Apple Releases Shake 4.1

June 20, 2006

Apple(R) today delivered Shake(R) 4.1, the first Universal version of its industry leading
compositing software and cut its price from $2,999 to $499 to fit almost any
production’s budget. Final Cut(R) Studio editors can now take advantage of
Shake for sophisticated 3D compositing, keying, image tracking and
stabilization for the price of a plug-in. Shake continues to be the tool of
choice for major motion-picture studios and leading effects houses to create
award-winning visual effects including this year’s Oscar winner, “King Kong.”

“At just $499, Shake is now priced as low as a plug-in for Final Cut
Studio,” said Rob Schoeben, Apple’s vice president of Applications Product
Marketing. “Now Final Cut Studio customers can retouch their shots with
Shake’s optical flow technology or add photo realistic visual effects to
their productions, even on a shoestring budget.”

Shake 4.1 complements Final Cut Studio by providing a full range of
operations from simple re-touching to complex 3D compositing. Launched
directly from the Final Cut Pro timeline, Shake uses state-of-the-art optical
flow image analysis to re-time, track and stabilize shots with precision.
Particle effects from Motion 2 can be dropped directly into the Shake process
tree to add elements such as smoke, sparkles and fire to sophisticated
multi-plane 3D composites. High resolution work can flow from Motion to Shake
by rendering with the shared OpenEXR format for pristine film quality
reproduction.

Shake 4.1 delivers significant performance gains on the new Intel-based
Macs providing artists and editors with desktop level experience on the new
MacBook(TM) Pro* notebook computer. Performance tests on a MacBook Pro have
shown that common tasks such as color correction, warping and the application
of filters are processed up to 3.5 times faster on a MacBook Pro than on a
PowerBook(R) G4. Artists and editors can start compositing with HD, 2K and
even 4K shots directly on location making Shake 4.1 on a MacBook Pro an ideal
tool for continuity.

Pricing and Availability
Shake 4.1 is now available through the Apple Store(R) (www.apple.com),
Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail
price of $499 (US). Owners of Shake 4 can take advantage of a crossgrade to
Shake 4.1 for just $49 (US). Full details are available at
http://www.apple.com/shake. Apple will no longer sell the Apple Maintenance Program
for Shake. Current Shake Apple Maintenance customers can contact shake-
sales@apple.com for more information.

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: