Apple Releases Final Cut Pro 10.1.4 and Xcode 6.1.1

Apple today released a minor update to Final Cut Pro, bringing native support for Material eXchange Format (MXF) container files and several other enhancements and bug fixes.
What's New in Version 10.1.4
- Native MXF import, edit, and export with Pro Video Formats 2.0 software update
- Option to export AVC-Intra MXF files
- Support for import and editing with Panasonic AVC-LongG media
- Fixes issues with automatic library backups
- Fixes a problem where clips with certain frame rates from Canon and Sanyo cameras would not import properly
- Resolves issues that could interrupt long imports when App Nap is enabled
- Stabilization and Rolling Shutter reduction works correctly with 240fps video
Version 10.1.4 is a free update to Final Cut Pro, which is available in the Mac App Store for $299.99. [Direct Link]

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Apple has also released Xcode 6.1.1 today, delivering several bug fixes for Apple's OS X and iOS app tools for developers.
What's New in Version 6.1.1

- Fixes common causes of SourceKit crashes when working with Swift
- Additional bug fixes and stability improvements
Xcode is a free download from the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]


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42 months ago

Like everything else, they should just make FCPX free to everyone.


Uhhh... Like Avid and Premiere?

They have a free non linear editor in iMovie already, but if you need pro features like 5K native support (a $20,000-$30,000 investment) then it's a couple hundred bucks. Seems reasonable to me...
Rating: 16 Votes
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42 months ago
You may want to learn FCPX first....

"Opacity key frames in fcp 7 were set directly on the clip"

CTRL V to show video animation. ALT click in the opacity layer to set keyframes directly in the timeline.

I also feel there should be a way to disable the magnetic effect of the time line.

Use the POSITION tool (P) to move clips without using the magnetic timeline. pressing the ~ key will also allow you to ignore the connections to the main story line.

I find that many complaints about editing in X are just due to the user not knowing the program yet. I know it can be frustrating at first, but FCPX is way more advanced than FCP7 ever was. Good luck.
Rating: 11 Votes
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42 months ago

Like everything else, they should just make FCPX free to everyone.



I don't think it should be free, but it would have been nice if they had let people who paid $500-1000 for FCS download a free copy.

It's nice to see they are regularly updating FCP.
Rating: 7 Votes
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42 months ago
Like everything else, they should just make FCPX free to everyone.
Rating: 5 Votes
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42 months ago
aperture initially sold for $499. and it was utter crap for 1.0 version.

fcpx is frickin' amazing for the price.
Rating: 5 Votes
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42 months ago

what do avid and premiere have to do with apple-owned software? i'm not arguing for it (cause i agree the price is fair), but apple could afford it whereas avid and adobe rely on their software for revenue much more. though, company-wide profits aside, we'd see probably see way less/the end of FCP updates a lot sooner.

Avid is a hardware company.
We have hundreds of thousands of dollars of their hardware at the broadcast facility where I work. The software was a tiny line item next to the servers, disk arrays etc.

BTW, FCP is a damn good deal for the price. cheaper than it was a few years ago, cheaper than most of the competition.
Rating: 4 Votes
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42 months ago

Like everything else, they should just make FCPX free to everyone.


So a PROFESSIONAL video editing software that not even 1% of people would find useful should be free? LOLA

That's why iMovie exists
Rating: 4 Votes
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42 months ago

Let me start with opacity control, the way it was implemented in fcp 7 is, in my opinion, much much better. Opacity key frames in fcp 7 were set directly on the clip and not in a pop up menu ensuring fast control over it in the case there are multiple video layers (or tracks if you will). The trackless system is painful when you have to deal with multiple tracks of video and audio you may end up with all of them, allover the place. I also feel there should be a way to disable the magnetic effect of the time line. When using a lot of elements you need space and the ability to move them about without worrying that those will also move what ever clip they have attached themselves to or that fcp has a different opinion on syncing. I could go on and on but enough for today. I need to repeat, that I am not trolling and I am not a hater. Just frustrated because FCP7 is a dying app and the transition to FCPX, probably will not be happening.


You have opacity controls on each clip. select the clip and hit 'control + v' brings up a raft of controls on the clip including opacity

also I just flip between the A and P tool for any purpose and the magnetic timeline never gives me grief.

The hardest thing for me with FCPx was stop trying to get it to work how you would in 7 but rather learn a new way of working. it was hard but I've found it rewarding

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"Opacity key frames in fcp 7 were set directly on the clip"

CTRL V to show video animation. ALT click in the opacity layer to set keyframes directly in the timeline.

I also feel there should be a way to disable the magnetic effect of the time line.

Use the POSITION tool (P) to move clips without using the magnetic timeline. pressing the ~ key will also allow you to ignore the connections to the main story line.

I find that many complaints about editing in X are just due to the user not knowing the program yet. I know it can be frustrating at first, but FCPX is way more advanced than FCP7 ever was. Good luck.


Sorry never seen your post until I did. snap :-)
Rating: 4 Votes
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42 months ago

Cheaper indeed, lees usable as well. I am not trolling, I am only extremely frustrated with fcpx...


are you kidding? fcpx is very powerful and very usable. it is light years ahead of fcp studio.

i get stuff edited in 1/3rd the time.

take advantage of keywords and the shift to storytelling mindset and it's a better way to work.
Rating: 4 Votes
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42 months ago

Let me start with opacity control, the way it was implemented in fcp 7 is, in my opinion, much much better. Opacity key frames in fcp 7 were set directly on the clip and not in a pop up menu ensuring fast control over it in the case there are multiple video layers (or tracks if you will). The trackless system is painful when you have to deal with multiple tracks of video and audio you may end up with all of them, allover the place. I also feel there should be a way to disable the magnetic effect of the time line. When using a lot of elements you need space and the ability to move them about without worrying that those will also move what ever clip they have attached themselves to or that fcp has a different opinion on syncing. I could go on and on but enough for today. I need to repeat, that I am not trolling and I am not a hater. Just frustrated because FCP7 is a dying app and the transition to FCPX, probably will not be happening.


That's the problem with Apple: In case of doubt, the software knows better than you.

That concept is ripping many features and products in their lineup and I'm just waiting till it bites them so they may start delivering a proper balance again.
Right now it's all "easy first, functionality/customizability if it fits"

Glassed Silver:mac
Rating: 3 Votes
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