The week before NAB 2018, Apple announced a new version of Final Cut Pro X with support for closed captions, and the brand new ProRes RAW codec. In the announcement, Atomos and DJI were listed as the first two companies to support capture of the ProRes RAW codec. In the first of the video presentations from the Faster Together stage at NAB, Jeromy Young debuts ProRes RAW.
We are always having to cut or extend music to the right length, always a lot of foot tapping, marker placing and nibbling frames away to get the perfect result. What if there was an easier and more flexible way? FCP Audio has an interesting range of music products that uses 'Soundstacks' that build music in sections.
Another sign that the industry is seeing FCPX as a real heavyweight in the NLE battle is the proliferation of third-party apps for online services. Yesterday we had Pond5, today we have Vimeo.
The new captions feature in the recent FCPX 10.4.1 update is certainly creating a lot of interest. A new version of SpeedScriber, the automated transcription app now lets editors export transcribed text into iTT format for import as captions in Final Cut Pro X. Speedscriber 2 also supports five new languages.