Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor Alongside New Pro Marketing Push

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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]
    - Motion [Mac App Store]
    - Compressor [Mac App Store]
    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.

    Article Link: Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor Alongside New Pro Marketing Push
  2. Guest


    Sep 19, 2011
    Ohio, United States
    That's good. I'd like to see Apple focus more on it's pro users, and maintain that user base and product line.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    What's the point? I thought everyone already abondoned FCPX? ;)
  4. macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2006
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    Finally! Now I can edit 4k movies ready for my 4k AppleTV later this year... ;-)
  6. macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2007
    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.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    damn still no integration of Compressor into FCP X for 64-bit..
  8. macrumors newbie


    Feb 7, 2013
    Vancouver, BC
    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.

    (3.4GHZ Core i7 iMac, 32GB Ram, 3TB Fusion, 680MX 2GB NVIDIA, R4 Pegasus RAID) x2
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2007
    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.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Nicky G

    Mar 24, 2002
    Baltimore & NYC
    These new ProApps codecs are just read/decode, not write/encode, correct? Do these enable these codecs in the new-skool Quicktime player application?
  11. macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    Dallas Texas
    Great with renew interest in the pro market I'm assuming the Mac Pros will be here before we know it.
  12. macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    if apple really care about the pro users, they can show it with a new mac pro.
  13. macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    Really great to see the focus on FCPX. It's turning into a really great nle
  14. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    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'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.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2012
    ...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.
  16. macrumors member

    May 31, 2012
    There have been multiple programs written to import FCPX projects to AE...

  17. macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    Everyone but Apple. But they will follow.
  18. macrumors member

    May 31, 2012
    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.
  19. macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2009
    I bet — if and when — they do release a new Mac Pro, it will be "the fastest Mac ever." Amazing. ;)
  20. macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    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.
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    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...)
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    In an ethereal plane of existence.
    They will, and it'll be amazing.
  23. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    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.
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2001
    New PRO push. This is software with no PRO hardware. I'm nervous.
  25. macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2008
    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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