Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Motion, Aperture, iPhoto, and iTunes

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Apple has quietly issued updates for a number of its software packages following the WWDC keynote this morning. Final Cut Pro, Motion, Aperture, iPhoto and iTunes have all been given updates.

Professional video editing app Final Cut Pro [Mac App Store] was updated to version 10.0.5 with an update that "improves overall stability and is enhanced for the MacBook Pro with Retina display."

Motion [Mac App Store] received the same update, moving to version 5.0.4.

Photo management tool Aperture [Mac App Store] was updated to version 3.3 with a number of updates, including support for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display:
What's New in Version 3.3

- New unified photo library for both iPhoto (v 9.3 or later) and Aperture; no import/export required; Faces, Places, slideshows, albums and web sharing work across both applications
- Support for AVCHD video has been added
- Aperture now lets you use camera-generated previews for faster browsing of RAW files immediately after import
- Highlights & Shadows tool has been updated to deliver higher-quality results and work with extended range data
- A new Auto Enhance button has been added to the Adjustments panel
- White Balance tool now includes Skin Tone and Natural Gray modes to simplify color balance
- Auto button has been added to the White Balance tool for one-click color balancing
- Set Desktop command has been added to Share menu so you can set a desktop background from within Aperture
- A new Manual option allows you to drag and drop projects to customize sort order in the Projects view
- New preference allows you to set the background brightness of the full screen browser
- Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe albums are now displayed as thumbnails in the main window when accounts are selected in the source list
- Minor terminology changes, including "Original" instead of "Master" and "Info" instead of "Metadata"
- Source list includes a new "Recent" section, showing Last Import and recently-viewed projects
- Raw Fine Tuning is no longer displayed in the Adjustments panel by default
- Faces can now be named by dragging them from the Unnamed Faces browser to existing snapshots on the corkboard
- The Faces corkboard now includes a menu that allows you to set the order of face snapshots
- Newly designed monochrome source list and toolbar icons
- Addresses numerous issues related to overall performance and stability
iPhoto [Mac App Store] has been updated to version 9.3 with support for the new Retina Display as well as a few other items:
What's New in Version 9.3

- iPhoto can now open libraries from Aperture 3.3 or later
- AVCHD video is now supported
- The Description field now automatically expands as needed when entering text
- You can now flag a photo in Magnify (1-up) view by clicking a Flag icon displayed in the upper left corner of the photo
- Keywords and titles are now preserved when exporting files with embedded GPS location data
- A new Export option allows you to automatically organize exported photos into subfolders by event
Finally, iTunes has been updated to version 10.6.3 with support for the iOS 6 beta and other bug fixes.

Article Link: Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Motion, Aperture, iPhoto, and iTunes
 

iBug2

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Aperture is like a new app, redesigned user interface. Something not expected from a point update.
 

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iTunes 10.6.3 (25) is available via the button at www.apple.com/itunes

i've already installed it.


What's new in iTunes*10.6.3

iTunes 10.6.3 includes support for OS X Mountain Lion and addresses a number of important issues:

• Addresses a problem where iTunes may become unresponsive when syncing an iPad (1st generation) that contains an iBooks textbook
• Fixes a problem where photos synced to a device may appear in an unexpected order
• Resolves an issue where iTunes may unexpectedly delete playlists created on a device
• Fixes issues where iTunes may unexpectedly delete apps on a device
• Improves overall performance and reliability

For information on the security content of this update, please visit: support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
 
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guzhogi

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Yay AVCHD support! I have a sony camera that I shoot some video with (mainly my 15 month old niece who's just adorable!) and I'm tired of having to transcode it to make it work.

Anyone know if the iOS version of iPhoto has been updated?
 

coy-technocrat

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terminology changes?

"Minor terminology changes, including "Original" instead of "Master" and "Info" instead of "Metadata" and that "Raw Fine Tuning is no longer displayed in the Adjustments panel by default"
- not to add to the conspiracy theories that apple setting up to ditch the professional market (I've been reading all the comments about the meaning of the "update" to the "new" MacPro) so this comment comes of the heels of that sentiment...
BUT, It actually bothers me a little that Apple is changing the word metadata to "info" the info IS metadata.. why dumb it down- it's supposed to be professional software... and I know I can add RAW fine tuning to my adjustments panel but again most professionals shot in RAW in the first place... why remove it by default? I just don't know where apple's priorities are anymore...
 

