Originally Posted by welcomb
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but here it goes
So when is it coming out?
There were rumors for a shake 4 replacement called phenomenon
also there were rumors by some analyst that apple would go BLU
So any chance that apple would make that announcement at NAB 08
So basically FCS3 comes with
FCP7 (unchanged mostly, yet with AVCHD and AVC Intra native editing and support for 4K+ native)
Motion/Phenomenon (basically merge the weaker Motion with the stronger Shake)
Soundtrack Pro (with 7.1 PCM support for blu ray)
Compressor (with option to export to Disc Studio Pro for blu ray)
obviously Disc Studio Pro (for CD, DVD and BD (blu-ray disc) support with BD-J and BD-Live and Picture in Picture (PiP))
So that sounds about right?
Am i off or am i a year too early?
Final Cut really needs a UI tweak. Nothing too drastic but just a refreshed yet functional UI. Color needs to be integrated more into the suite as well as Final Cut Server. Right now the suite resembles Tiger..a mismatch of UI
We "may" see native AVCHD and AVC-Intra but I wouldn't count on it. ProRes 422 was designed primarily so that Apple DOES NOT have to suppor 31 flavors of codecs. AVCHD is a consumer format that doesn't even match HDV or DV bitrates so I'm in no hurry to see them expend energy on this. AVC Intra would be the new codec I'm interested in if any.
I expect a new DVD Studio Pro with native Blu-ray support as an option at least complete with options for TrueHD and DTS-HD MA. Linear PCM is nothing special. Apple could support that right now out of the box but Linear PCM is the "fat" version of multichannel audio. Give me the the Dolby and DTS options please as compressor plugins and add BD-Java authoring.
I'd love to see Apple announce Logic Pro 8.5 complete with outstanding integration with FCS 3. Soundtrack Pro is good for video guys that need audio but Logic Pro is for audio guys that need video.
I do think a Shake replacement is coming and odds are studios like Weta Digital and others are beta testing it right now. It'll be like Motion but on "Barry Bonds" type steroids. Motion 3 showed Apple's work with 3D and that'll be pumped up in Phenomenon as well as the masking stuff.
Now if Apple could just aquire a Match Moving company and round this baby out.
I'm looking forward to NAB 08.