From SD to HD, Final Cut Pro is designed to handle just about any format you can throw at it.
Working with multi-camera footage has never been easier.
Final Cut Pro: A Hotbed of Innovation
Final Cut Pro is the first choice of professional editors. Delivering high-performance digital nonlinear editing, native support for virtually any video format, and facility-class extensibility and interoperability, Final Cut Pro gives you more creative options and technical control than ever before. With native support for virtually any format, Final Cut Pro lets you edit everything from DV, IMX and uncompressed SD to HDV, XDCAM HD, DVCPRO HD, and uncompressed HD. Unlike other solutions, Final Cut Pro acquires HDV media and keeps it in the original format, with no generation loss. Output via FireWire back to an HDV camera or deck, or transfer your native HDV to DVD Studio Pro. Tapeless workflow support with Panasonic P2 compatibility allows high-speed ingest and editing. You can view and browse P2 devices, then transfer the files you need directly into the Final Cut Pro Browser.
Final Cut Pro is built for speed with RT Extreme, the amazing real-time multi-stream effects architecture. Dynamic RT adjusts image quality and frame rate on the fly for optimal playback. Choose your format: Final Cut Pro supports real-time effects processing on everything from DV to fully uncompressed HD. Powerful multi-cam editing tools let you view and cut video from multiple sources in real time. Group up to 128 sources together into multi-clips, then add or subtract cameras at any time for maximum flexibility. Final Cut Pro also lets you collaborate seamlessly. Capture once, save time, and share media with multiple editors using a consolidated storage pool powered by Xsan. Deep cross-application integration between Final Cut Pro and the entire Apple family of professional applications allows you to seamlessly move from one creative task to the next.
Soundtrack Pro: Precision Audio Editing
The new Soundtrack Pro waveform editor makes it easier than ever to edit with extreme accuracy.
With more than 50 professional effect plug-ins, you can create pristine mixes, innovative sound effects, and high-quality dialogue. Choose from thousands of sound effects and music Apple Loops -- ranging from explosions and transitions to subtle ambience and instrumentals -- to build custom soundtracks and unlimited creative combinations in no time at all. Soundtrack Pro also gives you a familiar mixer interface with hardware control surface support to interact with your project's mix. Use beat- or time-based markers, or import scoring markers directly from Final Cut Pro to perfectly sync your soundtrack. And thanks to seamless integration with other Final Cut Studio applications, you can send and return individual clips from Final Cut Pro, send an entire Final Cut Pro project to the multi-track, record director's commentary for a DVD Studio Pro project, or add a sound effect or transition audio to a Motion project.
Motion 2: Advanced Animation
The new Replicator makes it easy to create more robust actions from a single graphic.
Conjure up even the most complicated motion graphics with ease. Just by dragging a customizable Behavior from the Motion Library and dropping it on type or graphics, you can create fluid, natural movement. Intuitive and interactive, Motion 2 even lets you assign parameter behaviors to MIDI knobs and faders. Because you get real-time, dynamic response to simultaneous inputs, you can even "play" Motion like a musical instrument for spontaneous live performances. And with its arsenal of more than 500 filter effects, presets, and particles, Motion 2 lets you create unique and astounding motion graphics with ease.
Best of all, Motion 2 plays well with others. You can drag and drop project files into the Adobe After Effects or launch Motion from within After Effects. All of the particle effects, Replicator designs, and animations in Motion can be added to an After Effects "comp" without rendering. Motion also integrates with other Final Cut Studio applications: Native HDV support makes Motion a strong contributing member of Final Cut Studio, letting you access files directly from Final Cut Pro 5 with cuts and layer data -- or drag project files directly into DVD Studio Pro with loop points and transition markers.
DVD Studio Pro: Redefining Professional DVD Authoring
DVD Studio Pro offers an elegant user interface for professional DVD authoring.
Let DVD Studio Pro help you dramatically reduce encoding time for long projects and standards conversions. Distributed encoding taps the power of multiple machines to share the workload across your network. Enhanced creative tools in DVD Studio Pro free you to design more sophisticated titles with unique motion menus, transitions, and slide show elements. Preview color and surround sound on a second Digital Cinema Desktop while you work. Or audition surround sound using S/PDIF (digital audio) out to an external DTS or Dolby Digital (AC-3) decoder. Whether you're authoring DVDs for film, special events, weddings, training materials, or sales and marketing presentations, DVD Studio Pro has the tools to help you make your titles stand out.
Compressor 2: The Ease of Duplication
Compressor 2 makes digital duplication and content delivery a breeze, giving editors a complete set of tools for generating pristine video for use on the iPod, the Web, wireless devices, and DVD. Use it on a single workstation, or across an entire network of Macs on Xsan for high-performance encoding. Whether you're working in SD or HD, Compressor 2 offers encoding that combines stunning quality, leading-edge codecs, and tremendous efficiency.