Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X to Version 10.0.4, Motion to 5.0.3

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Apple has updated its flagship video editing software, Final Cut Pro [Mac App Store], to version 10.0.4. The update is a minor one, adding some performance improvements, bug fixes, and language support for Simplified Chinese. Final Cut Pro can be updated via the Mac App Store.
    Final Cut Pro is available on the Mac App Store for $299.99. The 10.0.4 update is free for current owners of FCP. [Direct Link]


    The update to Motion 5.0.3 doesn't add any specific features, but offers "stability and performance" improvements.
    Motion is $49.99 on the Mac App Store. The 5.0.3 update is free for current Motion owners. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X to Version 10.0.4, Motion to 5.0.3
  2. macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2007
    Coruscant, but Boston will do.
    It's still crap. This is no longer a "PRO" app. Bring back the old interface and maybe I'll reconsider. Until then, CRAP!
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    Come on. It's a great way of working. It was a bold move for Apple to change it so much, but it will pay dividends in the future.

    It's still lacking some pro features, but for something this new it's a good start.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2007
    Aachen, Germany
    Yes, because by definition every "Pro-app" that gets a new UI no longer is a "Pro-app".

    UIs change. Get used to it.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Jun 1, 2011
    Planet earth.
    When it looks like iMovie, its crap.
  6. macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2007
    Coruscant, but Boston will do.
    Exactly. It's iMovie Prosumer. Final Cut Pro 7 is still superior to X. Adobe Premiere still blows away X as well.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2004
    A lot of the criticism towards Final Cut Pro X is warranted. This is not.

    Redesigning and rethinking the interface to make a lot of the bread and butter functionality faster and easier available is not a negative and it does in no way makes the program any less professional.
  8. macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2010
    I'm enjoying it

    Since support was added for video cards (like my Blackmagic Design 3D) I've been using it more, and appreciating some of the design innovations.

    There are some excellent plugins available for it that aren't available for the FCP Studio 3 version, and I've made the transition to using it for my personal work - and my home studio work for clients, as well.

    It's really got a lot going for it, if you've got an open mind.
  9. macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    The old UI was not "pro", it was "ancient". "Old reliable" maybe. If that's your reason, then it's not a very good one. If the product is missing all the features you need, that's a much better reason.

    I don't think anyone wishes OS X still looked like 10.1...

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  10. macrumors member


    Oct 20, 2011
    I am a "PRO" and I love the new Final Cut. I have since it came out. And by "PRO" I mean someone who professionally shoots, edits, color corrects etc. for a living. So unless "PRO" only means someone who works at a production house or studio, I still think it's worthy of the pro app moniker.

    And my apologies if you forgot your /sarcasm tag.
  11. macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2008
    Nobody's saying FCP X's feature set is exhaustive, but thinking of the FCP 7 workflows that people cling to makes me chuckle.

    Oh well, "..this is the way it's been forever and it works great for me!!" right?

  12. macrumors 68020


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    Just thought I'd chime in & say that I don't think it's the new UI that makes it less "Pro", it's the lack of features. Just my 2¢
  13. macrumors 65816

    Jan 26, 2010
    Well I am using it on a UK Show. and I am pretty pro.

    Old interface was... Old.

    I admit it needs some tweaking but use it for a week and you won't want to go back.
  14. macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    Well i'm a single user so many of the collaborative issues originally bothering folks don't affect me.

    I'm getting used to the UI. I don't mind it, but I do find that actual editing is quicker - less key strokes or thinking involved.

    I'm glad the title re-rendering bug was addressed b/c that was puzzling to say the least. I kept thinking I was doing something wrong.

    I'm interested to see the 1080P device output files. I created one that works on both the ATV3 and the new iPad.

  15. macrumors 68040


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    I like it and I am happy to see that they are closing bugs. I still have some and from the notes they are not addressed but we will see. Overall I can work a lot fast in X then in 7 and think its a very good app.
  16. macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2007
    I hated the new iMovie when it came out. The timeline was rather confusing because I was used to the old fashioned way.

    Same with any new concept, it takes a while to adjust, and once you get used to the new way, you wonder how you put up with tedious stuff in the old way.

    It was a rather premature release from Apple though - the initial release lacked a lot, and while they've put most of that in again someway or another, they should've held off releasing it until they could put those into the initial release.

    The bad press it got has clearly stuck in a lot of peoples heads.
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    The true "pro" is defined by his abilities... not the tools he uses!
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2007
    It should let you drag .mts (AVCHD) files directly into a project like Premiere can, without having to wrap them in a QuickTime file.

    It should also support network drives that aren't specifically an XSan volume.
  19. macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    The Pro is apparently defined by how much they whine about overhauls... :cool:
  20. macrumors 65816

    Jan 26, 2010
    In no way is 7 better than X. I can only agree it's an utterly different application so X users are better than 7's as they can adapt.

    Single track editing is the way forward. And I was using it years ago with Avid Liquid. Great when get used to it and the Auditions feature is awesome.
  21. macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    Haha here we go again ;)
    I swear Apple must be laughing at all the negative posts :)
    Oh and btw, I just edited a movie clip in QuickTime Pro.
    Just sent the invoice to client :)
    I guess when I get paid I dont have to claim to the Tax man since its not a real pro job.
    Get real you trollers :p
  22. macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2008
    I think I know how they must feel. I remember having a bit of that feeling before I started using Mac OS.. it frustrated me that the "average" Mac user could do things that required "expertise" in Windows.

    Of course, looking back, there are a few things that I'd never dream of doing "Windows-style" again. :p
  23. macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    Yea right and Im sure I can list a million things that it should do.
    BTW, Premiere aint not peach when it comes to AVCHD and other formats. They all have their faults too. At most facilities I deal with they have Premiere (then Pro) outnumbering FCP legacy and Avid MC due to the CS suite. However you ask any editor there and only one out 10 will use it for finishing :p
    Its great for doing quick things but not for anything other than that.
    Like I said, they all have their weaknesses.
    FCPX is that most that claim they know it or what it cant do, dont :p


    You think by now everyone is used to everything. Again I find it funny that everyone knows whats wrong with FCPX but then when push comes to shove they havent really spent any time in it.
    God Ive been using Avid, FCP and Premiere (now Pro) for over 10 years now and they all have their stupid problems :p
    They just dont get the tabloid mentality that FCPX is receiving.
  24. macrumors 68040

    Sep 20, 2006
    Aussie living in Canada
    I'm increasing in temptation to get this. I may wait until they make version 11 though.

    What do they provide as an alternative for Soundtrack? It's all done inside FCP?
  25. macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2011
    Couldn't agree more! As a professional nothing ticks me off more then a modern UI! GRRRRRRR!! New things make me angry!!

    ^ sarcasim ^

    Being serious now, my first reaction to the "iMovie UI" was a little apprehensive.....until I started using it. As a pure editor it is ridiculously fast once you get used to it. Yes it's a little too "friendly looking" for my tastes, and yes it's missing a few things, but there's no way you could say it's not a professional app just because you hate the interface. Some people like FCPX some like Avid or Premier. All three are pro and designed for different tastes. I think it's great to have choice. The fact that one of them is only $299 is pretty awesome in my opinion!

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