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Apple releases major update for the trio Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor

New in the area for those who use Apple's video editing software. Version 10.2 of Final Cut Pro was released today full of news, together with its companions Motion and Compressor.

Final Cut Pro

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Final Cut Pro app icon

Featuring 3D titles

  • Very animated 3D text and easily customizable
  • Simple templates to get started quickly
  • Cinematic models with embedded backgrounds and animations
  • Large collection of text styles to create stunning visuals in one click
  • Personalize your titles with hundreds of combinations of materials, lighting and borders
  • Additional controls let you adjust environments, shadows and more
  • Instantly convert any title from 2D to 3D
  • Open any title in Motion to add multiple lights, cameras and tracking

Advanced effects

  • Displaying up to four video scopes simultaneously
  • Apply super-ellipse object mask to any clip
  • Apply drawing mask to any clip, with linear smoothing, bezier or B-spline options
  • New shape and mask controls for each effect
  • Instantly preview the alpha channel for any effect mask
  • Save custom effects as presets for quick access
  • Color chart incorporated into the new color correction effect
  • Rearrange the order of processing the color correction effect
  • Keyframing improved with better smoothed movement
  • Optical flow improvements a beautiful slow camera across a wide range of content
  • Improvements in the performance of FxPlug plugins and internal effects that use several frames as Visual Echo and Trails

Camera formats

  • Panasonic AVC-Ultra codec family
  • Sony XAVC-S
  • Import Sony XDCAM and XAVC formats without plugins
  • JVC H.264 Long GOP
  • Accelerated GPU processing for RED RAW with support for GPU pairs
  • Support for RED RAW anamphrical formats

Additional features

  • Smart collections can be used at the event and library level
  • Import window consolidates all options into a single sidebar
  • GPU rendering when using the Send to Compressor option with support for two GPUs

Motion app icon

Motion

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Compatible with Macs

Version 5.4.5 (2.3 GB) Requires macOS 10.14.6 or superior

Featuring 3D titles

  • Beautifully animated and easily customizable 3D texts
  • Simple templates to get started quickly
  • Cinematic models with embedded backgrounds and animations
  • Save any 3D title and access it instantly in Final Cut Pro X
  • Large collection of text styles to create beautiful visuals in one click
  • Personalize your titles with hundreds of combinations of materials, lighting and corners
  • Additional controls allow you to adjust environments, shadows and more
  • Instantly convert any 2D title to 3D
  • Create advanced 3D visuals with multiple materials and corners on each character
  • Flexible shading of surfaces with options for texture, diffuse and specular reflection maps, and bump mapping
  • Place 3D text shadows on themselves or other objects in a 3D scene
  • Add multiple lights, cameras and tracking in any 3D title
  • Effects of glint inside cameras
  • Support for sequential 3D text animations

Additional resources

  • 12 new generators including Manga Lines, Sunburst and Spiral Graphics
  • Keyframing improved including copy and paste on the timeline
  • Improvements in creating masks and shapes for rectangles and circles, in addition to converting to bzier shapes for greater control
  • Easily monitor background sharing operations from within Motion
  • Performance improvement on Intel-based GPUs
  • Better performance of FxPlug plugins and built-in effects that use multiple frames like Echo and Trails

Camera formats

  • Family of codecs Panasonic AVC-Ultra
  • Sony XAVC-S
  • JVC H.264 Long GOP

Compressor app icon

Compressor

in Apple

Compatible with Macs

Version 4.4.6 (324.2 MB) Requires macOS 10.14.6 or superior

  • Create an iTunes Store package to upload content to the iTunes Store
  • Easily add movies, trailers, closed captions and subtitles to your iTunes Store package
  • Preview closed captions and subtitles directly in the Viewer
  • Zoom in the Viewer to watch content with true pixel accuracy
  • GPU rendering when using the Send to Compressor option with support for two GPUs
  • Hardware acceleration and multi-pass H.264 encoding on compatible systems
  • Automatic bitrate calculation for QuickTime MPEG-4 and H.264 movie configurations
  • Display and assign channel ranges to QuickTime files before processing
  • Stereo down-mix matrix option during sound processing surround for output in QuickTime
  • CABAC entropy mode for multi-pass encoding

Gradually, professional video editing apps are becoming as complete as before. And even better.