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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor Alongside New Pro Marketing Push




Alongside today's new marketing push to try to win back professional video editors, Apple has released updates for Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor. While Motion and Compressor have seen mostly minor tweaks and bug fixes, Final Cut Pro X has received a somewhat more substantial update including support for the new Sony XAVC codec up to 4K resolution.

- Final Cut Pro [Mac App Store]
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What's New in Version 10.0.8

- Support for Sony XAVC codec up to 4K resolution
- Option to display ProRes Log C files from ARRI ALEXA cameras with standard Rec. 709 color and contrast levels
- Resolves an issue where some third-party effects generated green frames during render
- Resolves performance issues that could occur with certain titles and effects
- Time reversed clips render in the background
- Ability to use key commands to adjust Clip Appearance settings in the timeline
- Ability to view reel number metadata located in the timecode track of video files
- Mono audio files in a surround project export with correct volume levels
- Drop zones no longer reset to the first frame of video after application restart
- Fixes a performance issue which resulted from selecting multiple ranges on a single clip
- Fixes an issue where the Play Around function did not work properly on certain clips when viewed through external video devices
- Motion [Mac App Store]
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What's New in Version 5.0.7

- Resolves an issue where some third-party effects generated green frames during render
- Resolves performance issues that could occur with certain titles and effects
- Fixes a stability issue when splitting layers in the timeline
- Fixes an issue where launching a plug-in with a check box could require multiple clicks
- Fixes a stability issue with CoreMelt plug-ins
- Compressor [Mac App Store]
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What's New in Version 4.0.7

- Removes 1GB file size limit for uploads to Vimeo
- Fixes a stability issue when playing back certain MPEG-2 files
- Fixes a stability issue in Qmaster when processing multiple jobs
In addition to the updates for the core Final Cut apps, Apple has also released an updated set of ProApps QuickTime Codecs for Final Cut Pro X users.

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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:42 PM   #2
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That's good. I'd like to see Apple focus more on it's pro users, and maintain that user base and product line.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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What's the point? I thought everyone already abondoned FCPX?
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:44 PM   #4
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Uggh, release Logic Pro X already.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:45 PM   #5
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Finally! Now I can edit 4k movies ready for my 4k AppleTV later this year... ;-)
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:47 PM   #6
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Love ya Apple, but you lost me with the update to X. I use to use Automatic Duck to move between Final Cut Pro and AE. Now I just use Premiere & AE. Makes me sad, but it's much easier.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:49 PM   #7
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damn still no integration of Compressor into FCP X for 64-bit..
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:50 PM   #8
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This is great news!

As a pro using FCPX. It's great to see all these updates (now at 8!) in the last 2 years.

I can honestly say, after being initially skeptical at NAB when it was released, FCPX is the fastest NLE on the market. I can get to the heart of the story and really play around with the edit. It truly is the future of editing.


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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:52 PM   #9
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Same here... As a pro, FCP X handles red 4k better and faster than any other program. Saves me loads of time and probably an entire employee if I was using premiere or avid.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:54 PM   #10
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These new ProApps codecs are just read/decode, not write/encode, correct? Do these enable these codecs in the new-skool Quicktime player application?
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:55 PM   #11
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Great with renew interest in the pro market I'm assuming the Mac Pros will be here before we know it.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:57 PM   #12
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if apple really care about the pro users, they can show it with a new mac pro.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:58 PM   #13
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Really great to see the focus on FCPX. It's turning into a really great nle
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 12:59 PM   #14
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It's the marketing push that interests me more.

I care more about Apple trying to care about Pros again more than some minor software upgrades. Hopefully this is a sign of a change in priorities.

This is coming from someone who loves FCP X at home...it's amazing software...but who still can't and won't recommend it to my bosses at work. I want Apple to push forward with it, but they're not there yet.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:02 PM   #15
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...and still no worky with Xsan/Stornext or other SANs. "Pro" lololol.

Prosumer maybe. Homeworking freelancer maybe. Actual post houses? All moved/moving to Premiere Pro or back to AVID.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:09 PM   #16
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Love ya Apple, but you lost me with the update to X. I use to use Automatic Duck to move between Final Cut Pro and AE. Now I just use Premiere & AE. Makes me sad, but it's much easier.
There have been multiple programs written to import FCPX projects to AE...

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What's the point? I thought everyone already abondoned FCPX?
Everyone but Apple. But they will follow.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:12 PM   #18
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Yes, we're aware Apple hasn't updated the Mac Pro. This news about FCPX should not cause frustration about that. If anything it should inspire hope.

I think we've had enough carrying on about the Mac Pro for a couple of Final Cut threads.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:12 PM   #19
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I bet — if and when — they do release a new Mac Pro, it will be "the fastest Mac ever." Amazing.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:13 PM   #20
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I'm a film/video pro and love FCPX.

It's a matter of time before the competing applications about-face and copy the FCPX interface. It's far more "future proof" considering the sea change in computing over the past couple years.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:18 PM   #21
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Really the only reason people should still be using FCP 7 is if they're stuck with legacy archives.

At this point every new project should be started with FCP X.

(or if you want to be a comedian you can use Premiere...)
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if apple really care about the pro users, they can show it with a new mac pro.
They will, and it'll be amazing.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 01:24 PM   #23
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if apple really care about the pro users, they can show it with a new mac pro.
Sounds like perfect timing to me!

In fact, if the Pro isn't ready, it would make sense to delay the marketing push and have a smaller NAB presence. (Although, who knows... maybe this IS the smaller presence, and a bigger push will come later with the Pro.)

I've given up my plans to get a Pro, since an Air has mysteriously been filling my pro needs. But I still look forward to seeing a new one again.
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New PRO push. This is software with no PRO hardware. I'm nervous.
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This is all great and fine. No Mac Pro update aside, the real problem is actually much bigger than just Final Cut. The real problem is the future of quicktime itself.

There is no future for Quicktime on Windows. Apple has discontinued it. There is no Quicktime X for Windows. So how will all the content generated from Apple products be delivered to non-apple platforms - e.g. the other 80% of the computing population? Do I really need to encode an H264 AVI and an H264 MOV going forward for every media file I want people to be able to watch?

And lets not even start about the cluster-F that is quicktimes color handling across platforms. Apple's insistence on not offering a mode where quicktime player doesn't touch color at all is infuriating when you are trying to deliver content to a wide audience. Quicktime puts a wash over the whole thing, and there is no silver bullet fix. So then you get things like the Blend/Straight Alpha workaround, which introduces aliasing in full screen mode, so now your color is better - no perfect - but your content looks terrible.

If Apple is serious about catering to professionals they have a lot of cleaning house to do. At this point they are the cusp of complete abandonment.
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