NAB2000, LAS VEGASApril 10, 2000Building upon the incredible features of Final Cut
Pro 1.2, Apple today announced Final Cut Pro 1.2.5, which brings support for 16:9
wide-screen format, YUV processing and make reference movies to Apple’s award-winning
video editing, effects and compositing software.
The new Final Cut Pro 1.2.5 running on a blazingly fast Power Mac G4 or a portable PowerBook
is an industrial-strength digital video dream, said Philip Schiller, Apple’s vice president of
Worldwide Product Marketing. The new update of Final Cut Pro adds more power with 16:9
editing and YUV processing for professional movie makers in the studio and on the go.
Final Cut Pro 1.2.5 offers support for capturing, editing and exporting 16:9 media; YUV processing
for preserving values of the original source material; and make reference movies, which saves
rendering time and disk space by minimizing file sizes and using pointers to source files. The
features join the incredible lineup of enhancements found in Final Cut Pro 1.2, which include: Power
Mac G4 Velocity Engine optimization; increased rendering speeds; improved batch capture;
JKL keyboard commands; and support for PAL, the dominant video and broadcast standard in
Pricing and Availability Final Cut Pro 1.2.5 update will be available to existing customers next
month as a free download from www.apple.com/finalcutpro. The full version of Final Cut Pro 1.2 is
available online through The Apple Store (www.apple.com) and through Apple authorized
resellers for US$999. More information on Final Cut Pro, including a list of qualified compatible
hardware and software, can be found at www.apple.com/finalcutpro.