Apple Final Cut Pro 5

Final Cut Pro 5 is also available in Final Cut Studio package

Final Cut Studio (euro1.299,00): includes
Final Cut Pro 5, Soundtrack Pro, Motion 2
and DVD Studio Pro 4

euro 999,00

What's in theBox
* Application DVDs (Final Cut Pro 5, LiveType, Compressor and Cinema Tools 3)
* DVDs containing LiveType content
* Printed and electronic documentation; electronic Apple licenses

System Requirements
* Macintosh computer with 500MHz or faster PowerPC G4 or G5 processor (550MHz for PowerBook G4) or any dual G4 or G5 processors, 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended), and AGP Quartz Extreme graphics card; HD editing requires a 1GHz or faster PowerPC G4 or G5 and 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
* Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later
* QuickTime 7 or later
* 1GB of available disk space for installation of applications
* 12GB of available disk space for installation of LiveType content
* DVD drive for installation

Final Cut Pro 5 lets you edit
* Native HDV
* IMX Editing
* Offline RT
* Uncompressed SD and HD
* Tapeless Ingest
* Cinema Tools 3

Top New Features in Final Cut Pro 5

* Native HDV Editing
* Multicamera Editing
* RT extreme with Dynamic RT
* Multi-channel Audio Input
* Audio Control Surfaces
* Improved Xsan support
* Native IMX editing
* Support for Panasonic P2 devices
* Cinema Tools 3 integrated database
* Improved finishing quality effects and output


Editing and timeline

* Edit at 23.976, true 24, 25, 29.97, 30, or 60 fps
* Multicam editing of up to 128 sources with realtime playback of up to 16 angles
* Source/Record three-point editing model
* Insert and overwrite with or without transitions
* Replace, fit to fill, and superimpose edits
* Edit overlay for drag-and-drop editing
* Blade and Blade All tools for adding edits
* Extend and split edits
* Sync indicators in Timeline
* Adjacent (through edit) indicators in Timeline
* Dupe detection in Timeline
* Keyframe graphs
* Track targeting
* Track locking
* Auto Select tools
* Timecode, frames or feet and frames in Timeline
* Clip, sequence, scoring, chapter, and compression markers
* Marker export to DVD Studio Pro for chapter and compression settings
* Scoring marker export to Soundtrack Pro
* Clip and sequence marker export to LiveType for titling
* Waveform display in Timeline
* Opacity overlays in Timeline
* Audio level overlays in Timeline
* Custom, independent track heights
* Adjustable font size in Timeline and Browser


* Ripple
* Roll
* Slip and slide
* Lift and ripple delete
* Asymmetric, multitrack trimming
* Dynamic trimming
* JKL trimming
* Trim window
* Timeline trimming
* Keyboard and numeric trimming


* RT Extreme for scalable software-based, multistream real-time effects in DV, SD, and HD formats
* Real-time effects playback on main display and on NTSC/PAL or HD monitor with perfect synchronization
* Dynamic RT for automatically adjusting playback quality and/or frame-rate based on hardware capabilities
* Motion integration for motion graphics work
* Shake integration for visual effects work
* 8-bit, 10-bit, and HDR (32-bit floating point) image processing
* Time Remap tool
* Keyframe graphs and editing in Viewer or Timeline
* More than 200 transitions, effects, and filters
* Unlimited effects favorites
* Copy and paste motion and effect attributes
* Unlimited layers with support for nesting
* Bezier curves with movable motion paths
* Numeric control and keyframe capabilities for precise animation and effects
* 2D and 3D titles with Boris Calligraphy
* Animated titles, lower thirds, and graphics with LiveType
* Composite and transfer modes
* Import multilayered Photoshop files with layers and alpha support
* Support for many third-party After Effects plug-ins
* FXScript and FXBuilder for designing custom filters and effects
* Digital Cinema Desktop for real-time SD and HD preview playback on an attached Apple Cinema Display


* Multitrack Audio Mixer
* Keyboard and user interface customization tool
* Voice Over tool for adding narrations directly to Timeline
* Frame Viewer for shot comparisons
* Source timecode overlays in Viewer and Canvas
* QuickView for RAM-based previews of complex multilayered sequences


* LiveFonts animated fonts
* Customizable effects
* Royalty-free animated content library
* Sophisticated project templates
* Keyframe animation
* Real-time wireframe preview
* Canvas RAM preview
* Import wide variety of formats
* Resolution independent and scalable
* Dynamic individual character control
* Unicode system font support
* Animation for rolls and crawls
* Type on a curve
* FontMaker utility for creating custom LiveFonts


