Shake 4.1 will ship in May and feature support for Apple's Intel Macs, Apple executives confirmed on Monday at the National Association of Broadcasters show (NAB).

Kirk Paulsen, senior director of pro applications marketing, demonstrated Apple’s high-end digital compositing software running on an Intel Duo Core iMac. This, admitted Paulsen, is not something that could have been done with the PowerPC iMac.

Typically, users of Shake have the most powerful system available to them - like a dual processor Power Mac G5 - in order to run the application. Paulsen said the processors are no longer the bottleneck when running high-end applications like Shake, now it's the speed of the hard drive.