updated 01:05 pm EDT, Fri September 10, 2004
New Final Cut Pro features
Apple at IBC this morning announced some of the new features that will appear in the , its video editing software, according to Digit magazine. "The future version - Apple was loathe to say 'next' - will support MPEG-2 IMX, and Panasonic's P2. MPEG-2 IMX is a form of the MPEG codec used in camcorders such as Sony's MSW900 and PDW530, which produces higher quality footage than conventional MPEG-2. Currently, only high-end systems such Sony's XPRI and Pinnacle's Liquid Blue support the format. P2 is a camcorder media format designed to be more hard-wearing than tape. It's based around 2GB and 4GB PCMCIA media cards, which can record between 8/16 minutes of DVCPRO footage or 4/8 minutes of DVCPRO 50 footage respectively."