FCPX update feb4

The wait is over! There are updates to all the three main Apple video applications and an update to the Pro Video Formats as well. Yes, it looks like the timecode bug in the dashboard of FCPX has been fixed!

The updates have hit the App Store. It looks like mainly bug fixes and optimisation which is all good news. As we always say, if you are in the middle of an important project, it is probably not a good idea to rush into the updates. Also make a copy of Libraries and any other critical files before downloading.

Apple have seemed to ticked off a few of the major gripes such as the timecode GUI display problem and also supporting more codec floors from the C300 Mark II. Will this clear the decks for a feature rich update before NAB?

Please let us know what you have found about the update in the comments below, especially what third party software & hardware might or might not work.

 

New in Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3 - 

  • New Customizable Default Effect lets you choose both a video and audio effect that is assigned to a keyboard shortcut
  • 4K export preset to create video files for Apple devices
  • Improves speed when opening libraries on a SAN
  • Resolves an issue that could affect the timecode display in the Dashboard on OS X El Capitan
  • Import Canon XF-AVC including video files from the Canon C300 Mark II
  • Ability to share video to multiple YouTube accounts
  • Resolves an issue in which a disabled video effect could appear as Missing Effect when opening the project or when sharing to Compressor
  • Addresses an issue in which black frames could appear in imported iPhone video clips that were trimmed on iPhone
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the playhead to jump ahead when editing short titles
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the timeline to stop playback when switching views in the Browser
  • Fixes an issue in which points on a Bezier shape could incorrectly switch from Linear to Smooth
  • Fixes an issue in which some objects within Motion templates render with soft edges
  • Adds iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and Apple TV (4th generation) to the Apple Devices compatibility list in the Share window

 

 Hot of the press, the Ripples show us how the new customisable default effect works in FCPX.

 

New in Motion 5.2.3 - 

  • Improves stability when adding Photoshop files to a project
  • Improves stability when searching in iTunes and photo libraries
  • Improves stability when using the Undo command after ungrouping a parent group
  • Correctly saves percentage-based parameters in the Checkerboard generator after closing and reopening a project
  • Correctly saves the preview movie for Motion templates created in German, Japanese, and Chinese
  • Fixes an issue in which points on a Bezier shape could incorrectly switch from Linear to Smooth
  • Fixes an issue in which some objects within Motion templates could render with soft edges
  • Adds iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and Apple TV (4th generation) to the Apple Devices compatibility list in the Share window

 

New in Compressor 4.2.2 -

  • New 4K export preset to create video files for Apple devices
  • Fixes an issue in which Closed Caption files could be incorrectly labeled as SDH subtitles when creating an iTunes Store Package
  • Fixes an issue in which the Navigation window fails to display the source clip when the Preview window is zoomed
  • Launch screen displays correctly on OS X El Capitan
  • Adds iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and Apple TV (4th generation) to the Apple Devices compatibility list

 

 New In Pro Video formats 2.0.4 -

  • Support for AVC-LonG, XAVC and XF-AVC