Apple Shipping Final Cut Studio 2

fcp2t2Apple started shipping Final Cut Studio 2 today according to several reader reports.

Apple announced of Final Cut Studio 2 at NAB in April:

"Final Cut Studio 2 was specifically designed to enable the rapidly growing community of over 800,000 Final Cut editors worldwide to animate, mix, grade and deliver their work as a natural extension of the editorial process, said Rob Schoeben, Apples vice president of Applications Product Marketing. Final Cut Studio 2 is the most powerful production suite on the planet.

The new bundle incorporates Final Cut Pro 6, Motion 3, Soundtrack Pro 2, Compressor 3, DVD Studio Pro 4.2, and Color. Apple ProRes 422 format was also introduced with Final Cut Studio 2, which is a new post-production format which claims "uncompressed HD quality at SD file sizes." Apple previously published a white paper (pdf) detailing the new format.

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