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    Following the release of Apple’s new 2013 Mac Pro, which is now showing shipping estimates as far into the future as February 2014, Apple has updated its Final Cut Pro X professional video-editing software for Mac OS X adding support for the new U.S.A.-made machine's hardware.

    In the latest version of Final Cut Pro X, which Apple dubs version 10.1, Apple has added support for rendering with dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro, support for 4k monitors via Thunderbolt 2 connections on the new Mac Pro, and 4k content packs in addition to a ton of other improvements in the software. You can view the extensive list of changes in the update below:

    • Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
    • Video monitoring up to 4K via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI on select Mac computers
    • 4K content including titles, transitions, and generators
    • Libraries allow you to gather multiple events and projects within a single bundle
    • Easily open and close individual libraries to load just the material you need
    • Option to import media to locations inside or outside a library
    • Automatically back up libraries to a user-specified drive or network location
    • Project Snapshots let you quickly capture the project state for fast versioning
    • Audio fade handles on individual audio channels in the timeline
    • Add precise retime speeds by entering them numerically in the timeline
    • Non-rippling retime option
    • One-step Replace and Retime
    • Custom project frame sizes
    • Through edits displayed on all clip types
    • Join Through Edit command removes bladed cuts to clips in the timeline
    • Detach audio from Multicam Clips in the timeline to manipulate audio and video separately
    • Make video or audio-only edits into the timeline with Multicam Clips as sources
    • Blade and move audio in J- and L-cuts
    • Roll audio with J- and L-cut splits open
    • Option to hide the Browser to gain more screen space for viewing
    • Native support for .MTS and .MT2S files from AVCHD cameras
    • Used media indicators on source clips
    • Improved performance with large projects
    • Improved performance when modifying or adding keywords to many clips at once
    • Easily move, copy, and paste multiple keyframes
    • Option for linear animation with Ken Burns effect
    • Improved image stabilization with InertiaCam and Tripod mode
    • Import photos from iOS devices
    • Proxy and playback quality controls accessible in Viewer menu
    • Support for portrait/landscape metadata in still images
    • Effects parameters, fonts, and text size included in XML metadata
    • Improved support for growing media and edit while ingest
    • FxPlug 3 with custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support
    • API for custom Share operations using third-party software
    • Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution
    • Share directly to Chinese video sites Youku and Tudou
    • Spanish language localization
    The update is free in the Mac App Store via the Updates tab for all existing users of Apple’s professional video-editing software. For those that don’t have it yet and want to grab it, it’s available in the Mac App Store for $299.99 and can be downloaded from this link.

    Sources: Mac App Store
    2013-12-19 05:10 PM