Apple has released a major update to Final Cut Pro X, bringing the version to 10.0.3. The update brings a number of significant enhancements, such as multicam editing and enhanced XML for better plugin and third-party app support.
What’s New in Version 10.0.3
This update improves overall stability and performance and adds the following features:
• Multicam editing with automatic sync and support for mixed formats, mixed frame rates, and up to 64 camera angles
• Advanced chroma keying with controls for color sampling and edge quality
• Media relink for manual reconnect of projects and Events to new media
• Ability to import and edit layered Photoshop graphics
• XML 1.1 with support for primary color grades, effect parameters, and audio keyframes
• Beta version of broadcast monitoring with third-party PCIe and Thunderbolt I/O devices
This update is recommended for all users of Final Cut Pro X
The release follows Apple’s promise to bring support for more major features to FCPX after the release was met with a significant degree of critical backlash after launch. In addition to multicam editing and enhanced XML, the update also features broadcast monitoring with Thunderbolt support (although this feature is still in beta), as well as advanced chroma keying.
The Broadcast monitoring in Final Cut Pro X launches enables users to connect to waveform displays, vectorscopes and high-quality monitors in order to met specifications for broadcast.
Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 is available immediately through the Mac App Store for $299.99 (Mac App Store link). Apple has also rolled out Motion 5.0.2 ($49.99, Mac App Store link) and Compressor 4.0.2 ($49.99, Mac App Store link) as companions to the updated Final Cut Pro X.