Final Cut Pro
From Mac Guides
Final Cut Pro has been used for many feature films such as Cold Mountian and Napolean Dynamite.
Final Cut Pro 6 delivers powerful and precise editing tools that work with virtually any format, from DV and native HDV to fully uncompressed HD - as well as Panasonic P2, Sony XDCAM HD, AVCHD and AVC-Intra tapeless formats. The new open format Timeline in Final Cut Pro 6 allows for muli-format source material to be edited in the same timeline without render. Apple also introduced a new post-production format called ProRes 422 that significantly decreased uncompressed HD file sizes.
Final Cut Pro is available exclusively for Mac OS X, and is widely considered the leading application of its kind.
- Macintosh computer with a 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, Intel Core Duo, or Intel Xeon processor
- 1GB of RAM, 2GB of RAM when working with compressed HD and uncompressed SD sources or 4GB of RAM when working with uncompressed HD sources.
- AGP or PCI Express Quartz Extreme graphics card (Not compatible with integrated Intel graphics processors)
- Display with 1024-by-768 resolution or higher
- Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.5 or later
- QuickTime 7.5.5 or later
- 4GB of disk space required to install all applications; additional 55GB required to install all optional templates, loops, content and tutorials (may be installed on separate disks)
- DVD drive for installation; SuperDrive required for DVD burning.
- Final Cut Pro 1
- Final Cut Pro 2
- Final Cut Pro 3
- Final Cut Pro 4
- Final Cut Pro 4.5 - The first version to include HD support, also known as Final Cut Pro HD
- Final Cut Pro 5 - Upgrade via Apple to 5.04 available 12/29/05
- Final Cut Pro 6 - The current version. This version introduced the open format Timeline,
Final Cut Pro 5 US Pricing
- $999 - Final Cut Pro 5
- $399 - Final Cut Pro 5 Upgrade
- $699 - Final Cut Pro 5 Upgrade from Final Cut Express
- $499 - Final Cut Pro 5 Academic
Final Cut Studio US Pricing
- $1299 - Final Cut Studio 2
- $699 - Final Cut Studio Academic
- $699 - Final Cut Studio Upgrade From Final Cut Pro