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Final Cut Studio 2: Soundtrack Pro 2.0 - Technical Specifications

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

Additional Information

Minimum Requirements to Install All Final Cut Pro 6

    •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 2.0, 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 Pro 2.0-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

*Some features require additional hardware. Capturing HD resolution video using the ProRes 422 format requires a Mac Pro with an Intel Xeon processor or a G5 Quad computer and a qualified third-party capture card. DV, DVCPRO 50, and DVCPRO HD output requires a FireWire-enabled camera or deck. SD output via FireWire requires an AJA Io. Please contact your Apple Authorized Reseller for information.

Soundtrack Pro 2.0

Precise Audio Control

    •Nondestructive, sample-accurate editing of audio files
    •Support for up to 24-channel files, including mono, stereo, and surround
    •Action-based editing to modify, reorder, suspend, or delete any audio edit, plug-in, or process
    •Audio Effects and Audio Units plug-ins can be applied to supported audio files as Actions
    •Audio Effects and Audio Units plug-ins can be applied to supported audio files as real-time effect chains
    •Real-time effects applied to audio files can be rendered to Actions
    •Intelligent analysis, repair, and restoration functions for:

      •Clicks and pops
      •Power line hum
      •DC offset
      •Phase
      •Clipped signal

    •Integrated multichannel file editor
    •Audio time stretching without affecting pitch
    •Ambient Noise Print to quickly replace unwanted noises from location recordings
    •Background Noise Removal including noise print
    •Sample ruler units in sample value, normalized, percent, and decibel view
    •Snapping to ruler ticks, zero crossings, markers, and adjacent clips
    •Support for bit depths up to 32-bit float
    •Support for sample rates from 2kHz to 192kHz
    •Support for AIFF, WAV, MP3, CAF, BWF, SDII, NeXT, QuickTime, and STAP (Soundtrack Audio Project) file playback
    •Saves files nondestructively as STAP files or destructively as AIFF, WAV, SDII, QuickTime, CAF, or NeXT
    •Export mixes as AIFF, WAV, NeXT, SDII, MP3, AAC/Podcast, Dolby Digital Professional (AC-3), or use Compressor for additional file support
    •Selection history
    •Waveform and customizable frequency spectrum views with linear and logarithmic display
    •Frequency selection and editing in frequency spectrum view
    •Animated waveform feedback
    •Mini-waveform view

     


Advanced Sound Design

    •Processes including:

      •Fade in/Fade out
      •Normalize
      •Amplitude adjust
      •Silence
      •Invert
      •Swap channels
      •Mono conversion
      •Channel reordering
      •Resample
      •Generate silence, white noise, pink noise, sine wave, sawtooth wave, square wave, or triangle wave

    •Support for Audio Units plug-ins
    •Audio Units presets available to all Audio Units-compatible applications
    •More than 6000 sound effects, music beds, and music loops, including over 1000 in surround
    •Powerful media search engine
    •Support for Apple Loops, AIFF, WAV, MP3, AAC, CAF, and ACID sound and music libraries

     


Advanced Take Management

    •Multitake recording with take editing in Multitake Editor
    •Multitake Editor allows comps of multitake recordings and other audio files
    •Combine individual phrases from different takes
    •Automatic customizable crossfade between phrases
    •Single-click take selection
    •Adjustable transition boundaries for multitake comps
    •Final comp functions as stand-alone clip while retaining access to all takes
    •Slide phrases within edit boundaries


Professional Multitrack Audio Editing

    •Single window with customizable tab panes
    •Customizable window layouts
    •Dynamic tab panes with quick show/hide functionality
    •Resizable video window tab
    •Multitrack Timeline with tracks, busses, submixes, and master in mono, stereo, or surround
    •Multiple multitrack and audio file projects open at once
    •Mixed sample rates supported in multitrack projects
    •Time- or beat-based tracks
    •Ruler in HH:MM:SS, seconds, samples, frames, drop frame, non-drop frame, beats
    •Loop clip transposition
    •Loop clip speed adjustments (quadruple, double, normal, half, quarter)
    •Adjustable automatic and manual crossfades
    •Fade selector for customizing fade in, fade out, and crossfades
    •Tape style and sample repeat scrubbing
    •Rolling edit tool
    •Native and custom timecode spotting
    •Multitrack recording of mono, stereo, and multichannel files
    •Lift and stamp tool to selectively copy plug-in sets from one clip to another
    •Lift and stamp effect sets can be saved as presets
    •Lift and stamp EQ matches the EQ characteristics of one clip to another
    •Automation parameters can move with clips or lock to absolute time
    •Pull up/pull down of audio and video to all common standards
    •Customizable clip and track colors
    •Clip locking in multitrack
    •Clip disabling in multitrack
    •Momentary mono switch
    •Automatable master tempo, master volume, master effects, and key
    •Automation of most mix and effect parameters with read, touch, and latch modes
    •Pre- and post-fader send busses for application of common effect plug-ins to multiple tracks
    •Output bussing for single fader control of multiple tracks
    •Support for multichannel audio output devices
    •Time, duration, podcast, beat, and end-of-project markers
    •Powerful browser for locating content quickly
    •Multipoint Video HUD
    •Tool HUD
    •Timecode HUD
    •Numeric Clip offset
    •Bin with access to multiple projects, media files, markers, and clips
    •Spotlight-style searching in Bin


