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We now know we have a couple of new features coming from Apple in Final Cut 10.6.2. Dupe detection and better Voice isolation using ML in the Inspector.

In parallel with the announcement of the Mac Studio was the first glimpse of Final Cut Pro 10.6.2. Now, how the new features got leaked, who saw them first and who knew but didn't tell, could make a good read by itself. We will just say that we think these are two great additions for Final Cut Pro.

Yes, Dupe Detection has been asked for since the app's release, but the Voice Isolation shows how Apple is harnessing the power of machine learning within the 'new technology ready' app. Remember the built-in tracking also uses ML to recognise objects. We expect more AI powered features in the future.

Lets take a quick look look at Dupe Detection first.

This is activated by selecting the option in the menu as you would expect. This gives the shaded pattern in the timeline AND in the Timeline Index which is really handy as these can be selected and will be highlighted in the timeline.

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Second is a better Voice Isolation in the Inspector. A simple slider selects how much background noise will be removed using the patterns extracted from many previous examples using machine learning. This is not just for an AC fan or traffic rumble, it tries to isolate the voice from everything. It also gives significant improvement over the previous noise reduction which always sounded like somebody was underwater if you pushed it too far. Which, to be honest, wasn't that far.

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But... We have to thank Steve Martin at Ripple Training for putting together this rather excellent run through of both of the new features. We think he's rather impressed by the machine learning powered Voice isolation. It will be interesting to compare the results of the new internal tool against some of the expensive third-party plugins.

 

Finally, we should also thank Joe Marler here who pointed out in comments on an article that 10.6.2 might have fixed a bug in FCP where HEVC export is extremely slow using the built-in preset. 

And so far, that's all we know about 10.6.2, but as Apple normally doesn't comment on pre-release software, that's already a lot.

 

 


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cseeman replied the topic: #119599 23 Mar 2022 14:14
It's good to see Apple permitting the presentation of issues before a release. One can hope this might be a change in the policy of (long) silences between updates for the Pro Apps. It's interesting that even a .x update can create some buzz when they do that. Hoping it's a change in Apple PR strategy
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Oliver Peters replied the topic: #119604 23 Mar 2022 17:00
Although dupe detection has been a long time in coming, the implementation shown in Steve's video looks pretty nice. Same for the ML Voice Isolation. Too bad that it requires Monterey.
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anim8r replied the topic: #119799 05 Apr 2022 00:53
Hope they fix the issue when you render more than one HEVC file at the same time, FCPX or Compressor fails. So this happens when FCPX and Compressor try to render HEVC at the same time or when you set up multiple HEVC exports/files at the same time and have additional Compressor instances in the preferences. I submitted a ticket about a month or so ago to Apple.
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20mChop replied the topic: #119889 11 Apr 2022 08:02
New features coming in 10.6.2........... Next year it seems...... Don't understand Apple releasing their Mac Studio, Flagship Mac at the moment and not releasing FCP 10.6.2? I mean the pro apps team managed to sort logic out for the release? Does the logic team work for a different company that can stick to deadlines? Thought they all worked down the hall from each other?
Really makes me worry that FCP is just slowly dying and there is no urgency from Apple to actually innovate and beat the likes of Resolve and Premier. I mean its an improvement that they show pre released software but I mean 3 weeks after Mac studio release and you still don't have an optimised piece of software?? Disappointed.
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Doug replied the topic: #119896 11 Apr 2022 15:27

New features coming in 10.6.2........... Next year it seems...... Don't understand Apple releasing their Mac Studio, Flagship Mac at the moment and not releasing FCP 10.6.2? I mean the pro apps team managed to sort logic out for the release? Does the logic team work for a different company that can stick to deadlines? Thought they all worked down the hall from each other?
Really makes me worry that FCP is just slowly dying and there is no urgency from Apple to actually innovate and beat the likes of Resolve and Premier. I mean its an improvement that they show pre released software but I mean 3 weeks after Mac studio release and you still don't have an optimised piece of software?? Disappointed.


I would personally prefer they take the time they need to make sure it's as rock solid as possible than rush to release at the same time a piece of hardware is announced. The current version of FCP on the Mac Studio is still spectacular. I'm as excited about the new features as anyone, especially Dupe Detection, but that doesn't diminish the current version in any way. Frankly, I WISH I could have a Mac Studio to run even the current version of FCP/Motion/Compressor. 
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Oliver Peters replied the topic: #119929 11 Apr 2022 22:01
"Does the logic team work for a different company that can stick to deadlines? Thought they all worked down the hall from each other?"

No, they are not in the same geographical location.
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oldsoul replied the topic: #119957 12 Apr 2022 18:52
Does Dupe Detection work in the browser at the Event level? We have multiple editors populating our central cloud storage all the time. It would be great to just be able to grab the entire content of a folder drag to an Event and have Dupe Detection tell which clips have already been imported. Or better yet warn us upon import which clips have already been imported.
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Eric_T replied the topic: #119960 12 Apr 2022 20:25
I tried out the Duplicate Clip Detection today.  I brought down the same clip twice and it detected it successfully.  However, it stopped detecting them as duplicates when those same two 60FPS clips were re-timed to fit in the 30FPS timeline, even though they were both re-timed to the exact same value and were therefore exact duplicates again.  Does anyone know if this is a bug?