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Final Cut Pro Update on Version X Adds Audio Controls and More

 

Apple's current Final Cut Pro update 10.0.6 is now available. Hopefully it contains just the feature you were looking for if you discovered that Final Cut Pro was less than you expected during the summer of 2011. Here's the rundown of Final Cut Pro updates from the Mac App Store:

• Expand multichannel audio files directly in the timeline for precise editing of individual audio channels
• Unified import window for transferring media from both file-based cameras and folders of files
• Redesigned Share interface for exporting projects and range selections to one or more destinations
• RED camera support with native REDCODE RAW editing and optional background transcode to Apple ProRes
• MXF plug-in support that allows you to work natively with MXF files from import through delivery using third-party plug-ins
• Dual viewers, each with a video scope display, let you compare shots to match action and color
• Option to add chapter markers in the timeline for export to video files, DVD, and Blu-ray disc
• Range selection now preserves start and end points in the Event Browser and allows you to create multiple range selections on a single clip
• Paste attributes window lets you choose specific effects to copy between clips
• Flexible Clip Connections allow you to keep Connected Clips in place when slipping, sliding or moving clips in the Primary Storyline
• Add a freeze frame to your timeline with a single keystroke
• Drop shadow effect with intuitive onscreen controls to adjust position, edge falloff, angle, and more
• New controls for combining audio from multiple angles within a Multicam Clip
• Compound Clip creation in the timeline now saves the clip in the Event Browser for re-use in other projects
• XML 1.2 featuring metadata import and export for richer integration with third-party apps

We'll need to see how useful the paste attributes window is and how intuitive the onscreen controls are, but some of these are certainly crowd-pleasers. Between its user-interface (UI) updates and new file support, the changes will be brought to the crucial points of your workflow. If not, continue to let Apple know, because it is apparent that Final Cut Pro X developers do indeed listen. If you've been sticking with old versions of Final Cut Pro or something else, it may be a great time to reevaluate.

October 24th, 2012