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DVDStudioPro

DVD Studio Pro is an authoring tool released by Apple Computer in 2001 for users to design DVD video discs. Version 1.5 was released in the following year. Cross-integration with Final Cut Pro and Motion allowed users to import the projects for faster authoring into DVDs.

History[]

DVD Studio Pro 1.0 was based on DVDirector, which Apple acquired from Astarte GmbH in April 2000.[1] On July 9, 2001, Apple acquired Spruce Technologies, the developer of a competing product called DVD Maestro for US$15 million.[2] Some of the features were incorporated into DVD Studio Pro 2.0, which was released on August 6, 2003.[3] DVD Studio Pro 3 was announced on April 18, 2004 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and released the following month for $499.[4]

Discontinuation[]

DVD Studio Pro 4 was integrated into the Final Cut Studio suite in May 2005 and was no longer available as a stand-alone product as of version 4.0.3, released in January 2006 with support for the HD DVD 1.0 specification.[5] The final update was version 4.2.2 on July 23, 2009. The suite was deprecated in June 2011 with the individual new releases of Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4, which did not include DVD Studio Pro. Apple had been phasing out support for DVD-ROMs and optical drives in general since the release of the MacBook Air in 2008. DVD Studio Pro no longer runs in macOS High Sierra (10.13) or later.[6]

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