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Apple Announces Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 Free Update

At IBC, Apple demonstrated Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 — a maintenance release that provides compatibility with a variety of cameras and devices as well as a significant number of stability and reliability improvements that customers have requested. Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 will be available via Software Update for registered users of Final Cut Pro 5.1 within the next 30 days. Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 includes RT profiles for the latest Apple Mac Pro and iMac hardware.

FINAL CUT PRO 5.1.2 PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING FORMAT COMPATIBILITY:

  • SONY XDCAM HD: Adding 1080 25P and support for native 18- and 35Mbit VBR MPEG HD. XDCAM support now includes:
  • 1080i 50/60, 1080p 24/25/30.
  • Native 25Mbit CBR, 18- and 35Mbit VBR MPEG HD for HD
  • Native IMX 30 (new) and IMX 50 for SD
  • PANASONIC: 720 25P from P2 devices. Support now includes:
  • 1080i 50/60, 720p 24/24N/25/25N/30 from P2 cards
  • PANASONIC: 1080pA 24 (Advanced Pulldown) now supported via FireWire from AJ-HD1200A
  • PANASONIC: more reliable P2 import dialog with ability browser, mark, and ingest in the background.
  • CANON: 1080p 24/25 HDV
  • JVC: 720p 24/25 HDV

    OTHER STABILITY AND RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Improved accuracy for scopes & monitors (can now sample all video lines).
  • Scopes will also update in real-time during video playback.
  • BWF compatibility
  • Improved edit-to-tape accuracy for D5
  • Compatibility with insert editing to audio channels 5-12 on decks
  • Now compatible with some FxPlug filters
  • Gamma control for imported graphics
  • Media Manager is now more reliable
  • EDL and Cinema Tools lists
  • XML for developers
  • Metadata preservation in QT files

    For further details about this update, visit the Final Cut Pro product-support page.

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