Apple Updates QuickTime, Final Cut Pro, Logic Studio

In the wake of releasing iOS 4.2 to enrolled developers yesterday, Apple quietly updated a number of additional applications developed by the Cupertino giant, including QuickTime, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Server, and Logic Studio.

It was only necessary to post two downloads so that users could update their software and fix a number of issues discovered by testers.

The Quicktime 7.6.8 release addresses Windows users only. Affected versions include QuickTime for Windows 7, Vista, and XP SP2.

The update resolves a path searching issue in QuickTime Picture Viewer and an ActiveX control issue that could lead to arbitrary code execution, Apple explained. Mac OS X remains unaffected by the vulnerabilies.

As for the Pro Applications Update 2010-02, it adds "compatibility for new camera formats, improves overall stability," and addresses several other minor issues.

Applications included in the update are Final Cut Pro 7.0.3, Motion 4.0.3, Color 1.5.3, Compressor 3.5.3, and Apple Qmaster 3.5.3.

The update is recommended for all users of Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Server, and Logic Studio. It comes as a 321 MB download that requires users to have Mac OS 10.5.8 or later and QT 7.6.2 or later installed.

Specifically, Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 (an update to Final Cut Pro 7), which is part of the paid upgrade to Final Cut Studio (2009), brings the following enhancements, according to Apple.

· Adds real-time compatibility with Sony XDCAM HD422 720p24/p25/p30.

· Adds Log and Transfer compatibility for Sony NXCAM MPEG2 SD formats.

· Control-G now closes the correct gap in the Timeline under the playhead.

· Fixes several issues with closed captioning .scc files and Print to Tape/Video including:

- Outputting to AJA Io HD now preserves closed caption data.

- When outputting the same sequence multiple times, users can choose different .scc files.

- Print to Tape/Video no longer hangs with certain types of .scc data and Snow Leopard.

· The speed of importing AVCHD with LPCM audio is now similar to other types of AVCHD imports.

· AVCHD thumbnail images in SD are now the correct 4:3 aspect ratio.

· XML export now retains the carriage return when working with text and third-party applications.

· Several memory fragmentation issues have been resolved.

· Localized versions of Final Cut Pro now recognize HDV devices that use the 1080i60/1080i50 FireWire Basic Easy Setups.

· Log and Transfer supports ingesting more than one format recorded to the same SD card.

· Final Cut Pro will no longer occasionally report tape trouble incorrectly when capturing from a tape source.

Download Pro Applications Update 2010-02

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