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04-18-2004, 01:40 PM
Introducing Motion, the only motion graphics package with real-time previews, procedural behavior animation and Final Cut Pro HD integration.

Apple?s high-performance motion graphic design and production application lets you explore new creative territory using self-propelled behavior animation, character-by-character title animation and a powerful new interface. Motion integrates seamlessly with Final Cut Pro HD and DVD Studio Pro 3, making it quicker and easier than ever to create motion graphics for film, video and DVDs.

Also, Shake 3.5, DVD Studio Pro X 3.0, Final cut Pro HD 4.5.

04-18-2004, 01:44 PM
Apple DVD Studio Pro X Version:
Price: $499.00

Product Description:
The world's most comprehensive and flexible DVD authoring package has slick new transitions, superb HD to MPEG-2 encoding, Graphical View, support for all professional audio formats -- including DTS -- and integration with Final Cut Pro HD and Motion.

Technical depth and ease of use make DVD Studio Pro the most complete, flexible and creative tool for DVD authoring professionals. Use DVD Studio Pro 3 to design and build high-impact main event titles, sales and marketing presentations, training, wedding and special-event DVDs. It gracefully unites authoring power and design intelligence.

What's new in this version:

Render-free Transitions
Add transitions to menus, slideshows and tracks. Preview instantly.
Alpha Transitions
Create professional transparent cross-dissolves.
Graphical View
See projects in storyboard form with nodes and connections.
DTS Audio
Author using DTS audio, Dolby Digital AC-3 and stereo.
Photoshop Integration
Edit and update Photoshop assets seamlessly within DVD Studio Pro 3.
Compressor 1.2
Encode to MPEG-2 using superior optical-flow technology.
Jacket Picture
Add a professional, differentiating detail easily.
Burn in More Formats
Format for every major DVD player, including DLT.
Import iDVD 4 Projects
Update and enhance projects with ease.

04-18-2004, 01:46 PM
Apple Shake Version 3.5

Product Description:
Shake has been used on so many of the Academy Award winning films for Best Visual Effects over the past six years - all of them, in fact - and is required courseware at so many major film schools worldwide, that listing its credits would require several pages. Shake's reputation as the affordable high-end post-production solution for film and video professionals is about to get another big boost. Because with the inclusion of unlimited network render licenses and render management software on Mac OS X, visual effects artists can now distribute rendering tasks across multiple PowerPC G4-based Macintosh computers.

What's new in this version:

Power Mac G5 Optimized
Leverage the G5s power to view real-time effects and rendering.
Highest Quality Compositing
Attain the higest-quality composites for film, HD and TV.
Morphing and Warping
Create fantastic and corrective morphs and warps using intuitive shape-based tools.
Shake & Maya Network Rendering
Harness networked Macs for both Shake and Maya rendering.
10-bit and 16-bit QuickTime
Choose the right resolution to meet your needs.
Primatte and Keylight
Pull mattes more efficiently using industry-standard keyers.
Paint Tool
Do and undo vector-based painting with flexibility
Masking and Rotoscoping
Create complex shapes and masks.
Broadcast Monitor Preview
Preview broadcast output before rendering out.
Film Grain Filter
Match CG and film shots using an advanced film grain.

04-18-2004, 01:48 PM
Final Cut Pro HD 4.5

Product Description:
Finally, the beauty of HD with the simplicity of DV. Capture DVCPRO HD over FireWire, edit using camera-native footage and output over FireWire with no generational quality loss. RT Extreme, now for HD, can deliver multiple HD streams, effects, filters and transitions in real-time to an attached Apple Cinema Display.

Final Cut Pro HD combines unmatched scalability, precision editing tools and seamless workflow in one high-performance, comprehensive application. Now supporting DVCPRO HD capture and output over FireWire in addition to HD-SDI capture over PCI, Final Cut Pro HD works with the widest range of input formats available.

What's new in this version:
Expanded HD Support
Native DVCPRO HD support allows capturing, editing, and output in the same HD format without recompression.
Input and output 4:2:2 YUV broadcast-quality HD via FireWire in a 100 Mbps stream.
High-performance HD editing with native support for DVCPRO HD 720p (24 and 60 fps) and 1080i (30 fps).
Additional 720p HD format support lets you work with more cameras and decks.
RT Extreme for HD allows for real-time multi-stream effects and transitions for HD formats.
Digital Cinema Desktop allows for real-time HD previewing via DVI to an Apple Cinema Display.
Support for 24 @ 25 PAL editing.
Workflow Enhancements
Deep integration with Apple?s revolutionary Motion speeds up the creative process by eliminating intermediate render files and unnecessary import/export steps.
Use Motion projects directly in the Final Cut Pro HD Timeline and see instant updates as changes are saved in Motion. This integration also works for LiveType.
Playback using the JKL keys when using an external monitor.
Render and display color bars for 23.98 fps projects.
Performance Enhancements
Improved OpenGL and AltiVec processing.
Detect 4 or more gigabytes of RAM properly.
Audio Enhancements
Audio-only timecode overlays now display properly.
Edit to Tape and Print to Video now honors multiple audio channels when mixed.
Enhanced audio monitoring in the Trim Edit window.
General Application Enhancements
Improved compatibility with certain third-party After Effects plug-ins.

Product Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.3.3 or later
QuickTime 6.5 or later
Final Cut Pro 4
Valid Final Cut Pro 4 serial number