fcplogoApple has updated its flagship video editing software, Final Cut Pro [Mac App Store], to version 10.0.4. The update is a minor one, adding some performance improvements, bug fixes, and language support for Simplified Chinese. Final Cut Pro can be updated via the Mac App Store.

Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.4 improves overall stability, performance, and compatibility including:

- Improves image quality and responsiveness of broadcast monitoring with compatible third-party PCIe and Thunderbolt I/O devices.
- Improves performance of multicam syncing and editing.
- Adds language support for Simplified Chinese.
- Adds a Share option for 1080p video on compatible iOS devices.

Final Cut Pro version 10.0.4 also addresses the following issues:

- Assigns default audio channel setting for new projects to stereo.
- Includes multicam metadata in XML project export.
- Fixes an issue in which video superimposed over a background with an alpha channel could appear differently in Viewer before and after render.
- Fixes an issue that caused some titles to be rendered again after each application launch.

This update is recommended for all users of Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro is available on the Mac App Store for $299.99. The 10.0.4 update is free for current owners of FCP. [Direct Link]

motionlogoThe update to Motion 5.0.3 doesn't add any specific features, but offers "stability and performance" improvements.

Motion 5.0.3 improves overall stability and performance including:

- Improves loading time for projects.
- Improves performance of text editing in the Canvas.
- Fixes issues with Fill Opaque enabled in images converted to Drop Zones.
- Resolves a stability issue that occurred when deleting all characters with the Transform Glyph tool.
- Corrects the pixel aspect ratio display of Anamorphic clips.
- Improves speed of Save Current Frame.
- Resolves a stability issue when adjusting motion blur controls in the Project Properties Inspector.
- Resolves a stability issue when modifying media files while Motion is running in the background.

Motion is $49.99 on the Mac App Store. The 5.0.3 update is free for current Motion owners. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

dicklacara Avatar
118 months ago
The true "pro" is defined by his abilities... not the tools he uses!
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NickFalk Avatar
118 months ago
It's still crap. This is no longer a "PRO" app. Bring back the old interface and maybe I'll reconsider. Until then, CRAP!
A lot of the criticism towards Final Cut Pro X is warranted. This is not.

Redesigning and rethinking the interface to make a lot of the bread and butter functionality faster and easier available is not a negative and it does in no way makes the program any less professional.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
treichert Avatar
118 months ago
Yes, because by definition every "Pro-app" that gets a new UI no longer is a "Pro-app".

UIs change. Get used to it.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
118 months ago
The true "pro" is defined by his abilities... not the tools he uses!

The Pro is apparently defined by how much they whine about overhauls... :cool:
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iHateMacs Avatar
118 months ago
It's still crap. This is no longer a "PRO" app. Bring back the old interface and maybe I'll reconsider. Until then, CRAP!

Come on. It's a great way of working. It was a bold move for Apple to change it so much, but it will pay dividends in the future.

It's still lacking some pro features, but for something this new it's a good start.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pinholestars Avatar
118 months ago
It's still crap. This is no longer a "PRO" app. Bring back the old interface and maybe I'll reconsider. Until then, CRAP!

I am a "PRO" and I love the new Final Cut. I have since it came out. And by "PRO" I mean someone who professionally shoots, edits, color corrects etc. for a living. So unless "PRO" only means someone who works at a production house or studio, I still think it's worthy of the pro app moniker.

And my apologies if you forgot your /sarcasm tag.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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