updated 02:20 pm EDT, Fri October 3, 2008
UFSD allows Ext2/3 drives
Paragon Software's Universal File System Driver (UFSD) has been chosen for use in the QuVIS Wraptor Digital Cinema Package for Apple's Final Cut Studio. The Mastering plug-in for Final Cut will allow users to create a digital cinema content distribution Ext2/3-formated hard drive. UFSD technology was developed by Paragon to provide cross-platform access to volumes of major file systems (ext2/3, HFS+, NTFS, FAT32) under multiple platforms like the Mac, along with Windows and Linux. The UFSD format, embedded into the Wraptor plug-in, allows Mac users to deliver an industry standard hard drive for distribution.
The Wraptor Digital Cinema Mastering Plug-in for Final Cut Studio 2 retails for $700. It requires Final Cut 6.0.4 or later, Compressor 3.0.3 or higher and Mac OS X 10.5 or above.