Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X With Revamped Interface, Magnetic Timeline and Touch Bar Support

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released a major update for Final Cut Pro X, its video editing software aimed at professionals. Today's update includes a new look for the software, support for the Touch Bar included in the new MacBook Pro, and a host of other features.

    Final Cut Pro X features a revamped interface that's designed to streamline the layout for optimal screen space on the MacBook Pro, plus it includes a darker, flat look for more focus on content. There are customizable workspaces that let users select ideal layout options for organizing, editing, and color grading, even across more than one monitor. Full support for wide color workflows is included.

    There's a new Magnetic Timeline to make it easier to see a full film at a glance. Dialogue, music, and effects are all highlighted with custom color coding, and there's now an option to drag and rearrange the vertical layout of a timeline or highlight audio roles during the editing process.

    The Final Cut Pro X update also includes support for the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro, introducing dynamic controls that change based on which tool is in use. With the Tool Bar, users can do things like adjust audio levels, trim, navigate through a timeline, initiate playback, and more.

    Motion 5.3 and Compressor 5.3 have also been updated with Touch Bar support and a new darker look to match the Final Cut Pro X update. Motion 5.3 includes support for wide color workflows and 3D text enhancements, plus it offers a new Align behavior for quickly connecting separate objects. Compressor 4.3 features wide color support and updates and improvements that make it quicker to deliver packages to the iTunes Store.

    Final Cut Pro X can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $299.99. [Direct Link]

    Motion can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $49.99. [Direct Link]

    Compressor can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $49.99. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X With Revamped Interface, Magnetic Timeline and Touch Bar Support
  2. Neurotoxicguitar macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2016
  3. natd1993 macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2011
    Putting more focus into the touch bar gimmick than any other part of this underpowered software shows Apple's lack of attention to the pro market.
  4. timboman macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2015
  5. Mr-Stabby macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2004
    I think the best part of this update is the fact FCPX now supports libraries to be saved on SMB3 shares. So you finally don't need a SAN.
  6. tkukoc macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Wish I Was In Space!
    Really want FCPX but keep feeling like they'll release 11.0 and I'll be out the 300.00 right away, now 5 years into this edition.
  7. petsounds macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    The Logic team doesn't seem to get advanced word of products. We'll probably see an update in 6-9 months.
  8. Wawajey macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2016
    Bull poop I like my keyboard short cuts no update to the Mac Pro or the iMac. Why can't apple build their own processors like they do with the iphone. All they care about is Apple Pay and track pads and useless butterfly machenisim keyboards, was really dissapointed by the keynote
  9. djcerla macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2015
    What were you expecting?

  10. napabar macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2008
    Sounds like a lot of whining.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 27, 2016 ---
    Says who? You? Are you the self-proclaimed wizard of all that is a Pro user?
  11. Barry Bishop macrumors member

    Barry Bishop

    Aug 19, 2015
  12. mixel macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    I'm glad they updated it. Wonder when we'll see new Mac Pros to run it though. :/
  13. Neurotoxicguitar macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2016
    Is this update a rollout? Really would like to start downloading it.
  14. mrxak macrumors 68000

    Apr 16, 2004
    Drifting through space in a broken escape pod
    But no computer to run it on. Where is the new Mac Pro?
  15. thomasgrovecarter macrumors newbie


    Oct 27, 2016
  16. NostromoUK macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2014
    Let's see this underpowered laptop edit 6K footage.
  17. Craigwilliam macrumors member


    Jun 24, 2012
    The new MacBook Pro? It'll handle it no problems. You can't have used Final Cut Pro X if you would say something like this. A high end MacBook could probably edit 6k.
  18. Pow! macrumors member


    Oct 17, 2014
    That won't happen until they switch the Mac line to a custom Apple CPU and GPU, and even after that, not until the OS drops support for Intel chips, the equivalent of PowerPC machines at that point in the Great PPC-Intel Switch. Maybe not even then. Have you seen the update we got today? Everything that you were impressed with before is even better. Have fun in your editing, whatever you do.

    Kind of expected the Intel Iris on the AMD model to be replaced with an Apple chip of some sort, since we have to expect that Apple has had a desktop version of OS X running on ARM chips for a while, and could probably hand off (no pun) a lot of simple compute and graphics tasks to save battery power, although I know very little to that end beyond what I've picked up from years of reading Ars Technica and lurking here.

    It's fantastic that I've paid for this software once, and have received new and better features for years, for no additional charge. Same with Motion, love it.
  19. JamesPDX Suspended


    Aug 26, 2014
    Bring back the Node!
  20. darcyf macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    This looks like a dream come true.
  21. shaunymac macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    I completely agree! While I don't use Final Cut as much as say Capture One and definitely not my adobe stuff, I love that they have stuck with updating this for us.

    To me, it shows commitment and honors our loyalty to sticking with this NLE. I have my CS6 master suite purely for the reason I didn't want to go to a subscriptions based setup. I despised that! Honestly, I love Final Cut's interface and it's overall feel and the same can be said about Capture One. I would trade neither for Premiere/Lightroom.
  22. 3568378 Suspended


    Dec 30, 2015
    Orlando, FL
    I'm still not seeing Final Cut update in my App Store - is anyone else? Using FC 10.2.3.
  23. bopajuice Suspended


    Mar 22, 2016
    Dark side of the moon
    And what if I don't have, use, or want the "touch bar"? Am I going to be left behind? Still scratching my head how they advertise a MacBook with 16gb of ram, and an i5 processor editing 4k video on two monitors? i'll believe it when I see it.
  24. thingstoponder macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2014
    There will never be an 11. There will only be free version updates to FCP X. You're safe.
  25. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Probably never.

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