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Mac Notebook Support - Service Answer Center
20-Jan-2016 Find answers to all your questions about service options, warranty, pricing, and other processes in your country.http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=servicefaq&geo=United_States&product=Macnotebooks
PowerBook G4 Graphics Update 1.0
13-Sep-2011 This update is recommended for the following PowerBook G4 computers: - PowerBook G4 (15-inch, 1.67 GHz) - PowerBook G4 (17-inch, 1.67 GHz) The PowerBook G4 Graphics Update 1.0 improves graphics stability for some 1.67-GHz PowerBook G4 computers. The installer guides you through the steps to install the PowerBook G4 Graphics Update 1.0. System Requirements Installation of the PowerBook G4 Graphics Update requires Mac OS X 10.4.2.https://support.apple.com/kb/DL450?viewlocale=en_CA&locale=en_CA
Battery Update 1.1
13-Sep-2011 Enhances the performance of the battery to ensure that full capacity is available for your PowerBook or iBook. Supports the following products: - iBook (Dual USB) - iBook (Late 2001) - iBook (Opaque 16 VRAM) - iBook (32 VRAM) - iBook G4 (12-inch) - PowerBook G4 (12-inch) - PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI) - PowerBook G4 (15-inch FW 800) - PowerBook G4 (17-inch) - PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.33GHz)https://support.apple.com/kb/DL625?viewlocale=en_CA&locale=en_CA
I want to update my old powerbook G4 17" OSX 10.3.9 up to Tiger OSX 10.4. Can I buy a download Thank you
30-Jul-2015I want to update my old powerbook G4 17" OSX 10.3.9 up to Tiger OSX 10.4. Can I buy a download version from you? Thank youhttps://discussions.apple.com/thread/7148480?language=en
can I install classic os on powerbook g4?
13-Feb-2016can I install classic os on powerbook g4?https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7454570?language=en
WPA2 wifi on PowerBook G4 - possible?
13-Apr-2016hey PowerPeeps - upgraded my wifi router which uses WPA2 Personal encryption by default (preferred); older Powerbook G4 can deal w WEP (& LEAP) encryption only, so it rejects login attempts to the wifi Does anyone know if there is a device or an app that can help this faithful old dog make the leap to this level of security? I do know that i can back down the encryption on the router to WEP for the Powerbook (& everything else), but then security level is decreased for all my other newerhttps://discussions.apple.com/thread/7528178?language=en
will a powerbook g4 be fast on the web
15-Apr-2016Later PowerBooks are still very capable of doing productivity work like word processing, spreadsheets, etc. However, many web sites are no longer optimized for the PowerPC processor used in PowerBooks. Generally, web video witb be choppy at best and a slide show at the other extreme. Even without video, these Apple forums, since the change in the underlying forum software Apple uses about two years ago, are very sluggish on even our fastest G4 Macs. For some reason, late model powerbookshttps://discussions.apple.com/thread/4969028?language=en
Aluminum PowerBook (15 inch) Battery Update v1.1
18-Jan-2012 This update aids the 15-inch Aluminum PowerBook battery in performing at full capacity. For detailed information about this update, please visit this website: Updating battery firmware for PowerBook G4 (15-inch Double-Layer SD) and some earlier PowerBooks.https://support.apple.com/kb/DL390?viewlocale=en_CA&locale=en_CA
Vintage and obsolete products
8-Mar-2016 iBook iBook (800 MHz 32 VRAM) iBook (900 MHz 32 VRAM) iBook (14.1 LCD) iBook (14.1 LCD 900 MHz 32VRAM) iBook (14.1 LCD 16 VRAM) iBook (14.1 LCD 32 VRAM) iBook (16 VRAM) iBook (Opaque 16 VRAM) iBook (32 VRAM) iBook Special Edition (FireWire) iBook (Dual USB) iBook (Firewire) iBook (Late 2001) iBook G4 [original] iBook G4 (Early 2004) iBook G4 (12-inch, Late 2004) iBook G4 (14-inch) iBook G4 (14-inch, Early 2004) iBook G4 (14-inch, Late 2004) iBook G4 (12-inch, Mid 2005) iBook G4 (14-inch, Mid 2005) MacBook (13-inch, Late 2006) MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2007) MacBook (13-inch, Late 2007) MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008) MacBook (13-inch, Late 2008) MacBook Air [original] MacBook Pro [original] MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.4/2.2GHz) MacBook Pro (15-inch, Core 