This is what it looks like when I take notes at a broadcasting event.
These are my notes from Apple's presentation where they announced Final Cut Studio 2 and Final Cut Server.
My notes will be decipherable to a TV person, but likely unreadable to others. Welcome to my world.
Apple tells me to not use my laptop during the presentation.
Final Cut @ 800,000 users
Final Cut Server -
$999 - 10 concurrent users
$1999 - Unlimited users
Available "this summer"
Proxy generation Workflow Automation
Review and Approve
Automated encode & publish
Rough cut editing
Save as FCP
Final Cut Studio 2 - $1299
$499 upgrade from Final Cut Studio
$699 upgrade from any version of FCP
Available in May
Final Cut Pro 6
ProRes file format - 4:2:2 uncompressed 10 bit - "HD at SD file size"
1 TB to 170GB file size compression
Support from Sony HDCAM SR & Panasonic AVC-Intra, even Red Digital
AJA Box - $3495 in July
601 and HD In and out of ProRes
Downconversin & cross conversion
Open Format Tiumeline
Mix formats, resolutions, and frame rates in a timeline
Editable Motion Templates
Motion form within FCP
Replace objects from FCP
Update all FCP projects from Motion
Mulitple cameras & light sources
Vector based paint
Match moving - motion path following of any object in the video
Audio behaviors - animations responds to soundtrack
Truly amazing 3d space visualization tools
Soundtrack Pro 2
Alignment of audio effects with video
Advanced Take Management - dialog
Stereo & Surround mix in common projectConform audio tracks
Sync changes between pictures & sound with workflowWaveform editor w/frequency spectrum view - truly impressive
Mulittrack audio ADR tools
Auto conform tool with change tracking
Video encoding & transcoding
MPEG, H.264, Telestream plug-ins
Video effects during transcode
Almost 3x reduction in processing time from Compressor 2
Allows use of Motion effects in transcode
Specific control of multiple processor usage for rendering
Color - Finish & Color Grading - SD, HD, 2k
Real time professional color grading for FCP
Task based workflows
Familiar correction tools and displays
Color FX package
Profiles shared as 'looks'
Truly a comprehensive package that any other vendor, especially Avid, will be hard pressed to match.
Posted by michael at April 15, 2007 12:58 PM