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Final Cut Pro Updated With Several Bug Fixes

Final Cut Pro, Apple's video editing software aimed at professionals, today received a minor update to address a few bugs that have been discovered since the release of the 10.4.1 version of the app. According to Apple's notes, the update fixes a bug that caused clips you didn't mean to select to be included when selecting multiple clips using the Shift key, and it addresses issues related to XML import and export. Full notes:What's New - Fixes an issue in which selecting multiple clips using the Shift key or marquee selection could inadvertently select other clips in the timeline - Fixes issues related to XML import and exportToday's update comes three weeks after the release of Final Cut Pro 10.4.1, a major update that introduced a new ProRes RAW format, new closed captioning tools, and enhanced tools for exporting files. Final Cut Pro can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $299.99. [Direct Link]

Vimeo Launches macOS App Aimed at Final Cut Pro Users

Vimeo today announced a new "Vimeo for macOS" app that brings some of the service's core functionalities to Mac computers, particularly aimed at creators using Apple's Final Cut Pro video editing software. While users could already upload to Vimeo from Final Cut Pro, the company noted that its new Mac app gives Final Cut Pro users "more control over file formats and video codecs." Specifically, Vimeo will integrate with Final Cut Pro to export ProRes videos, manage uploads, share videos for team reviews or to post on the platform. Vimeo said users will also be able to upload multiple files at once, track upload progress in the Mac status bar, and more. The company hopes that the Mac app will streamline creators' workflows by simplifying the export and upload process. - Export as ProRes and other advanced codecs from Final Cut Pro - Upload directly to your Vimeo account - Adjust the title, description, and privacy settings for your videos - Get instant access to video links, video review pages, and embed codes - Receive notifications about important video activity And you can enjoy it all without going into your internet browser. Meaning you get the features you need most, right when and where you need them. Once the new Vimeo app is installed users can connect to Final Cut Pro by restarting Apple's app and looking for Vimeo in their share destinations. The company also mentioned that it plans to provide ongoing updates to the Mac app, and is open to feedback from the creator community. Final Cut Pro updated yesterday with version 10.4.1, introducing the

Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 and Motion and Compressor Updates Now Available on Mac App Store

Apple today released Final Cut Pro version 10.4.1, the latest update to its professional video editing software that it previewed last week. The update is available from the Mac App Store free of charge for existing users, while Final Cut Pro remains $299.99 for new users in the United States. The update may still be in the process of appearing for some users. Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 introduces a new ProRes RAW format, which combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the performance of ProRes, a lossy video compression format developed by Apple for post-production.With ProRes RAW, editors can import, edit and grade pristine footage with RAW data from the camera sensor, providing ultimate flexibility when adjusting highlights and shadows — ideal for HDR workflows. And with performance optimized for macOS, editors can play full-quality 4K ProRes RAW files on MacBook Pro and iMac systems in real time without rendering. ProRes RAW files are even smaller than ProRes 4444 files, allowing editors to make better use of storage while providing an excellent format for archiving.The update also adds advanced closed captioning tools that allow video editors to view, edit, and deliver captions from right within the app. Apple says Final Cut Pro users can import closed caption files directly into their project or create them from scratch. Captions appear in the viewer during playback and can be attached to video or audio clips in the timeline, so they automatically move with the clips to which they're connected. Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 release notes: Closed

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1 Available Next Week With ProRes RAW and Advanced Closed Captioning

Apple today previewed Final Cut Pro X version 10.4.1, an upcoming update to its professional video editing software. The headline feature is a new ProRes RAW format, which combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the performance of ProRes, a lossy video compression format developed by Apple for use in post-production.With ProRes RAW, editors can import, edit and grade pristine footage with RAW data from the camera sensor, providing ultimate flexibility when adjusting highlights and shadows — ideal for HDR workflows. And with performance optimized for macOS, editors can play full-quality 4K ProRes RAW files on MacBook Pro and iMac systems in real time without rendering. ProRes RAW files are even smaller than ProRes 4444 files, allowing editors to make better use of storage while providing an excellent format for archiving.The update also adds advanced closed captioning tools that allow video editors to view, edit, and deliver captions from right within the app. Apple says Final Cut Pro users can import closed caption files directly into their project or create them from scratch. Captions appear in the viewer during playback and can be attached to video or audio clips in the timeline, so they automatically move with the clips to which they're connected. Apple is also updating Final Cut Pro's companion apps Motion and Compressor with ProRes RAW and closed captioning features respectively. Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 will be available April 9 as a free update for existing users, and the app remains $299.99 for new users on the Mac App Store in the