2 Duo) MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008) MacBook Pro (17-inch) MacBook Pro (17-inch, Core 2 Duo) MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.4GHz) MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008) MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008) PowerBook 100 thru PowerBook 540c (all models) PowerBook 1400 (all models)iMac (USB 2.0) PowerBook 2400 thru 5300cs (all models) PowerBook Duo Dock (all models) PowerBook Duo (all models) PowerBook (Firewire) PowerBook G3 PowerBook G3 (Bronze Keyboard) PowerBook G3 Series PowerBook G4 PowerBook G4 (DVI) PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) PowerBook G4 (1GHz/867MHz) PowerBook G4 (12-inch) PowerBook G4 (12-inch, 1.33Ghz) PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI) PowerBook G4 (15-inch, 1.5/1.33Ghz) PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.67/1.5Ghz) PowerBook G4 (15-inch, FW800) PowerBook G4 (17-inch) PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.33Ghz) PowerBook G4 (17-inch, 1.5Ghz) PowerBook G4 (15-inch, 1.67/1.5Ghz) PowerBook G4 (17-inch, 1.67Ghz) PowerBook G4 (12-inch, 1.5Ghz) PowerBook G4 (15-inch, Double-Layer SD) PowerBook G4 (17-inch, Double-Layer SD)https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201624
SuperDrive Firmware Update v2.0
13-Sep-2011 The SuperDrive Firmware Update fixes burning speeds when writing to certain recordable DVD media. You can print these instructions and refer to them while you are updating the firmware. System Requirements - Mac OS X v10.3.9 Panther or Mac OS X v10.4.6 Tiger - DVD Drive UJ-835 - One of the following products: PowerBook G4 (12 -inch 1.5GHz) PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.33GHz, 1.5GHz, or 1.67GHz) PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.67GHz) iMac G5 (17-inch 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz) iMac G5 (20-inch 1.8GHz) Mac mini G4 If you have a DVD drive UJ-845 this update will not apply and you will get the message “No devices were found that require this firmware update.” Installing the SuperDrive Firmware Update Follow these steps to install the update: 1. Save all open documents and quit all applications. 2. Double-click the SuperDrive Firmware Update icon. If you meet the system requirements and cannot update the firmware using this program, contact your local Apple Authorized Service Provider or an Apple Store retail location. Important: Do not reset, shut down, or turn off power to your computer while updating the firmware. Doing so may damage your SuperDrive.https://support.apple.com/kb/DL356?viewlocale=en_CA&locale=en_CA
PowerPC-Based Mac notebooks: Identifying the right power adapter and power cord--US
6-Mar-2015 Keep in mind that size, shape, and color of replacement adapters and cords may vary. If you are trying to locate an power adapter part number for an Intel-based Mac notebook, please see this article. Note: This document applies only to the United States. Part numbers are different in other locations. This article is for identification purposes only. If you are looking to troubleshoot an adapter issue, refer to Mac notebooks: Troubleshooting power adapters with a barrel-type connector. Computer Adapter AC Cord AC Plug ("Duck head") iBook (Dual USB) iBook (Late 2001) iBook (14.1 LCD) iBook (16 VRAM) iBook (14.1 LCD 16 VRAM) iBook (Opaque 16 VRAM) iBook (32 VRAM) iBook (14.1 LCD 32 VRAM) iBook (800MHz 32 VRAM) iBook (900MHz 32 VRAM) iBook (14.1 LCD 900MHz 32 VRAM) iBook G4 iBook G4 (14-inch) iBook G4 (Early 2004) both sizes iBook G4 (Late 2004) both sizes PowerBook G4 (Titanium) PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) PowerBook G4 (DVI) PowerBook G4 (12-inch) PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI) PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.33GHz) PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5 GHz) 661-3346 922-4623 or 922-5463 (replace like-for-like) 922-5863 PowerBook G4 (1 GHz/867 MHz) PowerBook G4 (15-inch FW800) PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.5/1.33GHz) PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.67/1.5GHz) PowerBook G4 (17-inch) PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.33GHz) PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.5GHz) PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.67GHz) 661-3746 922-5463 922-5863https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201182
