Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor and MainStage updated to support ProRes 4444 XQ and more!

Although Apple has now laid Aperture to rest, they did note that development on Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro would continue and to back up that claim, they're now rolling out updates for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor and MainStage through the Mac App Store.

The list of features and additions is rather large with Final Cut Pro seeing the most significant changes but Apple has included the full change logs for everyone to check out. Mainstage hasn't appeared in the Mac App Store as of yet, but Apple has confirmed it will be arriving soon.

Final Cut Pro X

What's New in Version 10.1.2

  • Optimized, proxy, and rendered media can be stored at any location outside of the library
  • Easily delete optimized, proxy, and rendered media from within Final Cut Pro X
  • Used media indicators for Compound clips, Multicam clips, and Synced clips
  • Option to show only unused media in the Browser
  • Apply a standard (Rec. 709) look in real time to high dynamic range and wide color gamut video from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, and Sony cameras
  • Automatically apply an ARRI embedded 3D LUT from the new AMIRA camera
  • Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
  • Improved speed and accuracy when synchronizing clips
  • Audio recording improvements including countdown and automatic Audition creation from multiple takes
  • Fast export of cuts-only projects containing XDCAM media
  • Export entire library as a single XML file
  • Selecting a library displays key metadata in the Inspector
  • Adjust relative and absolute volume of a clip or range selection
  • Create Keywords from Finder Tags when importing media
  • Option to sort events by date or name in the Libraries list
  • Import a clip by dragging directly into the Browser
  • Share 4K video to Vimeo

Motion

What's New in Version 5.1.1

  • Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
  • Improved Sequence Text behavior for animating characters, words, and lines
  • Enhanced Contrast filter parameters for refined adjustments

Compressor

What's New in Version 4.1.2

  • Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
  • Better performance when working with large batches
  • Status display and improved responsiveness when using "Send to Compressor" from Final Cut Pro X and Motion
  • Improved performance and color accuracy when encoding H.264 source files from GoPro cameras
  • Fixes issues transcoding alpha channels in image sequences
  • Includes general stability improvements

MainStage 3

What's New in Version 3.0.4

  • Addresses an issue that caused MainStage to quit unexpectedly when using 8-bit Bluetooth headsets and other devices with unsupported bit depths
  • Resolves an issue that could cause screen controls with independent assignments to move simultaneously

Needless to say, that's a lot of updates across the board so be sure to grab them all. Was there any new features added that you've been waiting for? Let us know in the comments below if there was.

Chris Parsons

Editor-at-Large at Mobile Nations, gadget junkie, energy drinker, ranter.

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