AppleInsider reports that Apples upcoming Snow Leopard has Quicktime pro edition @ free of cost. Currently Quicktime pro is available at 29.95 $ while Quicktime basic version is free.QuickTime Pro unlocks has features like advanced recording, sharing, saving and exporting video.Apple’s “ProApplications” (e.g. Final Cut Studio, Logic Studio) come with a free QuickTime Pro license. Pro keys are specific to the major version of QuickTime for which they are purchased. The Pro key unlocks additional features of the QuickTime Player application on Mac OS X or Windows (although most of these can be accessed simply by using players, video editors or miscellaneous utilities from other sources). Use of the Pro key does not entail any additional downloads.
“Apple has distributed the QuickTime multimedia framework with a limited version of QuickTime Player for so long that the original reason for adding the optional Pro version has almost been lost to history,” reads an analysis over at AppleIndider. “The QuickTime Pro licensing system appears due to change. A person familiar with the latest distributions of Snow Leopard told MacRumors earlier this week that the software arrived with a version of Player that unlocks all QuickTime Pro’s existing features by default,”
Features of QuickTime Pro:
- Editing clips through the Cut, Copy and Paste functions, merging separate audio and video tracks, and freely placing the video tracks on a virtual canvas with the options of cropping and rotation.
- Saving and exporting (encoding) to any of the codecs supported by QuickTime. QuickTime 7 includes presets for exporting video to a video-capable iPod, Apple TV, and the iPhone.
- Saving existing QuickTime Movies from the web directly to a hard disk drive. This is often, but not always, either hidden or intentionally blocked in the standard mode. It should be noted that two options exist for saving movies from a web browser:
- Save As Source – This option will save the embedded video in its original format. (i.e., not limited to *.mov files.)
- Save As QuickTime Movie – This option will save the embedded video in a *.mov file format no matter what the original encoding is/was.