Compressor Stories April 12

Apple has released the latest version of Final Cut Pro, version 10.6.2. The FCP update includes two primary new features – Duplicate Detection and Voice Isolation. Duplicate Detection is a feature that will be much appreciated for those editing long-form content and documentaries, while Voice Isolation wields machine learning to help isolate voice frequencies.

Final Cut Pro 10.6.2 and updates to its companion apps – Motion and Compressor – are now available for download on the Mac App Store right now.

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Compressor Stories January 19, 2017

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Following significant updates to its GarageBand and Logic Pro X tools, Apple this evening has released updates to its Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor editing apps. Each update includes its own set of changes, including bug fixes, performance improvements, and more…

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Compressor Stories January 17, 2016

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In this week’s episode of The Logic Pros, we will be taking a look at three handy little tricks to keep things moving and a little more tidy, as well as some helpful plug-in quick keys and shortcuts.

Sometimes it’s the little things that keep our minds focused on the task at hand, whether it be tedious straight-line editing for film/TV/app work or carefully crafted creative ideas. LPX is at its best when I forget I’m even using it. Personal plug-in menus, customized default plug-in settings, templates and a deeply comprehensive instrument library are just a few things Logic uses to make our lives easier every day. So we thought a new mini series was in-line, covering some of our favorite LPX experience-enhancing shortcuts. Here are a few to get started:

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Compressor Stories April 13, 2015

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Apple has pushed out an update to its suite of pro video editing tools for Mac today, including new versions of Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor.

Final Cut has been upgraded to version 10.2, which adds support for 3D titles, improved color grading and effects tools, support for additional camera formats, and GPU-accelerated processing of RAW footage from RED cameras.

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Compressor Stories June 27, 2014

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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: expand full story

Compressor Stories December 19, 2013

Alongside Final Cut, Compressor and Motion get 4K support and other improvements

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 Stories March 28, 2013

Final-Cut-Pro-XFollowing reports this morning that Apple was preparing to a launch a new campaign on its website to lure skeptical professionals back to Final Cut Pro X, Apple has now pushed out updates to the app in addition to smaller updates to its Motion and Compressor apps.

Version 10.0.8 of the ‘Final Cut Pro’ Mac App Store app brings a number of new features and enhancements, many of which focus on improvements for professional users. Among the updates is support for Sony XAVC codec up to 4K, the ability to view “ProRes Log C files from ARRI ALEXA cameras with standard Rec. 709 color and contrast levels,” and a long list of editing fixes, tweaks and enhancements that have been highly requested by pro users.

Apple has now updated its website with the new Final Cut Pro campaign we mentioned earlier. It includes a feature with acclaimed director Tsui Hark and Canada’s largest newspaper The Globe and Mail. The ‘What’s New’ Final Cut Pro product page was also updated to show off some of the new features in today’s update such as support for the Sony XAVC codec.

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Apple also updated Compressor and Motion today with minor updates that include fixes.

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Compressor Stories October 23, 2012

Apple updates Final Cut Pro X & iBooks Author with new features

Apple is releasing updates to a few of its apps following its media event earlier today. The biggest update goes to Final Cut Pro X, because, on top of RED camera support, it received a ton of new features. iBooks Author, as Apple briefly touched on during the event, also got updates today for some of the new iBooks features and Retina Mac displays. Smaller updates to Apple’s Motion and Compressor apps were also released.

Final Cut Pro X: Other than RED camera support, withnative REDCODE RAW editing and optional background transcode to Apple ProRes,” FCPX also got a new unified import window, MXF plug-in support, and much more:

What’s New in Version 10.0.6

• Expand multichannel audio files directly in the timeline for precise editing of individual audio channels • Unified import window for transferring media from both file-based cameras and folders of files • Redesigned Share interface for exporting projects and range selections to one or more destinations • RED camera support with native REDCODE RAW editing and optional background transcode to Apple ProRes • MXF plug-in support that allows you to work natively with MXF files from import through delivery using third-party plug-ins • Dual viewers, each with a video scope display, let you compare shots to match action and color • Option to add chapter markers in the timeline for export to video files, DVD, and Blu-ray disc • Range selection now preserves start and end points in the Event Browser and allows you to create multiple range selections on a single clip • Paste attributes window lets you choose specific effects to copy between clips • Flexible Clip Connections allow you to keep Connected Clips in place when slipping, sliding or moving clips in the Primary Storyline • Add a freeze frame to your timeline with a single keystroke • Drop shadow effect with intuitive onscreen controls to adjust position, edge falloff, angle, and more • New controls for combining audio from multiple angles within a Multicam Clip • Compound Clip creation in the timeline now saves the clip in the Event Browser for re-use in other projects • XML 1.2 featuring metadata import and export for richer integration with third-party apps

iBooks author: In line with some of the updates to iBooks that Apple talked about today, the iBooks Author app has been updated to include custom fonts, new portrait-only books, new scrolling sidebar, pop-over widgets, and support for mathematical expressions and embedded audio:

What’s New in Version 2.0

• Create new gorgeous portrait-only books • Embed custom fonts into books for complete control over text appearance • Add even more interactivity with new Scrolling Sidebar and Pop-Over widgets • Support for mathematical expressions with new native equation editing using both LaTeX and MathML notation • Automatic optimization of media for iPad • Improved support for embedded audio, including the ability to play an audio file by tapping an image • Improved publishing workflow, including automatic sample book creation and pre-publish checking • Additional Apple-designed templates • Version numbering for books • Enhanced to take advantage of the Retina display on the new MacBook Pro • Performance improvements • Usability improvements

Motion:

What’s New in Version 5.0.5

• Improved anti-aliasing increases text sharpness for enhanced legibility • Open multiple projects simultaneously to easily switch, copy and paste between them • Accelerated loading of complex projects

Compressor:

What’s New in Version 4.0.5

• Improved cluster setup eliminates the need to have Compressor open on all cluster nodes • Activate additional encoding clusters without re-authentication • Addresses an issue related to third-party QuickTime components that could prevent Compressor from opening

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