* High-performance encoding engine
* Two-pass variable bit rate (VBR) encoding
* Advanced motion estimation technology
* Encode media directly from Timeline
* Compatible I-frame insertion
* QuickTime support
* MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 support
* H.264 encoding
* Optical flow technology used for format and media conversions
* Next-generation audio streaming media
* Split-screen comparison
* Encoding presets included
* Automated encoding
* Grouped presets for quick batch setup


* Multichannel audio with support for up to 24 channels in and out
* Onscreen multitrack mixing console
* External control surface support
* Soundtrack Pro integration for audio mixing and sound design.
* Real-time fader automation
* Variable keyframe thinning
* Real-time audio filters and effects
* Real-time audio filter adjustments during playback
* OMF audio export
* Subframe audio keyframing to 1/100th of a frame
* Sampling at 8kHz to 96kHz and 8 to 24 bits
* Audio level meters (per track)
* Mac OS X Audio Units plug-in support
* Pan controls
* Mute and solo controls
* Audio waveform display in Timeline
* Logarithmic audio fades
* Scrubbing with or without pitch shifting
* More than 25 audio filters

Color correction

* Primary (three-way) color corrector
* Secondary (two-way) color corrector
* Image control filters
* 4- and 8-point garbage mattes
* Hardware-accurate waveform monitor and vectorscopes
* Broadcast-safe filter
* Range-checking zebra stripe overlays


* Full Unicode support
* Dynamic window resizing
* Mode-free interface for workflow efficiency
* Multiple sequences and projects open simultaneously
* Up to 99 levels of undo
* 99 audio and 99 video tracks with support for nesting sequences together
* System and user preferences
* Easy Setups for quick configuration
* Customizable keyboard
* Customizable real-time effects settings
* Customizable render settings
* Customizable window arrangements
* Customizable user interface buttons
* Customizable Browser layouts
* Customizable track layouts
* External editor support (helper applications)
* Create Support Profile command for improved AppleCare support

Supported formats and I/O*

* Native editing for DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, and DVCPRO HD
* Native long GOP MPEG-2 editing for HDV
* Native editing for IMX at 50Mbps; compatible with 30-, 40- and 50Mbps media
* IMX ingest and output requires third party software
* Uncompressed 8- and 10-bit HD (4:2:2 YUV) via PCI card
* Uncompressed 8- and 10-bit SD (4:2:2 YUV) via FireWire or a PCI card
* Apple Intermediate Codec
* OfflineRT Photo-JPEG codec
* HD at 1080i 50/60, 1080p 23.98/24, and 720p 23.98/30/60
* Pulldown tools for telecine insertion and removal
* Frame-accurate log and captures
* Frame-accurate edit-to-tape
* Serial device control (RS-422, RS-232)
* FireWire device control
* Log and capture tool with support for batch, clip, and on-the-fly capturing
* Insert and assemble editing to tape
* Compressor for encoding, format conversions, and batch processing


* Cinema Tools 3 included
* Support for 35mm 3-perf, 35mm 4-perf, and 16mm-20
* Comprehensive, integrated film management tools
* View Feet and Frames in Timeline
* View keycode and ink number overlays on video in Final Cut Pro
* Film data information in Final Cut Pro Browser
* 24-fps EDL I/O
* 24-fps EDL conversion to and from 29.97 fps
* Import ALE, ATN, FLX, and FTL files in both Cinema Tools and Final Cut Pro
* Track key numbers, ink numbers, video and audio timecode
* Output the following lists:
o Cut list
o Change list
o Optical list
o Pull list
o Dupe list
o Missing elements list
o Audio EDL
* Link media to database
* Synchronize database with Final Cut Pro
* View film data directly in Final Cut Pro
* Search and sort
* Poster frame capability
* Conform clips to specified frame rate
* Reverse telecine function in either Cinema Tools or Final Cut Pro
* Export ALE files
* Import and export Final Cut Pro batch lists

Media management

* Media management tools
* Render file manager
* Extensive search, sort, and sift capabilities in Browser
* Clip labels
* Custom comment fields
* Integrated film database with Cinema Tools 3
* Master and affiliate clips
* Move, copy, and transcode items at sequence or project level
* Consolidate, trim, or archive
* Online with automatic reconnect and batch capture capabilities
* Autosave Vault
* XML interchange format for custom integration work
* Batch export
* Compressor integration

advanced technologic sound magazine
2005 May issue 137

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