Today at NAB, Apple introduced its new HD video production suite, called Final Cut Studio which includes new versions of Apple's Pro video and audio apps: Final Cut Pro 5, Soundtrack Pro, Motion 2, and DVD Studio Pro 4. The press release outlines the following:-
Final Cut Pro 5 features include:
Real-time, native High Definition DV editing
Soundtrack Pro features include:
Waveform editor with Action layers
Over 50 effect plug-ins and Audio Unit support
Motion 2 features include:
GPU-Accelerated 32-bit float rendering
Replicator for animating waves of repeating graphics or movies along user-defined grids.
FxPlug, which ushers in a new breed of third-party filter effects using full 32-bit processing.
DVD Studio Pro 4 features include:
Dolby Digital Professional encoder
In the USA, the Final Cut Studio will be available next month for US $1,299. Registered users from any previous version of Final Cut Pro can upgrade for $699, while Production Suite customers can upgrade for $499. Final Cut Pro 5 ($999), Soundtrack Pro ($299), Motion 2 ($299) and DVD Studio Pro 4 ($499) will also be sold separately.