A round of updates to the Pro Apps for January. All three video applications get bug fixes and one very important change of behaviour in Final Cut Pro X 10.3.2.

Great to see Apple following up quite quickly on the last update with a series of bug fixes for the Pro Apps.

Final Cut Pro X gets updated to 10.3.2. You will notice the change of behaviour when using delete on a range of audio in the Primary storyline. The update reverts back to the 10.2.3 way where it would extract this part of the audio rather than just mute it. You see - Apple do listen to their customers!

Also the improved handling of long projects will be good news for those editors who have noticed a significant drop in performance when moving clips in large projects. (Early reports suggest a significant performance boost.)

We should also note here that Compressor has been fixed to allow the correct export of ProRes 4444 files with alpha - Something we know was driving a few graphic artists nuts!

New in Final Cut Pro X 10.3.2

  • Ability to add custom folders of audio files to the Sound Effects browser
  • Using ripple delete on audio-only clips no longer disables the selected range
  • Audio meters retain custom width after relaunch
  • Improves responsiveness when editing very long projects
  • Improves performance when exporting H.264 files and changing frame rate
  • Exporting ProRes 4444 files with transparency using Compressor creates a correct alpha channel
  • Fixed an issue in which adjusting the line spacing of multi-line titles only applied to the first line
  • Fixed an issue in which secondary storylines with mixed roles could overlap in the timeline
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent burning Final Cut Pro projects to DVD via Apple USB SuperDrive

New in Motion 5.3.1

  • Improves stability when using multiple camera behaviors
  • Improves performance when exporting H.264 files and changing frame rate
  • Fixed a stability issue when using the Timecode text generator
  • Fixed a stability issue when the cursor rolls over markers during playback
  • Fixed a stability issue when using the nudge keyframe shortcut

New in Compressor 4.3.1

  • Fade In/Fade Out filter is applied correctly when using distributed encoding
  • Disc name and titles are correctly displayed when using languages with double-byte characters
  • Location paths are respected when using Compressor via Terminal
  • Improves performance when exporting H.264 files and changing frame rate
  • Exporting ProRes 4444 files with transparency using Compressor creates a correct alpha channel
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent processing files using 32-bit codecs including Animation, PNG, Cinepak, and WMV
  • Fixes an issue in which marker buttons on the Touch Bar may be displayed incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent burning Final Cut Pro projects to DVD via Apple USB SuperDrive

As always before updating, back up your projects and zip up a copy of the existing application. Just in case!

Could this be clearing the deck for a feature update at NAB?