Apple Slices Shake by 80% and begins phase out

Written by Nic Wistreich on . Posted in Post-production

Apple ShakeApple has updated its Shake video compositing application, adding support for Intel Macs and slashing the price from more than £1,600 has been cut from the price to £329. The industry leading 3D compositing software, behind the effects of films such as Mission Imposisble 3 and The Lord of the Rings trilogy is now within the price range of many more desktop editors. However, Apple later told subscribers to the Shake email user group that:

Apple will no longer be selling maintenance for Shake and no further software updates are planned as we begin work on the next generation of Shake compositing software. While we're excited about the innovations we can bring in the future, we understand you have a business to run today that requires Shake.

A new product, codenamed 'Phenomonon' is rumoured to be in the works and will be built from the ground up to use a Shake-like interface  with a core architecture closer to Apple's 2D compositing package, Motion. More info from