MotionVFX has just updated its popular mFlare plugin for Final Cut Pro X and Motion. In mFlare 2 you will find many more real-life flare elements to choose from, an improved colouration system and of course Mocha tracking.

Tiliam research has taken the technology from their standalone stabilisation app called MotionBend and released a plugin for Final Cut Pro X and Motion. 

Arctic Whiteness has just announced a new app called Final Cut Library Opener that allows a collaborative workflow with FCPX by automatically opening up an ephemeral copy of another user's Library.

Soho Editors and Ronny Courtens have teamed up to showcase the strengths of Final Cut Pro X in the broadcast arena, with relevant partners and high-end case studies of real world user experiences from across the globe. Join us as we showcase a range of Final Cut Pro X presentations by international broadcast professionals. All demonstrating the latest tools for the modern editor.

It is billed as "The most comprehensive and powerful grading tool for FCPX" CoreMelt has just released Chromatic, a $99 colour grading tool for Final Cut Pro X with wheels, curves and best of all, Mocha mask tracking.

Staying within FCPX, you can only 'gather up and copy media' which isn't ideal. At the recent Faster Together stage at NAB, Chris Steele from Marquis Broadcast demonstrated Worx4 X that copies and trims media saving a lot of disk space.

Subtitles, love them or hate them, they are an essential part of constructing a programme for domestic or international distribution. Jan Willem den Bok has written a plugin that speeds up the process of building subtitles in a show on an FCPX timeline.

Again, like 2016, most of the interesting news for Final Cut Pro users actually happened outside of the NAB show. Coremelt announced two new products that are in beta. Scribeomatic for automatic transcription of dialogue and Chromatic, a colour grading plugin with built-in tracking.

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A new app from Marquis Broadcast allows users to media manage FCPX Projects to just the media used on a Project timeline. We take the WORX4 X beta for a quick spin. (Spoiler- We already think it's great)

Up until now, there wasn't really a way to combine marked ranges, favourites, ratings and roles from different FCPX users together. MergeX, a new $49 application now allows you to do exactly that. Without duplicate clips!

Need a reason to watch the Oscars on February 26th 2017? The Spanish film Timecode directed by Juanjo Gimenez and edited on FCPX by Silvia Cervantes has a good chance to win out of the five entries on the Live Action Short shortlist.

A developing story, but software developer Wes Plate has joined Apple as a Product Designer, with the Pro Apps team we are assuming.

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Apple has announced a discounted bundle of Pro Apps for educational users. Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 are available for just $199.99 for educational use.