Apple makes updates to Final Cut Pro X & iMovie for Mac

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Apple on Thursday released updates to its main Mac video editing tools, Final Cut Pro X and iMovie, focusing the brunt of improvements on the former.

Final Cut users can now see more color options in the Role Editor, change the width of the Inspector when adjusting effect parameters, and run Canon Log 3 and Sony S-Log3/S-Gamut3 log processing, Apple said in release notes. DVD creation is another focus area, for instance offering improved font quality in menus and chapters, as well as better overall image quality.

The update also makes bug fixes, solving glitches with older libraries, Reveal in Browser, and the viewer disappearing when leaving fullscreen mode. Audio waveforms should redraw faster when using clips being imported while recorded to disk.

The iMovie update is purely a maintenance release, dealing with problems such as red tint being added to camcorder imports, and iPhone videos not appearing in the import window.

Final Cut is $299.99 new. iMovie comes bundled with modern Macs, but is otherwise $14.99. For existing users, Thursday's updates are free downloads via the Mac App Store.

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