Final Cut Studio 5.1 (Universal) - Technical Specifications
26-Jun-2009 FINAL CUT STUDIO 5.1 (Universal) - Part Numbers Retail MA285Z/A Upgrade from Final Cut Pro MA286Z/A Academic MA290Z/A Minimum Hardware Requirements to Install All Final Cut Studio Applications • A Macintosh computer with an 867 megahertz (MHz) or faster PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, or Intel Core Duo processor • HD features require a 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster single processor or dual processors; authoring or playing back HD DVDs requires a PowerPC G5 or Intel Core Duo processor • 512 megabytes (MB) of random-access memory (RAM) • HD features require 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM or more (2 GB recommended) • Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) or PCI Express Quartz Extreme graphics card • Motion requires the standard graphics card found in any MacBook Pro, iMac Intel Core Duo, Power Mac G5, or iMac G5; a 1.25 GHz or faster PowerBook G4; or a 1.25 GHz or faster flat-panel iMac. One of the following graphics cards is highly recommended: • NVIDIA GeForce Quadro FX 4500, 7800 GT, 6800 Ultra DDL, or 6800 GT DDL • ATI Radeon X850 XT, X800 XT, 9800 XT, or 9800 Pro • ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 or 9700 Note: Go to http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/motion/specs.html to find the latest list of supported graphics cards or to download the Motion Compatibility Checker. • A display with 1024 x 768 resolution or higher (1280 x 1024 resolution recommended) • A DVD drive for installation Minimum Software Requirements • Mac OS X v10.4.4 (or later) • QuickTime 7.0.4 (or later) Minimum Hardware Requirements to Install Individual Final Cut Studio Applications Final Cut Pro 5 • A Macintosh computer with a single 500 MHz or faster PowerPC G4 or G5 processor (550 MHz for PowerBook G4), any Macintosh computer with dual PowerPC G4 or G5 processors, or any Macintosh computer with an Intel Core Duo processor; 1 GHz or faster single processor or dual processors required to use HD • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended); 1 GB required to use HD • AGP or PCI Express Quartz Extreme graphics card DVD Studio Pro 4 • A Macintosh computer with a 733 MHz or faster PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, or Intel Core Duo processor; PowerPC G5 or Intel Core Duo processor required for HD • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended); authoring HD DVDs requires 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended) • AGP or PCI Express Quartz Extreme graphics card • 8 MB of video memory (32 MB recommended) • Playback of DVD Studio Pro 4-authored HD DVDs requires a PowerPC G5 or Intel Core Duo processor • For writing finished projects to disc: 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 projects on tape to a replicator (suggested for DVD-9 projects): DLT drive • For transporting projects on disc that contain copy-protection or dual-layer features to a replicator: authoring DVD drive • Source material requirements: • Edited video files in MPEG-1, MPEG-2, HDV, HD DVD-compliant H.264, or QuickTime format • Edited audio files in PCM, AIFF, MPEG-1 Layer 2, AC-3, DTS, or QuickTime format Motion 2 • A Macintosh computer with an 867 MHz or faster PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, or Intel Core Duo processor (dual 2 GHz or faster processors recommended) • 512 MB of RAM (2 GB of RAM or more recommended for real-time interactivity) • Motion requires the standard graphics card found in any MacBook Pro, iMac Intel Core Duo, Power Mac G5, or iMac G5; a 1.25 GHz or faster PowerBook G4; or a 1.25 GHz or faster flat-panel iMac. One of the following graphics cards is highly recommended: • NVIDIA GeForce Quadro FX 4500, 7800 GT, 6800 Ultra DDL, or 6800 GT DDL • ATI Radeon X850 XT, X800 XT, 9800 XT, or 9800 Pro • ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 or 9700 Note: Go to http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/motion/specs.html to find the latest list of supported graphics cards or to download the Motion Compatibility Checker. • A display with 1024 x 768 resolution or higher (1280 x 