By Travis Walters

SCAD will host representatives from Apple and Adobe on April 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the Trustees Theater to demonstrate their latest software.

Apple will show the newest edition of Final Cut Studio, and more than 100 new features and technological innovations that will allow users to work faster and more efficiently. Some of Final Cut Pro 7’s new features and improvements include:

  • · An expanded ProRes family
  • · Native AVC-Intra support
  • · Alpha transitions
  • · Global transitions
  • · Timeline improvements
  • · Media management improvements
  • · Faster codec performance

Other components of the studio have their own host of new features. For more information on those visit the Final Cut Web site.

The newest suite from Adobe has its own set of new features and enhancements. It launched April 12, Adobed will streamed the launch event live on their Web site. The event was broken into four sections: design, Web, video and photography.

Adobe will demonstrate this new suite that promises to enhance collaboration and speed up production on April 22.

Faculty will get their own in-depth look at the software on April 23 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Trustees Theater. The 12-1 p.m. time slot will showcase firsthand examples of Adobe and Apple software used in film production.