Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor updates roll out

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in Mac Software edited January 2014


Apple on Tuesday pushed out updates to components in its professional video suite, bringing overall stability improvements along with a few new features.



Final Cut Pro X 10.0.4



Apple's professional video editing software gets updated to version 10.0.4, and brings a list of stability, compatibility and performance improvements. A Share option for 1080p video that works with compatible iOS devices has been added as well as the support for multicam metadata to be included in XML project exports.



From the release notes:

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Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.4 improves overall stability, performance, and compatibility including:

Improves image quality and responsiveness of broadcast monitoring with compatible third-party PCIe and Thunderbolt I/O devices.

Improves performance of multicam syncing and editing.

Adds language support for Simplified Chinese.

Adds a Share option for 1080p video on compatible iOS devices.



Final Cut Pro version 10.0.4 also addresses the following issues:

Assigns default audio channel setting for new projects to stereo.

Includes multicam metadata in XML project export.

Fixes an issue in which video superimposed over a background with an alpha channel could appear differently in Viewer before and after render.

Fixes an issue that caused some titles to be rendered again after each application launch.



Final Cut Pro X 10.0.4 is available for download via the Mac App Store.



Motion 5.0.3



The effects module of Final Cut Pro adds stability and performance improvements that, among other, corrects the aspect ratio display of anamorphic clips.



From the release notes:

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Motion 5.0.3 improves overall stability and performance including:

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 a stability issue that occurred when deleting all characters with the Transform Glyph tool.

Corrects the pixel aspect ratio display of Anamorphic clips.

Improves speed of Save Current Frame.

Resolves a stability issue when adjusting motion blur controls in the Project Properties Inspector.

Resolves a stability issue when modifying media files while Motion is running in the background.



Motion 5.0.3 is available through the Mac App Store.



Compressor 4.0.3



Final Cut Pro's export tool gets a minor update with overall performance tweaks including running the program as an encoding node sans monitor.



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This update adds functionality and improves overall performance including:

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.



Compressor 4.0.3 is available now on the Mac App Store.



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  • Reply 1 of 39
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    So what about those of us who purchased some or all of these programs before Apple went to the desktop App Store for updates? Are we doomed to manual updates?
  • Reply 2 of 39
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    So what about those of us who purchased some or all of these programs before Apple went to the desktop App Store for updates? Are we doomed to manual updates?



    You can't be getting these updates unless you bought from the App Store because these are the App Store-only applications. Right? These're all the new ones that came out alongside FCPX, yeah?
  • Reply 3 of 39
    adamcadamc Posts: 582member
    Now what will those experts who condemned FCPX and calling it iMovie pro has to say.

    Yes having crows for their 3 meals.

    To those who had jumped ship - too bad.
  • Reply 4 of 39
    Compressor needs to be made native 64 bit like FCPX and Motion 5. It's probably the most number crunching intensive software and it's still 32 bit? C'mon Apple.
  • Reply 5 of 39
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    So what about those of us who purchased some or all of these programs before Apple went to the desktop App Store for updates? Are we doomed to manual updates?



    You're going to waste a word like doomed here man? What happens when you're actually doomed? Now you have no word for then dude.
  • Reply 6 of 39
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    So what about those of us who purchased some or all of these programs before Apple went to the desktop App Store for updates? Are we doomed to manual updates?



    What Tallest said.

    These were never available outside of the App Store.
  • Reply 7 of 39
    mr. hmr. h Posts: 4,841member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AdamC View Post


    Now what will those experts who condemned FCPX and calling it iMovie pro has to say.



    Probably what they always said - that FCP X was released about a year too early.
  • Reply 8 of 39
    mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 7,503member
    By the lack of whining it's clear these products are getting closer to addressing those concerns.
  • Reply 9 of 39
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,334member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr. H View Post


    Probably what they always said - that FCP X was released about a year too early.



    Just like FCP was when it first came out. I remember all the uproar over the feature and stability issues very well.
  • Reply 10 of 39
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post


    By the lack of whining it's clear these products are getting closer to addressing those concerns.



    "No, all us pros just moved to real solutions that fit our needs."
  • Reply 11 of 39
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    You can't be getting these updates unless you bought from the App Store because these are the App Store-only applications. Right? These're all the new ones that came out alongside FCPX, yeah?



