Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor With Bug Fixes, Minor Feature Enhancements

finalcutproxApple today updated Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, and Motion, its software designed for professional video editors. Today's updates, the first since September, add a couple of new features and introduce a long list of bug fixes.

Final Cut Pro X now includes a Customizable Default Effect that allows users to choose a video and an audio effect to assign to a keyboard shortcut, a 4K export preset for creating video files for Apple devices, and the option to share video to multiple YouTube accounts. It also includes the following bug fixes and feature enhancements:
- Customizable Default Effect lets you choose both a video and audio effect that is assigned to a keyboard shortcut
- 4K export preset to create video files for Apple devices
- Improves speed when opening libraries on a SAN
- Resolves an issue that could affect the timecode display in the Dashboard on OS X El Capitan
- Import Canon XF-AVC including video files from the Canon C300 Mark II
- Ability to share video to multiple YouTube accounts
- Resolves an issue in which a disabled video effect could appear as Missing Effect when opening the project or when sharing to Compressor
- Addresses an issue in which black frames could appear in imported iPhone video clips that were trimmed on iPhone
- Fixes an issue that could cause the playhead to jump ahead when editing short titles
- Fixes an issue that could cause the timeline to stop playback when switching views in the Browser
- Fixes an issue in which points on a Bezier shape could incorrectly switch from Linear to Smooth
- Fixes an issue in which some objects within Motion templates render with soft edges
- Adds iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and Apple TV (4th generation) to the Apple Devices compatibility list in the Share window
Compressor includes the same 4K export preset for creating video files for Apple devices and several bug fixes:
- 4K export preset to create video files for Apple devices
- Fixes an issue in which Closed Caption files could be incorrectly labeled as SDH subtitles when creating an iTunes Store Package
- Fixes an issue in which the Navigation window fails to display the source clip when the Preview Window is zoomed
- Launch screen displays correctly on OS X El Capitan
- Adds iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and Apple TV (4th generation) to the Apple Devices compatibility list
Motion received a long list of bug fixes and stability improvements:
- Improves stability when adding Photoshop files to a project
- Improves stability when searching in iTunes and photo libraries
- Improves stability when using the Undo command after ungrouping a parent group
- Correctly saves percentage-based parameters in the Checkerboard generator after closing and reopening a project
- Correctly saves the preview movie for Motion templates created in German, Japanese, and Chinese
- Fixes an issue in which points on a Bezier shape could incorrectly switch from Linear to Smooth
- Fixes an issue in which some objects within Motion templates render with soft edges
- Adds iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and Apple TV (4th generation) to the Apple Devices compatibility list in the Share window
Today's minor update comes nearly a year after Apple introduced the last major update to its video editing software in April of 2015, adding new features for motion graphics and enhancements to speed up video editing, packaging, and delivery.

Apple has also updated its Final Cut Pro X microsite to include information on FCP Exchange and Videomaker, both of which offer workshops and tutorials on using the editing software.

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Final Cut Pro X 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]


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21 weeks ago

Queue the rote comments:

* No one uses Final Cut Pro X, everyone moved to Premiere.
* Apple doesn't care about pro users.


Obviously this isn't true. Who the heck uses Premiere and loves it? Um. No one.
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21 weeks ago

It's been 297 days since the last update.
And now this? WTF. Minor minor update?
Does Apple still has staff developing FCPX?
Disappointed. Very. I am a pro editor and am using FCPX since 3 years. Defending FCPX in the pro landscape where I can.

Pffff. I hope they are preparing a huge 10.3 update. There are so many things which could be improved.



Hope shared by many really.

I tbh am getting aperture flashbacks. Minor updates (broken up over long time spans), no word (or rumor even) of big things on the horizon. then one the one day its mentioned at a conference...was the day they put a bullet in its head.
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21 weeks ago
It's been 297 days since the last update.
And now this? WTF. Minor minor update?
Does Apple still has staff developing FCPX?
Disappointed. Very. I am a pro editor and am using FCPX since 3 years. Defending FCPX in the pro landscape where I can.

Pffff. I hope they are preparing a huge 10.3 update. There are so many things which could be improved.
Rating: 7 Votes
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21 weeks ago
Queue the rote comments:

* No one uses Final Cut Pro X, everyone moved to Premiere.
* Apple doesn't care about pro users.
Rating: 7 Votes
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21 weeks ago

Of course.


funny I see this, and It includes bad grades from back when it was the skimpy first version.

I find it interesting that there are few two star ratings. The haters really hate. (and to a lesser extent the lovers really love. myself included, I love it for multicam and one person editing.)



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21 weeks ago

I love final cut and I appreciate the constant attention it's getting.


Of course.

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21 weeks ago
I love Final Cut Pro X. Can't speak to the competition, but it makes FCP 7 feel like editing on a stone tablet.
Rating: 5 Votes
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21 weeks ago
Happy about any pro software development.
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21 weeks ago
Anyone else hoping for native h.265 editing?
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21 weeks ago

It appears Apple is going through that phase of "should I pull the plug and say goodbye to the world?"


True, for me it appears that if there was a graph to represent product quality then Apple's line would be descending and Microsoft's line would be ascending but the question is whether we've reached the point where two lines intersect as Apple seems to be whipping themselves into a frenzy over iOS at the detriment of OS X (this forum being a depressing example of just how many iOS device owners who have never owned a Mac) whilst on the other hand Microsoft realises that you've got to take care of all your customers by having a common core that is shared between the XBox, traditional computing as well as emerging technologies - Windows 8 gave Microsoft a giant boot up the backside which resulted in Windows 10. The movement to Windows 10 has resulted in regular incremental improvements (aka rolling release) not to mention Redstone later this year and Project Centennial (win32 apps bundled as appx packages and distributed through the Store) that we'll see the decline of OS X as the iOS fanboys jerk each other off inside and outside of Apple over the 'future of computing' - when that day arrives it'll be a sad day indeed.
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