Apple has begun shipment of "G5-optimized" versions of Final Cut Pro 4, Shake 3 and DVD Studio Pro 2 which have all been "fine-tuned" to take advantage of both the G5 processor and Mac OS X 10.3.
The new version 4.1 of Apple?s Final Cut Pro now delivers previously unprecedented simultaneous playback of seven fully uncompressed standard definition (SD) video streams with real-time effects using a dual 2.0 GHz processor Power Mac G5 and Xserve RAID.
The new G5-optimized Final Cut Pro 4.1, Shake 3.0.1 and DVD Studio Pro 2.0.2, with the new Compressor 1.1 update, are immediately available for current Final Cut Pro 4, Shake 3 and DVD Studio Pro 2 customers as free software updates from http://www.apple.com/software/pro.
Are you noticing a big performance boost after applying the updates? Even if you are using a G4 with Panther? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.