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Apple to release Final Cut Pro 4 Saturday, June 14
Final Cut Pro 4 includes new interface customization tools, new high-quality 8- and 10-bit uncompressed processing, full 32-bit floating point per channel video processing, and advanced trimming and timeline tools.
Final Cut Pro 4, the next generation of Apple’s editing software for film, HD, SD and DV, will be released at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 14, at participating Apple Authorized Resellers and Apple retail stores. Selected stores will host a “4@4” kick-off event with theater demos and industry-leading editors sharing how their latest projects were made with Final Cut Pro.
Final Cut Pro 4 introduces more than 300 new features, including RT Extreme for real-time compositing and effects. It includes new interface customization tools, new high-quality 8- and 10-bit uncompressed formats, full 32-bit floating point per channel video processing, advanced trimming and timeline tools such as support for dynamic and asymmetrical trimming, and enhanced audio editing
capabilities with multi-track audio mixing and multi-channel audio output. Final Cut Pro 4 also includes three new complimentary applications—LiveType for advanced titling, Soundtrack for music creation and Compressor for full-featured batch transcoding.
Final Cut Pro 4 fits into virtually any production pipeline. It provides developer extensibility through a new XML interchange format and FireWire-based I/O framework.
For more information visit www.apple.com/finalcutpro.
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