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Final Cut X v10.0.3

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Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X to version 10.0.3, an update to its professional video editing application.

The update introduces multicam editing that automatically syncs up to 64 angles of video and photos; chroma keying designed for handling complex adjustments in the app; and enhanced XML for a richer interchange with third party apps and plug-ins that support the Final Cut Pro X ecosystem. Available as a free update from the Mac App Store, Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 also includes a beta of broadcast monitoring that supports Thunderbolt devices as well as PCIe cards.

 

Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 includes a collection of new tools for editing multicam projects. Final Cut Pro X automatically syncs clips from your shoot using audio waveforms, time and date, or timecode to create a Multicam Clip with up to 64 angles of video, which can include mixed formats, frame sizes and frame rates. The Angle Editor allows you to dive into your Multicam Clip to make adjustments, and the Angle Viewer lets you play back multiple angles at the same time and cut between them.

 

Final Cut Pro X is designed to build upon its one-step chroma key with the addition of controls including color sampling, edge adjustment and light wrap. You can tackle complex keying challenges right in Final Cut Pro X, without having to export to a motion graphics application, and view your results instantly with realtime playback.

 

In the seven months since launch, the third party ecosystem around Final Cut Pro X has expanded. XML-compatible software like DaVinci Resolve and CatDV are designed to provide integration for tasks such as color correction and media management. The new 7toX app from Intelligent Assistance uses XML to import Final Cut Pro 7 projects into Final Cut Pro X. In addition, some of the industry's visual effects developers, including GenArts and Red Giant, have developed motion graphics plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X.

 

Broadcast monitoring in Final Cut Pro X is currently in beta and allows you to connect to waveform displays, vectorscopes, and calibrated, high-quality monitors to ensure that your project meets broadcast specifications. Final Cut Pro X supports monitoring of video and audio through Thunderbolt I/O devices, as well as through third party PCIe cards.

 

Pricing & Availability

Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 is available from the Mac App Store for $299.99 to new users, or as a free update for existing Final Cut Pro X customers.

 

A 30-day free trial of Final Cut Pro X is available at www.apple.com/finalcutpro/trial. Full system requirements and more information on Final Cut Pro X can be found atwww.apple.com/finalcutpro.

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