Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X

Posted on by Larry

This morning, Apple updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4. According to Apple’s website, here are the changes.

Final Cut Pro X — What’s New in Version 10.1.2

Motion — What’s New in Version 5.1.1

Compressor – What’s New in Version 4.1.2

The new features that I am especially struck by are the ability, in FCP X, are its improved media management. Of all the complaints I’m hearing currently about Final Cut, media management and file linking are at the top. This new update seems to address that issue.

The Motion changes essentially keep it in parity with Final Cut Pro X.

While the new changes in Compressor, especially fixing color saturation issues in compressed files and improved stability, address some ongoing concerns.

I have not yet installed the new software. The standard rules apply: don’t upgrade if you are in the middle of a project, unless your current project is not working.

The new ProRes 4444 XQ codec is worth learning more about. Here’s an article I wrote that explains this in more detail.

As always, let me know what you think.


18 Responses to Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X

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  1. Caesar Darias says:

    Here’s a non-sequitur for you: I was watching a Sting concert. The credits said the director was Larry Jordan. Was that you?

    • Larry says:

      Sadly, no.

      THAT Larry Jordan is based in the Bay Area and specializes in doing high-end music videos and concerts. I WISH it was me, ’cause I love that stuff, but it isn’t.


  2. Henry K says:

    Hi Larry,

    As always, thanks for your prompt reply.

    I’ve already contact Apple about this matter, shall let you know if I received any feedback, not too much hope thought…



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