1024 resolution recommended) Soundtrack Pro • A Macintosh computer with a single 500 MHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor, dual 450 MHz or faster PowerPC G4 processors, or any PowerPC G5 or Intel Core Duo processor (867 MHz or faster processor recommended) • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended) • AGP or PCI Express graphics card • A display with 1024 x 768 resolution or higher (1280 x 854 resolution recommended) 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 42 GB required to install all optional templates, loops, content, and tutorials (may be installed on separate disks): • 9 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 mediahttps://support.apple.com/kb/SP514?viewlocale=en_CA&locale=en_CA
Mac notebooks: About the Sudden Motion Sensor
16-Mar-2016 All Intel-based Mac notebooks have Sudden Motion Sensor technology. These include:
PowerPC computers starting with PowerBook G4 (12-inch, 1.5GHz), PowerBook G4 (15-inch, 1.67/1.5GHz), PowerBook G4 (17-inch, 1.67GHz), and iBook G4 computers starting with iBook G4 (Mid 2005).
Note: Computers with Solid State Drives (SSD) or Flash Storage do not use SMS as the drives have no moving parts. The Sudden Motion Sensor is designed to detect unusually strong vibrations, sudden changes in position, and accelerated movement. If the sensor detects any of these, it instantly parks the hard drive heads to help reduce the risk of damage to the hard drive in case of impact. The parking of the heads may be accompanied by a small clicking or "tink" sound which is normal and expected. If you are actively playing video, audio, or performing other similar tasks, you may notice a pause in the task when the SMS engages. The task should resume as soon as the SMS is in a state where it can disengage. When the SMS senses that the computer's position is once again stable, it unlocks the hard drive heads and returns to normal operation. In general, SMS protection does not change hard disk performance with regular operation. For best results, avoid picking up or moving the computer off your work surface while it is awake and active. If you must move it, sleep it by closing the lid or using the Apple Menu. What if I need to disable the Sudden Motion Sensor? Apple has adjusted the Sudden Motion Sensor feature carefully to provide the best balance between protecting the hard drive and preventing unwanted activation of the Sudden Motion Sensor. Most Mac notebook owners never need to turn this feature off. Apple suggests that you not modify the settings unless absolutely necessary. In some environments, such as live concert halls, recording studios, or dance clubs, external vibrations may be major enough to cause the module to unexpectedly park the hard drive heads, resulting in interrupted sound or video playback. In these situations, you may find that you want to disable the feature temporarily. First determine the status of the Sudden Motion Sensor
From the Finder's Go menu, choose Utilities.
In the Utilities folder, open Terminal.
When the command line appears, type sudo pmset -g and and press Return.
Type in the administrator password when prompted and hit Return. This command queries the computer for the current setting of the Sudden Motion Sensor. You can determine the setting by locating the Sudden Motion Sensor entry in Mac OS X v10.4 and later and looking to the right to determine its value. The default setting is "1" (turned on). If the sensor is off the setting will be "0".
To disable the Sudden Motion Sensor in Mac OS X v10.4 and later:
If the Sudden Motion Sensor is turned on, you can disable it by typing sudo pmset -a sms 0 into Terminal and pressing Return.
Type your administrator password when you are prompted.
Type sudo pmset -g command to be sure that the setting returns as "0".
Any changes that you make to the Sudden Motion Sensor setting remain in effect even after you restart the computer. If you choose to disable the Sudden Motion Sensor, Apple recommends that you enable it as soon as possible in order to take full advantage of the feature. To re-enable the Sudden Motion Sensor in Mac OS X 10.4 and later:
If the Sudden Motion Sensor is turned off and the status returns a "0", you can re-enable the Sudden Motion Sensor by typing sudo pmset -a sms 1 into Terminal and pressing Return.
