Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor With Bug Fixes, Minor Feature Enhancements

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    Apple today updated Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, and Motion, its software designed for professional video editors. Today's updates, the first since September, add a couple of new features and introduce a long list of bug fixes.

    Final Cut Pro X now includes a Customizable Default Effect that allows users to choose a video and an audio effect to assign to a keyboard shortcut, a 4K export preset for creating video files for Apple devices, and the option to share video to multiple YouTube accounts. It also includes the following bug fixes and feature enhancements:
    Compressor includes the same 4K export preset for creating video files for Apple devices and several bug fixes:
    Motion received a long list of bug fixes and stability improvements:
    Today's minor update comes nearly a year after Apple introduced the last major update to its video editing software in April of 2015, adding new features for motion graphics and enhancements to speed up video editing, packaging, and delivery.

    Apple has also updated its Final Cut Pro X microsite to include information on FCP Exchange and Videomaker, both of which offer workshops and tutorials on using the editing software.

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    Final Cut Pro X can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $299.99. [Direct Link]

    Compressor can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $49.99. [Direct Link]

    Motion can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $49.99. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor With Bug Fixes, Minor Feature Enhancements
     
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    Anyone else hoping for native h.265 editing?
     
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    Really hoping this fixes the export glitches on XAVC-L footage we get pretty regularly... Not a listed fix, but here's hoping. I filed a radar about that one. Otherwise, all other fixes welcome indeed.
     
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    FINALLY AN UPDATE!!!!!

    I hope this fixed the issue where the timer was off-centered.
     
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    Yes, fixed.
     
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    Queue the rote comments:
    • No one uses Final Cut Pro X, everyone moved to Premiere.
    • Apple doesn't care about pro users.
     
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    It's been 297 days since the last update.
    And now this? WTF. Minor minor update?
    Does Apple still has staff developing FCPX?
    Disappointed. Very. I am a pro editor and am using FCPX since 3 years. Defending FCPX in the pro landscape where I can.

    Pffff. I hope they are preparing a huge 10.3 update. There are so many things which could be improved.
     
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    And generally wider HEVC adoption. ;)
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Obviously this isn't true. Who the heck uses Premiere and loves it? Um. No one.
     
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    I'm pretty sure there was a similar release last September. Also, it's my understanding that HEVC has some licensing issues to be worked out, so that may affect availability.
     
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    That's correct!

    HEVC (H.265) is protected by patents owned by various parties. Commercial use of HEVC technologies requires the payment of royalties to licensors of HEVC patents, such as MPEG LA and HEVC Advance. The licensing fees are many times higher than the fees for AVC (H.264).

    But hey, it's Apple, I'm sure they could've negotiate some more efficient deals, one big deal for HEVC/H265 to be used in iPhone (for 4K video-shooting), iMovie iOS/OS X, FCP, Photos (to later support this new 4K HEVC videos), etc.

    Secondly, this whole HEVC group should encourage people and companies to use this new codec, otherwise their profits will fall since nobody will be using it, I guess? Maybe better prices would be more attractive.
     
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    I think that 297 days brings us to April, 2015 when Final Cut 10.2 was released. There was a point update in May and another in September.

    If you are waiting for a major update, there doesn't appear to be any basis for timing. 10.1 came out almost 30 months after 10.0 and 10.2 was released about 5 months after 10.1
     
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    Are you talking about the blocky mosaic effect?? - if so do you use an NVIDIA card by any chance?
     
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    You got it rolling.
    Well done.

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    You can find satisfied users of all different brands of editing software.
     
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    'Queue the...' and 'rote comments' used together in the same comment. Now that is irony.
     
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    I love final cut and I appreciate the constant attention it's getting.
     
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    Of course.

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    Does anyone now if Compressor can be used like Handbrake? I very interested in Compressor because it may be better than Handbrake because its made by Apple for Apple devices.
     
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    I love Final Cut Pro X. Can't speak to the competition, but it makes FCP 7 feel like editing on a stone tablet.
     
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    I haven't had a chance to update it yet. How is it? How is the update?
     
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    After looking closely to the price of the 3 applications. I realized I have $400 plus tax software in my iMac that I almost never used. SMH!
     
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    Could anybody who has already grabbed the update add any detail to this...

    Any parameters, compression settings/maximums, audio options, etc to give us a sense of what makes up that particular preset would be much appreciated.
     

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