On the one hand, I find it unacceptable for a giant like Apple to introduce a new video format in its operating systems and not support it on “Day 1” in its main professional editor (iMovie got an update for this weeks ago). On the other hand, now knowing everything again that is coming in the version 10.4 of Final Cut Pro X, you can even forgive her a little bit.
Apple has participated, in the last days, of the FCPX Creative Summit in Cupertino and took the opportunity to present the news that will come in this version. The website FCP.co was there and brought a snapshot of what was revealed by her.
In addition to the long-awaited HEVC support (High Efficiency Video Coding, also known as H.265), which will enable native editing of videos captured by iPhones / iPads with iOS 11, FCPX 10.4 will also bring new color adjustment tools (including new color wheels and white balance control) , HDR support, special attention to virtual reality (virtual reality, or VR) with 360º videos and more.
Open an # 4K HEVC timeline shot on an iPhone 8 and edited in iOS will open in next version of Final Cut Pro X. Today at Apple #fcpx pic.twitter.com/LLXBoVxelN
– Alex Gollner (@ Alex4D) October 28, 2017
#vr video in the next version of Final Cut Pro X #fcpx at Apple today pic.twitter.com/mTeXee1CXm
– Alex Gollner (@ Alex4D) October 27, 2017
The update will also bring optimizations to work with 8K resolution videos, a perfect challenge for iMac Pro – which will hit the market in December. And isn’t it that Apple took one there for the event? ?
Along with FCPX 10.4, Apple will also launch Motion 5 with some new features and probably Compressor 5 as well. All of them are expected later this year.
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