Final Cut Pro X Gets Multi-Camera and Monitor

Studio Daily (amongst others) reports: Apple Reinvents Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 Update

FCPX's Multicam Features Auto Sync and Support for Mixed Formats, Frame Rates, and Up to 64 Camera Angles

Beth Marchant January 31, 2012    Source: Studio Daily

Apple Reinvents Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 Update | Studio Daily

This morning Apple announced Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3, an update that should close the gap on key features previously found in FCP7 but still missing in FCPX, notably multicam editing and video out support for broadcast video monitoring, both promised last September. The update went live in the Mac App Store this morning at 8:30 am ET/5:30 am PT. It is free to existing users and remains a $299.99 download for new users.

Apple's reimagining of multicam features automatic sync and can handle up to 64 different camera angles of varying formats, resolutions and frame rates at once. Other new features in 10.0.3, which follows a small bug fix last November, include a chroma keyer with advanced controls, the ability to manually relink projects and events to new media, and support for layered Photoshop files. Apple has also improved the functionality in FCPX's new version of XML, paving the way for several simultaneous third-party device, App and plug-in releases that take advantage of the NLE's new architecture.


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