Sony Electronics has introduced a new transfer software for use with the Apple Macintosh OS X version 10.4 “Tiger” that provides native interoperability between Sony’s XDCAM HD Professional Disc system and Apple’s Final Cut Pro nonlinear editing software.
Sony’s XDCAM HD equipment and media offer the flexibility of recording 1080i video in three data recording rates: 25Mb/s, 35Mb/s and 18Mb/s. The XDCAM HD system records high-definition content to Sony’s existing Professional Disc single-layer media using an HD MPEG-2 Long GOP video compression codec.
Final Cut Studio is Apple’s HD video production suite featuring Final Cut Pro 5.
The software is available for free at www.sony.com/xdcamhd.