The well awaited Apple Final Cut Studio 2 includes new versions of Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, and Compressor, as well as updates to DVD Studio Pro and Cinema Tools. Additionally, Final Cut Studio 2 contains a new finishing program called Color. You will be able to produce awesome film edits with Final Cut Pro and unique 3D graphics and animation with Motion 3. This product also comes with Soundtrack Pro which is a powerful audio editing program that lets you easily integrate into all corresponding pieces of software. Color is a finishing application for color grading which saves you a lot of time. When you are all finished with your project it is time for DVD Studio Pro which lets you create a multimedia disk in DVD format. What are you waiting for? Its time to get your multimedia production on.
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Package Type: Upgrade Package
Platform: Mac OS
Apple Final Cut Studio 2 Upgrade from Final Cut Studio Specifications
Part # MA888Z/A
Apple Final Cut Studio 2 Upgrade from Final Cut Studio
Manufacturer Part #
Final Cut Pro 6, Soundtrack Pro 2, Motion 3, DVD Studio Pro 4
Upgrade Package from Final Cut Studio
Compatible Operating Systems
Mac OS X v10.3.9 or Mac OS X 10.4 or later (Required to use Core Image Units and 16 and 32 bit float rendering in Motion)
Macintosh computer with an 867MHz or faster PowerPC G4 or G5 processor, not supported to run on Intel based Macintosh computers with Rosetta
HD features require 1GHz or faster single or dual processor G4 or G5 (authoring HD DVDs requires a G5 processor)
512MB RAM, HD features require 1GB of RAM or more (2GB recommended)
Display with 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
AGP Quartz Extreme Graphics card
QuickTime 7 or later
4GB of disk space required to install all applications
Additional 41GB required to install all optional templates, loops, content, and tutorials (may be installed on separate disks)
DVD drive for installation
Playback of DVD Studio Pro 4 authored HD DVDs requires a G5 processor, Mac OS X v10.4 and Apple DVD Player 4.5 or later
Replication of DVD Studio Pro 4 authored DVDs requires a DLT drive
Apple Final Cut Studio 2 Upgrade from Final Cut Studio Features
Final Cut Studio 2 is the must-have upgrade to Apple's award-winning video and audio production suite. With six powerful applications, each designed specifically for editors, Final Cut Studio 2 puts everything you need in a single box:
• Final Cut Pro 6 for video and film editing
• Motion 3 for graphics and animation in 3D
• Soundtrack Pro 2 for professional audio post-production
• Color, a new application for professional color grading and finishing
• Compressor 3 and
• DVD Studio Pro 4 for digital delivery virtually anywhere — a disc, the web, Apple TV, iPod, or cell phone
Editing unleashed. Craft your perfect story. Create stunning animated graphics. Intuitively produce audio. And deliver your project digitally in just about any format. It’s all possible with Final Cut Studio 2, a major upgrade that now includes six powerful, integrated applications.
Final Cut Pro 6
One timeline. Infinite possibilities. Final Cut Pro 6 is the hub of your production workflow, offering a complete set of precision video editing tools and incredible real-time effects.
Top new features • Mix and match different video formats and frame rates in the same timeline — all without rendering.
• Take advantage of ProRes 422, a new post-production format from Apple that delivers uncompressed HD quality at SD file sizes.
• Work with Motion templates without ever leaving Final Cut Pro — edit text, replace video, and swap out still images.
• Smooth out shaky shots while preserving standard camera moves using integrated SmoothCam technology.
Now playing in 3D.
The only motion graphics application designed specifically for video editors, Motion 3 extends its award-winning toolset seamlessly into 3D. Create stunning animations in 3D — all in real time.
Top new features • Animate in 3D using drag-and-drop behaviors, 3D particles, and replicators, then adjust settings on the fly — while your video continues to play.
• Match movement and track objects with simple tools that take the guesswork out of compositing tasks.
• Design painterly elements using customizable brushes and strokes.
Soundtrack Pro 2 The next wave in audio post.
Completing the bridge between picture and sound, Soundtrack Pro 2 offers a complete audio post-production workflow.
Top new features • Work faster than ever with a streamlined interface and new professional tools designed for audio post.
• Create cinematic soundtracks using 5.1 surround tools and effects.
• Enjoy the industry’s first sound-and-picture change management tools.
Color grading is in the house. Now Final Cut Pro editors can get exactly the look they want with Color, a new application that delivers professional color grading and finishing tools.
Top features • Work with comprehensive tools for primary and secondary adjustments, color effects, and geometry changes.
• Combine settings to create signature looks that you can save and reuse later.
• Start with the built-in library or create your own looks from scratch.
• Choose from more than 35 built-in color effects to add visual interest and special color transformations.
Create once. Debut everywhere. With a new, streamlined interface and simplified workflow, Compressor 3 makes encoding and delivering in multiple formats easier and more efficient than ever.
Top new features • Work with H.264 encoding presets optimized for iPod and Apple TV.
• Output high-bit-rate video for HD DVD and Blu-ray media preparation.
• Enjoy greater creative control over your audio with filters and support for AC-3 and MP3 files.
DVD Studio Pro 4
Professional DVD authoring. Whether you produce demo reels, complex commercial titles, or anything in between, DVD Studio Pro 4 offers simple, powerful tools for authoring DVDs.
Top features • Create SD and HD projects easily using the flexible, intuitive interface.
• Author discs with interactive elements and useful navigation controls.
• Create animated menus with Motion.
Apple Final Cut Studio 2 Upgrade from Final Cut Studio Included Items
Final Cut Pro 6
Soundtrack Pro 2
DVD Studio Pro 4
Apple Final Cut Studio 2 Upgrade from Final Cut Studio Video