This week, Apple released a substantial update to Final Cut Pro X bringing new tools to multi-platform content creators, ProRes RAW shooters, and anyone who‘s ever work with proxies.
In this overview video from Ripple Training, hosts Steve Martin and Mark Spencer show off all of the new features inside Final Cut Pro 10.4.9 and demonstrate with clarity when and how to use them. The new version seems to pack updates that will appeal across a range of user types, from ProRes RAW camera settings for professional filmmakers to automated tools for social media cropping to even simple everyday things like the addition of audio crossfades.
An increasing amount of video editors are turning to proxy media to handle high-resolution video as well as making their timelines travel friendly. If you fall into this category, then this update will be very welcomed:
For the first time within Final Cut Pro, video editors can create proxies in either ProRes Proxy or H.264 in dimensions as small as 12.5 percent of the original. They can also consolidate proxy media, images, and audio to an external or network-connected drive. A Final Cut Pro Library can even be relinked to proxies already created for added flexibility. Editors can now link to proxy media generated by third-party applications via XML.