Final Cut Studio 1.0 - Technical Specifications

Final Cut Studio 1.0 - Part Numbers
Retail M9911Z/A
Upgrade from Final Cut Pro M9912Z/A
Upgrade from Production Suite M9911Z/A
Academic M9916Z/A


Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • A Macintosh computer with a PowerPC G4 (867 megahertz [MHz] or faster) or PowerPC G5 processor
    • HD features require 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster single processor or dual processors (authoring HD DVDs requires a PowerPC G5 processor)
  • 512 megabytes (MB) of random-access memory (RAM)
    • HD features require 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM or more (2 GB recommended)
  • Display with at least 1024 x 768 resolution
  • AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Quartz Extreme graphics card
    • Motion requires the standard graphics card found in any Power Mac G5, any iMac G5, a 1.25 GHz or faster PowerBook G4, or a 1.25 GHz or faster flat-panel iMac. Any one of the following graphics cards is highly recommended:
      • NVIDIA GeForce FX 6800 Ultra DDL or 6800 GT DDL (NV40)
      • ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (RV M11), ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (R350), or 9800 XT (R360)
  • DVD drive
  • Replication of DVD Studio Pro 4-authored DVDs requires a DLT drive

Minimum Software Requirements

  • Mac OS X v10.3.9 or Mac OS X v10.4 (or later)
    • Mac OS X v10.4 (or later) required to use Core Image Units and 16- and 32-bit float rendering in Motion
  • QuickTime 7 (or later)
  • Playback of DVD Studio Pro 4-authored HD DVDs requires a PowerPC G5 processor, Mac OS X v10.4 (or later), and Apple DVD Player 4.6 (or later)

Available Disk Space

  • 4 GB of disk space required to install all applications (Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Motion, Cinema Tools, LiveType, Compressor, and Apple Qmaster)
  • Additional 41 GB required to install all optional templates, loops, content, and tutorials (may be installed on separate disk[s]):
    • 8 GB for DVD Studio Pro content
    • 8 GB for Motion templates, Motion Series LiveFonts, and tutorial media
    • 8 GB for Soundtrack Pro content
    • 12 GB for LiveType content
    • 5 GB for Apple Pro Training Final Cut Studio Tutorials media
Published Date: Jun 26, 2009