Apple's Professional Video Apps Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor Updated

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    After announcing plans to cease development of its professional photo editing software, Aperture, Apple is assuring users of its other professional-oriented software that it plans to continue video development with a series of new updates.

    Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and MainStage Pro are all being updated today, with Final Cut Pro receiving the largest update. The update for the professional video software includes a range of new features and improvements:
    The other apps have gained minor improvements, such as support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ in both Motion and Compressor along with improved sequence text behavior in Motion and improved performance in Compressor.

    All of the apps are available from the App Store, with Final Cut Pro priced at $299, and Motion and Compressor priced at $50. According to TechCrunch, a MainStage update is also coming later today.

    - Final Cut Pro [Direct Link]
    - Motion [Direct Link]
    - Compressor [Direct Link]

    Update 11:46 AM: The MainStage 3.0.4 update is now live, addressing several bugs.

    Article Link: Apple's Professional Video Apps Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor Updated
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2008
    Cannot blame them for wanting to make sure people know the other apps are still okay, considering the Aperture backlash!

    Great updates :)
  3. macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2010
    This should be a pretty clear hint that while Aperture is dead, as also announced today, not all Pro apps will follow.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2009
  5. jayducharme, Jun 27, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2014

    macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    Woohoo! Keep it coming! I was just at an Apple educator's conference yesterday featuring FCPX and Logic. Adding the Library to FCPX in the last update was huge for streamlining workflow and portability. It looks like Apple is continuing in that vein. Regarding the upload of 4K video to Vimeo: who's got that kind of bandwidth?

    BTW, one of the Apple techs at the conference was talking about how excited he was for the next update of Aperture. I think he's just a bit less excited today.

    Edit: BTW, for those who think no one uses FC -- at that same conference, the Apple tech mentioned that it now has an installed user base of 1.7 million.
  6. macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2007
    But Apple move on Aperture is just scary, remember during FCP7 days when people are wondering if Apple will drop development or continue?

    I'm like sooooo sad that Apple is discontinuing Aperture, they can do sooo much more with it especially with iPad integration and such.

    To me, Apple lineup looks odd now when it come to software

    FCPX (professional)
    iMovie (consumer)

    LogicProX (professional)
    GarageBand (consumer)

    Photos (professional and consumer)
  7. macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2003
    Minnesota USA
    They better. Motion is pretty much my bread and butter software as a motion graphics designer. I use After Effects sometimes but Motion most of the time. And I just bought the mObject add-on that allows me to create textured 3D objects within Motion that react to lights and cameras. So when I read the article about Aperture, I got a little nervous until I read this.
  8. macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2012
    Wait is FCPX now considered professional software? I haven't kept up but I know it was trashed at first release because it wasn't professional at all.
  9. macrumors 603


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
  10. macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2003
    Minnesota USA
    You're right. You haven't kept up. Most of the features people complained about missing are back in and the rest was just people getting used to the new interface. I use it to make my living so that makes it a professional program for me.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2005
    Bay Area, California
    Solid update. I have been wanting to have a filter for used media for quite some time. Look forward to testing this out. Keep the updates coming!
  12. macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2008
    Personally I think Aperture's been dead for a long time. It just couldn't compete with Lightroom especially when its integration with Photoshop is unbeatable. Without making their own pro image editor Apple just could not compete.

    FCP is not in the same boat as it's its own suite of tools and clearly Apple's invested in it by doing the FCP X rewrite.It's not going anywhere.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    ok. no mention of "addressed replicate-able gpu-related kernel panics in mid-2010 mbp's w/ gt330m dGPU" :(
  14. WM.
    macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2003
    That sounds like a hardware or driver problem. It might be triggered by FCP X, but if hardware and kernel/drivers are functioning correctly, an application cannot cause kernel panics.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2012
    That seems like a serious downer, as in they had a serious update coming but decided to kill the product off prior to that getting to release....wonder what was coming.

    Anyone else relying on the pro applications should always have backup plans thought out - Apple isn't a software developer, they're a hardware company and nowadays a iThingy hardware company.
  16. macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Burbank, CA
    Ugh, no.

    I personally dumped it, and none of the people I work with or know in film and television use X - it's hobbled tech, and not suitable for professional productions. Most stick with FCP7 or moved to Avid.
  17. macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2010
    Toledo, Spain
    That's a common problem with Mid 2010 MacBooks Pro. In other words, your Mac's NVIDIA GPU is damaged ;).
  18. macrumors 68000


    Apr 5, 2005
    My Mac

    This kills me every time I read it.

    I've used it for mainstream music videos, and currently edit a kids TV show with it.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    yeah. i figured that too. maybe apple can send a video patch specifically for mid-2010 MBP's w/ GT330M dGPU. a software patch is my only hope since i can't afford a logic board replacement. and i'm also weary of getting my logic board replace for some reason b/c of gpu-related KP's which are usually 99% of the time software-related. i mean, if my MBP has a bad dGPU, the screen would be garbled, or have artifacts, right? my MBP is fine except of random KP's with the same gpu-related panics from the log using it casually and replicate-able KP's when using pro apps like FCP X....

    oh well.....

    maybe it's something to do with open cl/open gl interacting w/ GT330m dGPU? i think my dGPU is only compatible with the older versions of open cl and open gl, even though it's only two generations away in terms of MBP's w/ dGPU's ( Nvidia GT330M -> AMD 6570M - > NVIDIA 650M (750m in new retina's is same as 650M i think architecturally))
  20. macrumors newbie


    Mar 25, 2010
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    but i am not getting garbled video or discoloration or even artifacts. wouldn't those symptoms be more like an obvious damage to dGPU instead of just KP's?

    i'm saying just KP's b/c my MBP after reboot can function again.
  22. macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    Hopefully another Logic update soon, the last one had a ton of improvements but there are still a number of high profile bugs including a couple new ones introduced in the last update.
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
    Very happy about these new updates. So far so good
  24. macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    Users of any app should consider that someday it may stop getting updated. Dropping support for an app isn't specific to Apple.
  25. macrumors member

    Bahamut Eos

    Mar 29, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I'm asking the same question, and not finding the answer anywhere.

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