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Summer 2003: FCP4 & related releases with online demonstrations;
Plus, updated every day: local movie show times and historical database


Final Cut Pro 4 debuts officially and will go on sale at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003 at participating Apple Authorized Resellers and Apple retail stores. Selected stores will host a “4@4” kick-off event with theater demos and industry-leading editors sharing how their latest projects were made with Final Cut Pro.

1) Apple senior VP of worldwide product marketing
             
Phil Schiller delivered a keynote presentation at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
show April 18, 2003, introducing new versions of Apple’s professional video applications:
Final Cut Pro 4, DVD Studio Pro 2 and Shake 3.
See the 68 minute video-on-demand presentation right here exclusively in QuickTime:
http://www.apple.com/QuickTime/qtv/nab03/
BTW:
   a) You can stop-start the video; i.e., you can watch a little, do something
else, come back and watch a little more.
   b) Main thing is: you get to see the application's new tools in action.
... This major upgrade is like getting 5 products in one.

2) A vast majority (81%) of Creative Cow's 160+ forum leaders responding
to the survey picked Final Cut Pro 4 as one of their three top choices of
all the tools and products that took their bow at NAB 2003.
http://www.creativecow.net/newsletters/04_17_2003/index.html

          
3) Summer 2003 major softeare releases:
                              
   a) FCP4 which goes on sale in June, 2003: system requirements
                              
   b) DVD Studio Pro 2 which goes on sale in August 2003: system requirements not listed yet on apple.com but in his speech at NAB, Phil Schiller said it will also require OS X.


Percentage of market share for playing video on the web:
1)
Flash Player (98%) which includes playing video within Flash MX , a.k.a. Flash 6 (84% as of March 2003)
2) the three other major media players:
QuickTime (37%)
RealVideo (52%)
Windows Media Player (63%)

Looking for the latest movie show times, reviews, cast lists from classic films? Go to:
                               
Internet Movie Data Base

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