Final Cut Pro 10.1 Released

Apple has announced a major update to Final Cut Pro X coinciding with release of the new Mac Pro. Version 10.1 enhances the softwares support with 4K among a host of other significant updates. The program is now optimized to work with the dual AMD FirePro graphics chips found in the new Mac Pro, increasing performance for playback and rendering. The 4K additions include titles, graphics and generators, as well as monitoring up to 4K via Thunderbolt 2 or HDMI on compatible devices. Here’s a full list of the updates found in 10.1

– Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro :

– Video monitoring up to 4K via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI on select Mac computers

– 4K content including titles, transitions, and generators

– Libraries allow you to gather multiple events and projects within a single bundle

– Easily open and close individual libraries to load just the material you need

– Option to import camera media to locations inside or outside of a library

– Automatically back up libraries to a user-specified drive or network location

– Project Snapshots let you quickly capture the project state for fast versioning

– Audio fade handles on individual audio channels in the timeline

– Add precise retime speeds by entering them numerically in the timeline

– Non-rippling retime option

– One step Replace and retime

– Custom project frame sizes

– Through edits displayed on all clip types

– Join Through Edit command removes bladed cuts to clips in the timeline

– Detach audio with Multicam clips in the timeline to manipulate audio and video separately

– Make video- or audio-only edits into the timeline with Multicam Clips as sources

– Blade and move audio in J- and L-cuts

– Ability to roll audio with J- and L-cut splits open

– Option to hide the Event browser to gain more screen space for viewing

– Native support for .MTS and .MT2S files from AVCHD cameras

– Used media indicators on source clips

– Improved performance with large projects

– Improved performance when modifying or adding keywords to many clips at once

– Easily move, copy, and paste multiple keyframes

– Option for the linear animation with Ken Burns effect

– Improved image stabilization with InertiaCam and Tripod mode

– Import photos from iOS devices

– Proxy and playback quality controls accessible in Viewer menu

– Support for portrait/landscape metadata in still images

– Effects parameters, fonts, and text size included in XML metadata

– Improved support for growing media and edit while ingest

– API for custom Share operations using third-party software

– FxPlug 3 with custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support

– Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution

Final Cut Pro 10 has been on the market for over two and a half years now. It’s been updated over 10 times in that span. Final Cut Pro remains a very popular choice amongst professional editors, particularly one-man-band operations.

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Basic Color Correction Tips for Final Cut Pro

If you’re thinking of exploring FCPX heres an intro article on basic color correction in the polarizing software.

“Color correction—also known as color grading or color timing—is the process of altering the brightness and color values of an image or video. While many of today’s modern video cameras (and still cameras that shoot video) can produce great-looking shots automatically, sometimes you’ll still want to manipulate the color in post.”

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Post by Eric C. Petrie