Apple has today rolled out a major update to its Final Cut Pro X video editing software for Mac, introducing third-party workflow extensions that make it easy to use popular tools that enhance post-production, including review and approval with Frame.io, stock footage purchasing with Shutterstock, and media asset management with CatDV.
Starting today, Final Cut Pro users can download these workflow extensions from the Mac App Store for free, while more third-party extensions will be made available in the near future as well.
In addition to these extensions, the update also brings a handful of new features for the professional video editing software. These include Batch sharing, a feature that allows a user to export multiple clips or projects in one step, and a new Comparison Viewer window for viewing reference images while colour grading.
High-quality video noise reduction minimizes artifacts in low light or archival footage. Editors can now create and deliver closed captions in SRT format or choose to burn them into their video for compatibility with a wide range of video websites. And improved marquee selection makes it quick to select individual clips or the entire secondary storyline.
Along side Final Cut Pro, Apple has also rolled out updates for Motion and Compressor companion apps, all of which are now available as free updates for existing users in the Mac App Store. New users can purchase the apps for CAD $399.99, CAD $69.99 and CAD $69.99, respectively.
Education customers can purchase the Pro Apps Bundle for Education for CAD $259.99, which includes all three pro video apps plus Logic Pro X and MainStage. To learn more, hit up this link.