***Essential Apple update information now posted***
It was a day that started with with a few faux pas on tutorial videos and ended with not only new hardware, but the the update to FCPX we have all been waiting for. And what an update it is.
As we write, our Forum is alive with people posting about the release of 10.0.6 and of course we cannot forget Motion updated to 5.0.5.
We have waited for it for a long time, but what an release, a lot of major features that were first hinted back at NAB in April. We can bet there is more under the hood too. Some users are reporting that it won't download on non Mountain Lion machines. We are currently downloading the two updates on a 10.8 machine but cannot load them on a 10.7 machine. No doubt the system requirements will become more obvious later.
One note here. As the earliest Mac Pros will not run Mountain Lion, this could mean that the latest version of FCPX will not run on them either.
Here is the link to the official Apple What's New in FCPX 10.0.6 page.
They have also updated the White Paper Final Cut Pro X for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors
Philip Hodgetts was lucky enough to have had a beta copy for testing his apps. He has a nice roundup of the new bits.
So let's take a quick look at the list of new features.
- Expand multichannel audio files directly in the timeline for precide 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 plugin support that allows you to work natively with MXF files from import through delivery using 3rd prty plugins.
- Dual Viewers (Yay!) each with video scope display, let you compare shots to match action & colour
- Option to add chapter markers in the timelinefor export to video files, DVD and Blu-ray disc
- Range selection now preserves start and end points in the Event Browser andd allows you to create multiple range selections on a single clip (Nice)
- Paste attributes window lets you choose specific effects to copy between clips (even nicer)
- 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 singel 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.
To put it short, one hell of an update. If you are in LA tomorrow, then the LACPUG will have Steve Martin and Mark Spencer talking about the new update.
Read this before updating
Apple have released a Knowledge Base article and it should be essential reading before anybody upgrades to 10.0.6
The article recommends backing up not only projects and events, but also the app as well.
Hot off the press too is the Red FCPX video. Here is the RED Plugin download link.