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Apple Adds New Features to Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Motion, Compressor, and Logic Pro

Thursday November 30, 2023 9:49 am PST by
Apple today released updates for its Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Motion, Compressor, and Logic Pro software, introducing new features and optimizations. Apple announced the Final Cut Pro updates for iPad and Mac earlier this month and has now launched them. Final Cut Pro on the Mac has been updated with organizational refinements like automatic timeline scrolling. Users will be able to keep...
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Final Cut Pro Now Supports iPhone 15 Pro's Log-Encoded Video

Tuesday September 19, 2023 11:03 am PDT by
Apple today updated its Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and iMovie apps for the Mac with support for log-encoded video shot on iPhone 15 Pro models. On the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, you can choose between HDR, SDR, or Log color encoding when recording ProRes video. Log footage typically has a higher dynamic range and more color grading flexibility than linear footage. Apple...
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Apple Updates Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for Mac to Support New iPad Apps

Tuesday May 23, 2023 10:03 am PDT by
Alongside today's launch of Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, Apple has updated its video and audio apps for Mac to integrate with the iPad apps as well as deliver new features and bug fixes. Final Cut Pro 10.6.6 [Mac App Store] allows you to import your projects created in Final Cut Pro for ‌iPad‌, offers automatic color management for editing HDR and SDR clips in the same project,...
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iMovie for iOS Updated With 'Magic Movie' and 'Storyboards' Options, Final Cut Pro Optimized for Mac Studio

Tuesday April 12, 2022 9:49 am PDT by
Apple today announced it has updated iMovie app for the iPhone and iPad with two new types of video projects called "Magic Movie" and "Storyboards." Apple says the "Magic Movie" function instantly creates a custom video from the clips and photos a user selects, with transitions, effects, and music automatically added. "Storyboards" helps users learn to edit and improve their video...
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iMovie for Mac Optimized for New MacBook Pro and Editing Cinematic Mode Videos Shot on iPhone 13

Monday October 18, 2021 2:43 pm PDT by
Alongside updates to Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro, Apple today updated its iMovie app for Mac with optimizations that take full advantage of the power and performance of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. On macOS Monterey, the new version of iMovie can also be used to edit Cinematic mode videos recorded with an iPhone 13. The full release notes:C...
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Apple Updates iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor With New Backgrounds, Enhanced Search, Notifications, and More

Friday June 18, 2021 4:25 am PDT by
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. 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...
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Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Clips, and Compressor Apps With Streamlined YouTube/Facebook Sharing Function

Monday December 14, 2020 12:11 pm PST by
Apple today updated its video apps iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Compressor for Mac with a unified sharing option for platforms like YouTube and Facebook. Apple has also updated its iMovie and Clips apps for iOS with matching functionality. In a new support document, Apple provides detailed instructions on how to share video files from iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and Clips on YouTube,...

Apple Updates iMovie and GarageBand for iOS With New Features

Thursday October 22, 2020 10:32 am PDT by
Apple today updated iOS video editing app iMovie to version 2.3, introducing a number of new features to the app. There's support for viewing, editing, and sharing High Dynamic Range videos from the Photos library. There's also an option to import and share 4K videos at 60 frames per second. Titles can be customized using built-in fonts with easy tools for adjusting title style and...

iMovie for iOS Gains Green Screen Effect, New Soundtracks and More

Tuesday June 11, 2019 10:58 am PDT by
iMovie for iOS was today updated to version 2.2.7, adding a long list of new features to the video editing app for the iPhone and the iPad. The update brings a new green screen effect that lets you remove the background of clips shot in front of a green or blue screen, a neat new feature for quickly swapping in a new background. Still images with transparent backgrounds, such as logos or...

iMovie for iOS Gains Support for iPhone X Display and Adopts Metal for Graphics Processing

Thursday April 12, 2018 2:15 pm PDT by
iMovie for iOS was today updated to version 2.2.5, introducing long-awaited support for the full screen edge-to-edge display of the iPhone X. Along with iPhone X display support, today's update also adopts Metal for graphics processing, and it improves overall stability. Apple says installing the new version of iMovie requires iOS 11.2 or later.What's New - Updated for Super Retina display on ...
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iMovie for Mac Updated With iPhone X Support for App Store Video Previews and Bug Fixes

Monday April 9, 2018 8:48 am PDT by
Apple today released iMovie version 10.1.9 for macOS as a free update to its consumer video editing software on the desktop. It's the first update to the app since shortly after macOS High Sierra was released. iMovie 10.1.9 adds support for the iPhone X and additional iPad resolutions in relation to App Previews, the feature for creating short videos that appear alongside screenshots in App...

