Although Apple has lost a great deal of customers in the video editing business, the company continues to maintain its Final Cut Pro software, and has even launched a new marketing campaign to win back skeptical professional users.
The Cupertino giant released Final Cut Pro 10.0.8 this week, adding support for the Sony XAVC codec (up to 4K resolution), and an option to display ProRes Log C files from ARRI ALEXA cameras with standard Rec. 709 color and contrast levels.
The rest of the update is comprised of fixes and tweaks, such as: rendering time reversed clips in the background, the ability to use key commands to adjust Clip Appearance settings in the timeline, and the ability to view reel number metadata located in the timecode track of video files.
Mono audio files in a surround project will now export with the correct volume levels, and drop zones will no longer reset to the first frame of the video after restarting Final Cut Pro. Other fixes are listed below.
· Fixes a performance issue which resulted from selecting multiple ranges on a single clip
· Fixes an issue where the Play Around function did not work properly on certain clips when viewed through external video devices
· Resolves an issue where some third-party effects generated green frames during render
· Resolves performance issues that could occur with certain titles and effects
Apple asks customers to make sure they have a backup of their current work before installing an update to Final Cut Pro X from the Mac App Store.
Users are also encouraged to follow the steps in Final Cut Pro X: best practices for updating. The guide contains important tips for backing up Projects, Events, and the current version of Final Cut Pro X.