Published on July 14, 2007
Final Cut Studio 2 includes Final Cut Pro 6, which introduces Apple's ProRes 422 format for uncompressed HD quality at SD file sizes and support for mixed video formats and frame rates in a single Timeline as well as Motion 3 featuring an intuitive 3D environment, paint and new behaviours.
It also comes with Soundtrack Pro 2 with dozens of innovative tools for multitrack editing, surround mixing and conforming sound to picture; Compressor 3 delivering powerful batch encoding for multiple formats with a single click; and DVD Studio Pro 4.2 for SD and HD DVD authoring.
Final Cut Studio 2 also introduces "Color", a professional color grading and finishing application for ensuring consistent color and creating signature looks.
Rob Schoeben, Apple's vice president of Applications Product Marketing said that Final Cut Studio 2 was specifically designed to enable the community of over 800,000 Final Cut editors worldwide to animate, mix, grade and deliver their work as a natural extension of the editorial process.
The company also introduced Final Cut Server, a powerful new server application that works with Final Cut Studio 2 to provide media asset management and workflow automation for post production and broadcast professionals.
Final Cut Studio 2 is now available through the Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of 59,00 Baht (excluding VAT 7%). Registered users of the current version of Final Cut Studio can upgrade for 21,700 Baht (excluding VAT 7%) and registered users from any previous version of Final Cut Pro can upgrade for 31,600 Baht (excluding VAT 7%). Full system requirements and more information on Final Cut Studio 2 can be found at www.apple.com/finalcutstudio.