Apple Releases New Version of Final Cut Pro X

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New features including multicam editing and XML support.

Apple has released an update to its Final Cut Pro X—which was launched last spring as an overhaul to its Final Cut Pro editing system and was subsequently met with discontent by many in the professional editing community.

Apple’s new v10.0.3 software includes additional capabilities including multicam editing. According to Apple, this new feature automatically syncs clips using audio waveforms, time and date, or timecode to create a multicam clip with up to 64 angles of video, which can include mixed formats, frame sizes and frame rates.

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The new version of Final Cut additionally offers new chroma keying features, XML support, and a beta version of broadcast monitoring that supports Thunderbolt devices as well as PCIe cards.

Following the spring launch of Final Cut Pro X, competitors Avid and Adobe—makes of editing systems Media Composer and Premiere Pro, respectively—introduced promotions aimed at switching Final Cut users to their editing systems.

Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 is available from the Mac App Store for $300, or as a free update for existing Final Cut Pro X customers.