Apple Launches New Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor Updates

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today sent out a press release announcing an update to its professional video editing software, Final Cut Pro X, along with updates to companion apps Motion and Compressor. The updates bring new features for motion graphics and enhancements to speed up video editing, packaging, and delivery.

    As described by Apple, Final Cut Pro's 10.2 update marks the debut of easy-to-use tools for the creation of 3D titles, with a variety of templates that include built-in backgrounds and animations. Text styles can customize the look of titles with different materials and lighting, and it's possible to convert 2D to 3D titles and see changes in real time.

    Today's update also lets editors view up to four video scopes at the same time for better precision when color grading, and there are now improved Shape masks that can be applied to any effect and saved as a preset. Finally, the update includes support for more video formats and makes it faster to work with RED RAW files.

    Motion 5.2 offers additional options for 3D titles, bringing tools for the creation of dynamic titles with lights and cameras, while Compressor 4.2 makes it easier to prepare movies for sale on the iTunes Store.
    Apple's press release includes details from Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who co-directed the Will Smith film Focus and used Final Cut Pro X to edit the video. The duo's work with the software was previously featured by Apple on its Final Cut Pro X feature page.
    Several sites have been able to get hands-on access to the new software updates ahead of their launch, and have shared details on the new tools included in the update. has a complete rundown on all the new features, along with screenshots, as does The Next Web.

    All of today's updates are free for existing Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and Motion users.

    Final Cut Pro 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 Launches New Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor Updates
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    That FCP icon though! :eek:

    Looks... snazzy?

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  3. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
  4. filmantopia macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2010
    Yes, that icon is a huge improvement
  5. mattthecoolguy macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2015
    I've been playing around with it for a few minutes. It does feel faster, and the 3D titles.... Holy Crap. You can customize the crap out of everything. There are so, so many options, including lighting and a million "materials" to make the titles out of. You can also make different parts of the title different materials.

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  6. Peel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2004
    Does it support H.265 HEVC?
    Pretty please?
  7. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
  8. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    This must be timed to coincide with the release of the new MacBook ;)
  9. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

    Mar 1, 2010
    Great update. Compressor 4.2 now supports GPU/Dual GPU rendering. Speeds up to 3X. Hardware-Accelerated, Multipass H.264 Encoding on supported hardware, nice.
  10. rei101 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 24, 2011
    Every company I know is using Premiere. There is just one guy I know using FCPX.
  11. northernmunky macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2007
    London, Taipei
    No, but Handbrake does.
  12. imacalot macrumors newbie


    Aug 20, 2012
    freakn sweet!

    I think I'll switch back from adobe premiere now. 3D text! Holy ballz!
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I'm currently on the fence with Final Cut Pro. I want it so badly's just to learn and play with.

    I'm a software addict.
  14. heimo macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2010
    Hi Chrono! My name is heimo and I'm software addict too. ;-) I don't even edit videos and I want to get FCPX so badly.
  15. juanm macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
    Instead, get the new -free- Resolve 12 when it's available.
  16. megfilmworks macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2007
    Sherman Oaks
    Love the updates!
    FCPX is the only NLE that can support true multi-cam 4K editing...
    I've run 16 angles in 4k (not Proxy) with tons of layers, and no issues!
    But, I would suggest a very fast SSD RAID. (Like BlackMagic's Muti-Dock)
  17. sseaton1971 macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2012
    Yeah, we know. Thanks for the information! :p ;)
  18. winston1236 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2010
    You don't want to export in that format.


    We have two left on 7 at my company but we're moving to Premiere as well as soon as they can be convinced to learn something new.
  19. zyr123 macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    3d text. A good sign that we are due for a huge 15 inch macbook pro update. Take my money ;).
  20. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2012
    Great updates, Apple has followed through on their commitments to FCP X, course they let Aperture whither on the vine and die - as a user its a real risk (longer term) making a commitment of time and effort to Apple's pro software products.

    It's always good to add some context, the ~1Ghz dual core MacBook that defaults to 4GB RAM, maxes out at 8GB and whose CPU performance numbers are roughly equivalent to the iPad Air 2 released last year. Okay, that was fun. I think the new MB is really meant for folks that want an iPad with a keyboard.

    Probably its meant for the 5k iMac, Mac Pro and top of the line MBP.
  21. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    Wait, how do those 2 things relate?
  22. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    Does anyone have a list of what the supported hardware is?

    I'm assuming my nMP 12 core is supported
  23. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I doubt it ever happens. Apple will probably just let developers add plugins to photos like they do now for photos for iOS.
  24. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I take it this is confirmation that J.J. Abrams has accepted a position at Apple?
  25. rei101 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 24, 2011
    Nah, they haven't talk about any extensive "lens flare" plugin, that would be the signal.

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