Apple Updates iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor With New Backgrounds, Enhanced Search, Notifications, and More

Apple has released updates for iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor, introducing a handful of new features such as enhanced media search and notifications for encoding batches, as well as bug fixes.

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iMovie 10.2.4 brings sixteen new solid and textured backgrounds with adjustable colors, the ability to import projects created with iMovie for iOS (version 2.3), and general stability improvements.

Final Cut Pro 10.5.3 allows users to create and save custom column arrangements in the browser, and edit them with the Column Set Editor. The update also enhances the browser search with expanded criteria including clip text, markers, and notes. Users can quickly search for clips by media type. There is the option to search for original, proxy, or optimized media, as well as missing media.

Motion 5.2.2 fixes a large number of issues with 3D object rendering brightness on M1 Macs and emojis rendering incorrectly in HDR, as well as unexpected quitting when closing a project after export, closing the HUD, adjusting the opacity of a gradient, or when dragging media or an object into a USDZ.

Compressor 4.5.3 brings notifications for completed, failed, and canceled encoding batches, embedded audio descriptions when encoding a variety of video file formats including MOV, MP4, M4V, and MXF, and stability improvements.

Top Rated Comments

anakin44011 Avatar
23 months ago

And Final Cut Pro X.
They call it a Pro device and none of their Pro Apps can be run on it.
Would you prefer they had called it iPad Express?

Sorry...that's a really arcane Final Cut Express reference, but I'm hoping at least 3 people will get a chuckle.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adrianlondon Avatar
23 months ago


I seem to have the worst luck with them.
Maybe your OS X Cheetah laptop has an issue ?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
23 months ago
I love Final Cut Pro updates - I bought that app years year and years ago - such incredible value for money.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hvfsl Avatar
23 months ago

That is why no professionals use it. There used to be television networks using Final Cut 7 until Apple decided to ditch it, since then everybody went mack to avid or premiere. FCPX is good but the problem is Apple and their way of thinking of "we can do whatever we want whenever we want and people will still want us".
While there have been some shows edited on FCPX, it is fairly clear that isn't the market Apple is going after. But YouTube creators, wedding/event videographers etc. In those sectors I am more likely to see someone use FCPX or Davinci Resolve, over Premiere/Avid.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unregistered 4U Avatar
23 months ago

That is why no professionals use it. There used to be television networks using Final Cut 7 until Apple decided to ditch it, since then everybody went mack to avid or premiere. FCPX is good but the problem is Apple and their way of thinking of "we can do whatever we want whenever we want and people will still want us".
More folks use FCPX now than EVER used Final Cut 7 at it’s height. I’d say swapping one group for a much larger group is a win :)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yellowbunny Avatar
23 months ago
Another sad update... Such a great piece of software being neglected by Apple.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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