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Final Cut Studio 2 - Technical Specifications

Final Cut Studio 2 - Part Numbers
Retail MA886Z/A
Upgrade from Final Cut Studio MA888Z/A
Upgrade from Final Cut Pro MA887Z/A
Academic MA886Z/A

 

Additional Information

 

Minimum Requirements to Install All Final Cut Studio Applications

    •A Macintosh computer with a 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, Intel Core Duo, or Intel Xeon processor
    •1GB of RAM
    •An AGP or PCI Express Quartz Extreme graphics card (Final Cut Studio is not compatible with integrated Intel graphics processors)
    •A display with 1024-by-768 resolution or higher
    •Mac OS X v10.4.9 or Mac OS X v10.5.5 or later
    •QuickTime 7.1.6 or later
    •A DVD drive for installation

 

Available Disk Space

    •4GB of disk space required to install all applications (Final Cut Pro, Color, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Motion, Cinema Tools, LiveType, Compressor, and Apple Qmaster)
    •Additional 55GB required to install all optional templates, content, and tutorials (may be installed on separate disks):
    •9GB for DVD Studio Pro content
    •8GB for Motion templates and tutorial media
    •24GB for Soundtrack Pro audio content
    •12GB for LiveFonts and LiveType animated elements and templates
    •2GB for Apple Pro Training Final Cut Studio Tutorials media

 

Recommended Configurations

The following are recommended for all applications:

    •2GB of RAM when working with compressed HD and uncompressed SD sources
    •4GB of RAM when working with uncompressed HD sources
    •A display with 1280 x 1024 resolution or higher
    •4 GB of hard disc space is required to install all of the Final Cut Studio 2 applications
    •An additional 55 GB of hard disc space is required to install all optional templates, content, and tutorials (may be installed on separate discs):

      •9 GB for DVD Studio Pro content
      •8 GB for Motion templates and tutorial media
      •24 GB for Soundtrack Pro audio content
      •12 GB for LiveFonts and LiveType animated elements and templates
      •2 GB for Apple Pro Training Final Cut Studio Tutorials media

     

Soundtrack 2 - Specific Requirements

    •For 51. surround monitoring of multichannel audio content: an audio interface with a minimum of six outputs
    •for multitrack recording: an audio interface with multiple inputs

 

Motion - Specific Requirements

    •A standard or built-to-order system configuration with a NVIDIA GeForce 5200, FX Go5200, FX 5200 Ultra, 6600, 6600 LE, 6800, 7300, 7300 GT, 7800, 7600 GT, 8600, 8800 or Quadro class graphics card.
    •A standard or built-to-order system configuration with a ATI Radeon 9800, 9700, 9600Pro, 9600XT, 9700Pro, X800, X1600, X1900, or X2600 class graphics card; or a ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 or 9600 graphics card.
    •For 16- and 32-bit rendering: a graphics card with at least 128MB of VRAM.

    Motion-Configuration Recommendations

      •One of the following graphics cards is highly recommended:

        •ATI Radeon C1900 XT, X800 XT, or X1600
        •NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 6800 Ultra DDL, 6800 GT DDL, or Quadro FX 4500

      •For 32-bit rendering: a graphics card with 256 MB of VRAM or more

     

Color - Specific Requirements

    •The standard graphics card in any Mac Pro, 17-inch MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, or 2.5GHZ or faster Power Mac G5 Quad:

      •ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
      •ATI Radeon X1600
      •NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT, 7600 GT, 7300 GT, 6800 Ultra DDL, 6800 GT DDL, 660, or Quadro FX 4500.

    •For 32-bit rendering: a graphics card with at least 256MB of VRAM.
    •A display with 1680-by-1050 resolution or higher (excluding 20" iMac); dual displays are highly recommended.
    •A three-button mouse for full functionality

    Color-Configuration Recommendations

      •ATI Radeon C1900 XT graphics card
      •Dual Displays with 1920 x 1200 or higher resolution

       

DVD Studio Pro - Specific Requirements

    •For playback of DVD Studio Pro 4-authored HD DVDs: a Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G5 or Intel Core Duo processor
    •For writing finished projects to disc: an Apple SuperDrive or other DVD recorder
    •For writing finished projects to a double-layer disc: a double-layer-compatible recorder and double-layer media
    •For transporting HD projects to a replicator: an external drive or Internet transfer of the project’s disk image
    •For transporting SD projects that contain copy-protection or dual-layer features to a replicator: a DLT drive, external drive, or Internet transfer of the project’s disk image

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