Apple Releases Slew of Updates to Final Cut X

Apple Releases Slew of Updates to Final Cut X

Apple has just released Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.8 which fixes numerous issues and adds a new features as well. Here's what's new:

• Support for Sony XAVC codec up to 4K resolution
• Option to display ProRes Log C files from ARRI ALEXA cameras with standard Rec. 709 color and contrast levels
• Resolves an issue where some third-party effects generated green frames during render
• Resolves performance issues that could occur with certain titles and effects
• Time reversed clips render in the background
• Ability to use key commands to adjust Clip Appearance settings in the timeline
• Ability to view reel number metadata located in the timecode track of video files
• Mono audio files in a surround project export with correct volume levels
• Drop zones no longer reset to the first frame of video after application restart
• Fixes a performance issue which resulted from selecting multiple ranges on a single clip
• Fixes an issue where the Play Around function did not work properly on certain clips when viewed through external video devices

Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow.

Revolutionary Video Editing
• Assemble clips in the Magnetic Timeline without clip collisions or sync problems
• Use Clip Connections to attach B-roll, sound effects, and music to the timeline
• Reduce clutter by grouping clips into a Compound Clip. Easily expand it back to single clips
• Perfect your pacing right in the timeline with the Inline Precision Editor
• Cycle through different shots, graphics, or effects at one place in the timeline with Auditions
• Edit multi-camera projects with automatic sync and support for up to 64 camera angles

Powerful Media Organization
• Work natively with a broad range of formats including RED, AVCHD, H.264 from DSLRs, and more
• Content Auto-Analysis captures camera metadata and analyzes shots in the background
• Choose analysis options for stabilization, rolling shutter correction, and audio enhancement
• Create and apply custom keywords on the fly as you select ranges in clips
• Smart Collections let you dynamically organize content and find any shot in a few clicks

Incredible Performance
• New 64-bit architecture uses all the RAM in your system for larger projects and richer effects
• Final Cut Pro taps the GPU on the graphics card and all the cores in your Mac for speed
• Background processing lets you keep working without interruption
• A ColorSync-managed color pipeline produces accurate, consistent color across applications
• Broadcast quality monitoring lets you route video and audio through third-party PCIe and Thunderbolt I/O devices (Requires OS X v10.7.2)

Compelling, Customizable Effects
• Preview effects to see how they look with your footage before applying them
• Change the look of titles, transitions, and effects using intuitive controls
• Control effects with precision using a keyframe editor that appears directly in the timeline
• Adjust the Ken Burns effect with simple onscreen arrows for start and end points

Integrated Audio Editing
• Expand and edit multichannel audio files directly in the timeline
• Let Final Cut Pro repair significant audio problems such as hum, excessive noise, and more
• Sync DSLR video with separate audio in a single step, with instant audio waveform matching
• Enrich your soundtrack with a library of royalty-free sound effects and audio effect plug-ins

Intuitive Color Grading
• Improve the look of any clip with the single-click Balance Color feature
• Apply the Match Color feature to match the looks of two clips shot under different conditions
• Manipulate color, saturation, and exposure with the Color Board
• Fine tune color for a specific color range or area of the screen using keying and masks

One-Step, Optimized Output
• Deliver projects for playback on Apple devices and websites such as Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook
• Use themed menus to quickly author and burn a DVD or Blu-ray disc
• Export customized audio and video stems using Roles metadata
• Import and export XML to support third-party workflows

System Requirements: 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended), OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later, 256MB of VRAM (512MB of VRAM recommended), display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher, 2.4GB of disk space. OS X v10.6.8 or OS X v10.7.5 or OS X v10.8.3 or later. Broadcast quality monitoring requires OS X v10.7.5 or later and compatible third-party device.

Some features require Internet access; additional fees may apply. Blu-ray recorder required for burning Blu-ray discs.




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