Apple Final Cut Studio 3

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Apple Final Cut Studio 3

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Apple Final Cut Studio 3

The world of Apple Final Cut Studio 3 continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, with more than a million users and over 200 partners offering compatible plug-ins, control surfaces, I/O devices, and integrated systems. Apple has designed Final Cut Studio 3 to offer powerful new features, a wide range of enhancements requested by the worldwide community, and dramatically improved performance at an affordable price. Final Cut Studio 3 delivers a complete end-to-end post-production workflow that can be used for independent projects, Hollywood productions and corporate training videos alike. Final Cut Pro's open timeline supports mixed format video from DV, SD, HDV, XDCAM HD, DVCPRO HD, uncompressed HD, as well as native AVC-Intra support. The suite features an interface that veteran Final Cut users will feel at home in. Users new to the software will appreciate its intuitiveness and contextual help menus.


  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Motion 4
  • Soundtrack Pro 3
  • Color 1.5
  • Compressor 3.5
  • DVD Studio Pro 4


Minimum Requirements for Installation
Computer: Mac computer with an Intel processor
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.6
Memory: 1 GB
Hard Drive: 4 GB for applications; Additional 46 GB for optional templates, content and tutorials (9 GB for DVD Studio Pro 4 content, 7 GB for Motion 4 templates and tutorial media, 22 GB for Soundtrack Pro 3 audio content, 8 GB for LiveFonts and LiveType animated elements and templates
Graphics: AGP or PCI Express Quartz Extreme graphics card; Final Cut Studio is not compatible with Intel graphics processors
Display: 1280 x 800
Software: QuickTime 7.6 or Later
Hardware: DVD-ROM drive for installation

Color Requirements
Computer: Mac Pro, 17" MacBook Pro, 24" iMac with Intel Core Duo, 2.5 GHz Power Mac G5 Quad-Core
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600; ATI Radeon X1600; nVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 7600 GT, 7300 GT, 6800 Ultra DDL, 6800 GT DDL, 6600; nVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
Display: 1680 x 1050
Hardware: 3-button mouse
4K and 2K DPX Files: 512MB of VRAM
32-Bit Rendering: 256MB of VRAM

DVD Studio Pro Requirements

Computer: PowerPC G5 or Intel Core Duo for HD DVD playback
Hardware: SuperDrive or other DVD recorder for burning; Double-layer recorder required for double-layer burning; External hard drive or Internet transfer required for delivery of HD projects to replicator; DLT drive, external hard drive or Internet transfer required for delivery of SD projects to replicator

Soundtrack Pro Requirements
Hardware: Audio interface with 6-channel sound output required for 5.1 surround monitoring; Audio interface with multiple inputs required for multitrack recording

Recommended Configurations
Memory: 2 GB for compressed HD and uncompressed SD editing; 4 GB for uncompressed HD

Motion Recommendations
Graphics: ATI Radeon X1900 XT, X850 XT, X800 XT, X1600; nVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 6800 Ultra DDL, 6800 GT DDL; nVIDIA Quadro FX 4500; 256 MB VRAM for 32-bit rendering

Color Recommendations
Graphics: ATI Radeon X1900 XT
Display: Dual displays with 1920 x 1200 resolution