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Apple releases Final Cut Pro 10.1.4 and Xcode 6.1.1 with feature additions, bug fixes

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Apple on Tuesday updated its pro-level video editing app Final Cut Pro with minor feature additions and bug fixes, while the latest Xcode release addresses crashing issues experienced when coding in Swift.

With Final Cut Pro 10.1.4, Apple brings native Material eXchange Format (MXF) import, edit and export features via the Pro Video Formats 2.0 software update, as well as the option to export AVC-Intra MXF files. The latest version also supports import and editing of Panasonic AVC-LongG media.

As for bugs, version 10.1.4 fixes problems with automatic library backups, improper import of clips from Canon and Sanyo cameras and an issue that could interrupt long imports when OS X's power-saving App Nap feature was active.

Finally, stabilization and rolling shutter reduction works with 240fps video, a welcome addition considering the frame rate is supported by the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Final Cut Pro 10.1.4 is a 2.28GB download and can be purchased from the Mac App Store for $299.99. The update is free for existing users.

Apple's Xcode development suite moves to version 6.1.1 with today's update and includes software development kits for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.9 Mavericks and iOS 8.1.

The update appears to be minor and includes a fix for common causes of SourceKit crashes when working with Apple's new Swift programming language. It also includes general bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Xcode 6.1.1 is a free 2.49GB download from the App Store.