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Friday, June 27, 2014, 11:15 am PT (02:15 pm ET)

Timed with Aperture announcement, Apple updates remaining pro apps: Final Cut, Motion, Compressor & MainStage

On the heels of Apple's announcement that it will no longer update its professional photography software Aperture, the company issued a round of updates for many of its remaining pro apps, which the company has said will continue to live on.

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Updates for Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor arrived on the Mac App Store Friday afternoon. The updates were issued just after Apple announced that it will no longer develop Aperture.

New features for Final Cut Pro X version 10.1.2 are:

  • Optimized, proxy, and rendered media can be stored at any location outside of the library
  • Easily delete optimized, proxy, and rendered media from within Final Cut Pro X
  • Used media indicators for Compound clips, Multicam clips, and Synced clips
  • Option to show only unused media in the Browser
  • Apply a standard (Rec. 709) look in real time to high dynamic range and wide color gamut video from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, and Sony cameras
  • Automatically apply an ARRI embedded 3D LUT from the new AMIRA camera
  • Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
  • Improved speed and accuracy when synchronizing clips
  • Audio recording improvements including countdown and automatic Audition creation from multiple takes
  • Fast export of cuts-only projects containing XDCAM media
  • Export entire library as a single XML file
  • Selecting a library displays key metadata in the Inspector
  • Adjust relative and absolute volume of a clip or range selection
  • Create Keywords from Finder Tags when importing media
  • Option to sort events by date or name in the Libraries list
  • Import a clip by dragging directly into the Browser
  • Share 4K video to Vimeo


The Motion 5.1 update includes:

  • Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
  • FxPlug 3 with custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support
  • Faster project loading, especially for complex projects
  • Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution
  • Spanish language localization


The update for Compressor 4.1.1 includes:

  • Resolves issues installing Compressor on a system where Qmaster was previously enabled
  • Improves reliability of Send to Compressor from Final Cut Pro X
  • Addresses distributed encoding errors when source files are not on the startup volume
  • Fixes errors that could cause a hang when submitting a batch
  • Fixes a stability issue that could occur if multiple Compressor plug-ins are installed
  • Resolves an issue when viewing a plug-in setting without the plug-in installed
  • Includes general stability improvements


Finally, an update to MainStage 3 is said to be forthcoming, according to TechCrunch.