Apple prepares iMovie and Final Cut Pro to end 32-bit app support

Apple prepares iMovie and Final Cut Pro to end 32-bit app support

Apple has released a number of updates to its video editing app suite that prepares these software for the end of 32-bit app support in the next release of macOS. In addition, Ma has also made available the new version of the Apple Store app, which has gained some new features, as we will see below.

iMovie and Final Cut Pro

IMovie app icon


in Apple

Macs compatible

Version 10.1.14 (2.2 GB) Requires the macOS 10.14.6 or superior

Final Cut Pro app icon

Motion app icon


in Apple

Macs compatible

Version 5.4.5 (2.3 GB) Requires the macOS 10.14.6 or superior

Compressor app icon


in Apple

Macs compatible

Version 4.4.6 (324.2 MB) Requires the macOS 10.14.6 or superior

The main novelty of updating the iMovie (10.1.11) and the Final cut pro (10.4.6) in addition to the companion apps Motion (5.4.3) and Compressor (4.4.4) is related to the end of 32-bit application support in macOS. In 2017, we reported that Ma began purging such software on iOS; On MacOS, version 10.14 (Mojave) will be the last to support apps with this architecture.

With the update, Apple video authoring and editing software can detect files incompatible with future versions of macOS (post-Mojave) and convert them to a compatible format, as described in changelog of the update. Chances are these files will be converted to the H.264 format, which is more compatible between Apple systems.

Although important, the change should not affect many apps and not most users, as most developers have made their apps available in 64-bit for some time. In general, 32-bit apps can't get the most out of processing multi-core and the RAM of newer devices (a drag on 4K and even 8K video age).

In addition, Apple has fixed a few bugs in the Final Cut Pro update, including an issue causing the share buttons, extensions, and the "Select Clip" command on the playhead to disappear. In all applications, Ma also promised “greater reliability when sharing videos on YouTube” in versions released today.

Apple store

Apple Store app icon

Ma also updated her online store app today to version 5.3. What's new, the app's “Activities” tab has been redesigned to make it easier to view and subscribe to Today at Apple. In addition, it is now easier to verify the device values ​​subject to the trade-in within the app.

Apple Store view for iOS

This means the user can now view swap options when buying a new iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch from the list of devices he already owns based on the devices connected to his Apple ID.

The app's home screen also gained a new interface for displaying the progress of orders placed and opening product return processes, further highlighting these features within the Apple Store iOS app.

via MacRumors, 9to5Mac