Type your administrator password when you are prompted.
Type pmset -g command to be sure that the setting returns as "1".
Final Cut Pro 3 - Technical Specifications
15-Oct-2010 Final Cut Pro 3 - Part Numbers Retail M8562Z/A Upgrade M8564Z/A Final Cut Pro 3 System Requirements Macintosh computer with a 300-MHz or faster PowerPC G3 or G4 processor and built-in FireWire. 500-MHz or faster single or 450-MHz dual processor Power Mac G4 or PowerBook G4 required for G4 realtime effects. 667-MHz PowerBook G4 required for mobile G4 realtime effects in DV format. Mac OS 9.2.2 or Mac OS X v10.1.1. QuickTime (included). 256MB of RAM (384MB recommended for G4 realtime effects). 40MB of available disk space required for installation. Video Capture. Simultaneous video output to a computer monitor, an NTSC or PAL TV monitor, a VCR, or a camera.. Multiple resolutions and transcoding options. Batch digitizing into bins. Support for making subclips during logging. Ability to add scene, shot, take, and comment notations to footage as it is being logged. Hardware-accurate waveform monitor and vectorscope. Autosync compensator. Long-frame indicators. Video Capture Simultaneous video output to a computer monitor, an NTSC or PAL TV monitor, a VCR, or a camera. Multiple resolutions and transcoding options. Batch digitizing into bins. Support for making subclips during logging. Ability to add scene, shot, take, and comment notations to footage as it is being logged. Hardware-accurate waveform monitor and vectorscope. Autosync compensator. Long-frame indicators. Editing Source/record three-point editing model. Unique mode-free user interface for seamless movement between editing, trimming, and effects functions. Realtime effects support through out-of-the-box G4 realtime effects architecture or select realtime PCI cards for realtime editing with render-free playback of dissolves, wipes, motion effects, titles, and color correction. Match frame. Extend and split edit functions. Support for multiple timelines in projects. Multiple actions, including insert, overlay, and replace. Ability to back-time edits in a single step. Active track targeting. Numerical trimming from timeline. Slip-and-slide, ripple, and roll tools. Through-edit indicators in timeline. Support for editing and trimming using black (null) space. Sync detection and automatic correction. Markers with or without comments and durations. Choice of editing with offline or online files. One-step transition and superimpose edit mode. Editing palette containing the most-used functions. Timecode Overlays and Quick-Sync indicators. Ability to paste and remove attribute commands. Advanced media management Use the Media Management tool for clip— and sequence-based moving, transcoding, consolidation, trimming, and archiving. Convert sequences and projects between formats using the graphical before and after indicator. Take advantage of EDL import/export for efficient workflow between third-party offline and online systems. Frame accurate “digital cuts” to tape. View the Edit Decision List in a text window. Protect your work with 99 levels of undo and the time-stamped Autosave Vault. See the source timecode of every frame using Timecode Overlays. View synced clips across timeline tracks using Quick-Sync indicators. Take advantage of the external editor preference to define additional applications to launch and edit project elements. Capture video directly from most DV devices. Return easily to previous stages of a project with the Autosave Vault. Store clips and effects in multiple bins and folders. View icons and list views by name and other parameters. Open multiple sequences and programs. Use multi-item sorts, sifts, and Boolean searches, and display long clip names. Store clip information in 41 bin categories, such as file size, frame rate, and comments. Use optional subclips. Scroll through thumbnails in the Browser window. Printing to tape and exporting Insert and assemble to tape using device control. Up to 4000-by-4000-pixel resolution in any combination, including ITU-R 601 720-by-486-pixel and 720-by-576-nonsquare-pixel options. Compressed or uncompressed output. 