Apple releases new Final Cut Pro X version – includes native RED support and more

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    Apple released a new version of FCPX yesterday (along with a slew of new products) and this version includes many features – including REDCODE support.

    The question remains – how many people has Apple lost to the likes of Avid and Adobe in the process of getting FCPX to a place where it is usable by editing professionals? We've posted a poll down below!

    New features in FCPX

    • Expand multichannel audio files directly in the timeline for precise editing of individual audio channels
    • Unified import window for transferring media from both file-based cameras and folders of files
    • Redesigned Share interface for exporting projects and range selections to one or more destinations
    • RED camera support with native REDCODE RAW editing and optional background transcode to Apple ProRes
    • MXF plug-in support that allows you to work natively with MXF files from import through delivery using third-party plug-ins
    • Dual viewers, each with a video scope display, let you compare shots to match action and color
    • Option to add chapter markers in the timeline for export to video files, DVD, and Blu-ray disc
    • Range selection now preserves start and end points in the Event Browser and allows you to create multiple range selections on a single clip
    • Paste attributes window lets you choose specific effects to copy between clips
    • Flexible Clip Connections allow you to keep Connected Clips in place when slipping, sliding or moving clips in the Primary Storyline
    • Add a freeze frame to your timeline with a single keystroke
    • Drop shadow effect with intuitive onscreen controls to adjust position, edge falloff, angle, and more
    • New controls for combining audio from multiple angles within a Multicam Clip
    • Compound Clip creation in the timeline now saves the clip in the Event Browser for re-use in other projects
    • XML 1.2 featuring metadata import and export for richer integration with third-party apps

    Poll question

    So, what editing tool(s) are you using?

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    (cover photo credit: snap from the Apple site)

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