Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X to Version 10.0.4, Motion to 5.0.3

Apple has updated its flagship video editing software, Final Cut Pro [Mac App Store], to version 10.0.4. The update is a minor one, adding some performance improvements, bug fixes, and language support for Simplified Chinese. Final Cut Pro can be updated via the Mac App Store.

Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.4 improves overall stability, performance, and compatibility including:

– Improves image quality and responsiveness of broadcast monitoring with compatible third-party PCIe and Thunderbolt I/O devices.
– Improves performance of multicam syncing and editing.
– Adds language support for Simplified Chinese.
– Adds a Share option for 1080p video on compatible iOS devices.

Final Cut Pro version 10.0.4 also addresses the following issues:

– Assigns default audio channel setting for new projects to stereo.
– Includes multicam metadata in XML project export.
– Fixes an issue in which video superimposed over a background with an alpha channel could appear differently in Viewer before and after render.
– Fixes an issue that caused some titles to be rendered again after each application launch.

This update is recommended for all users of Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro is available on the Mac App Store for $299.99. The 10.0.4 update is free for current owners of FCP. [Direct Link]

The update to Motion 5.0.3 doesn’t add any specific features, but offers “stability and performance” improvements.

Motion 5.0.3 improves overall stability and performance including:

– Improves loading time for projects.
– Improves performance of text editing in the Canvas.
– Fixes issues with Fill Opaque enabled in images converted to Drop Zones.
– Resolves a stability issue that occurred when deleting all characters with the Transform Glyph tool.
– Corrects the pixel aspect ratio display of Anamorphic clips.
– Improves speed of Save Current Frame.
– Resolves a stability issue when adjusting motion blur controls in the Project Properties Inspector.
– Resolves a stability issue when modifying media files while Motion is running in the background.

Motion is $49.99 on the Mac App Store. The 5.0.3 update is free for current Motion owners. [Direct Link]

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