60-field processing. Compositing and effects Create virtually unlimited layers of sophisticated effects using integrated, proxy-free compositing and effects architecture. Use Bezier curves with movable motion paths, graphs, and numerical controls to apply and control effects and animations with precise keyframe control. Supported PCI realtime cards (including \Matrox RTMac and Pinnacle Systems’ CinéWave) use QuickTime-based realtime architecture for seamless integration with the Final Cut Pro motion tab and effects. Create stunning 2D and 3D animated titles, multisided video cubes, and page curls with effects tools from BorisFX and CGM. Manipulate video and images directly on-screen. Use unlimited compositing layers. Import Adobe Photoshop files complete with layers to assemble effects and motion. Apply effects with qualified third-party After Effects plug-ins. Enjoy the accuracy of subpixel interpolation rendering. Insert fully editable nested sequences. Use standard and advanced 3D and Scrolling Text generators. Use keyframe-based filters to adjust effects over time. Smooth compositing animations with Ease In/Ease Out motion paths. Build complex effects with realtime wireframe playback. Create custom FXScript plug-in filters and transitions using the FXBuilder scripting language. Apply effects to time ranges, not just clips. Use Photoshop-like transfer modes, such as multiply and lighten. Work with multiple compositing methods such as alpha, blue and green screen, and luminance, including automatic alpha compositing. Use time effects including slow motion with frame blending. Use motion blur and sophisticated image deinterlacing. Reduce unsteady still frames from interlaced video with the flicker filter. Move an entire motion path using the Canvas. Use low-quality render options for fast review; each of four quality settings has a separate render cache. Take advantage of more than 60 predefined transitions and 75 built-in filters and keying effects. Audio Eight tracks or more of audio playback in real time. OMF audio export for easy workflow with industry-standard mixing and finishing systems. Built-in audio filters, including reverb, EQ, echo, and noise gate. Subframe audio editing to 1/100th of a frame. Sampling at 8 to 48 kHz and 8 to 16 bits. Audio level meters. Audio pan controls. Logarithmic audio fades. Scrubbing with or without pitch shifting. Automatic, single-step audio transitions. More than 12 audio filters, including three-band and parameter equalizer, compressor/limiter, 60/120-Hz hum remover, and noise gate. Audio peak detection for clips and sequences. PeakDV audio-editing tool for time compression/expansion, VST plug-in support, and batch file processing (included). Architecture Mode-free user interface for fast, seamless transitions between editing, trimming, effects, and compositing. Video Native YUV-based rendering engine. QuickView preview for viewing complex effects without waiting to render. Selective device control and Easy Setups for multiformat acquisition. QuickTime-based for outstanding support for cross-platform delivery. Support for Adobe After Effects plug-ins and Final Cut Pro 3 FXScript plug-ins. Designed for seamless performance with all current Macintosh computers. Optimized for PowerPC G4 with Velocity Engine, including dual processor Power Mac computers. Input and Output formats NTSC and PAL DV video using FireWire. Composite and component NTSC and PAL analog and uncompressed standard definition support using third-party capture cards from Pinnacle Systems and others. HD support for formats including 1080i, 23.976, 24p, 25, 29.97, and 30 fps (requires third-party PCI hardware). QuickTime video and file format export, including M-JPEG, Sorenson, Cinepak, and web streaming. Standard image format import (BMP, JPEG, MacPaint, Photoshop, PICT, PNG, QuickTime Image, SGI, TARGA, TIFF) with alpha channels maintained. Standard audio formats supported, including AIFF, and WAV. Import and export of common EDLs with preread options.https://support.apple.com/kb/SP608?viewlocale=en_CA&locale=en_CA
Final Cut Express 1 - Technical Specifications
15-Oct-2010 Final Cut Express 1 - Part Number Retail M8987Z/A Final Cut Express 1 System requirements Macintosh computer with a 300-MHz or faster PowerPC G3 or G4 processor and built-in FireWire. A 500-MHz or faster single or 450-MHz dualprocessor Power Mac G4 or PowerBook G4 is required for G4 real-time effects. A 667-MHz PowerBook G4 is required for mobile G4 real-time effects. Mac OS X v10.2 or later. QuickTime 6.0.2 or later. 256MB of RAM (384MB recommended for G4 real-time effects). 