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Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor updates now available

10 April 2012 1,918 views No Comment

Apple Motion software update, mac app store

Apple has gotten quite a bit of grief over the last year or so because the company has abandoned pro users. Yet, the FCP, Motion, Compressor, Logic, etc. updates continue to roll. Feeling the love? Your answer likely depends on how the new processes and workflows fit your style.

Depending on your perspective, Final Cut Pro and Motion developments over the last year have been either a boon or bane, with those reliant on tape based workflows feeling left out in the cold — these updates aren’t likely to change any of that.

• Final Cut Pro 10.0.4 (Mac App Store)
— Improves image quality and responsive of broadcast; monitoring with compatible third-party PCIe and Thunderbolt I/O devices
— Improves performance of multi cam syncing and editing
— Adds language support for Simplified Chinese

Motion 5.0.3 (Mac App Store)
— Improves loading time for projects
— Improves performance of text editing in the Canvas
— Fixes issues with Fill Opaque enabled in images converted to Drop Zones
— Resolves stability issue that could occur when deleting all characters w/ the Transform Glyph tool
— Corrects the pixel aspect ratio display of Anamorphic clips

• Compressor 4.0.3 (Mac App Store)
— Ability to run Compressor as an encoding node on a Mac without a monitor
— Fixes an issue with exporting when logged in as an Open Directory user
— Improves performance when encoding mp4 and AVI files

Most of my FCP using friends fall into the single proprietor and small shop categories, meaning Apple’s workflow on steroids, lower pricing and simplified interface have brought a lot of joy.

How have the changes wrought by FCP X changed your life for better and worse?

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