Apple Final Cut Studio 3 Upgrade
This upgrade version of Apple Final Cut Studio will install only if you are a licensed user of Final Cut Studio 2, Final Cut Studio 1, Production Suite, or any prior version of Final Cut Pro.
The New Final Cut Studio. An expanded ProRes family. Powerful new ways to collaborate. Even tighter integration between applications. The leading post-production suite just got better.
Edit, animate, mix, grade, and deliver on a Mac with Final Cut Studio. With more than 100 powerful new features, it introduces three additional versions of ProRes, smarter ways to collaborate, and even tighter integration between applications. The leading post-production suite now includes significant upgrades to Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Soundtrack Pro and updated versions of Color and Compressor. It also includes DVD Studio Pro, the industry standard for DVD authoring.
Final Cut Pro 7. The year's most stunning new release.
Final Cut Pro 7 lets you do more -- and do it faster -- with new ProRes codec options, time-saving interface improvements, and easy collaboration tools.
With all the advancements in Final Cut Pro 7, there are now even more reasons why it's the first choice of professional editors. Powerful new features and time-saving improvements help you work faster than ever. Whether you're working solo or collaborating with a team, Final Cut Pro 7 gives you more creative options and technical control.
- Expanded ProRes family
ProRes is an Apple codec that allows you to edit at HD quality with SD file sizes. In addition to the original ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 (HQ) versions, Apple now offers three new ProRes versions, ranging from an efficient proxy version for use on notebook computers to a high-quality version for use in compositing.
- Broad format support
Final Cut Pro 7 lets you edit natively in almost any format across the full spectrum of tape and file-based media. You can even mix and match formats and frame rates in the Timeline, including any of the five versions of Apple ProRes.
- Seamless collaboration
New collaboration tools make it easy to work with clients and colleagues, whether they're across the hall or on the other side of the world. Discuss the edit in real time with iChat Theater, instantly post video to the web, or use Final Cut Server for effortless asset sharing and automated review and approval.
- Comprehensive editing tools
Work quickly using a complete set of professional editing and trimming tools, with a full range of customization options for flexibility and control. Numerous interface improvements, including enhanced markers and tabs, help speed your work.
- Incredible effects and transitions
Final Cut Pro 7 offers real-time performance for more than 150 filters and effects as well as for multistream video. New speed change tools and expanded support for Alpha transitions offer even more options. Use the SmoothCam feature to stabilize shaky shots while preserving standard camera moves.
- Open, extensible architecture
Open standards such as QuickTime and FxPlug encourage interoperability with a host of third-party tools. Build a custom facilitywide solution around Final Cut Pro using its updated open, standards-based XML interchange format.
- Digital cinema workflows
Featuring deeper integration with Color, Final Cut Pro 7 is ideal for digital intermediate workflows for projects shot on film, as well as cutting-edge workflows for video from high-resolution cameras such as the RED ONE. Improved relinking with Cinema Tools 4.5 allows you to produce change lists and edit lists with confidence.
Motion 4. 3D effects in record time.
Just drag and drop to send particles exploding through space. Swing cameras around an object with breathtaking ease. Apply new, realistic shadows and reflections with a click, and animate credit rolls in seconds. With Motion 4, it's easier than ever to create astonishing 2D and 3D motion graphics.
- Intuitive real-time design environment
Start animating right away with the easy-to-use tools and intuitive interface in Motion 4. You can see the results in real time as you work and adjust animation settings on the fly. Instantly set an object in motion by dragging a behavior to the Canvas, then use the Keyframe Editor to make precise adjustments.
- Effortless 3D graphics
Create motion graphics in 3D space without learning a brand-new interface. The integrated 3D multiplane environment in Motion 4 is a natural extension of familiar 2D tools. All of the Motion features, such as particles, text behaviors, motion paths, and Replicator, work in the 3D environment.
- Easy-to-use text and titling tools
Make the letters in a word, phrase, or sentence tumble onto the screen by adjusting a single character. Create instant sequences of numbers that count up or count down. Build editable lower thirds and other titles for use in Final Cut Pro, with regular text or animated LiveFonts. Working with text has never been easier.
