Studio Pro 2 Released

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Professional DVD Authoring Made Simple



CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

Apple(R) (Nasdaq: AAPL) today announced that DVD Studio Pro(R) 2, a powerful

new application re-designed to simplify professional DVD authoring with a

breakthrough user interface, will be available through Apple's retail stores

and Apple Authorized Resellers beginning August 18. Starting today, customers

can place their orders at http://www.apple.com/dvdstudiopro. New features such as

Apple-designed fully customizable templates, an innovative menu editor,

timeline-based track editing and a new world-class MPEG-2 encoder make DVD

Studio Pro 2 a must-have application for every creative professional.

DVD Studio Pro 2 offers unprecedented integration with Final Cut Pro(R) 4,

Apple's Emmy award-winning video editing software, and completes Apple's

professional suite of software which includes Shake(R) 3, the industry-leading

compositing and visual effects software; Soundtrack, the innovative music

production tool; and Logic Platinum, the standard in computer-based music

production.

"DVD Studio Pro 2 is the breakthrough DVD authoring application that video

professionals have been asking for," said Rob Schoeben, Apple's vice president

of Applications Marketing. "Regardless of whether your DVD project is simple

or complex, no other professional DVD authoring tool offers the type of

advanced capabilities and ease-of-use that DVD Studio Pro 2 does."

DVD Studio Pro 2 features a new user interface so easy to navigate that

both Final Cut Pro editors and users of consumer DVD authoring applications,

such as Apple's iDVD(TM), can get started right away. DVD Studio Pro 2

provides professionals with a solution that scales from building basic DVDs

easily to handling the most advanced projects.

New Apple-designed templates in DVD Studio Pro 2 include a variety of

styles, buttons and backgrounds so users can start creating elegant DVDs in a

few simple steps. The templates are fully customizable, allowing users to

jumpstart their DVD projects with the look of a Hollywood title or to create

their own templates from scratch to re-use or share with customers and

colleagues.

"DVD Studio Pro 2's wedding templates are exceptionally elegant, exuding

the beauty and excitement of the special occasion," said Denis Reggie, wedding

photojournalism pioneer. "DVD Studio Pro 2 gives wedding photographers

substantial creative freedom, and their clients are guaranteed to receive a

brilliant DVD that will last through time."

The innovative new menu editor in DVD Studio Pro 2 provides the tools DVD

authors need to create professional-quality menus, while also integrating with

popular graphics applications such as Adobe Photoshop. Context-sensitive drop

palettes allow users to make otherwise tedious connections in one step,

dramatically reducing the work required to make a DVD.

Based on the popular timeline in Final Cut Pro 4, a new timeline-based

track editing feature in DVD Studio Pro 2 enables users to work faster and

more efficiently with a linear view of clips, audio and other assets. In

addition to arranging up to nine video angles, eight audio streams and

32 subtitle streams, DVD Studio Pro 2 users can do basic trimming, merge clips

and manage chapter markers in one location.

"DVD Studio Pro 2 delivers a straightforward user interface, outstanding

speed and basically everything we need to produce high-quality DVDs," said

AJ Pyatak, chief scientist at Outpost Digital. "By coupling Final Cut Pro 4

with DVD Studio Pro 2, we have the ultimate solution to complete a DVD project

from beginning to end on one system."

DVD Studio Pro 2 also offers an integrated MPEG-2 encoder that delivers

pristine video at low bit rates. Compressor, a batch transcoding tool that

comes bundled with both DVD Studio Pro 2 and Final Cut Pro 4, lets users

export directly to multiple formats including MPEG-2 for DVD and MPEG-4 for

streaming media. A.Pack encodes uncompressed audio into highly compressed

Dolby Digital AC-3 streams, which can then be used in DVD Studio Pro 2 for

full 5.1-channel surround sound or simply as a compressed 2.0 stereo track.



Pricing & Availability

The English language version of DVD Studio Pro 2 can be ordered today

through the Apple Store(R) (http://www.apple.com) at a suggested retail price of

$499 (US). DVD Studio Pro 2 will be available for purchase through Apple's

retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers beginning August 18. Localized

versions in German, French and Japanese will be available in September. Full

system requirements and more information on DVD Studio Pro 2 can be found at

http://www.apple.com/dvdstudiopro .

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple

II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple

is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students,

educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its

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Comments

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    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,273member
    About time. I can't wait for the reviews. I'm interested to see how DVDSP 2.0 compares to Encore.
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