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Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X to 10.0.4

Final Cut Pro X Update

On Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 Apple released an update to Final Cut Pro X. This update, numbered 10.0.4, is only a minor update and includes the following fixes:

Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.4 improves overall stability, performance, and compatibility including:

- Improves image quality and responsiveness of broadcast monitoring with compatible third-party PCIe and Thunderbolt I/O devices.
- Improves performance of multicam syncing and editing.
- Adds language support for Simplified Chinese.
- Adds a Share option for 1080p video on compatible iOS devices.

Final Cut Pro version 10.0.4 also addresses the following issues:

- Assigns default audio channel setting for new projects to stereo.
- Includes multicam metadata in XML project export.
- Fixes an issue in which video superimposed over a background with an alpha channel could appear differently in Viewer before and after render.
- Fixes an issue that caused some titles to be rendered again after each application launch.

This update is recommended for all users of Final Cut Pro X

Information via MacRumors.com.

Some had predicted that we would see Apple at NAB this year with a major update to FCPX and possibly a long-awaited Mac Pro update. Since NAB is only a short time away, it is highly unlikely we will see another update to Final Cut Pro X.

Update – April 10th, 2012 at 3:33pm EST: Motion 5 has also been updated. Here is the list of changes:

What’s New in Version 5.0.3

This update improves overall stability and performance including:

• Improves loading time for projects
• Improves performance of text editing in the Canvas
• Fixes issues with Fill Opaque enabled in images converted to Drop Zones
• Resolves a stability issue that could occur when deleting all characters with the Transform Glyph tool
• Corrects the pixel aspect ratio display of Anamorphic clips

The update is recommended for all users of Motion 5

Update – April 10th, 2012 at 4:11pm EST: It looks like Compressor was updated to 4.0.3:

What’s New in Version 4.0.3

This update adds functionality and improves overall performance including:

• Ability to run Compressor as an encoding node on a Mac without a monitor
• Fixes an issue with exporting when logged in as an Open Directory user
• Improves performance when encoding mp4 and AVI files

This update is recommended for all users of Compressor 4

Some people are not seeing any of these updates listed in the Mac App Store. If you do not, Digital Rebellion recommends trashing the apps and reinstalling them. Make sure to back anything up before doing so.

If you can't see that latest FCPX / Motion updates, you may need to delete the apps and redownload from the Purchased tab.
Jon Chappell
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About The Author: Connor Crosby

Award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and website developer. Experience using numerous NLEs including Final Cut Pro 7/X, Premiere Pro, and Avid Media Composer.

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