Apple has launched a software update for users of OS X 10.5.6 or later and QuickTime 7.6 or later to add a range of video codecs for use by QuickTime-based applications. A package containing audio content for the newly released Final Cut Pro X is also available.Supported in English, German, French, and Chinese, “This update adds the following video codecs for use by QuickTime-based applications,” Apple says.
The codecs enumerated by the Cupertino company are: “Apple Intermediate Codec; Apple ProRes; AVC-Intra; DVCPRO HD; HDV; XDCAM HD / EX / HD422; MPEG IMX; Uncompressed 4:2:2.
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Apple also released Final Cut Pro X Content, a freely-downloadable 637.5 MB package that contains over 1300 rights-free sound effects that go right into the Audio Browser of Final Cut Pro X, as well as some additional preset effects for the Space Designer plug-in.
The update is recommended for all users of Final Cut Pro X, Apple says.
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Steve Jobs & Co. also rolled out Motion 5 Content, a package that adds the following content for use in the new sidekick app:
Motion Templates: A variety of professionally-designed, customizable templates.
Motion Library Content: Animated vector graphics, backgrounds, template media, sample Motion projects, and royalty-free still images.
Motion Sample Media: Clips and images for use with Motion Help examples and tutorials.
As with Final Cut Pro X Content, the Motion update is recommended for all users of Motion 5.
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Final Cut Pro X was just released today. It is said to completely reinvent video editing with a Magnetic Timeline that lets producers edit on a flexible, trackless canvas; a Content Auto-Analysis tool that categorizes content upon import by shot type, media and people; and background rendering.
Those who work in post production are already thrilled by the new release. Apple includes in its official announcement a quote from Angus Wall, Academy Award-winning film editor, who said:
“I’m blown away by what Apple has done with Final Cut Pro. Final Cut Pro X is incredibly modern and fast, but most importantly it lets you focus on telling your story in the most creative way, while it actively manages all of the technical details.”
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