Final Cut Pro X version 10.01 now available
Apple has announced the availability of Final Cut Pro 10.01 offering many new features, including: XMLsupport the ability to create and edit Final Cut Pro projects and Events on XSAN; what Apple calls Media Stems Export - enabling one to export files based on tags, and a host of other enhancements.
It seems clear Apple is working hard to address the complaints from the professional editing community during the initial release of Final Cut Pro X. Now with version 10.01 the future seems brighter with other, much needed professional features promised for early 2012.
New features for Final Cut Pro X 10.01 include:
Rich XML Support
Now you can import and export Final Cut Pro X project and Event information via a rich XML format. XML interchange enables a wide range of third-party workflows, including high-end visual effects, color grading, and media asset management. Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, Square Box System’s CatDV, and many other third-party applications will offer XML-based workflows with Final Cut Pro X.
Projects and Events of Xsan
Create and edit your Final Cut Pro X projects and Events on Xsan. Ideal for multi-user workflows, you can import media through Final Cut Pro X and place it directly on the SAN. Multiple users can access the same source media, and each editor can create separate projects and Events on the SAN. Users can then edit from any system attached to the SAN, making it easy to move between computers and continue working.
Custom Starting Timecode
Set the start time of your project to a custom timecode value to accommodate color bars and tone, or to meet broadcast delivery specifications.
Full Screen View in Lion
Use every inch of your display when working in Final Cut Pro X. And easily navigate to other applications with a swipe.
One-step Transitions on Connected Clips
Add a transition to a connected clip or between multiple connected clips without manually creating a secondary storyline.
Harness the power of the GPU on your graphics card to speed up foreground export.
New Theme: Tribute
Access the new Tribute theme, with four animated titles and a matching transition.
Camera Import SDK
Camera manufacturers can use the Camera Import SDK to write plug-ins for importing media from a wide range of cameras. For example, Sony is updating their XDCAM EX plug-in to support native import directly intoFinal Cut Pro X.