Video editing experts have long looked to the Final Cut Pro X for video production and processing requirements. The software program can be used by everyone from serious hobbyists to independent filmmakers and it has confirmed instrumental producing such movies and television programs as Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and George to the Rescue.
Apple released Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1 on April 9, 2018. There are a number of notable new features inside the update. Apple’s USDZ AR file format: What you should know. 5 ways new Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12 can automate your projects day. Apple’s macOS 10.14 Mojave has big security and privacy updates: Here’s the list. Sign up for our Apple Weekly newsletter. Possibly the most crucial new feature in version 10.4.1 is ProRes RAW, which Apple describes as combining the visual and workflow advantages of RAW video with ProRes performance. Apple’s new ProRes RAW format lets video editing professionals import, edit, and grade RAW data footage with increased control over highlight and shadow settings.
Because performance is optimized for the macOS platform, video professionals can sample full-quality 4K ProRes RAW files on MacBook Pros and iMacs instantly without rendering. This really is more convenient than needing to render video first before playing back 4K ProRes RAW files. ProRes RAW files can also be more compact than ProRes 4444 files; because of this, editors will love better corresponding storage servicing video projects.
Closed captioning improvements are another important new upgrade. Using the update, Final Cut Pro X users can make and import closed captioning directly inside their FCPX projects. No third-party add-on closed captioning tools are required, which lowers overall video production costs. Users can use the timeline to produce and associate captions, view closed captions (including during playback), and adjust closed caption text, color, and placement. Multiple languages are supported, including for the same timeline.
The share window is updated, too. A whole new Roles tab displays titles, video, and audio roles in just one pane, simplifying publishing closed captions.
How to get Final Cut Pro X? The Ultimate Cut Pro X 10.4.1 update is provided for free for existing users. New purchases run $299.99 (a professional Apps Bundle can be obtained for Education customers for $199.99), as well as the application can zhxspu downloaded and purchased from the App Store. 30-day free trials can be purchased from Apple’s website.
Requirements for making use of Final Cut Pro X
The program demands a Mac running macOS 10.13.2 or later, at least 4 GB of RAM (8 GB is usually recommended), an OpenCL GPU graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later, 256 MB of VRAM (although 1 GB is recommended for 4K editing, dealing with 3D titles, and 360-degree video editing) and 3.8 GB of free disk space. Additional information is available from Apple’s Final Cut Pro X specification page.
Apple stayed with all the interface they introduced within the 10.3 version. In fact, media management, editing, trimming, timeline organization and transitions haven’t changed. Titles are the same, with incorporating seven titles specific for 360° Video. Generators are similar, with the addition of two new generators for 360° Video. And, as far as I notice, transitions are similar, period.
In other words, all of the new formats which were put into Final Cut Pro X can also be supported by Compressor. NOTE: If you are planning to do business with HDR media, buy yourself a little extra storage, you’re likely to want it. And, intend to shoot, edit, export and compress 10-bit or greater files. All ProRes formats fully support 10-bit, but many cameras, like AVCHD, tend not to.
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