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Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X with New Workflow Improvements

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Apple this morning has announced it has updated Final Cut Pro X “with powerful new features designed to enhance remote workflows and speed up editing for content creators.”

The updates include “Improvements in creating and managing proxy media provide editors with portability and performance when working with large resolution formats, or when collaborating remotely.”

Also new in Final Cut Pro X is the ability for “social media tools automate video cropping in square, vertical, and other custom sizes for popular social media platforms.”

For proxy workflows, Apple says “for the first time within Final Cut Pro, video editors can create proxies in either ProRes Proxy or H.264 in dimensions as small as 12.5 percent of the original. They can also consolidate proxy media, images, and audio to an external or network-connected drive. A Final Cut Pro Library can even be relinked to proxies already created for added flexibility.”

It’s also possible to link to proxy media from third party applications via XML, including the likes of Frame.io, Keyflow Pro and PostLab.

Apple says it’s now easier to make social media content with Final Cut Pro.

“Using machine learning, clips in a project can now be automatically analyzed for dominant motion and intelligently cropped with Smart Conform to convert them into square, vertical, or any other sized video — perfect for popular platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter,” explains Apple.

The Transform Overscan feature “reveals media outside the crop boundary when adjusting scale, rotation, and position, which allows storytellers to easily reposition the crop. Video editors can also add a Custom Overlay to guide them when placing text and graphics within a non-landscape frame.”

This update for Final Cut Pro 10.4.9 is available today for existing users, to go wit updates to Motion 5.4.6 and Compressor 4.4.7. Final Cut Pro X costs $399.99 CAD.

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