Apple Final Cut Server Upgrade to Unlimited Client

Apple Final Cut Server Upgrade to Unlimited Client
  • Platform: Mac
  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Type: Retail Boxed, Upgrade Edition
  • MPN: MA999Z/A
  • Stock Code: 264612
  • More: Apple Final Cut
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Product Description

Apple Final Cut Server has a flexible set of options that can streamline everything from ingest to delivery.

Whether you work in a production boutique or a global news network, you can use Final Cut Server to free up more time for creative work. Final Cut Server can automatically manage thousands of assets, execute dozens of routine production tasks and keep every member of your team in sync.

The scalable client/server software makes it easy to work the way you want to work, using as many or as few features as you need -- whether you're producing a 30-second spot, the nightly news, a documentary or a feature film.

  • Lightning-fast access to media resources with built-in version management
  • Automated workflows with email notifications and review/approval mechanisms
  • Complete flexibility to customize and use as many or as few features as you want to fit your workflow

Automatic Asset Cataloguing.
Final Cut Server continuously scans your network to identify and catalogue production assets. It creates the catalogue for you, generates "browse" proxies and thumbnails, and keeps the catalogue up to date as you work.

  • Asset discovery process - A simple setup process lets you choose the relevant folders or directories on your network drives and volumes. Final Cut Server scans the content on these file systems to identify asset types, capture metadata and generate your catalogue, with no need for you to move or copy assets.
  • Broad format support - Final Cut Server supports a wide range of file formats, file systems and media storage devices. You can catalogue Final Cut Studio project files as well as proposals, budgets, project plans, scripts, storyboards, shot lists, video and audio clips, images, graphics and more
  • Automatic proxy and thumbnail generation - When Final Cut Server catalogues video clips, it also generates "browse" proxies, poster frames and thumbnails. Because Final Cut Server automatically associates these proxies and reference images with the original asset, you don't have to worry about managing multiple files for your clips.
  • Drag-and-drop uploads - Drag a file or files from the Finder, the desktop, or a connected volume to the Assets pane. Drag an asset directly into a Production to add it to the catalogue and the Production at the same time. Or use the Upload window to choose files to add to the catalogue.

Rapid Search, Preview and Access.
Find, preview and access the assets you need instantly through powerful search tools, customised metadata and flexible personalised shortcuts.

  • Versatile Production "containers" - Final Cut Server Productions are virtual containers you can create to group related assets. Productions make it easy to track status, manage project files and link associated media for the entire production process. You can include proposals, scripts, budgets and other documents as well as media files
  • Personalised workspaces - Create any number of Productions for your personal use or share them with just your team. You can also save common or regular searches as Smart Searches in your personal workspace and see the results with a single click.
  • Robust access controls - Access controls are a key element in any collaborative production environment. Final Cut Server access controls let you browse the catalogue quickly by displaying only the materials that are relevant to your work. They also protect your assets from unauthorised use by allowing only the right people to see the right assets at the right times.
  • Seamless archiving and retrieval - Final Cut Server helps you safely archive assets and retrieve them later if they are needed. To protect against archiving an asset that is still in use, Final Cut Server shows a warning message that lists all the Final Cut Pro projects linked to that asset. After an asset is archived, its associated thumbnails, poster frames, proxies and metadata are retained and fully searchable in the catalogue.

Workflow Automation Tools.
Facilities of any size can free up valuable time with workflow automation. Final Cut Server makes it easy to set up automated tasks -- for a single activity, your entire workflow or anything in between -- using intuitive, modular tools.

  • Modular automation tools - To automate a task, simply specify the watched event, then indicate which actions should occur as the result. To create a larger workflow, just define a sequence of automated tasks. Large-scale, facility-wide workflows can be constructed by chaining together these basic elements.
  • Convenient workflow templates - Workflow templates configured for your type of facility can help get you up and running within minutes. Choose from preconfigured setups including Television Station, Video Production, Film Post-Production and Education.
  • Event-based automation - The basic building block of automation in Final Cut Server is a 'watch and respond" sequence. The system watches for an event -- a change in a specified metadata field, a new file in a watched folder, or a specified time -- then responds with an action or series of actions.
  • Basic and advanced automation options - Final Cut Server makes it easy to create automations. Use the Automation Setup Assistant to quickly pair events and responses for a wide variety of common tasks. Use advanced automation features for an even greater array of options.