40MB of available disk space required for installation. Input/Capturing Video Plug-and-play support for most DV25-format camcorders and decks:MiniDV and DVCAM (NTSC or PAL). Works effortlessly with most FireWire-enabled MiniDV camcorders from leading manufacturers like Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and JVC. Output Print to Video command lets you send a sequence or clip to videotape for recording. Projects can be recorded on your DV camcorder. Footage can be looped if you want to output your program multiple times on the same tape. Import your completed project in iDVD or DVD Studio Pro to create a DVD. Add chapter markers with or without comments and durations to jump to specified content. Projects can be exported using a wide range of codecs, including MPEG-4, for distribution via email or the web. Editing Tools Unique mode-free interface lets you move seamlessly between editing, trimming, compositing and effects, and audio functions in the Viewer, Canvas, Browser, and Timeline. Three-point editing model uses three edit points to define where a new clip should be added to your sequence. Final Cut Express calculates the fourth point. Editing commands are available from multiple points in the interface. Sync detection and correction compensates for audio and video tracks that slip out of sync. Edits to clips reference the original video so the source footage is never altered. Multiple editing actions, including insert, overwrite, and replace, give you control over how clips are added to the timeline. Extend and split trimming edit functions include slip-and-slide, ripple, and roll tools. Active track targeting lets you specify individual or multiple tracks to apply edits to, or to protect from being edited. The Autosave Vault saves your project at specified intervals so you can return to any point in your edit without losing your work. Transitions, Filters and Effects Final Cut Express includes over 200 transitions, filters, and effects. Precision controls are available simply by clicking a tab in the Viewer window. Real-time effects deliver select transitions, titles, and composites without rendering on Mac systems equipped with G4 processors. Make sure flesh tones and other key elements are accurate. Mix colors to achieve a visual style. Match footage from different sources for consistency. Correct errors in color balance and exposure. Compositing Use nesting to build virtually unlimited compositing layers for complex video effects. Import Adobe Photoshop files complete with layers to create effects and motion graphics. Use Bezier curves with movable motion paths, graphs, and numerical controls to apply and control animations. Smooth compositing animations with ease in/ease out motion paths. Use time effects, including slow motion with frame blending, to create smooth time-altered playback. With accurate subpixel interpolation rendering, effects placed on a clip are applied smoothly to produce a high-quality result. Apply effects to time ranges, not just clips, for full control over the look of a sequence. Use Photoshop-like transfer modes such as multiply and lighten. Use the flicker filter to incorporate still frames from video. Titling Boris Calligraphy plug-ins help you create 3D titles. Precision controls are available simply by clicking a tab. Use the titling tools to create a range of title styles to fit your project. Use the Final Cut Express standard and scrolling text generators to create titles that crawl, scroll, or appear in the lower third of the screen. Combine titles with other filters, effects, and compositing for unlimited creative expression. Audio Final Cut Express lets you include up to 99 total audio tracks with up to 8 tracks of audio playback in real time. More than 12 audio filters, including three-band and parameter equalizer, compressor/limiter, 60/120-Hz hum remover, and noise gate give you control over the quality of your soundtrack. Built-in audio filters include reverb, EQ, echo, and noise gate. Subframe audio editing to 1/100th of a frame gives you precise control over audio edits. Audio level meters allow you to achieve the dynamic range you want. Audio pan controls let you control stereo channel playback. Sampling at 8 to 48 kHz and 8 to 16 bits enables you to match the recorded source material sample rate and control audio quality. Record a voice-over track directly to the timeline. Voice-over can be recorded while video is playing back for perfect timing. Range Capture window lets you name, add comments, and organize your captured clips as you import them. Support for multiple sequences in projects allows you to create alternative edits or break projects up into smaller pieces. Sequences can be nested and remain fully editable. They can also be reused in multiple timelines. Asset management is made easier with bins that allow you to organize your files and sequences in a project.https://support.apple.com/kb/SP602?viewlocale=en_CA&locale=en_CA
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