Apple unveiled on Sunday Final Cut Studio 2, its production suite for film editors. As part of the update Apple will release Final Cut Pro 6, which features the Open Format Timeline.
The Open Format Timeline will allow users to mix formats, mix resolutions and even mix frame-rates. The application will also include SmoothCam, which will remove unwanted camera motion. Editable Motion Templates within Final Cut Pro will also be included in this version.
Motion 3 includes many new features including the ability for all real-time tools to be extended to 3D. Motion also has multi cam and light sources, and vector-based paint with pen pressure and speed sensitivity.
Motion 3 will also have Match Moving, a new simple workflow that automatically follows the path of any animated object (even if it was not created in Motion). Match Moving will suggests points and create motion paths for video.
Retiming Behaviors like, Hold Frame, Set Speeds, and other creative timing effects like Slip and Slide are also part of the application.
Audio Behaviors allows animations to respond to the soundtrack and control animations based on volume and frequency. Audio behaviors can be assigned to any parameter on any object.
Apple showed the application at the National Association of Broadcasters conference this week Las Vegas. We will bring you updates on the other applications as they become available.