- Breathtaking filters and effects
Motion 4 comes with more than 120 GPU-accelerated filters and effects. And filters are just the beginning. Instantly animate mesmerizing patterns with Replicator, and rapidly create smoke, fog, or other dramatic effects with one of more than 200 particle presets. You can create even more effects by using a wide range of third-party FxPlug filters.
- Powerful compositing
The comprehensive set of layering and masking tools in Motion 4 offers everything you need for compositing 2D and 3D graphics. Precisely adjust video clips to work with your composites by using features such as optical flow retiming, SmoothCam stabilization for shaky shots, and automatic point tracking and match moving.
Soundtrack Pro 3. Audio has its day.
Soundtrack Pro 3 helps you edit and mix faster than ever, with new multitrack editing tools and easy ways to fix common audio problems. Whether you're enhancing a single clip or crafting a feature-length soundtrack, you'll find all the tools you need to create perfect sound for picture.
- Powerful audio editing
A full range of professional features is at your fingertips in Soundtrack Pro, including tools designed specifically for audio post. Work fast with new navigation shortcuts in the multitrack interface, and edit files with precision in the File Editor.
- Innovative dialogue tools
Soundtrack Pro 3 makes it easy to craft perfect dialogue tracks. Use the Multitake Editor to record and find the best takes, and tap into a variety of innovative tools to match tone and level across your entire project in just a few clicks.
- Easy audio restoration
Special-purpose tools in Soundtrack Pro 3 let you repair common audio problems in seconds. Remove unwanted background noise in a few simple steps. You can also quickly identify, preview, and fix audio that contains pops, clicks, hum, DC offset, and more.
- Sophisticated sound design
With more than 50 professional effect plug-ins and over 6000 royalty-free Foley effects, sound effects, and music beds, Soundtrack Pro 3 makes it easy to design the perfect sound to enhance any project.
- Automatic audio conform process
Easily synchronize your soundtrack to changes made in your video edit. If you change your picture edit in Final Cut Pro, you can use the Conform feature in Soundtrack Pro to automatically compare versions and update your multitrack audio project.
- Comprehensive 5.1 surround support
Soundtrack Pro 3 gives you everything you need to create immersive 5.1 surround for your video. Whether you're mixing an independent film or a multimillion-dollar blockbuster, creating an enveloping cinematic soundtrack has never been easier.
- Flexible workflows
Tackle the most complex audio post-production tasks, with the flexibility to work the way you want. Soundtrack Pro 3 combines powerful integration with Final Cut Studio applications and seamless interchange with other audio software.
Color 1.5. Progress made beautiful.
Color 1.5 puts the power of high-end grading in your hands. Thanks to intuitive tools and deeper round-trip integration with Final Cut Pro, you can quickly improve a single scene or create a signature look for an entire sequence. Now with native workflows in high-quality formats up to 4K, Color is the ultimate finishing tool for music videos, commercials, broadcast post, and feature films.
- Intuitive task-based interface
Color is organized into eight workspaces, or "rooms," that are designed for specific tasks. Start with the Primary In room for basic grading, then use any other room in any order for more advanced corrections. When you're done, output at pristine quality--now up to 4K--through the Render Queue room.
- Accessible toolset
Work quickly using familiar tools, including a Timeline, color wheels, and standard scopes. Then tap into easy-to-use, specialized color grading tools, such as the interactive 3D Color Space scope, keyframe and curve controls, custom shapes, and more. You have everything you need for a full range of professional color grading tasks.
- Seamless integration with Final Cut Pro 7
Color grading can now be a natural part of your workflow. Easily send an entire sequence from Final Cut Pro to Color without converting speed effects and most other advanced functions. Color 1.5 also supports RED, DPX, and Cineon files at full 4K quality, making it ideal for digital cinema workflows.
- Customizable color effects and signature looks
Use a color effect to make a scene pop, or combine effects to create a unique look for your project. Choose from 40 built-in color effects and expand your options with third-party plug-ins. Or quickly give your project the look of a favorite film by choosing from a wide variety of Apple-designed looks, including more than 90 new options.
Compressor 3.5. Encoding that's drag-and-drop simple.
New batch templates, enhanced droplets, and convenient auto-detect settings in Compressor 3.5 minimize the time you spend encoding, so you can invest more time in editing. Best of all, you can now keep editing in Final Cut Pro while Compressor encodes and delivers your files for you in the background.