Hands-On With the New Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Update

Alongside the launch of the iMac Pro last Thursday, Apple introduced a new version of Final Cut Pro X, the company's video editing software aimed at professionals. We went hands-on with the new Final Cut Pro X 10.4 update in our latest video to highlight the new features you can expect to see. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Final Cut Pro X 10.4 introduces 360º VR video editing with the ability to connect a headset, support for HDR, and new color tools like new color wheels with integrated sliders for adjusting parameters like hue, saturation, and brightness, color curves for ultra-fine adjustments, an eyedropper for sampling parts of an image for adjustment, manual white balance tools, new keyboard shortcuts for color adjustments, and more. As promised earlier this year, the update includes support for HEVC and HEIF, the new video and photo formats introduced in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. It also adds direct import of iMovie for iOS timelines, and, for new iMac Pro owners, there's optimized performance on the new pro-level machine with support for up to 36 cores with hyperthreading. Final Cut Pro X can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $299.99. [Direct Link

Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Released With Support for 360º VR Video Editing, HDR and HEVC Video, and Much More

Apple today announced it has released Final Cut Pro X 10.4 and updated Logic Pro X, Motion, and Compressor alongside the launch of the iMac Pro. As previewed earlier this year, Final Cut Pro X 10.4 includes 360º VR video editing, HDR support, and new color tools like a white balance picker. It also includes support for HEVC, the new video format introduced in macOS High Sierra and iOS 11, and direct import of iMovie for iOS timelines. Logic Pro X also has been updated with optimized performance for the iMac Pro, including support for up to 36 cores with hyperthreading. Version 10.3.3 includes performance and stability improvements as well, including a fix for an issue which could cause user-created content to become unavailable on macOS High Sierra. Motion has been updated with support for 360 VR motion graphics. Users can now import 360° video and design 360° titles, generators, and effects, and later output the 360° video to a connected VR headset. Version 5.4 also supports import, playback, and editing of HEVC video and HEIF photos from Apple devices. Final Cut Pro X version 10.4 release notes:360 VR editing • Import and edit 360° equirectangular video in a wide range of formats and frame sizes • Output 360° video to a connected VR headset* • Open the 360° viewer to simultaneously monitor headset and equirectangular views while editing • Option to track movement of a VR headset in the 360° viewer in Final Cut Pro • Add 360° effects including blurs, glows, and more • Share 360° video directly to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo •

Apple Demos iMac Pro at Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit

Apple set up an iMac Pro at the third annual FCPX Creative Summit in Cupertino, California over the weekend, providing attendees with a closer look at the powerful workstation ahead of its December launch. Apple appears to have allowed attendees to take pictures of the iMac Pro at the event. French blog MacGeneration rounded up some of the photos shared on social platforms like Instagram and Twitter. iMac Pro via Twitter user Softron Media iMac Pro shares the same design as the standard iMac, but with an all-flash architecture, a new thermal design, and four Thunderbolt 3 ports. It's also distinguished by its sleek, exclusive Space Gray enclosure. The all-in-one computer is bundled with matching Space Gray accessories, including the Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2, and a wireless Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad introduced at WWDC 2017 in June. iMac Pro via Twitter user Chris Fenwick Apple said the iMac Pro will also feature up to an 18-core Intel Xeon processor, top-of-the-line Radeon Pro Vega graphics, up to 4TB of SSD storage, and up to 128GB of ECC RAM, with a starting price of $4,999 in the United States. The FCPX Creative Summit, hosted by Future Media Concepts, featured three days of training on Apple's professional video editing software Final Cut Pro X. Apple itself announced that Final Cut Pro X 10.4 will launch later this year. iMac Pro via Instagram user runehansen Final Cut Pro X 10.4 will include new color tools, like color wheels and a white balance picker. It will include support for HEVC, the new video format introduced in iOS 11 and

Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Coming Later This Year With Improved Color Tools, HEVC and VR Support

At the Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit, which includes a visit to Apple's Cupertino Campus, Apple announced the next version of its video editing software aimed at professionals, Final Cut Pro X 10.4. Details about the announcement were shared on Twitter by FCPX experts Peter Wiggins, Alex Gollner, and Richard Taylor, giving us a hint of what's coming later this year. Image via Richard Taylor The update will include new color tools, like color wheels and a white balance picker, with new controls for the color board. It will include support for HEVC, the new video format introduced in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, and direct import of iMovie for iOS timelines. The new version of the software will support VR and HDR workflows. Apple gave a sneak peek of #VR video features in next versions of Motion 5 and Final Cut Pro X at 1 Infinite Loop today pic.twitter.com/vAtZeeuY4o— Alex Gollner (@Alex4D) October 28, 2017 Apple shared several demos of the new version of Final Cut Pro X in action, including an 8K timeline on the new iMac Pro. No specific release date for Final Cut Pro X 10.4 was announced, but Apple did say that it's coming before the end of 2017. Final Cut Pro X can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $299.99. [Direct Link] (Thanks, Olivier!)

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple today updated Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, and Motion, its software designed for professional video editors. Today's updates, the first since October, add new features and multiple bug fixes. Version 10.3.2 of Final Cut Pro X introduces the ability to add custom folders of audio files to the Sound Effects browser, and the following bug fixes:- Ability to add custom folders of audio files to the Sound Effects browser - Using ripple delete on audio-only clips no longer disables the selected range - Audio meters retain custom width after relaunch - Improves responsiveness when editing very long projects - Improves performance when exporting H.264 files and changing frame rate - Exporting ProRes 4444 files with transparency using Compressor creates a correct alpha channel - Fixes an issue in which adjusting the line spacing of multi-line titles only applied to the first line - Fixes an issue in which secondary storylines with mixed roles could overlap in the timeline - Fixes an issue that could prevent burning Final Cut Pro projects to DVD via Apple USB SuperDriveMotion version 5.3.1 introduces several bug fixes and improves stability. A full list of changes to the software is below:- Improves stability when using multiple camera behaviors - Improves performance when exporting H.264 files and changing frame rate - Fixes a stability issue when using the Timecode text generator - Fixes a stability issue when the cursor rolls over markers during playback - Fixes a stability issue when using the nudge keyframe shortcutCompressor version 4.3.1 also focuses on

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X With Revamped Interface, Magnetic Timeline and Touch Bar Support

Apple today released a major update for Final Cut Pro X, its video editing software aimed at professionals. Today's update includes a new look for the software, support for the Touch Bar included in the new MacBook Pro, and a host of other features. Final Cut Pro X features a revamped interface that's designed to streamline the layout for optimal screen space on the MacBook Pro, plus it includes a darker, flat look for more focus on content. There are customizable workspaces that let users select ideal layout options for organizing, editing, and color grading, even across more than one monitor. Full support for wide color workflows is included. "This is our biggest update to Final Cut Pro X since we completely redesigned it five years ago," said Susan Prescott, Apple's vice president of Apps Product Marketing. "The new version features a sleek interface and adds powerful new editing features that go far beyond what's possible with traditional, track-based video editing apps; and integration with the revolutionary Touch Bar gives professional video editors a whole new way to interact with Final Cut Pro X."There's a new Magnetic Timeline to make it easier to see a full film at a glance. Dialogue, music, and effects are all highlighted with custom color coding, and there's now an option to drag and rearrange the vertical layout of a timeline or highlight audio roles during the editing process. The Final Cut Pro X update also includes support for the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro, introducing dynamic controls that change based on which tool is in use. With the Tool

