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Final Cut Studio (Mac)

Platform : Mac, Mac OS X
4.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • Expanded ProRes family. Edit even faster at higher quality across workflows ranging from offline editing to broadcast events to high-fidelity compositing
  • Easy export. Use the new Share window in Final Cut Pro 7 or Motion 4 for single-click delivery to your Apple devices, the web, a Blu-ray disc, or a DVD
  • IChat Theater support. Work with clients or colleagues in real time from anywhere in the world. Just send your Final Cut Pro video to iChat Theater
  • New speed change tools. Change clip speeds with ease from the redesigned Change Speed window in Final Cut Pro 7. You can also create constant or variable speed changes in the Timeline
  • 3D shadows and reflections. Motion 4 lets you add dramatic shadows and dazzling reflections that respond naturally as objects and lights move through 3D space
  • Voice-level match. The new Voice Level option in the Soundtrack Pro 3 Lift and Stamp tools lets you instantly match dialogue levels across your project
  • Support for 4K files. Color 1.5 lets you grade and render at maximum quality, with a workflow that supports native 4K files from cameras such as the RED ONE
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac, Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 14 x 6.4 cm ; 113 g
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  • ASIN: B002J1UJ4A
  • Release Date: 15 Aug. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,858 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product description

Product description

Apple Final Cut Studio Retail (MB642Z/A)

Manufacturer's Description

Edit, animate, mix, grade, and deliver on a Mac with Final Cut Studio. It includes more than 100 powerful new features. Use new versions of the ProRes codec to edit at high quality with reduced file sizes in a wide variety of workflows. Work with clients or colleagues in real time from anywhere in the world using iChat Theater. Add dramatic 3D graphics, repair common audio problems, and automate delivery in just a few clicks. The leading post-production suite now includes significant upgrades to Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Soundtrack Pro and updated versions of Color and Compressor. It also includes DVD Studio Pro, the industry standard for DVD authoring.

Customer Reviews

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I ordered this product through the Apple education store, being at university meant that i only paid 250 not the 800+ RRP. I started editing around 3 years ago and have tried or owned most programs out there including vegas pro, FC Express, pinnacle studio :(, I have to say that this is truly a remarkable product. You get everything you could possibly need and a bit more. FCP is great and if like me you upgraded from FCE then you will find it really easy to pick up as the interface is very similar. As for using the other programs in the suite, each interface is different but a few hours looking around the web and you will be on your way.

Is it worth upgrading from FCE? That really depends on how much style you want to bring to your projects. If you only want to do a minor bit of colour grading then you can use FCE, but more in depth work is easier on Color 1.5. The same goes for sound and graphics work, minor stuff can be done in FCE or Livetype, but Soundtrack Pro is such a powerful tool you can do almost anything with it and Motion 4 is just as good.

The workflow is also brilliant. If your editing something in FC and want to colour grade it, or edit the soundtrack just click File>Send to, and you can select any program in the suite. I know that sounds small, but it is so useful to not have several files all at different stages of editing.

Would i pay 800+ for it? No because i don't do enough editing to justify that amount, but if you think you will then go for it, because you will not be disappointed. Apple really have created a great product and i will never look at the competition again!
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Want to be a film-maker, are a film-maker, documentary, feature, music video, etc... You name it.. you can do it in this. And... very importantly... it's the whole package. No need to get loads of other software packages to add to your NLE. Our humble opinion.. Yup Avid's good... but it's more expensive for the whole package than this, Adobe.. not quite as good (although the motion graphics part of Adobe's suite is very good). Vegas... cheaper.. not bad but doesn't compete at all with FCS3.

For an all round... I want to make films kit... this is incredibly difficult to beat. I switched computer platforms to Mac for FCP2... FCP3 is better still. Some real common sense improvements in the upgrade.. colour coding your markers in the NLE for example, plus the benefits of Apple Prores codecs help it run swiftly even at HD.

Consists of FCP7 (capture and editing suite), Motion graphics (special effects and graphic titles), Soundtrack Pro (audio mixing), Color (grading the color), Compressor (to make the film output files), and DVD Studio Pro (to author the film files to DVD, web, etc).

Fast enough learning curve to get going nice and quickly... loads of stuff to learn within the suite and keep you learning for ages. Much of the content on TV is made with this package... Plus a couple of big films.

Lots and lots of support and a good network of users forums to help you.
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Now at the age of 78 and having spent years playing around with PC's ( building and repairing) I have moved over to an iMac machine. The FCPro is a fantastic set of programs which knocks spots off any of the PC's video editing programs and I have used many of those.
There are a few drawbacks. First is the steep learning curve, but trawling the internet provides many online tutorials. Second is the fact that, as of now, Macintosh has not caught up properly with the current AVCHD format and only provides HD format burning on its computer and not (yet) Blu Ray.

Those niggles apart the editing tools it contains are all that you would ever need.
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Final Cut Pro. Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant. had it for about 3 years now. Very easy for the most basic of editing, Very difficult for very complex stuff you have to study hard. Excellent for Time Lapse photography. I downloaded and printed out the free FCP pdf. files with a hard copy to follow it makes life a lot easer. I use it with my 15 inch Mac Book Pro hooked up to my 40 inch 400 Hz Samsung HDTV you need it for the FCP interface. My FCP is on it's own dedicated external hard drive so I can take it and use it on any Mac computer. Good Stuff but expensive that's why 4 stars.
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I paid about £530 from Appealing Computers- Amazon seller for this new item. If you own Mac, shoot video and want to produce professional videos, then Final Cut Studio 3 is a must. It's a professional suite of apps that cover video editing, encoding, colour grading, motion graphics and audio design, so there's a bit of a learning curve, but the results will make it worthwhile. Final Cut is used by the BBC and Oscar winning filmmakers. Join the club.
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