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Apple announces DVD Studio Pro 3

updated 03:40 pm EDT, Sun April 18, 2004

DVD Studio Pro 3

Apple today announced , the latest version of Apple's professional DVD authoring application that gives users a complete set of tools for modern DVD design and authoring. DVD Studio Pro 3 features revolutionary new Alpha Transitions to create stylish DVDs and an innovative new Graphical View for easy visualization of a project's entire flow. DVD Studio Pro 3 also includes Compressor 1.2, the latest version of Apple's revolutionary digital media encoding and compression tool that provides high-quality HD to MPEG-2 encoding.

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  1. scott brown

    Joined: Dec 1969



    where's the dvd-audio authoring?!?!

  1. jakefans

    Joined: Dec 1969


    the answer

    I read a press release somewhere this week indicating that a company was going to release an OSX version of its windoze DVD-Audio authoring suite. Can't remember who it was, but it probably was Discwelder, since they've been talking about a Mac version since late 2002.

    A few misc notes on DVDSP3:
    -It will require OSX 10.3.2 to operate.
    -Registered users of DVDSP 1 and 2 will be eligible for an upgrade costing $199. (No word on academic pricing for the upgrade.)
    -Anyone who purchased DVDSP2 (Commercial, Academic, or Upgrade) after April 18, 2004 can participate in the Up-To-Date program, and get a DVDSP3 upgrade for $30.

    I loved DVDSP1.5 (especially when the price dropped to $250 with the $30 Up-To-Date upgrade.) Unfortunately, DVDSP2 was buggy, crashed way too often, and was less user-friendly than DVDSP1.5. (And some thought 1.5 was unintuitive!)

    I'm torn as to whether I'll see better results if I spend the money on either the DVDSP3 upgrade or the Bitvice encoder. (Heck, I may just give up and buy the LaCie Fastcoder and use CaptyDVD instead.)

  1. rafdesign

    Joined: Dec 1969


    will this accept 24fps?

    Version 1.0 was abble to use mpeg2 rendered at 23.97 fps (or 24fps) from the excellent TMPGENC on my PC and then import in DVD Studio Pro 1.0 . But the version 1.5 and v.2.0 refused... so does anyone knows if this feature is back?
    When you know how cool is it to shoot a PAL 25 fps and slow dow to 23.97fps to 'print' finally a NTSC's the best.

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