Intuitive Collaboration.
With Final Cut Server, team members can share assets at every stage of the workflow and enjoy seamless handoffs from one task to the next. Intelligent asset and version controls and automatic status notifications make it easy.

  • Version Management - Final Cut Server can track changes made to an asset from one edit session to the next. You can specify how many versions you would like it to keep. For each version, it captures the name of the person who made the change, the time the project was checked back in, and any comments made for that session.
  • Working Final Cut Pro - Multiple Final Cut Pro editors can work on different sections of a film or video production at the same time through Final Cut Server. Just create a separate project for each segment of the production.
  • Workflows with other Final Cut Studio applications - The "Send to" option in Final Cut Pro has additional advantages for parallel work when the destination is a folder that is regularly scanned by Final Cut Server. When Soundtrack Pro audio file projects or Motion projects are checked back in to Final Cut Server, the assets update instantly in your Final Cut Pro Timeline, just as they would if all the work were being done on a single workstation.
  • Automated notifications - Tracking every part of a production and letting relevant people in the workflow know when assets are ready for the next step can be an overwhelming job. Use Final Cut Server to instantly send notification emails to team members.
  • Broad format support - Final Cut Server uses the Compressor engine to encode MPEG-2 and H.264 files, as well as various QuickTime formats -- including Apple ProRes 422 and formats for iPod and Apple TV.

Seamless Multiformat Delivery.
When your projects are ready for delivery, let Final Cut Server do the work for you. Final Cut Server automates Compressor to simultaneously execute a variety of encoding, resizing and retiming tasks -- all at pristine quality.

  • Batch processing - The automation tools in Final Cut Server allow you to simultaneously encode multiple formats from the same source file or even from multiple source files.
  • Time-saving templates - You can use Compressor to configure sequences of encoding and conversion steps, then save the sequences as Final Cut Server templates with easy-to-understand names such as "Web Delivery".
  • Delivery to external systems - Use scripted responses in Final Cut Server to automate delivery to external systems, such as web servers, broadcast servers or archive systems.

Flexible Configuration Options.
Whether you work in a production boutique, a post-production house or a global news network, you can easily shape Final Cut Server to fit the needs of your facility.

  • Scalable server software - Final Cut Server can support one user to hundreds of concurrent users on an appropriate network. The system you install today can easily grow as your business grows, with no need to replace the Final Cut Server software.
  • Cross-platform client software - Final Cut Server supports clients on both Mac and Windows-based workstations. You can use Final Cut Server on mixed-platform networks or allow someone to log in from a PC even if everyone in your shop uses a Mac.
  • Quick-start customer profiles - When you install Final Cut Server, you're asked to select a customer profile that best describes your facility: Television Station, Video Production, Film Post- Production, Education or Other.
  • Advanced administration features - The Administration window of the Final Cut Server client contains detailed settings and configurations covering all aspects of Final Cut Server.

Apple Final Cut Server - Overview

Apple Final Cut Server : System Requirements

Specifications / System Requirements

Distribution MediaCD-ROM
Package TypeRetail Boxed Package
License PricingStandard
License TypeUpgrade Package
License QuantityUnlimited Users
System Requirements:
Operating SystemMac OS X 10.5 or later
Min CPUPowerPC G5, Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Xeon processor
Min HDD500 MB
Min RAM2 GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
Min Screen Requirements1024x768
Peripheral DevicesCD-ROM drive; mouse & keyboard
Other Software RequirementsQuickTime 7.4.1 or later

Extra Details

System Requirements:


  • A Mac computer with a 1.8GHz or faster PowerPC G5, Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Xeon processor (Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Xeon processor recommended)
  • 2 GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
  • AGP or PCI Express Quartz Extreme graphics card (Final Cut Server is not compatible with integrated Intel graphics processors)
  • Mac OS X v10.5 or later
  • QuickTime 7.4.1 or later
  • A CD drive for installation
  • 500 MB of available disk space


  • A Mac computer with a 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Xeon processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • A display with 1024 X 768 resolution or higher
  • Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later
  • QuickTime 7.4.1 or later
  • Java for Mac OS X v10.4 Release 6 or later
  • Final Cut Pro 6.0.2 or later for Final Cut Pro integration
  • 20 MB of available disk space


  • A PC with Windows XP (SP2) or Vista
  • 1GB of RAM
  • A display with 1024 X 768 resolution or higher
  • QuickTime 7.4.1 or later
  • Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 4 or later
  • 20 MB of available disk space

Apple Final Cut Server : System Requirements


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