Final Cut Pro X: major update

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Published on February 7th, 2012 | by Peter Barter

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Final Cut Pro X gets major update: Certification Courses Now Available

Last Week (31st Jan 2012) Apple released Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3, a significant update to its revolutionary professional video editing application. The update introduces multi-cam editing that automatically syncs up to 64 angles of video and photos; advanced chroma keying for handling complex adjustments right in the app; and enhanced XML for a richer interchange with third party apps and plug-ins that support the fast growing Final Cut Pro X ecosystem. Available as a free update from the Mac App Store, Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 also includes a beta of broadcast monitoring that supports Thunderbolt devices as well as PCIe cards.

In the seven months since launch, the third party ecosystem around Final Cut Pro X has expanded dramatically. XML-compatible software like DaVinci Resolve and CatDV provide tight integration for tasks such as colour correction and media management. The new’ 7toX’app from Intelligent Assistance uses XML to import Final Cut Pro 7 projects into Final Cut Pro X. In addition, some of the industry’s largest visual effects developers, including GenArts and Red Giant, have developed motion graphics plug-ins that take advantage of the speed and real-time preview capabilities of Final Cut Pro X.

Broadcast monitoring in Final Cut Pro X is currently in beta and allows you to connect to waveform displays, vectorscopes, and calibrated, high-quality monitors to ensure that your project meets broadcast specifications. Final Cut Pro X supports monitoring of video and audio through Thunderbolt I/O devices, as well as through third party PCIe cards.

Apple also released minor updates and bug fixes to their groundbreaking ‘Motion 5’ & ‘Compressor’ applications.

With this latest update the app can now be considered a true ‘broadcast ready’ non linear editor. Apple have definitely come good on their promises they made upon launch of the app and if the initial online reviews are anything to go by the pro sector is now sitting up again.

Final Cut Pro X & Motion 5 training courses in the heart of London

Alchemea currently provide the full range of official certification courses in Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5. All classes take place in our state of the art east wing facility and include lunch from our famous local Italian deli Saponara. An experience not to be missed!

Check out the course options here.

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