Apple has released an updated version of Final Cut Pro X, with multicam editing and export from FCP 7 now supported by the software.
Described by Apple as “a significant update”, the latest version of the editing software can sync up to 64 angles of video and photos using audio waveforms, time and date, or time code to create a multicam clip which can include mixed formats, frame sizes and frame rates.
An ‘angle viewer’ lets users play back multiple angles at the same time and cut between them.
FCP 7 projects can be imported into FCP X via a new 7toX app from Intelligent Assistance.
Apple said the third party ecosystem around Final Cut Pro X had “expanded dramatically,” with VFX developers GenArts and Red Giant developing motion graphics plug-ins for FCP X.
XML-compatible software such as DaVinci Resolve and CatDV would “provide tight integration for tasks such as colour correction and media management”, according to the California-based company.
Version 10.0.3 of the software also includes a beta of a broadcast monitoring application for users to connect to waveform displays, vector scopes, and monitors through Thunderbolt devices and PCIe cards.
Apple unveiled Final Cut Pro X in April last year, with the software launched a couple of months later in June.
At the time, some users complained that the updated software was not compatible with previous versions of FCP and that there was a lack of XML support.
A week after the launch, Apple attempted to address concerns about FCP X when it promised to support multicam editing and release a set of APIs for third-party developers.