PRESS RELEASE June 6, 2000

Apple Delivers Final Cut Pro 1.2.5

Upgrade Available as a Free Download

CUPERTINO, California—June 6, 2000—Apple® today announced the immediate availability of Final Cut Pro™ 1.2.5, the latest version of its award-winning professional desktop video editing, effects and compositing software. Final Cut Pro 1.2.5 is available as a free download from the Apple web site (www.apple.com/finalcutpro/) for existing Final Cut Pro customers.
Final Cut Pro 1.2.5 adds support for: the 16:9 widescreen format, which lets users capture, edit, add effects, composite and export video in the widescreen format; native YUV processing, which preserves the color fidelity of original source material; and “make reference movie,” a feature which saves rendering time and preserves valuable disk space by minimizing file sizes and using “pointers” to source files.
“The new Final Cut Pro 1.2.5 running on an incredibly fast Power Mac G4 or a go-anywhere PowerBook is a dream come true for any professional editing and compositing video in the studio or on location,” said Philip Schiller, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The new update of Final Cut Pro delivers powerful 16:9 editing, high-quality YUV processing, and efficient reference movies for professionals and aspiring movie makers alike.”
The new features of Final Cut Pro 1.2.5 join the strong lineup of enhancements already found in Final Cut Pro 1.2, which include: Power Mac™ G4 Velocity Engine™ optimization; increased rendering speeds; improved batch capture; convenient three-key shuttling; the ability to import Macromedia Flash files; new audio reverb filters and support for PAL, the dominant video and broadcast standard in Europe.
Final Cut Pro 1.2.5 customers can continue to take advantage of the complimentary post-production software included with Final Cut Pro 1.2. Puffin Design's Commotion DV, MAXON Computer's Cinema 4D GO and Terran Interactive's Media Cleaner EZ 4 for QuickTime™ provide users with 3D, paint, added effects, web compression and distribution capabilities.
Pricing, Availability & System Requirements
Final Cut Pro 1.2.5 is available online through the Apple Store™ (www.apple.com) and Apple authorized hardware resellers for US$999. Current Final Cut Pro customers can download Final Cut Pro 1.2.5 at no charge from www.apple.com/finalcutpro. Customers may also order an update CD for US$19.95 from www.apple.com/finalcutpro or by calling 1-800-293-6617.
For a complete listing of system requirements, as well as a list of qualified compatible hardware and software products, please visit www.apple.com/finalcutpro.
*Puffin Design's Commotion DV bundled version does not include the FX Feature Set.
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