10 0 8 FCPX update

Apple have announced updates to Final Cut Pro to 10.0.8, Motion to 5.0.7 and Compressor to 4.0.7. There's also an update to the ProApps Codecs for Quicktime to 1.0.2

Great timing from Apple with an update for the three apps before we move into NAB. It ends the speculation of what happens next as although there are a few new features, it's mainly a maintenance update. What is of interest is the support of 4K XAVC files on FCPX so looks like we will have to visit the Sony stand at NAB!

Let's start off with the codec update:

ProApps QuickTime Codecs 1.0.2

This update adds the following video codecs for use by QuickTime based applications.

  • Apple Intermediate Codec
  • Apple ProRes
  • AVC-Intra
  • DVCPRO HD
  • HDV
  • XDCAM HD /EX / HD422
  • MPEG IMX
  • Uncompressed 4:2:2
  • XAVC
  • The update is recommended for all users of FCPX, Motion 5 or Compressor 4.

 

Final Cut Pro 10.0.8

  • Support for Sony XAVC codec up to 4K resolution
  • Option to display ProRes Log C files from ARRI ALEXA cameras with standard Rec. 709 colour and contrast levels
  • Resolves an issue where some third party effects generated green frames during render
  • Resolves performance issues that could occur with certain titles and effects
  • Time reversed clips now render in the background
  • Ability to use key commands to adjust Clip Appearance settings in the timeline
  • Ability to view reel number metadata located in the timecode track of video files
  • Mono audio files in a surround project export with correct volume levels
  • Drop zones no longer reset to the first frame of video after application restart
  • Fixes a performance issue which resulted from selecting multiple ranges on a single clip
  • Fixes an issue where the play Around function did not work properly on certain clips when viewed through external video devices

 

Motion 5.0.7

This update improves overall stability, performance, and compatibility. Updates include:

  • Resolves an issue where some third-party effects generated green frames during render
  • Fixes a stability issue when splitting layers in the timeline
  • Resolves performance issues with some titles and effects
  • Fixes an issue where launching a plug-in with a check box could require multiple clicks
  • Fixes a stability issue with CoreMelt plug-ins

 

Compressor 4.0.7

  • Removes 1GB file size limit for uploads to Vimeo
  • Fixes a stability issue when playing back certain MPEG-2 files
  • Fixes a stability issue in Qmaster when processing multiple jobs