∞ Apple says 'stay tuned' for other Final Cut Studio apps

Apple on Wednesday introduced Final Cut Pro X, but there was no mention of the other applications in the suite of video apps.

[ad#Google Adsense 300x250 in story]“Today was just a sneak peak of Final Cut Pro, stay tuned,” an Apple representative told The Loop.

The other apps in the Final Cut Studio suite are Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color, Compressor and DVD Studio Pro. Final Cut Pro X is due to be released in the Mac App Store in June for $299, so we assume that the other apps will also be released as downloads from the store.

It’s also not clear at this time if there will be boxed copies of the software or if it will only be available from the Mac App Store.

Final Cut Pro X included some new features like background rendering, color management, and a “magnetic timeline” that allows clips to be moved in the timeline without displacing other clips.



  • John David

    DVD Studio Pro is really in need of an upgrade. Despite what Apple & some others want, the method of delivery for allot of media to clients is still based around optical media. I only hope that maybe, just maybe, if a new version of DVD Studio Pro is released it will also support Blue_Ray authoring!

    As for the rest of the studio apps as well as FCP, it all sounds good & I LOVE the ability to buy it from the App store!

    • http://twitter.com/marziah Marziah Karch

      The current version supports Blue-ray authoring.

      • Brian

        The current version of DVD Studio Pro absolutely does NOT support Blu-ray authoring.

      • John David

        Sorry Marziah, but unless you have an edition the rest of us don’t, then no, Blue_Ray authoring is not supported in DVD Studio Pro version 4!

        • Anonymous

          I believe the confusion is in terms. It doesn’t support ‘authoring’ in the sense of building menus but it does in terms of merely burning a single video file to a disk that will playback in a standalone blu-ray player.

          • John David

            That’s what Authoring is all about! If you want to just burn a video file using Blue-Ray, well you do it with Toast or some other software that you purchase when buying the external Blue-Ray burner.

            That is not the way you do it for a client!

            No, the point being of my original post stands. DVD Studio Pro 4 DOES NOT support Blue-Ray authoring, which is what I, as a professional multi media designer, want for my work flow!

          • Eric

            What it supports is burning blu ray to DVD for use in a blu ray player. It’s not at all the same thing and certainly doesn’t support any blu ray authoring options.

  • John David

    DVD Studio Pro is really in need of an upgrade. Despite what Apple & some others want, the method of delivery for allot of media to clients is still based around optical media. I only hope that maybe, just maybe, if a new version of DVD Studio Pro is released it will also support Blue_Ray authoring!

    As for the rest of the studio apps as well as FCP, it all sounds good & I LOVE the ability to buy it from the App store!

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    Should be a nice set of apps!!.

  • Anonymous

    The price drop is very surprising!

    • Anonymous

      If you think of each piece of software in the current suite. of which there are five, $299 for Final Cut is not a price drop.

      Quick breakdown of perceived prices or values within the suite: Final Cut $299 Motion $299 Soundtrack $199 DVD Studio $100 Compressor $199

      Total $1100

      Where’s the price drop?

      • Eric

        Forgot Color! $299?

        Though I think you’re a bit high on Compressor at $199.

        • Anonymous

          Oops, I did forget Color. Let’s tag that at $299 for the heck of it. Sorenson Squeeze costs $799 so it’s not unreasonable to think Compressor as a stand along would run at least a buck fifty. So with a price adjusted Compressor at $99-$150 and adding Color into the equation we are looking at $1299 or so.

  • Lachlan

    How big will this download be? … Previous installs of Final Cut Studio have taken the best part of a day to complete with optical media.

  • http://allanwhite.net/ allanwhite

    I didn’t see a link to the statement that the other apps are coming. Prooflink?

    • Slphilips

      Why would there be a link to the self contained statement that “an Apple representative told the Loop”?

  • Lachlan

    Well it seems like a no-brainer that they’ll have to update the rest of them eventually Allan – or are you thinking they’ll drop the rest and just go with Final Cut Pro?

    If Final Cut is on the App store, my guess is the rest will follow in due time.

  • Anonymous

    I hope Apple don’t drop the upgrade options. If they charge $299 per component it’s going to get expensive real quick, especially for those of us who have already paid up for the full studio bundle.

    • MarcMarc

      I had the same thought, but I guess the other apps will cost less than $299—perhaps $100.

    • Anonymous

      There’s no mechanism for updating apps via the Mac App Store. And Apple has expressed that they aren’t intending to make one.

      As for discs, I’m thinking no. They want everything via the MAS and this is another step in that path. i suspect they might even release Lion that way. Then they can make sure you aren’t getting a disk that is ‘only an upgrade’ but in fact works regardless of what is on your machine like what happened with the whole ‘if you have Tiger you must get the Box Set’ (which wasn’t even close to true)

      • Jim

        Re: “There’s no mechanism for updating apps via the Mac App Store. And Apple has expressed that they aren’t intending to make one.”

        What about the “updates” tab, top right app store menu? It updates all of the apps I’ve bought there.

        • Anonymous

          Jim, I’m sure you are a smart guy. Smart enough to read a thread of discussion and understand the actual topic being discussed.

          Oh wait, from your comment I guess not. Let me state it again in a way you can understand

          Apple has not included a way to UPDATE STUFF BOUGHT OUT OUTSIDE OF MAS FROM WITHIN MAS. And has no expressed no intention to do so.

          • Jim

            I’m not a “smart guy” because I pointed out there is a way to update apps via the App Store?

            I understand the topic perfectly. And, yes, I am a “smart guy”.

            Fact: you can update apps from the Mac App Store. Contrary to your initial post. Read it again.

            Let me state this in a way you (hopefully) can understand. I’m not the one who left out pertinent information.

            Enough of the insults. I’m just trying to contribute. Maybe you’re one of those people who prefer to argue. Your original post was wrong. At best poorly worded. I want people to understand it’s indeed possible to update apps through the app store. In fact, that’s how it’s done. If you can’t get it right, don’t be blaming it on other people.

          • Joe Bell

            @Jim. Well said. You told him good and proper. So many ignorant folks talking shit behind a computer.

          • Eric

            Jim, ignoring the snark, what Lucas is getting at is that you can’t currently upgrade/update a piece of software purchase OUTSIDE of the app store through the app store update mechanism. I have software purchased from within the store and from other vendors and the software from other vendors can’t be upgraded from the app store. . . yet.

  • Anonymous

    The price drop doesn’t surprise me, given the fact that iWork apps and Aperture were slashed post-app-store-launch. Really excited about this news!

  • cesar

    did anyone notice the clapboard ipad app?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.ali7 Jesse Ali

    they mean upgrading to a NEWER paid upgrade… like final cut pro 5 to final cut pro 7… up to now, upgrading to the latest release was only $299 for the whole suite. Even if you had final cut pro 1, you could upgrade to 7 for only $299. of course small upgrades will be available via the upgrade tab, but paid upgrades will not… according to lucascott. I hope that clears it up.