Apple has released its most recent update for Final Cut X, which brings a multitude of tools for editing multicam based projects. Apple stated that the program will now automatically sync different shoots together by using time and date, audio waveforms, or timecodes to create a multicam clip that can consist of up to 64 different angles of video. These angles can include different frame rates, frame sizes, and even different formats.
Apple also spoke about a new customisable angle editor. The company stated … “You can change, add, or delete camera angles at any time and work with different codecs, frame sizes, and frame rates without conversion. When it’s time to cut your multicam project, simply click in the Angle Viewer or use keyboard shortcuts to switch between angles on the fly.”
Apple also introduced a tool called the Media Relink which will allow videos and files to be shared with third-party applications. This will allow users to implement clips of video that have been edited and modified by third-partv programs and will “Relink” them back into Final Cut Pro X.
The company talked briefly about the implementation of XML 1.1 which will offer easier exchanges with third-party plugins. Apple was quoted as saying; “In the seven months since launch, the third party ecosystem around Final Cut Pro X has expanded dramatically,” the company said in a statement … “XML-compatible software like DaVinci Resolve and CatDV provide tight integration for tasks such as color correction and media management. The new 7toX app from IntelligentAssistance uses XML to import Final Cut Pro 7 projects into Final Cut Pro X. In addition, some of the industry’s largest visual effects developers, including GenArts and Red Giantintellige, have developed motion graphics plug·ins that take advantage of the speed and real-time preview capabilities of Final Cut Pro X:”
The newest Final Cut X update can be downloaded for free via the Mac App Store.