Apple today announced the release of Shake 4.1, the first Universal version of its compositing software, and cut its price from US$2,999 to $499. “Final Cut Studio editors can now take advantage of Shake for sophisticated 3D compositing, keying, image tracking and stabilization for the price of a plug-in. Shake continues to be the tool of choice for major motion-picture studios and leading effects houses to create award-winning visual effects including this year’s Oscar winner, King Kong.'” Apple says “Shake 4.1 delivers significant performance gains on the new Intel-based Macs providing artists and editors with desktop level experience on the new MacBook Pro notebook computer.”