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Final Cut Pro X Update Brings Workflow Extentions and more

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Today Apple has released a significant update to Final Cut Pro X. Their professional video-editing app for the Mac. The update adds third-party workflow extensions and a number of highly requested features.

Workflow Extensions

A brand new feature to Final Cut Pro X in today’s update is third-party workflow extensions. It brings third-party apps and services directly to the editing interface. Apple went on to explain…

Workflow extensions match the look of Final Cut Pro and integrate tightly into the app, allowing editors to drag media into Final Cut Pro libraries, sync playback between extensions and timeline, add clip markers and more.

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CatDV workflow extension

The result is an enhancement in post-production and the inclusion of some popular apps and services. Some already available include the ability to:

  • review and approval with Frame.io
  • stock footage browsing and purchasing with Shutterstock
  • media asset management with CatDV

Free Workflow extensions can be downloaded from the Mac App Store from today. Apple has also confirmed additional third-party extensions for Final Cut Pro will be available on an ongoing basis.

Other Features

In addition to Workflow extensions, Apple has included a number of highly requested features. This includes Batch sharing, making it possible to export multiple clips or projects in one step. Plus a new Comparison Viewer window allowing the viewing of reference images while colour grading. This ensures a consistent look across the project.

Pricing

The update, Final Cut Pro 10.4.4 will be available on the Mac App Store for free to all existing users. Motion and Compressor, two companion apps also received free updated for existing users. Apple is also offering a free trial.

New users can purchase Final Cut Pro at an RRP of A$499.99. However, Apple is offering the Pro Apps Bundle for eligible students and teachers at just A$299. It includes Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4 and MainStage 3 at one discounted price.

The update comes a day after Apple began accepting orders for the MacBook Pro with Vega Radeon Graphics. New GPUs which give the MacBook Pro up to 60% more performance in graphics. Perfect for professional video editors using apps like Final Cut Pro X.

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