FCS 09 in depth White Paper and helpful FCS 09 links
July 23, 2009 02:11PM
Kevin Monahan posted this link to a PDF white paper that pretty much tells you all about FCS 3

[images.apple.com]

Other helpful links

What's new:
[www.apple.com]

19 movies for you to watch from Ripple Training:
[www.rippletraining.com]

FCP 7 User Manual
[documentation.apple.com]

FCS Pro Res White Paper July 09
[images.apple.com]

What's new in Final Cut Server 1.5
[www.apple.com]

Shane Ross found these:

HELP LIBRARY: Comprehensive documentation for Apple?s professional applications.
[documentation.apple.com]

Final Cut Studio Workflows
The Final Cut Studio Workflows document has been designed to summarize the overall post-production process and show how the various applications in Final Cut Studio fit into it. This manual also explains how the applications in Final Cut Studio work together, letting you send projects and media from one environment to another to perform specialized tasks.
[documentation.apple.com]

Walter Murch and Francis Coppola talk Final Cut Studio and Tetro
[www.apple.com]

Pro Level Training DVDs from macprovideo.com
[www.macprovideo.com]

There are a gazillion Apple Support Knowledge Base docs released as part of the FCS3 release, but unfortunately I subscribe to them via RSS and cant find a URL where all of them are. You can subscribe via RSS by going here:
[rss.support.apple.com]

Red Giant plug-ins FCS09 Compatibility Chart
[www.redgiantsoftware.com]

Mike James Critical look at what is missing from the NEW Final Cut Studio
[blogs.digitalmediaonlineinc.com]
Note: Some third party tools already address some of the omissions Mike mentions.

Mike Curtis reviews for Macworld
[provideocoalition.com]

FAQ

Q. Do I really need an Intel Mac to install this?
A. Yes, you do. No one has found a way around it. Yet.

Q. Can I upgrade from any previous version of Final Cut Studio?
A. Yes. You can purchase the FCS upgrade for $299.00 and install that if and only if you have a legitimate copy of Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Production Suite or any previous version of Final Cut Pro installed on your Mac.

Q. Can I buy the upgrade if I have an NFR or Academic Version of Final Cut?
A. Nope. You now need to purchase the full retail version for $999.00. Congratulations.

Q. How come the Price for the Full Retail version of FCS went DOWN $300.00 and the Academic Price went UP $200.00?
A. We don't know. But the numbers suggest that if you are a Student thinking about purchasing FCS for the first time you might be better off buying the full retail version for $999.00 rather than trying to save $100.00 for the Academic version. You can't upgrade from an Academic version. You can from the retail version.

Q. Does a paper manual ship with the NEW Final Cut Studio?
A. Nope. Be proud that no trees died for the NEW Final Cut Studio.

Q. Will all my third party plugins and filters work with the NEW Final Cut Studio
A. All of them? Probably not. Most of them? Sure. Check with the plug-in developer before you install.

Q. Is it worth it upgrading to the NEW Final Cut Studio?
A. For just $299.00?! Are you kidding me?

Q. I really need some of these new features. Should I upgrade now?
A. Not if you are in the middle of a project. If you are the conservative sort wait a few months and keep reading what everyone else is saying and THEN upgrade. If you live on the edge then by all means upgrade. Then post on this forum and tell us all about what wonderful and painful things you find.

Q. How come this NEW version is named "Final Cut Studio" and not "Final Cut Studio 3" or Final Cut Studio 2009?" Won't that be confusing?
A. Yes it will.

Q. How come it took over 2 years for this?
A. Because that's how long it took.


Please add to this thread links to any helpful web sites, white papers, reviews, commentaries and opinions from end users.

Michael Horton
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Re: FCS 3 in depth White Paper and helpful FCS 3 links
July 23, 2009 02:35PM
NEW - 2009 ProRes White Paper:

[images.apple.com]

When life gives you dilemmas...make dilemmanade.

Re: FCS 3 in depth White Paper and helpful FCS 3 links
July 23, 2009 04:33PM
That ProRes whitepaper has one of the best, most concise explanations of chroma subsampling I've seen in a long time. I think we should keep the link handy.

Also, I was kind of amazed to discover that ProRes 4444 is 12-bit, and 16-bit lossless in the alpha channel. That's outstanding.

Re: FCS 3 in depth White Paper and helpful FCS 3 links
July 23, 2009 04:34PM
As this thread expands we can add it to the wiki. Damn its been so long I've forgotten how to add to the Wiki

Michael Horton
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Re: FCS 09 in depth White Paper and helpful FCS 09 links
July 23, 2009 05:14PM
This upgrade really WOKE UP this forum, huh Mike?

When life gives you dilemmas...make dilemmanade.

Re: FCS 09 in depth White Paper and helpful FCS 09 links
July 23, 2009 08:15PM
PDF of part of manual dealing with new speed controls

[manuals.info.apple.com]

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Re: FCS 09 in depth White Paper and helpful FCS 09 links
July 23, 2009 09:42PM
Interesting date on that document.
Re: FCS 09 in depth White Paper and helpful FCS 09 links
July 23, 2009 11:05PM
If you look at the bottom you can see it's a draft.

Re: FCS 09 in depth White Paper and helpful FCS 09 links
July 24, 2009 05:22AM
I understand. Just interesting to see that the documentation was being drafted in mid-May.
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