FCPX updated. Dinosaurs will still complain.

Today Apple released the latest update to Final Cut Pro X, version 10.0.3 . This update is said to be the update that takes this revolutionary software out of the “beta” stage and into a fully-fledged app. Version 10.0.3 addresses many, if not all, of the missing features “pro” users have been complaining about.

To the truly creative editor, the most useful update is the ability to use layered Photoshop files … again. However, it is not clear if vector based files such as .ai or .pdf are supported – though, true vector resolution would surely compliment the 4K ability of FCPX very well (a feature we’ve been waiting for).

There will still be those who complain, those who claim to know the industry of today. These are the same individuals who fail to see the industry of tomorrow, and have become dinosaurs of their time.

Updates include:

• Multicam editing with automatic sync and support for mixed formats, mixed frame rates, and up to 64 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, effects parameters, and audio keyframes
• Beta version of broadcast monitoring with third-party PCIe and Thunderbolt I/O devices

Minor updates have also been released for Motion and Compressor.

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