Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 08.45.12

Alongside the update to Final Cut, sister apps Compressor and Motion have also been updated with various improvements, such as 4K content sharing and performance optimisations to take advantage of the dual GPU’s in the newly-released Mac Pro.

Compressor has been updated to 4.1, bringing a new single-window interface to the app.


As well as the new UI, Compressor is trying to reduce the workflows needed for common tasks by adding ‘Preset Destinations’.  For sharing, alongside adding a couple of Chinese export options, Compressor can output directly to YouTube at 4K. Share operations are now hardware-accelerated too, which should improve export speeds dramatically.

Motion has been updated to version 5.1, although the changes are less significant than Compressor’s update. The update revolves around performance improvements, including optimised playback and rendering for the new Mac Pro’s dual GPU’s as well as faster project loading more generally. In addition, FxPlug 3 now has a custom plug-in interface and sharing to Youtube at 4K resolution is now supported. Like Final Cut, Motion 5.1 has been localized into Spanish.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Benjamin Mayo

Benjamin develops iOS apps professionally and covers Apple news and rumors for 9to5Mac. Listen to Benjamin, every week, on the Happy Hour podcast. Check out his personal blog. Message Benjamin over email or Twitter.