FCP 10.5

patent10021

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I wonder when 10.5 will drop. 10.5 highlight is HEVC optimization. Will HEVC depend on GPU? With FCP 10.5 should we definitely be maxing GPU and RAM in the new 16" MBP or just maxing GPU will be enough?
 

Ritsuka

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HEVC decoding depends on the specific hardware decoder (a separate piece of hardware integrated on the gpu or intel cpu with quicksync).
Final Cut can already use hardware accelerated HEVC if your hardware supports it.
 

sevoneone

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Yeah, I’d say Final Cut’s HEVC support is pretty solid already as MacOS can use Quick Sync on 7th Gen or newer Intel processors. The T2 chip in newer Macs accelerates HEVC even more than Quick Sync. It also supports 10bit and HDR.

For now it looks like the T2 gives the best advantage for HEVC encode/decide, which you’ll get with the 16”

Other specs depend on what type of content and format you’ll be working with.

GPU is going to help with certain effects, color correction and things like video stabilization analysis and optical flow. Now that FCP is using Metal and Metal 2, I expect we’ll see it a bit more. Longer format and higher res material will do better with more VRAM too.

RAM again depends on format and size of your projects. The SSD is so fast you don’t really notice paging out to disk like you used to. For 4-5min 4K projects you can get by with 16GB pretty easy. 32 is probably the sweet spot.

CPU will help with effects that are not GPU accelerated and general rendering and encoding/transcoding if you use a flavor of ProRes for your projects. If you’re going to be using FCPX primarily, CPU is probably the lesser priority of the three items.

RAM again depends on format and size of your projects. The SSD is so fast you don’t really notice paging out to disk like you used to. For 4-5min 4K projects you can get by with 16GB pretty easy. 32 is probably the sweet spot.
 

JimmyG

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>snip<

10.5 highlight is HEVC optimization.

>snip<
Hi patent10021,

I'm currently getting an i9 iMac up-and-running with 10.4.8 and I'm curious to know more about your post, any links or resources you can point one to for further information on 10.5 and/or its "HEVC optimization"?

Thanks, :)
Jimmy G
 

Zdigital2015

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Hi patent10021,

I'm currently getting an i9 iMac up-and-running with 10.4.8 and I'm curious to know more about your post, any links or resources you can point one to for further information on 10.5 and/or its "HEVC optimization"?

Thanks, :)
Jimmy G
There is very little known about what will ship in FCP X 10.5. I have looked at the usual suspects and there is little credible evidence about “HEVC optimization” or anything else for that matter. Take any “rumors” or “leaks”with a BIG grain of salt.
 

dandeco

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I'm hoping for FCP X 10.5 they include built-in motion tracking (without need for a third-party plug-in), especially since other professional and consumer/prosumer video editors now have it, like Adobe Premiere Pro, Magix Vegas, Cyberlink PoweDirector and Corel VideoStudio. I'd also like to see some more of the old iMovie video effects added to FCP X, ever since they added some old favorites like Earthquake and Rain and Soft Focus (which was renamed to something else). Maybe they could bring back Electricity, Fairy Dust, Fog, and a built-in Lens Flare generator. After all, it seems several of those iMovie HD features that got dropped when iMovie was redone in 2007 found their way to FCP X.
I also want to see them fix up their DV import feature, since when it captures from my Canon Optura 60 MiniDV camcorder (like when I am archiving old footage) it comes out silent. Premiere Pro CC 2020 only gives me the option to capture in "HDV," not standard-def "DV", so I think either they or FCP X should address that issue (as I may want to also transfer some family and friends' MiniDV tapes to DVD or something for them as a side business, along with analog videotape formats.)
 

sevoneone

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Most of those features and effects you're looking for are all available/can be duplicated in Motion. 10.5 needs to bring back old school Motion round tripping. You should be able to right-click a selection of clips in the timeline and send them to a new Motion composition.
 
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