Final Cut Studio too onerous? try FastCut RT for €24.

astro_f.jpgAdmittedly, it’s not Final Cut Studio.

It’s not Final Cut Pro, or Premiere Pro.

Okay, it’s not even Final Cut Express.

But it’s only 24 Euro and it offers real-time editing!


FastCut RT is a full-featured video editor. It brings 3D motion & effects keyframe animation, masking and keying, video transition and filter special effects, an integrated live title editor with title effects and so much more.


FastCut has been designed for real-time processing from the beginning. The RT-engine is based on OpenGL to benfit from hardware acceleration and uses the CoreImage technology for filter effects. You don’t need the fastest machine to apply complex effects to multi-layer 3D compositions. FastCut dynamically scales the playback quality if appropriate for optimal playback performance. The clean and intuitive interface makes it very easy to use. This is a must-have tool for everyone editing video on the Mac.


Feature List:

– Dynamic playback quality for optimal performance [Dynamic RT]

– 3D motion & FX** keyframe animation [+ animation presets]

– Masking and keying

– Video transitions and filter+special FX

– Integrated live ATSUI title editor with letter animation FX

– Ready for high definition (HD) footage

– Bundled super-fast screen movie capture utility fgrab [integrated]

* graphic processing unit
** almost all clip properties are animatable over time [FX = effects]

What’s new in version 3?
Among the dozens of new features and enhancements in FastCut 3 are animated title effects, special effects, improved ‘dynamic RT’, more versatile clip arrangements commands, native support for the new .fvf screen movie format and a feature called ‘animation presets’ that helps to instantly setup animations [or reuse animation setups].


FastCut 3 comes with a new beta of fgrab, the screen movie capture utility. fgrab is not only the fastest screen movie capture utility (70 % faster than Snapz Pro X 2, whether you compare it on PowerPC or Intel), with the new .fvf screen movie format there is no longer an export procedure necessary after you captured the screen. .fvf clips can be added to FastCut movie projects for further processing.


Built for Mac OS X, requires at least Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Universal Binary.

At last check, the product page was blank (maybe being updated) so here’s a cached version.


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