Pro Tools 8.0.3 Announced
Published: Wed December 30, 2009
Pro Tools® 8.0.3 Official Snow Leopard Support, Public Beta for Windows® 7 and Tons of Improvements
Avid is excited to announce the immediate availability of Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE, and Pro Tools M-Powered 8.0.3 software, a free update for all Pro Tools 8
users that provides official support for Apple’s Snow Leopard operating system, as well as over 100 user-requested improvements and fixes. In addition, Pro Tools 8.0.3 software provides public beta compatibility with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system. This public beta is provided as a convenience for Windows 7-based Pro Tools 8.x users who may wish to begin their transition to Windows 7 before fully tested and qualified support for Pro Tools becomes available. A Pro Tools M-Powered Essential 8.0.3 update for Mac and Windows will also be available soon.
Pro Tools 8.0.3 also marks the first Avid Pro Tools release. This brand change is the next step in Avid’s transformation into a unified company that is stronger and more agile than ever, working as one to provide you with the most powerful, elegant, and comprehensive solutions for media creation.
With Pro Tools 8.0.3, you can upgrade your computer to the latest Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or Microsoft Windows 7* operating systems, get improved performance and stability with over 100 key bug fixes, and gain more efficiency through improved workflows. Some of the key improvements are found in the following areas:
- QuickTime video playback (on Mac)
- Blackmagic cards
- Field recorder workflows
- Video Satellite
- User interface
- File management
- Third-party conform applications
- Control surfaces
- Bounce to Disk