Zaqfalcon

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Where's Aperture 4?!

"Minor terminology changes, including "Original" instead of "Master" and "Info" instead of "Metadata" and that "Raw Fine Tuning is no longer displayed in the Adjustments panel by default"
- not to add to the conspiracy theories that apple setting up to ditch the professional market (I've been reading all the comments about the meaning of the "update" to the "new" MacPro) so this comment comes of the heels of that sentiment...
BUT, It actually bothers me a little that Apple is changing the word metadata to "info" the info IS metadata.. why dumb it down- it's supposed to be professional software... and I know I can add RAW fine tuning to my adjustments panel but again most professionals shot in RAW in the first place... why remove it by default? I just don't know where apple's priorities are anymore...
I agree; this feels like a dumbing down and an excuse to not bother with an update to Aperture 4 for another six months or more. Disappointing.

What's New in Version 3.3

- New unified photo library for both iPhoto (v 9.3 or later) and Aperture; no import/export required; Faces, Places, slideshows, albums and web sharing work across both applications - Most ('pro') Aperture users don't even bother with iPhoto; only really useful for upgraders, hardly a highlight new feature.
- Support for AVCHD video has been added - meh.
- Aperture now lets you use camera-generated previews for faster browsing of RAW files immediately after import - this is better late than never frankly.
- Highlights & Shadows tool has been updated to deliver higher-quality results and work with extended range data - appreciated but incremental improvement is the minumum I expect.
- A new Auto Enhance button has been added to the Adjustments panel Auto meh.
- White Balance tool now includes Skin Tone and Natural Gray modes to simplify color balance - may be handy but I use the eyedropper and more often my own judgement. Brushability will be handy in specific situations.
- Auto button has been added to the White Balance tool for one-click color balancing - Auto meh.
- Set Desktop command has been added to Share menu so you can set a desktop background from within Aperture - ha; whatever.
- A new Manual option allows you to drag and drop projects to customize sort order in the Projects view - never noticed any need for this.
- New preference allows you to set the background brightness of the full screen browser - one word: 'calibration'!
- Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe albums are now displayed as thumbnails in the main window when accounts are selected in the source list - meh.
- Minor terminology changes, including "Original" instead of "Master" and "Info" instead of "Metadata" - if you don't know what Master and Metadata mean then go back to iPhoto.
- Source list includes a new "Recent" section, showing Last Import and recently-viewed projects - meh; for those with anterograde amnesia.
- Raw Fine Tuning is no longer displayed in the Adjustments panel by default - Why?! Not only does this mean I'll have to turn this back on again it also means knew users won't be introduced to, understand or investigate the concept of standardised Raw adjustments that are applied to their files by the software and how this can be altered and that different programs can do this differently.
- Faces can now be named by dragging them from the Unnamed Faces browser to existing snapshots on the corkboard Faces shmaces; nothing more than a system slow down device.
- The Faces corkboard now includes a menu that allows you to set the order of face snapshots - mega meh.
- Newly designed monochrome source list and toolbar icons -Good; this needed improvement. Still not a patch on Nik Silver Efex though I suspect.
- Addresses numerous issues related to overall performance and stability - and there are numerous.
 

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iTunes 10.6.3

What the bloody hell are they doing? My playlists have all buggered up now. The ordering was wrong before, but fixable (had to recreate a smart playlist each time I wanted to update it). Contacted them with the problem directly. Their solution is to break it even further?

Songs can no longer be listed by the date they were rated, or by the date they met criteria to appear on a Smart playlist. It used to support this and it was an excellent way to browse music.

Back to the emails...
 

smartalic34

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iTunes 10.6.3 seems to have been pulled from the Software Update servers... was showing up, then SU said it couldn't verify the file, and now it's not showing up at all...
 

steve-p

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I didn't really want or need a unified library since I use Aperture and iPhoto for entirely different things. I expect most people only use one or the other anyway, not both, so not sure of the reasoning behind it.
 

Pheo

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My personal take:

Unified libraries = handy for import - wish I'd had that when I did mine -makes more sense than previous approach

AVCHD support =. Was considering a Sony NEX - this will make life a lot easier

Terminology updates - makes it a lot easier to understand aperture out of the gate - why should I need to learn new terms to use a piece of software?
 
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