate production values or a major studio looking for more creative agility, Final Cut Studio can play a leading role in your production. Start with Final Cut Pro for native editing of virtually any format -- from DV and SD, up to HDV, DVCPRO HD, and fully uncompressed HD. Add stunning HD motion graphics in real time with Motion, the fastest and most intuitive way to animate and express your creative vision. Sculpt, mix, and repair audio with ease using Soundtrack Pro, the only integrated audio application designed from the ground up for HD production work. When it's time to deliver, you can output with confidence to professional decks and equipment -- or use DVD Studio Pro for authoring direct to disc. To output digital files for the web and iPod, use Compressor, Apple's full-featured audio and video compression application included with Final Cut Studio. Its pristine format conversion and distributed encoding technologies allow you to automate and batch-process the creation of H.264 and QuickTime movies.

Final Cut Pro: A Hotbed of Innovation
Final Cut Pro is the first choice of professional editors. Delivering high-performance digital nonlinear editing, native support for virtually any video format, and facility-class extensibility and interoperability, Final Cut Pro gives you more creative options and technical control than ever before. With native support for virtually any format, Final Cut Pro lets you edit everything from DV, IMX and uncompressed SD to HDV, XDCAM HD, DVCPRO HD, and uncompressed HD. Unlike other solutions, Final Cut Pro acquires HDV media and keeps it in the original format, with no generation loss. Output via FireWire back to an HDV camera or deck, or transfer your native HDV to DVD Studio Pro. Tapeless workflow support with Panasonic P2 compatibility allows high-speed ingest and editing. You can view and browse P2 devices, then transfer the files you need directly into the Final Cut Pro Browser.

Final Cut Pro is built for speed with RT Extreme, the amazing real-time multi-stream effects architecture. Dynamic RT adjusts image quality and frame rate on the fly for optimal playback. Choose your format: Final Cut Pro supports real-time effects processing on everything from DV to fully uncompressed HD. Powerful multi-cam editing tools let you view and cut video from multiple sources in real time. Group up to 128 sources together into multi-clips, then add or subtract cameras at any time for maximum flexibility. Final Cut Pro also lets you collaborate seamlessly. Capture once, save time, and share media with multiple editors using a consolidated storage pool powered by Xsan. Deep cross-application integration between Final Cut Pro and the entire Apple family of professional applications allows you to seamlessly move from one creative task to the next.

Soundtrack Pro: Precision Audio Editing

The new Soundtrack Pro waveform editor makes it easier than ever to edit with extreme accuracy.
Apple's revolutionary audio editing and sound design application lets you express your sonic vision quickly and economically. With an innovative action-based waveform editor, multi-track editing, as well as repair and restoration capabilities, you can design and edit audio with total creative flexibility. The innovative waveform editor gives you extensive audio editing capabilities and lets you perform nondestructive, sample-accurate audio manipulations in a groundbreaking interface. Reorder, modify, suspend, or delete any audio edit or process -- or easily identify and repair common audio problems such as background noise, clicks, pops, and hum. As you add effects and process your audio clip, Soundtrack Pro animates the timeline to correspond to the change.

With more than 50 professional effect plug-ins, you can create pristine mixes, innovative sound effects, and high-quality dialogue. Choose from thousands of sound effects and music Apple Loops -- ranging from explosions and transitions to subtle ambience and instrumentals -- to build custom soundtracks and unlimited creative combinations in no time at all. Soundtrack Pro also gives you a familiar mixer interface with hardware control surface support to interact with your project's mix. Use beat- or time-based markers, or import scoring markers directly from Final Cut Pro to perfectly sync your soundtrack. And thanks to seamless integration with other Final Cut Studio applications, you can send and return individual clips from Final Cut Pro, send an entire Final Cut Pro project to the multi-track, record director's commentary for a DVD Studio Pro project, or add a sound effect or transition audio to a Motion project.

Motion 2: Advanced Animation

The new Replicator makes it easy to create more robust actions from a single graphic.
Motion 2 offers true film-quality output, GPU accelerated performance, and an astounding toolset. Now you can create advanced motion graphics with drag-and-drop ease, startling clarity, and unprecedented color fidelity -- all in real time. Motion sets a new mark for desktop responsiveness and interactivity, letting you play back, move, and resize video layers interactively. Watch filters, particles, and title animations spring instantly to life, and render output quickly -- thanks to built-in GPU acceleration at full 32-bit float film quality. 32-bit float rendering produces extremely fine color accuracy, eliminates banding artifacts, and even improves quality when rendering to 8-bit formats. You get great detail, quality, and range of color that automatically scales with new generations of GPUs and CPUs.

Conjure up even the most complicated motion graphics with ease. Just by dragging a customizable Behavior from the Motion Library and dropping it on type or graphics, you can create fluid, natural movement. Intuitive and interactive, Motion 2 even lets you assign parameter behaviors to MIDI knobs and faders. Because you get real-time, dynamic response to simultaneous inputs, you can even "play" Motion like a musical instrument for spontaneous live performances. And with its arsenal of more than 500 filter effects, presets, and particles, Motion 2 lets you create unique and astounding motion graphics with ease.

Best of all, Motion 2 plays well with others. You can drag and drop project files into the Adobe After Effects or launch Motion from within After Effects. All of the particle effects, Replicator designs, and animations in Motion can be added to an After Effects "comp" without rendering. Motion also integrates with other Final Cut Studio applications: Native HDV support makes Motion a strong contributing member of Final Cut Studio, letting you access files directly from Final Cut Pro 5 with cuts and layer data -- or drag project files directly into DVD Studio Pro with loop points and transition markers.

DVD Studio Pro: Redefining Professional DVD Authoring

DVD Studio Pro offers an elegant user interface for professional DVD authoring.
Tap into the advanced authoring toolset of DVD Studio Pro to create everything from DVD dailies to highly interactive commercial titles -- now in both SD and HD. Sophisticated design tools, templates, and transitions offer unparalleled creative freedom. Showcase your SD or HD content with greater speed, efficiency, and flexibility than ever before. Integrated, scalable H.264 encoding allows you to fit HD content on DVDs using existing drives and media. Go from native HDV to HD on DVD with no recompression from Final Cut Pro. Even create HD DVD versions from existing SD DVD projects.

Let DVD Studio Pro help you dramatically reduce encoding time for long projects and standards conversions. Distributed encoding taps the power of multiple machines to share the workload across your network. Enhanced creative tools in DVD Studio Pro free you to design more sophisticated titles with unique motion menus, transitions, and slide show elements. Preview color and surround sound on a second Digital Cinema Desktop while you work. Or audition surround sound using S/PDIF (digital audio) out to an external DTS or Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoder. Whether you're authoring DVDs for film, special events, weddings, training materials, or sales and marketing presentations, DVD Studio Pro has the tools to help you make your titles stand out.

Compressor 2: The Ease of Duplication
Compressor 2 makes digital duplication and content delivery a breeze, giving editors a complete set of tools for generating pristine video for use on the iPod, the Web, wireless devices, and DVD. Use it on a single workstation, or across an entire network of Macs on Xsan for high-performance encoding. Whether you're working in SD or HD, Compressor 2 offers encoding that combines stunning quality, leading-edge codecs, and tremendous efficiency.

More Details

Publisher: AppleCategory: Video Editing & EffectsBinding: DVD-ROMLanguage: English


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