Apple today announced a free upgrade to Final Cut Pro. The new version, 1.2.5, supports the 16:9 widescreen format, YUV processing and reference movies (to conserve disk space). FCP's 16:9 support extends to capture, editing and output.
Final Cut Pro 1.2.5 will be available next month as a free download to registered users of Final Cut Pro. The full version will retail for $999.
Apple also made two other significant announcements at a press conference this morning, including high definition on the desktop with Pinacle, real-time DVEs and dual-stream uncompressed video with Matrox and an acquisition (Astarte) in the DVD space. We'll bring you more details throughout the day and week, so check back often.
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