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Final Cut Pro X 10.4.8 and macOS Catalina 10.15.2 Released. The Clicks Are Fixed!

It has been a busy day for news. First of all we have the Mac Pro release, then the Colour Finale 2 update and of course our YouTube live show. Now Apple has released FCPX 10.4.8 and macOS Catalina 10.15.2. And yes the 16 inch MacBook Pro clicks have gone!

A busy day as we said and it's not over yet!

First up is the update to FCPX, now at 10.4.8, it looks like a series of bug fixes. 

Has this release been timed to coincide with the Mac Pro? Probably. You do not need to run Catalina to run FCPX 10.4.8, it will work on Mojave.

New in Final Cut Pro 10.4.8

  • Prevents an issue that could lead to visual artifacts appearing on a Mac with an Nvidia graphics card that has the Reduce Transparency accessibility preference turned on
  • Fixes an issue that prevented media from appearing in the Photos library browser when using Final Cut Pro on macOS Catalina.
  • Fixes an issue in which Final Cut Pro would sometimes load an incorrect project into the timeline.
  • Resolves an issue in which thumbnails would not update when skimming titles, generators, and transitions in the Browser.
  • Improves stability when sharing.
  • Improves stability when skimming media in the Browser.
  • Improves reliability when working with Sony XAVC media.
  • Improves reliability when importing and exporting CEA 608 captions.

New in Motion 5.4.5

  • Fixes an issue in which the HUD would not appear when using the Grow/Shrink behavior
  • Fixes an issue in which the Color Space Override menu option was not available when working in Wide Gamut HDR
  • Fixes an issue in which 3D text with transparency could display artifacts
  • Prevents an issue that could lead to visual artifacts appearing on a Mac with an Nvidia graphic cards that has the Reduce Transparency accessibility preference turned on
  • Improves stability when sharing
  • Improves reliability when entering Korean text

New in Compressor 4.4.6

  • Improves stability when using Reverse Telecine
  • Improves reliability when importing Dolby Vision metadata
  • Fixes an issue in which an error was erroneously reported when applying Dolby Vision metadata to a package created for the iTunes Store
  • Fixes an issue in which an error was erroneously reported when verifying a package created for the iTunes Store

But for us, one of the most interesting bits of news today was the OS update. Apple has released Catalina 10.15.2 which fixes the clicks we first reported on from the day of the 16 inch MacBook pro launch in New York.

If you own a new 16 inch MacBook Pro, this update is a bit of a no-brainer. Nice to se that Apple listened to users with the problem and have responded quickly.

Here's what the clicks sounded like.

 

Catalina 10.15.2 adds the following features:

Apple News

  • New layout for Apple News+ stories from The Wall Street Journal and other leading newspapers

Stocks

  • Get links to related stories or more stories from the same publication at the end of an article
  • “Breaking” and “Developing” labels for Top Stories
  •  Stories from Apple News are now available in Canada in English and French

This update includes the following bug fixes:

Music

  • Restores the column browser view for managing the music library
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent album artwork from appearing
  • Fixes an issue that may reset music equalizer settings during playback

iTunes Remote

  • Adds support for using an iPhone or iPad to remotely control the Music and TV apps on a Mac

Photos

  • Resolves an issue that may cause some AVI and MP4 files to appear as unsupported
  • Fixes an issue that prevents newly created folders from appearing in Albums view
  • Addresses an issue where manually sorted images in an album may be printed or exported out of order
  • Fixes an issue that prevents the zoom-to-crop tool from working in a print preview

Mail

  • Addresses an issue that may cause Mail preferences to open with a blank window
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent using undo from retrieving deleted mail

Other

  • Improves the reliability of syncing books and audiobooks to your iPad or iPhone through the Finder
  • Fixes an issue where reminders may be out of order in the Today smart list in the Reminders app
  • Resolves an issue that may cause slow typing performance in the Notes app

Enterprise content

  • Fixes an issue where the user password might not be accepted at the login window after upgrading a Mac with an Apple T2 Security Chip to macOS Catalina
  • Improves compatibility with video conferencing apps on MacBook Pro models introduced in 2018
  • Users logged in as a standard user can now install apps from the App Store

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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

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Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.

 

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BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

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Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.

FCP.co

Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!

 

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