Apple announced Cinema Tools (the software formerly known as Film Logic) for Final Cut Pro 3 which provides support for 24fps editing, film cut lists, and 24fps video EDLs for both standard and high definition video. With Cinema Tools Final Cut Pro can be used to off-line any film or 24p video project. Apple is touting that Cinema Tools was used to edit Steven Soderbergh’s Full Frontal. Cinema Tools converts video with 3:2 pull-down into native 24fps for editing and then generates a 24fps cut list for negative conform or 24fps EDL for video finishing. With the addition of a Pinnacle Systems CinéWave HD card you can do the final on-line of your high definition project with Final Cut Pro. Hard disks sold separately. Try doing that with a low-end Avid.
This post is a section from the article “NAB 2002 Roundup” published in the New York Independent Film Monitor, Vol. 7, No. 7 (May 2002)