Shortly after announcing that its pro photography app Aperture is being discontinued, Apple released a number of updates to its remaining professional desktop applications. Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and MainStage on OS X all received updates via the Mac App Store today. See the changes for each professional desktop application below:
• 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
• 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 • Includes general stability improvements
• Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ • Improved Sequence Text behavior for animating characters, words, and lines • Enhanced Contrast filter parameters for refined adjustments
• Addresses an issue that caused MainStage to quit unexpectedly when using 8-bit Bluetooth headsets and other devices with unsupported bit depths • Resolves an issue that could cause screen controls with independent assignments to move simultaneously
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