Apple’s New Mac Pro Is Now Available

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The new Mac Pro is now available in the Apple Store after great anticipation. Shipping is December 30 and the most maxed out system costs $9599 and consists of 2.7 12-core with 30MB of L3 cache, 64GB 1866 DDR# ECC RAM, 1TB PCIe-based flash storage, and Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM each.

Apple also released FCPX 10.1, Motion 5.1, and Compressor 4.1. Here is a list of the new features available in the software.

New FCPX 10.1 Features:

Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
Video monitoring up to 4K via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI on select Mac computers
4K content including titles, transitions, and generators
Libraries allow you to gather multiple events and projects within a single bundle
Easily open and close individual libraries to load just the material you need
Option to import media to locations inside or outside a library
Automatically back up libraries to a user-specified drive or network location
Project Snapshots let you quickly capture the project state for fast versioning
Audio fade handles on individual audio channels in the timeline
Add precise retime speeds by entering them numerically in the timeline
Non-rippling retime option
One-step Replace and Retime
Custom project frame sizes
Through edits displayed on all clip types
Join Through Edit command removes bladed cuts to clips in the timeline
Detach audio from Multicam Clips in the timeline to manipulate audio and video ?separately
Make video or audio-only edits into the timeline with Multicam Clips as sources
Blade and move audio in J- and L-cuts
Roll audio with J- and L-cut splits open
Option to hide the Browser to gain more screen space for viewing
Native support for .MTS and .MT2S files from AVCHD cameras
Used media indicators on source clips
Improved performance with large projects
Improved performance when modifying or adding keywords to many clips at once
Easily move, copy, and paste multiple keyframes
Option for linear animation with Ken Burns effect
Improved image stabilization with InertiaCam and Tripod mode
Import photos from iOS devices
Proxy and playback quality controls accessible in Viewer menu
Support for portrait/landscape metadata in still images
Effects parameters, fonts and text size included in XML metadata
Improved support for growing media and edit whilst ingesting
FxPlug 3 with custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support
API for custom Share operations using third-party software
Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution
Share directly to Chinese video sites, Youku and Tudou
Spanish language localization
Ability to interact with the share target application to customize the export operation.

New Motion 5.1 Features:

Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
FxPlug 3 with custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support
Faster project loading, especially for complex projects
Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution
Share directly to Chinese video sites Youku and Tudou
Spanish language localization

Check out the Mac Pro at http://store.apple.com/us

Jasper Thayer is the developer of FinalCutProX.net

He has over 15 Apple Pro Certifications for video editing and special effects including Apple Certified Trainer for Final Cut Pro X and Apple Certified Trainer for Motion 5.

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