NAB: Final Cut Server, Final Cut Studio 2, ProRes 422, IO-HD [Event Over]

Apple introduced a number of updates at the National Association of Broadcasters conference today:

Final Cut Server (at Apple.com)
- $999 for 10 concurrent users
- $1999 for unlimited users

Final Cut Studio 2 (at Apple.com)
- Final Cut Pro 6 for video and film editing
- Motion 3 for graphics and animation in 3D
- Soundtrack Pro 2 for professional audio post-production
- Color (screenshots), a new application for professional color grading and finishing
- Compressor 3 and DVD Studio Pro 4 for digital delivery virtually anywhere a disc, the web, Apple TV, iPod, or cell phone
- Available May
- $1299 New
- $499 Upgrade from Final Cut Studio
- $699 from any version of Final Cut Pro

Apple ProRes 422 Format
- Next-gen Post Production format
- Uncompressed HD quality at SD file sizes
- 10-bit, 4:2:2, full raster, VBR

IO-HD
- Hardware box that provides realtime conversion into ProRes 422
- Available in July
- $3495

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