Apple updates Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Compressor, and Motion all at once

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What you need to know

  • Apple today updated multiple pro video apps via the Mac App Store.
  • Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Compressor, and Motion all received updates.

Apple today rolled out four new updates to Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Compressor, and Motion with all of them now available for download from the Mac App Store. While the updates themselves aren't adding huge new features, they all fix bugs and improve stability along the way.

First spied by Aaron Zollo, all four updates appear to have landed at around the same time.

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The full rundown of changes includes:

iMovie 10.2.3

  • Fixes the following issues that could occur when importing projects from iMovie for iOS:
  • Fonts may change when using the Slide and Chromatic title styles
  • Longer titles may shift from one line to two lines
  • Filters may be removed from clips
  • Some projects may fail to import
  • Fixes an issue in which changing an event name in the All Events view may cause that same name to be incorrectly displayed for a different event
  • Includes stability and reliability improvements

Final Cut Pro 10.5.2

Includes stability and reliability improvements

Compressor 4.5.2

  • Includes HEVC Proxy settings optimized for use in Final Cut Pro
  • Includes UI refinements for macOS Big Sur
  • Includes stability and reliability improvements

Motion 5.5.1

  • Adds a new Auto-Shrink option to the Text Layout tab of the Inspector to automatically reduce text size to fit in a paragraph, scroll, or crawl layout
  • Includes UI refinements for macOS Big Sur
  • Includes stability and reliability improvements

All of these updates are free for existing users and you can grab them via the Updates tab of the Mac App Store now.

Now that Apple has updated its video editing software, why not treat yourself to a whole new camera to make sure you're making the best of it?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.