Apple has released a significant update to its professional video editing app Final Cut Pro X. The app now comes with new editing features for the Magnetic Timeline, support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro and a redesigned interface with full support for wide colour workflows, Apple annnounceed on Thursday. With the new Magnetic Timeline in Final Cut Pro X, users can understand their film at a glance with customisable arrangement and colour coding of audio clips based on type or role such as dialogue, music and effects.
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The Touch Bar replaces the keyboard’s traditional function row with a brilliant, Retina-quality multi-touch display that dynamically adapts to Final Cut Pro X by putting intuitive, context-sensitive controls right at the user’s fingertips.
“This is our biggest update to Final Cut Pro X since we completely redesigned it five years ago,” said Susan Prescott, Vice President, Apps Product Marketing, Apple, in a statement.
While using Final Cut Pro X, the Touch Bar lets users instantly switch between editing tools, adjust audio levels and tap into useful commands for trimming and playback.
It will even display a colour-coded, interactive overview of the entire timeline so users can navigate their project with the touch of a finger.
Apple also released updates to Motion and Compressor.
Motion 5.3 features a sleek new interface with support for wide colour workflows and 3D text enhancements that improve the performance and realism of 3D titles.
Compressor 4.3 has a new dark look to match Final Cut Pro X and Motion. Enhancements to iTunes Store Package creation let users easily browse, verify and compress packages so they can be delivered to the iTunes Store faster and fully compliant.
Final Cut Pro 10.3 is available as a free update for existing users, and for Rs 18,500 for new users on the Mac App Store.
Motion 5.3 and Compressor 4.3 are also available as a free update for existing users and for Rs 3,100 each for new users on the Mac App Store.