The debate is over, it looks like we won't get a feature packed update for the pro apps this side of NAB. All the pro video apps have had an update today along with a few new features included for FCPX, Motion and Compressor.

We could possibly be falling in to a pattern with Apple's updates to the pro apps. In past years, NAB was the place to launch a big update, but not last year with 10.3 and it looks like the same again this year.

Updates are always welcome though even if they are just bug fixes, but it does look like the team have added a few new features to each pro video app as well.

 

New in Final Cut Pro X 10.3.3

  • Ability to expand the width of the Inspector to view and adjust effect parameters 
  • Fixes issues with updating older libraries
  • Faster redraw of audio waveforms when using clips that are being imported while recorded to disk
  • Diamond icon in the Timeline Index to show when the user has modified display of roles in the timeline
  • More color options in the Role Editor
  • Reveal in Browser correctly displays the location of the original clip in the browser
  • Support for Canon Log 3 and Sony S-Log3/S-Gamut3 log processing
  • Resolves an issue in which the viewer could occasionally disappear when exiting full screen
  • Resolves issues in which Share to DVD could become unresponsive
  • Improves font quality of DVD menu and chapter titles
  • Improves image quality when creating a DVD
  • Enhanced DVD User dialog messages with embedded links to documentation

 

New in Motion 5.3.2

  • A Fill filter lets you quickly fill an entire layer without requiring separate layer and mask
  • Missing plug-ins are identified correctly when opening a project
  • Midtones are represented accurately when using the Color Balance filter
  • Improves stability when scaling shapes from or to zero
  • Improves stability when working with duplicated rigged filters and behaviors
  • Fixes a stability issue that could occur when using keyboard shortcuts while a keyframe is selected in the Keyframe Editor
  • Improves stability when moving the cursor across markers during playback

 

New in Compressor 4.3.2

  • Command line options for monitoring job status
  • Dithering option adds noise to images to minimize distracting patterns such as color banding
  • Option when creating an iTunes Store package to identify health warning text, as required by Indian law
  • Improves watermark image quality
  • Support for animated PNG and animated GIF image sequences
  • Timecode filter is accurately displayed against drop-frame media
  • Fixes sync for audio transcoded to AC-3
  • Resolves issues in which Share to DVD could become unresponsive
  • Improves font quality of DVD menu and chapter titles
  • Improves image quality when creating a DVD
  • Enhanced DVD User dialog messages with embedded links to documentation

Let us know if you find any new bugs!

 BTW there is definitely a link between Alex Gollner getting on a plane and FCPX updates!