Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor

Today, after 162 days – the longest duration between FCPX updates – Apple released updates for Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2, Motion 5.1.1, Compressor 4.1.2 and ProApps Codecs 1.0.5

Final Cut Pro X release date history:
10.0.0 6/21/2011 Tuesday
10.0.1 9/20/2011 91 Days Tuesday
10.0.2 11/16/2011 57 Days Wednesday
10.0.3 1/31/2012 76 Days Tuesday
10.0.4 4/10/2012 70 Days Tuesday
10.0.5 6/11/2012 62 Days Monday
10.0.6 10/23/2012 134 Days Tuesday
10.0.7 12/6/2012 44 Days Tuesday
10.0.8 3/28/2013 112 Days Thursday
10.0.9 7/30/2013 124 Days Tuesday
10.1.0 12/19/2013 148 Days Thursday
10.1.1 1/16/2014 28 Days Thursday
10.1.2 6/27/2014 162 days Friday

Final Cut Pro X What’s New in Version 10.1.2

Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2 release notes

  • Optimized, proxy, and rendered media can be stored at any location outside of the library
  • Easily delete optimized, proxy, and rendered media from within Final Cut Pro X
  • Used media indicators for Compound clips, Multicam clips, and Synced clips
  • Option to show only unused media in the Browser
  • Apply a standard (Rec. 709) look in real time to high dynamic range and wide color gamut video from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, and Sony cameras
  • Automatically apply an ARRI embedded 3D LUT from the new AMIRA camera
  • Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
  • Improved speed and accuracy when synchronizing clips
  • Audio recording improvements including countdown and automatic Audition creation from multiple takes
  • Fast export of cuts-only projects containing XDCAM media
  • Export entire library as a single XML file
  • Selecting a library displays key metadata in the Inspector
  • Adjust relative and absolute volume of a clip or range selection
  • Create Keywords from Finder Tags when importing media
  • Option to sort events by date or name in the Libraries list
  • Import a clip by dragging directly into the Browser
  • Share 4K video to Vimeo

Motion What’s New in Version 5.1.1

  • Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
  • Improved Sequence Text behavior for animating characters, words, and lines
  • Enhanced Contrast filter parameters for refined adjustments

Compressor What’s New in Version 4.1.2

  • Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
  • Better performance when working with large batches
  • Status display and improved responsiveness when using “Send to Compressor” from Final Cut Pro X and Motion
  • Improved performance and color accuracy when encoding H.264 source files from GoPro cameras
  • Fixes issues transcoding alpha channels in image sequences
  • Improved performance and color accuracy when encoding H.264 source files from GoPro cameras
  • Fixes issues transcoding alpha channels in image sequences
  • Includes general stability improvements

I’m really pumped about the ability to manage optimized, proxy, and render files outside of the Library. This gives editors more control over their “scratch disk” and makes it possible for Library files to be smaller in file size and therefore easier to pass off to other editors. I’m also excited about the ability to show unused media in the Browser.

So what are your thoughts? Are you going to update to the latest versions right away or are you going to wait and see how others react to the update just in case there’s any bugs that are introduced? Let us know in the poll below!

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This blog was tagged: Compressor, Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5

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