Apple has quietly released the latest versions of its video and motion effects software. Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Motion, and Compressor all have new versions available for Mac users with some new features along with stability and performance improvements. Notably, Final Cut Pro now has native support for RED RAW decoding and playback.

Spotted first by Aaron Zollo, the latest builds of Apple’s video suite are showing as updated yesterday but appear to have started showing up widely for users today.

iMovie 10.2.3 for Mac gets a variety of optimizations and bug fixes:

  • Fixes the following issues that could occur when importing projects from iMovie for iOS:
  • Fonts may change when using the Slide and Chromatic title styles
  • Longer titles may shift from one line to two lines
  • Filters may be removed from clips
  • Some projects may fail to import
  • Fixes an issue in which changing an event name in the All Events view may cause that same name to be incorrectly displayed for a different event
  • Includes stability and reliability improvements

Final Cut Pro 10.5.2 just notes “stability and reliability improvements” in the App Store release notes. However, spotted by The 8-bit, Apple detailed the actual changes in a new support document.

Notably that includes native RED RAW decoding and playback:

  • Adds support for a new Universal RED plugin enabling native RED RAW decoding and playback on both Apple silicon and Intel-based Mac computers.
  • Improves stability when playing back H.264 video files with corrupt data.
  • Fixes an issue in which text could disappear when double clicking a value field in the inspector.
  • Fixes an issue in which FCPXML files created from drop frame projects would import as non drop frame.
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent custom Motion titles stored inside the library from appearing in the Titles browser.
  • Improves stability when choosing the DPP/Editorial Services metadata view with MXF media.
  • Improves stability when using AirPlay with Final Cut Pro on a Mac computer with Apple silicon.

Motion 5.5.1 features some new features along with optimization and fixes:

  • Adds a new Auto-Shrink option to the Text Layout tab of the Inspector to automatically reduce text size to fit in a paragraph, scroll, or crawl layout
  • Includes UI refinements for macOS Big Sur
  • Includes stability and reliability improvements

And finally Compressor 4.5.2 has new new HEVC Proxy settings and UI refinements along with bug fixes and other improvements:

  • Includes HEVC Proxy settings optimized for use in Final Cut Pro
  • Includes UI refinements for macOS Big Sur
  • Includes stability and reliability improvements

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