by Fabian Chaundy | 8th February 2016
With Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3, Apple offers a couple of nice new features, although most improvements happen under the hood. There is always a sense of mixed emotions when you see your software’s update notes are mostly made of points starting with “improves stability when…”, or “fixes an issue in which…”—of course, you want your software to be bigger, better, and more awesome than ever before. But in reality, there is just the quiet appreciation of knowing your software is in tip top shape for a little bit longer. It’s just… OK. Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3 Changes: With this in mind, let’s have a look at the juiciest improvements that version 10.2.3 brings to Final Cut Pro X. – It is now possible to share a video to more than one YouTube video account simultaneously. – 4K export presets specifically for exporting to Apple devices. – Apple has finally addressed the erratic behaviour of the Dashboard timecode display, which some users had reported after the latest OSX update to El Capitan. – Native support for Canon’s XF-AVC codec. OK, so this one is pretty important. The Canon C300 Mark II has been out for a little while now, and users can finally import footage natively without transcoding with third-party software. Yay! If you have been following our posts in recent times, you may remember us speculating on the possibility of a new audio mixer based on Roles metadata in Final Cut Pro X. Well, unfortunately, there is no sign of this new feature with Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3. Oh, well… perhaps something for version 10.4, then. If you want to know more about this potential feature, you can check out the article here. Make sure you download the free update to Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3 from the App Store here. Final Cut Pro X’s sibling applications Motion and Compressor also got an update, so get those too while you’re at it if you already own the software. For new users, Motion and Compressor come in at $49.99 each.Read more
by Kevin Alexander | 14th April 2015
Apple has released updates for Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor. The updates include faster workflows for video editors, new features for motion graphic designers, and faster processing for packaging and delivery. The improvements in Final Cut Pro focus on speeding up the workflow for video editors. For example, the new drag and drop 3D titles include templates so users can get started quickly. This should prove a welcome feature for editors who also do their own graphics and don’t have time for detailed 3D work. FCP also received improvements to color grading masks, and native support for more camera file formats like Panasonic AVC-Ultra and Sony XAVC-S. And finally, RED users will appreciate new GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing. Video editors might benefit from faster workflows, but motion designers also have some workflow enhancements, as well as some new tools. The improvements to Motion include more options for 3D titles, including custom materials and environments and the ability to instantly publish to Final Cut. Other new features include 12 new generator effects and improvements to keyframing, masks, and shape creation. Lastly, the updates to Compressor allow for easier preparation for iTunes delivery. Compressor takes the deliverables and creates an iTunes Store Package which can be submitted for sale on the store. Other improvements include faster GPU rendering and hardware accelerated H.264 encoding. Final Cut Pro X 10.2, Motion 5.2, and Compressor 4.2 are available for purchase at $299.99, $49.99, and $49.99 respectively for new users. The updates are free for existing users.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 14th January 2010
B & H Video Tutorials. B & H Photo has been posting video tutorials of some of the products they sell. In this video David Flores explains how to trans-code video using Compressor in Final Cut Pro. There are a bunch of other instructional videos on the site as well. For a place with a very conservative reputation, B & H seems to be embracing the HD DSLR movement with gusto and flair. They could almost be called, cool. Click Here for DSLR Workflow Video Tutorial.Read more
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