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Version 10.4
  • Release Date: Dec 17, 2017
  • What's New in Version 10.4
    360 VR editing
    • Import and edit 360° equirectangular video in a wide range of formats and frame sizes
    • Output 360° video to a connected VR headset*
    • Open the 360° viewer to simultaneously monitor headset and equirectangular views while editing
    • Option to track movement of a VR headset in the 360° viewer in Final Cut Pro
    • Add 360° effects including blurs, glows, and more
    • Share 360° video directly to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo
    • Use the 360° patch to instantly remove cameras and rigs from the scene
    • Use the Horizon overlay to easily change the orientation of 360° video right in the viewer
    • Edit 360° video into a non-360° project and animate the pan, tilt, and zoom
    • Place any graphic, still, or video into a 360° project, then reposition and resize to fit perfectly into the 360° scene
    • Support for monoscopic and stereoscopic 360° video

    Advanced color grading 
    • Dedicated color tab in the inspector provides one location for all color controls
    • Powerful new color wheels improve upon traditional wheels with integrated sliders to adjust hue, saturation, and brightness
    • Color curves enable ultra-fine adjustments using multiple control points to change color and contrast
    • Hue/saturation curves let you select a specific hue or brightness level to make adjustments while leaving other parts of the image unchanged
    • Use the eye dropper in the color and hue/saturation curves to quickly sample parts of an image for adjustment
    • Balance Color command includes an eye dropper for manual white balance
    • Apply custom LUTs from popular color grading apps and sites
    • Adjust color corrections over time with precise keyframe controls
    • Speed through color correction using new keyboard shortcuts for color adjustments and role-based timeline navigation
    • Color presets are now located in the effects browser for skimmable preview and fast search

    High Dynamic Range
    • Import, grade, and deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video as Rec. 2020 HLG or Rec. 2020 PQ for HDR10
    • Output video to third-party HDR monitors using third-party I/O devices
    • Built-in waveform monitor indicates HDR brightness levels up to 10,000 nits
    • HDR Tools effect lets you easily tone map HDR to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) output as well as convert between PQ and HLG formats
    • Option to view HDR as raw values when working without an HDR monitor

    Additional features
    • Send your iMovie for iOS project directly to Final Cut Pro for advanced editing, audio work, and finishing
    • Import, playback, and editing of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC, also known as H.265) video clips and High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) photos from Apple devices**
    • Send to Compressor to export video projects in the HEVC format
    • Adjust audio using effects plug-ins from Logic Pro X with redesigned, resizable interfaces 
    • Support for Canon Cinema RAW Light format with additional software from Canon 
    • Faster Optical Flow analysis using Metal 2
    • Support for NFS-based libraries and media
    • XML 1.7 with support for new color grading controls, 360 VR effects, and HDR
Version 10.3.4
  • Release Date: May 27, 2017
    • Resolves a stability issue when using keyboard shortcuts to trim in Secondary Storylines
    • Fixes an issue in which certain editing operations could create an extra audio fade in
    • Fixes an issue in which the Share dialog could incorrectly display a codec warning

Version 10.3.2
  • Release Date: Apr 15, 2017
    • Ability to expand the width of the Inspector to view and adjust effect parameters 
    • Fixes issues with updating older libraries
    • Faster redraw of audio waveforms when using clips that are being imported while recorded to disk
Version 10.3
  • Release Date: Oct 28, 2016
  • What's New in Version 10.3
    New Interface
    • Redesigned dark interface puts the focus on your video
    • Configure window layouts into custom workspaces for tasks like organizing and color grading
    • Fill a second display with the timeline or hide the timeline completely
    • Expand the Inspector to full-screen height

