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Apple updates FCP X, QuickTime codecs for Pro Apps

21 September 2011 2,522 views No Comment

There’s a real divide vis-a-vis user reaction to Final Cut Pro X and the haters have been getting all of the headlines. Nevertheless, there are users that absolutely love the speed and efficiency FCP X offers and this latest update addresses most of the outstanding issues they have with this benchmark app and suite.

Final Cut Pro X 10.0.1 appears to be a mere point update, yet there are some major functional and under-the-changes in this release that address many user complaints:

Adobe Education Store• Rich XML Support for project import/export
• Support for Projects and Events on Xsan
• Support for media stems (or audio channeling)
• Custom starting timecode
• Mac OS X Lion fullscreen view toggle
• GPU-accelerated export
• New “Tribute” theme
• One-step transitions on connected clips

The last big items on most people’s list are Multicam Editing and Broadcast-Quality Video Monitoring are coming in 2012.

Free is good

Additionally, Apple’s offering a 30-day Final Cut Pro X Trial, which requires a Mac with OS X 10.6.8 or later, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better, 2GB of RAM (4GB of RAM recommended), and an OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later.

ProApps QuickTime Codecs (download) — This update is recommended for all users of Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, or Compressor 4 as it adds the following video codecs for use by QuickTime-based applications:

Apple Online Store• Apple Intermediate Codec
• Apple ProRes
• AVC-Intra
• XDCAM HD / EX / HD422
• Uncompressed 4:2:2

Again, this update is recommended for all users of Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, or Compressor 4.

Liking what you see in these updates? Enough to change your mind about Final Cut Pro X? Share your thoughts below…

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