    No, I have Motion 5.0 and it was not purchased from the App Store. It was previously updated via Software Update. Apple has no upgrade path for transitioning to the App Store, evidently.
  • Reply 12 of 39
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by studiomusic View Post


    What Tallest said.

    These were never available outside of the App Store.



    Where did you get that idea?
  • Reply 13 of 39
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    Where did you get that idea?



    I suppose there's now some confusion in what you meant by 'manual updates', then.
  • Reply 14 of 39
    jlanddjlandd Posts: 873member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AdamC View Post


    Now what will those experts who condemned FCPX and calling it iMovie pro has to say.

    Yes having crows for their 3 meals.

    To those who had jumped ship - too bad.



    Don't hang around post houses much? No one is eating any crow. They're using the tools that fit their needs.
  • Reply 15 of 39
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    "No, all us pros just moved to real solutions that fit our needs."



    LOL...listen to this guy, he thinks Apple is targeting the fuddy duddy AB Roll editors of the old days. Apple thinks way ahead as we have seen time and time again, in 2 years, Adobe and Avid will be scrambling to copy Apple like they always do. FCP X is way ahead in more of a story based editing fashion than the antiquated ways of old. The teeny boppers are the new editors of the future. ......These are the same guys that cried when MP3's were replacing CDs.....LOL....The so-called "Pros".......have fun while it lasts
  • Reply 16 of 39
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tundraBuggy View Post


    LOL...listen to this guy, he thinks Apple is targeting the fuddy duddy AB Roll editors of the old days. Apple thinks way ahead as we have seen time and time again, in 2 years, Adobe and Avid will be scrambling to copy Apple like they always do. FCP X is way ahead in more of a story based editing fashion than the antiquated ways of old. The teeny boppers are the new editors of the future. ......These are the same guys that cried when MP3's were replacing CDs.....LOL....The so-called "Pros".......have fun while it lasts







    I genuinely can't tell if you think that's my actual position or if you're just continuing this line of satirical mockery of the people complaining about changes in FCPX… And maybe that's just because it's late.
  • Reply 17 of 39
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tundraBuggy View Post


    LOL...listen to this guy, he thinks Apple is targeting the fuddy duddy AB Roll editors of the old days. Apple thinks way ahead as we have seen time and time again, in 2 years, Adobe and Avid will be scrambling to copy Apple like they always do. FCP X is way ahead in more of a story based editing fashion than the antiquated ways of old. The teeny boppers are the new editors of the future. ......These are the same guys that cried when MP3's were replacing CDs.....LOL....The so-called "Pros".......have fun while it lasts



    No, that's not actually happening at all.



    Sorry.



    I like how fanboys rush to tell post production professionals what they do and do not need, and how they're all dinosaurs who are terrible at picking up new tech.



    You don't work in the business, you don't understand the business and you cannot speak to how the business operates and what it's like to produce broadcast-quality product.
  • Reply 18 of 39
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DoctorGonzo View Post


    No, that's not actually happening at all.



    Sorry.



    I like how fanboys rush to tell post production professionals what they do and do not need, and how they're all dinosaurs who are terrible at picking up new tech.



    You don't work in the business, you don't understand the business and you cannot speak to how the business operates and what it's like to produce broadcast-quality product.



    I worked on "Men in Black"....is that pro enough for you?? Its absolutely happening, get out of your delusion.
  • Reply 19 of 39
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by melgross View Post


    Just like FCP was when it first came out. I remember all the uproar over the feature and stability issues very well.



    Who has the time to remember history these days... The nerve.
  • Reply 20 of 39
    welshdogwelshdog Posts: 1,855member
    As operations manager at a post facility with several FCP and Avid systems I have to say that FCP X was a non-event. Yes, we were surprised somewhat at the lack of certain features, but our FCP 7 systems all kept working and they are still working. So while we wait for FCP X to get sorted out we continue to work as we always have. I never understood these people who did a lot of Internet shouting that they were leaving for Premiere or Avid or whatever. Sorry, but Steve Jobs didn't come steal your existing FCP 7 license in the night. Whats the big deal?
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