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Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion ahead of NAB


Next week is the big show: the National Association of Broadcasters' annual exhibition and conference in Las Vegas kicks off April 14, and every video software and hardware company will be on hand, eager to meet customers new and old. Just in time to land on laptops before everyone packs up for their flights, Apple has updated the Final Cut Pro X suite.

The three apps of the FCP X family (Final Cut Pro, Compressor and Motion) are all revved, with plenty of changes:

Motion -- v5.0.3 update improves overall stability and performance, including improved loading time for projects, text editing in the Canvas and other fixes

Compressor -- v4.0.3 update adds functionality and improves overall performance, including allowing the app to run as an encoding node on a headless (no monitor) Mac, exporting when logged in as an Open Directory user, improved encoding of mp4 and AVI files, and other fixes

Final Cut Pro -- v10.0.4 improves stability, performance and compatibility including better image quality and responsiveness of broadcast monitoring using PCIe and Thunderbolt devices, improved performance of multicam syncing and editing, and more. The previous 10.0.3 build added back the (much desired) multicam editing, media relink and XML features from Final Cut Pro 7.

All three updates are available immediately in the Mac App Store.

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