- Streamlined encoding and delivery
Compressor 3.5 makes encoding easy and efficient, whether you're outputting a single file or delivering multiple files in multiple formats. With enhanced droplets and new batch templates, Compressor offers you even more ways to save time.
- Industry-standard encoding
Use Compressor to create files for delivery on iPod, Apple TV, the web, mobile phones, a Blu-ray disc, or a DVD. You can even create formats for broadcast servers, digital cinema workflows, and more using a range of third-party plug-ins.
- Pristine format conversions
Thanks to Apple's optical flow technology, Compressor produces pristine format and standards conversions--including standards conversions for international distribution and SD to HD up-conversions.
- Distributed encoding
Use the Apple Qmaster application with Compressor to distribute encoding jobs across a network of Mac systems. The QuickCluster option instantly configures clusters of available computers or even selected processor cores in a single computer.
DVD Studio Pro 4. Simply powerful DVD authoring.
Extend your creative vision to every aspect of DVD authoring. DVD Studio Pro 4 makes it easy, with intuitive authoring tools and a comprehensive set of advanced features for navigation, playback, and mastering.
- Intuitive design environment
With DVD Studio Pro, you don't have to be a programmer to author a DVD. Quickly build your DVD using Apple-designed templates and transitions. Or, for a custom look, just drag and drop to build sophisticated menus, connections, and dynamic slideshows. You can preview and test your project in real time using the built-in DVD simulator.
- Professional authoring tools
DVD Studio Pro 4 makes it easy to author a wide range of projects, from quick DVD dailies to complex commercial titles. Easily assemble the tracks for your project in a familiar timeline. Add interest by creating multiple playlists for your content, or use point-and-click scripting tools to create interactive elements like games and quizzes.
- Versatile DVD mastering
Whether you burn a disc on your Mac or send a title out for replication, you can have confidence that your DVDs will play back on a wide range of set-top players and computers. You can easily add features such as copy protection flags, region coding, and jacket picture art when you prepare titles for commercial distribution.
Specifications / System Requirements
|Package Type||Retail Boxed Package|
|License Type||Upgrade Package|
|License Quantity||1 User|
|Operating System||Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later|
|Min CPU||Mac computer with an Intel processor|
|Min HDD||4 GB|
|Min RAM||1 GB|
|Peripheral Devices||DVD-ROM drive; mouse & keyboard|
|Other Software Requirements||QuickTime 7.6 or later|
Requirements to install all Final Cut Studio applications
- Mac computer with an Intel processor
- 1GB of RAM (2GB of RAM recommended when working with compressed HD and uncompressed SD sources; 4GB of RAM recommended when working with uncompressed HD sources)
- ATI or NVIDIA graphics processor (integrated Intel graphics processors not supported)
- 128MB of VRAM
- Display with 1280-by-800 resolution or higher
- Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later
- QuickTime 7.6 or later
- DVD drive for installation
- 4GB of disk space required to install all applications (Final Cut Pro, Color, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Motion, Cinema Tools, Compressor, and Apple Qmaster)
- 46GB of disk space required for optional content
- 9GB for DVD Studio Pro content
- 7GB for Motion templates
- 22GB for audio content
- 8GB for LiveFonts
- Soundtrack Pro
- For 5.1 surround monitoring of multichannel audio content: an audio interface with a minimum of six outputs
- For multitrack recording: an audio interface with multiple inputs
- Display with 1680-by-1050 resolution or higher; dual displays are highly recommended
- For rendering of 4K files and DPX: a graphics card with at least 512MB of VRAM
- For 32-bit rendering: a graphics card with at least 256MB of VRAM
- Three-button mouse for full functionality
- DVD Studio Pro
- For writing finished projects to disc: an Apple SuperDrive or other DVD recorder
- For writing finished projects to a double-layer disc: a double-layer-compatible recorder and double-layer media
- For transporting projects that contain copy-protection or dual-layer features to a replicator: a DLT drive, external drive, or Internet transfer of the project's disk image
Product information, specifications, and compatibility are for advisory purposes only, and is the buyers full responsibility to verify with the manufacturer prior to ordering.