Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and iMovie

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    Apple today updated a number of its video-related Mac apps, including Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and iMovie. Most of the updates are minor in scale, focusing on bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements.

    For all four apps, Apple has added a feature that detects media files that could be incompatible with future versions of macOS after Mojave. In Final Cut Pro and iMovie, these files will be converted to a compatible format, while just highlighted in Motion and Compressor.

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    Apple is phasing out support for 32-bit Mac apps after Mojave, which is why this new feature has been introduced. All three software updates also include improved reliability when sharing video to YouTube.

    In Final Cut Pro, Apple has also added a number of bug fixes, with the release notes listed below:
    Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and iMovie are all available from the Mac App Store. iMovie is a free download, while Final Cut Pro is priced at $299, Motion is priced at $49.99, and Compressor is priced at $49.99.

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    what file formats are incompatible?
     
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    FCPX has a long way to go before it can sit next to Avid again, but I’m loving what Apple have done to it recently!
     
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    May be a stupid question but I didn't know media can be 32 or 64-bit? Like video and audio files? I thought only Applications or extensions mattered with dropping 32-bit support...
     
  5. Jordan Klein macrumors newbie

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    Am I the only one not being able to download the iMovie update? It only shows me the Launch button in the App Store. However, It does show that it's the new version and contains the release notes.
     
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    Apple really needs to port FinalCutPro to iOS if they want professionals to use the iPad Pro as a full computer like they’ve been pitching.

    The new iPad Pro has power to spare. What’s missing is support for direct access to external storage via USB-C. It’s clear that that’s coming, likely as early as iOS 13 with the Files app redesign. Most of Final Cut’s UI already appears ready for touch targets instead of a cursor. I think it’s a matter of when, not if.

    Final Cut is the only reason why I still keep my Mac around.
     
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    Final Cut is probably going to release for iOS 13. I don't see why not if the rumours are true about a "different" OS for iPad.
     
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    FCP no 360 support. Very sad. Premiere supports 360 a long time. 360 is more hype then AR i think. You cant even browse 360 in Apple Photos. Hello Apple, wake up
     
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    It's not the filetypes that are 32 or 64 bit, but the frameworks and encoders needed to process them. Apple will remove those in the near future and those files will not be editable with Apple's native media apps. Third party apps might introduce a workaround. But many creators of the affected file types said they will update them to the new Apple standards anyway, so no need to be worried.
     
  12. eatrains macrumors 6502

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    I really don't think they expect pro editors to use iPads. The iPad Pro is meant for some pro work but not necessarily all. The right tool for the job.
     
  13. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    before starting a rant, at least check if the feature is actually missing or not.
     
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    What, in your opinion, is missing?

    I really love Final Cut. It was a tough transition for old users but the pain has been so worth it, with a modern UI and workflow designed for digital files, not tapes. The magnetic timeline makes so much more sense for this type of media. I just wish Final Cut were available for iPad Pro.
     
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    My main concern is Aperture and how long it will run in future versions of Mac OS. Why Apple has no professional photo software anymore is really beyond me.
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    I believe it has to do with QuickTime but I am not sure.
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    I second that. For editing movies the screen cannot be big enough. 27” iMac is perfect. Not an iPad... if you must work on the road that’s ok but if you have a choice.
     
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    Yes, nothing beats a full featured workstation with ultrafast I/O and ability to connect proffesional hardware like broadcast monitors and mixing consoles. However, i would like a companion app for FCPX on iPad, like Logic has. I've seen it in action and it really speeds up the workflow.
     
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    I disagree. Editing video is a perfect use case for direct manipulation. Picking up and dropping clips, pinching to zoom in and out, adjusting clip lengths, dropping effects and transitions on clips, would all work well with direct manipulation on an iPad screen. The new iPads have been designed to work with an external display so the timeline and all the tools would be on the iPad screen while the preview of the video would be on the large screen.

    What’s still missing is direct access to external storage. Even the largest iPad @ 1TB would fall short for some projects and nobody would want to keep multiple libraries on internal iPad storage anyway. I expect that to get corrected in iOS 13.
     
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    This must be optional, right? I’d hate for fcpx to start converting files that are still supported.
     
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    Try adding a numerical value on a keyframe. Or mask a shot with extreme accuracy. Edit R3Ds. Preview on a Broadcast monitor while all your footage is stored on a RAID. Roundtrip to Resolve and back. Send your audio to Logic. iPad is very limited in terms of ports and connectivity. Besides, if your storage is on a desk, why work on the iPad and not on a computer. iPad would be a great extra control board with sliders and shortcuts, but I don't believe will be easier to edit a film than a computer.
     
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    Could be really nice to be able to use the iPad as a control surface in front of a Mac. I'm always surprised at how little Apple seems to think of the two platforms being used simultaneously...
     
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    I guess Proapp teams have different priorities...
     
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