    Magnetic Timeline 2
    • Color coding of clips based on roles — such as dialogue, music, and effects — lets you understand your project at a glance
    • Create, assign, and customize the colors of roles to identify different types of audio and video clips
    • Enhanced Timeline Index lets you drag and drop audio roles to rearrange the layout of your timeline
    • Focus button in the Timeline Index lets you highlight specific audio roles and collapse all others
    • Show Audio Lanes button in the Timeline Index displays a structured timeline layout with dedicated spaces for each audio role
    • Add audio effects and keyframe audio volume changes to an entire role within a Compound Clip
    • iXML support enables automatic creation and assignment of roles based on metadata from an audio field recorder
    • Create and manage a unique set of roles for each Final Cut Pro library

    Wide Color
    • Images are now viewable in wide color on supported Mac computers and external displays
    • Import, edit, and deliver video in standard Rec. 601 and Rec. 709 color spaces, or in wide Rec. 2020 color space
    • Configure color spaces for both libraries and projects
    • Log footage from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Panasonic, and Sony cameras, as well as RED RAW footage, can be manipulated in real time while preserving wider color
    • Range check overlay in the viewer highlights areas out of the standard RGB range
    • Video scopes display wide color in real time

    More Video Formats
    • MXF-wrapped Apple ProRes provides a flexible new format for broadcast delivery
    • MXF master file export uses audio roles to configure industry-standard channel layouts
    • Support for Canon Log2/Cinema Gamut and Panasonic V-Log
    • Support for Sony XAVC-L at 4K for the Sony PXW-FS7 and PXW-X70 cameras
    • Playback support for Panasonic AVC-Intra LT
    • Export AVC-Intra files

    Additional Features
    • Flow transition seamlessly merges jump cuts to remove pauses or mistakes in on-camera interviews
    • Remove Effects and Remove Attributes commands let you delete specific effects from clips
    • SMB 3 network support enables library access on network-attached storage devices
    • Timecode effect displays clip name and source clip timecode in the Viewer and in exported files
    • Copy and paste timecode to speed up numerical entry from text documents
    • Consolidate custom Motion projects into individual Final Cut Pro libraries
    • Option for continuous playback of clips in the Browser
    • Search custom metadata in the Browser and Timeline
    • Search Timeline Index for Auditions, Compound clips, Multicam clips, and Synchronized clips
    • Ability to roll trim on adjacent anchored clips
    • Larger Media and Content browsers provide more space for viewing photo libraries, sound effects, music, titles, and generators
    • Skim and select ranges of audio files in the Music and Sound Effects browser
    • Use a Thunderbolt cable for direct A/V output to an external display, without the need for a separate I/O device
    • XML 1.6 supports role-based audio components for Magnetic Timeline 2
    • Enhanced XML support lets you import projects and clips into existing events
    • Ability to drag and drop clips, projects, and events as XML with supported applications
Version 10.2.1
  • Release Date: May 15, 2015
    • Restores support for Panasonic AVCCAM video at 25p and 30p
    • Improves accuracy when dragging to select a range in the Timeline
    • Fixes an issue that may cause Final Cut Pro to quit on launch

Version 10.1.4
  • Release Date: Dec 3, 2014
    • Native MXF import, edit, and export with Pro Video Formats 2.0 software update
    • Option to export AVC-Intra MXF files
    • Support for import and editing with Panasonic AVC-LongG media

Version 10.1.2
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2014
    • Optimized, proxy, and rendered media can be stored at any location outside of the library
    • Easily delete optimized, proxy, and rendered media from within Final Cut Pro X
    • Used media indicators for Compound clips, Multicam clips, and Synced clips

Version 10.1.1
  • Release Date: Jan 17, 2014
  • Preserves media files if external drive or network is disconnected while consolidating a library
  • Resolves an issue loading audio content in the Music and Sound Browser
  • Fixes a stability issue when applying a Motion effect with Scroll Text behavior
Version 10.1
  • Release Date: Dec 19, 2013
  • 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
Version X
  • Release Date: Jun 22, 2011
Version 7.0
  • Release Date: Jul 23, 2009
  • Please refer to the official what's new page for more information
Version 6.0
  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2007
  • Please refer to the official what's new page for more information
Version 5.1
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2006

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