Apple Makes iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork Apps for Mac and iOS Free for All Users

Tuesday April 18, 2017 10:55 am PDT by
Apple today updated several of its Mac and iOS apps, making them available for all Mac and iOS users for free. iMovie, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and GarageBand for both Mac and iOS devices have been updated and are now listed in the App Store for free. Previously, all of these apps were provided for free to customers who purchased a new Mac or iOS device, but now that purchase is not...
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iMovie and Final Cut Pro for Mac Get Bug Fixes in New Updates

Thursday April 13, 2017 1:19 pm PDT by
Apple today updated its iMovie video editing app for the Mac to version 10.1.5, introducing a couple of important bug fixes to address issues that have popped up in previous updates. Today’s iMovie update fixes an issue that could add a red tint to video imported from some camcorders and it fixes a bug that prevented some videos shot on the iPhone from appearing in the import window....

Apple Updates iMovie, GarageBand, Xcode and iWork Apps With Support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Thursday October 27, 2016 3:07 pm PDT by
Though the new MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar won't be in the hands of consumers for at least two more weeks, Apple today updated many of its Mac apps with support for the feature. GarageBand, iMovie, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, and Xcode are now able to work with the Touch Bar built into new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro machines. In Xcode, the Touch Bar offers up...

New iMovie for iOS Update Makes it Easier to Start and Share Projects

Thursday July 28, 2016 1:33 pm PDT by
Apple today updated iMovie for iOS, its consumer-oriented video editing app designed for iPhones and iPads. iMovie version 2.2.3 makes it easier to start and share projects and it includes unspecified stability and performance improvements. iMovie users are now able to start projects more quickly by selecting multiple photos and videos to insert into a project, and there are options for...

iMovie for Mac Updated With Fast Project Creation, Other New Features

Thursday April 28, 2016 1:27 pm PDT by
Apple today updated its iMovie app designed for the Mac, adding several new features and design tweaks aimed at speeding up the video editing process. Fast project creation allows editing to begin with a single click, while an easier to find "New Project" button has been added to the Projects browser. Larger product thumbnails, designed to bring the look of iMovie for Mac in line with the iOS...

iMovie for Mac Updated With YouTube Bug Fix, Stability Improvements

Tuesday January 19, 2016 12:26 pm PST by
Apple today updated iMovie for Mac, the company's video editing software designed for consumers of all skill levels. Today's minor 10.1.1 update fixes several bugs, including a problem with YouTube sharing that affected those with multiple YouTube accounts and a problem that prevented White Balance adjustments from being applied to video clips. Apple says the update also includes stability...

iMovie Updated With 4K Support for iPad Air 2 on iOS 9.1

Thursday October 22, 2015 1:33 pm PDT by
Apple today updated its iMovie app for iOS devices to version 2.2.1, fixing several bugs and adding 4K support for the iPad Air 2 following yesterday's release of iOS 9.1. An iPad Air 2 running iOS 9.1 can now be used to edit and share 4K resolution videos. iMovie first began supporting 4K video editing with the 2.2 update released in September after the launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone...
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iMovie for Mac Adds 4K and 60fps/1080p Video Editing, Imports From iMovie for iOS

Tuesday October 13, 2015 7:41 am PDT by
Along with the release of the new line of iMacs, Apple also announced an update for iMovie, going live today. The new 10.1 version of the video editing software introduces 4K video editing along with 1080p HD video that runs at 60 frames per second "for smoother, more true-to-life action." What's New in Version 10.1 • Create and share movies at stunning 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) on...

iMovie for iOS Gains Support for 4K Video, 3D Touch

Wednesday September 16, 2015 1:54 pm PDT by
Apple's iPhone video editing app iMovie was today updated to version 2.2, a major update that adds several new features to make the app compatible with features in the new iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPad Pro. iMovie now supports 4K videos on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, allowing 4K video captured by the two devices to be edited within the app. The app has also gained support for 3D Touch,...