NAB 2004: Apple Unveils Final Cut Pro HD

Yesterday at the NAB Convention, Apple® unveiled Final Cut Pro® HD, the latest version of Apple’s Emmy award–winning editing software, which features the real-time performance of high-q 4/19/2004 8:00 AM Eastern

Yesterday at the NAB Convention, Apple® unveiled Final CutPro® HD, the latest version of Apple’s Emmyaward–winning editing software, which features the real-timeperformance of high-quality native DVCPRO HD, in addition to real-timesupport for DV and SD.

Final Cut Pro HD delivers the ability to capture, edit and outputbroadcast-quality high definition (HD) video over a singleFireWire® cable without requiring any additional hardware. FinalCut Pro HD supports native DVCPRO HD editing with no recompression orimage degradation and enables HD preview monitoring on an Apple CinemaHD Display.

Final Cut Pro HD provides playback of up to four streams of nativeDVCPRO HD video or when adding an Xserve® RAID, up to 10 streamsin preview quality.

Final Cut Pro HD’s Digital Cinema Desktop feature allows basicSD and HD monitoring directly to an Apple Cinema Display®. Builton the open architecture of QuickTime®, Final Cut Pro HD scalesfrom DV through SD, HD and film. Final Cut Pro HD can output to mostprofessional tape formats or encode MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and QuickTime filesfor DVD, web, or delivery on 3G devices.

Final Cut Pro HD is available immediately to registered Final CutPro 4 users. The Final Cut Pro HD retail package is available forpre-order through the Apple Store® (, Apple’sretail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retailprice of $999 (U.S.). Final Cut Pro 1, 2 and 3 users can upgrade toFinal Cut Pro HD for $399 (U.S.). Full system requirements and moreinformation on Final Cut Pro HD, including a list of certified,compatible hardware and software, can be found at

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