We're back! More about that soon. In more important news, new versions of our favourite apps are out.
Final Cut Pro (10.6.5), Motion (5.6.3) and Compressor (4.6.1) have recently been released.
The details for Final Cut Pro:
- Supports faster exporting of H.264 or HEVC on Macs with Apple silicon
- Increases stability when disconnecting a Sidecar display on Intel Macs
- Improves performance when editing on a Mac with an ambient light sensor
Also, if you want to work with an iPhone's Cinematic mode clips, you'll probably want to update to macOS Ventura, which came out recently too. While Ventura is likely to break a few apps and drivers (including SoftRAID), FCP 10.6.5 doesn't update your Final Cut libraries, and so it's less risky than most. This FCP update doesn't require Ventura, so you can stay put on your current macOS for now.
As ever, it's a good idea to right-click and compress your existing apps so that you can roll back if something goes bad. But if you're feeling brave, there's a wind out there just waiting for your caution to be thrown its way.
There will be more news and articles up here in the coming days and weeks, so if you have any requests, send them on.
Time to get back to the edit — hopefully with faster exports!
**Stopress** It looks like this update might have fixed the issue when FCP runs out of memory and plugins stop responding. (No more red screen)