Apple Introduces Production Suite Bundle

Apple Computer announced Tuesday at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles, Calif. a software suite for film and video that delivers real-time production tools in one package.

Production Suite combines Final Cut Pro HD, DVD Studio Pro 3 and Motion, into a complete collection of professional graphics, video, audio and DVD authoring applications.

Production Suite also contains LiveType 1.2 for resolution independent animated titling, Compressor 1.2 for HD encoding, Cinema Tools for filmmakers working with 35mm or 16mm film and QuickTime Pro for powering the digital media workflow from capture to delivery.

Production Suite is available now for a suggested retail price of US$1,299. Registered users of Final Cut Pro can upgrade for $699.