Surround and Stereo Mixing

    •Discrete 5.1 mixing, bussing, and routing
    •Console-style Mixer with full stereo and surround meters on every track, buss, submix, and master
    •Surround panning of mono, stereo, and surround audio files
    •Mono, stereo, and surround files can be combined on same track
    •Support for multichannel surround files
    •Surround Panner HUD with automatable controls for rotation, width, collapse, center bias, LFE balance, and individual speaker disabling
    •Surround and stereo panner automation data simultaneously available on each track
    •Automatic surround to stereo Dolby-standard downmix
    •Support for true surround and multi-mono effects
    •Over 1000 royalty-free surround sound effects and music tracks
    •Control surface support (Mackie Control Protocol)


Surround and Stereo Mixing

    •Discrete 5.1 mixing, bussing, and routing
    •Console-style Mixer with full stereo and surround meters on every track, buss, submix, and master
    •Surround panning of mono, stereo, and surround audio files
    •Mono, stereo, and surround files can be combined on same track
    •Support for multichannel surround files
    •Surround Panner HUD with automatable controls for rotation, width, collapse, center bias, LFE balance, and individual speaker disabling
    •Surround and stereo panner automation data simultaneously available on each track
    •Automatic surround to stereo Dolby-standard downmix
    •Support for true surround and multi-mono effects
    •Over 1000 royalty-free surround sound effects and music tracks
    •Control surface support (Mackie Control Protocol)


Integrated Workflow

    •AppleScript scriptable (executable from Soundtrack Pro, Final Cut Pro 6, or as AppleScript droplets for batch processing)
    •Automator actions for creation of complex multiapplication workflows in Mac OS X v10.4 or later
    •Support for video formats up to HD resolutions
    •Integrated video tab
    •Output to SD and HD1 video monitors (via FireWire or PCI card)
    •HD1 or SD output using Digital Cinema Desktop2 to second Apple Cinema Display
    •Send and receive MIDI timecode and beat clock for synchronization with hardware and software
    •Integration with Final Cut Pro 6, DVD Studio Pro 4, and Motion 3
    •Round-trip audio file editing with Final Cut Pro 6 and Motion 3
    •Support for Final Cut Pro 6 scoring markers
    •Conform tab to conform audio edit to new Final Cut Pro 6 edits
    •Conform visual interface for highlighting changed areas
    •Accept or reject changes across entire project or selectively on a change-by-change basis
    •Podcast track to create audio-only, enhanced audio, or video podcasts
    •Support for chapter, artwork, and URL markers in video and audio podcasts
    •Export presets and customizable post-export scripts
    •OMF import
    •AAF import and export


Included Effects

TS = True surround

    •Dynamics

      •Adaptive Limiter
      •Compressor
      •DeEsser
      •Expander
      •Limiter TS
      •Multichannel Gain TS
      •Multipressor
      •Noise Gate
      •Surround Compressor TS

    •Distortion
      •Bitcrusher
      •Clip Distortion
      •Distortion
      •Distortion II
      •Exciter
      •Overdrive
      •Phase Distortion

    •EQ and Filter
      •AutoFilter
      •Channel EQ
      •Fat EQ
      •High Cut
      •High Pass Filter
      •High Shelving EQ
      •Linear Phase EQ
      •Low Cut
      •Low Pass Filter
      •Low Shelving EQ
      •Match EQ TS
      •Parametric EQ
      •Soundtrack Pro AutoFilter

    •Modulation
      •Chorus
      •Ensemble TS
      •Flanger
      •Modulation Delay
      •Phaser
      •Scanner Vibrato
      •Tremolo TS

    •Reverb/Delay
      •PlatinumVerb
      •Soundtrack Pro Reverb
      •Space Designer TS
      •Stereo Delay
      •Tape Delay

    •Metrics and Diagnostics
      •Correlation Meter
      •Multi Meter TS
      •Test Oscillator
      •TunerTS

    •Miscellaneous
      •Denoiser
      •Direction Mixer
      •Enveloper
      •Gain
      •Pitch Shifter II
      •Ringshifter
      •Spectral Gate
      •Stereo Spread
      •SubBass
      •Vocal Transformer

       


  1. HD requires a Power Mac with 1GHz or faster single or dual processors and 1GB of RAM or any Intel-based Macintosh with a minimum of 1GB of RAM.
  2. Digital Cinema Desktop requires a dual-port AGP card with second display.
Last Modified: Jun 26, 2009
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