Final Cut Pro X Receives Minor Update With Performance Improvements, Bug Fixes

Apple's professional video editing software Final Cut Pro X received its first update in months this afternoon, adding a handful of new features, fixing several bugs, and improving performance and stability. The update adds native support for the Sony XAVC-L and Panasonic AVC-Intra 4:4:4 files, introduces exporting of interlaced H.264 video, and allows users to import Canon XF-AVC 8-bit video files using the Canon plug-in.What's New - Native support for Sony XAVC-L and Panasonic AVC-Intra 4:4:4 up to 4K resolution - Import Canon XF-AVC 8-bit video files with Canon plug-in - Export interlaced H.264 video - Asset management systems can include a library backup file when sharing from Final Cut Pro - Fixes render errors that may occur when using reflective materials with 3D text - Improves stability when swapping materials on 3D text with published parameters - Improves performance when loading text styles - Motion Title templates with published text layout parameters now export correctly - Fixes an issue that may cause 3D text to appear dark when rendered - Addresses issues with timing on certain animated effectsComplementary apps Compressor and Motion also received minor updates today. Compressor has gained bug fixes, support for exporting interlaced H.264 files, and an improvement to closed caption and subtitle audio and video sync. The update to Motion fixes a rendering error when using reflective materials with 3D text and an issue that caused some 3D text to appear dark when rendered. It also includes several performance improvements. Final Cut Pro X, Mot

Apple Launches New Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor Updates

Apple today sent out a press release announcing an update to its professional video editing software, Final Cut Pro X, along with updates to companion apps Motion and Compressor. The updates bring new features for motion graphics and enhancements to speed up video editing, packaging, and delivery. As described by Apple, Final Cut Pro's 10.2 update marks the debut of easy-to-use tools for the creation of 3D titles, with a variety of templates that include built-in backgrounds and animations. Text styles can customize the look of titles with different materials and lighting, and it's possible to convert 2D to 3D titles and see changes in real time. Today's update also lets editors view up to four video scopes at the same time for better precision when color grading, and there are now improved Shape masks that can be applied to any effect and saved as a preset. Finally, the update includes support for more video formats and makes it faster to work with RED RAW files. Motion 5.2 offers additional options for 3D titles, bringing tools for the creation of dynamic titles with lights and cameras, while Compressor 4.2 makes it easier to prepare movies for sale on the iTunes Store."From Hollywood blockbuster directors to first time movie makers, Final Cut Pro X is changing the way we edit movies today," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "The updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor make it even easier to edit, title and package everything from short videos to feature-length films." Apple's press release includes details

Apple Showcases Final Cut Pro X Usage in Production of Hollywood Film 'Focus'

Just a few days before the release of the Hollywood romantic comedy film Focus, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, Apple has provided a behind-the-scenes look at how Final Cut Pro X was used to produce the movie. The feature page provides an in-depth profile of how Final Cut Pro X was used for editing, screen-ready effects and post-production. Focus directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra opted to use Apple's professional video editing software because they found it provided a fast and straightforward workflow. The software gave the directors fine-tuned control over all aspects of the film and provided the flexibility to easily move between editing on a Mac Pro and working with a MacBook Pro on location.After researching several workflows, Requa and Ficarra decided to cut their major studio feature entirely in Final Cut Pro X. The results were even better than they’d expected. The movie came in on time and under budget, and it played and looked just as they’d envisioned it. “We got exactly the film we set out to make,” says Requa. “What I love about Final Cut Pro X is that it allowed me to be involved with, and in control of, every aspect of making our film.”Final Cut Pro X was highly criticized by some professional video editors when it was released in 2011, but the directors of Focus told USA Today that they value how the software is easier to use and resembles the look of iMovie. These comments come amid criticism that Apple is dumbing down certain areas of OS X, including the removal of Aperture in favor of the all-new Photos for Mac app."Many editors called