The last update 10.4.1 of Final Cut Pro X arrives with its batch of novelties: a new format for videos, ProRes RAW, and clear improvements for the realization of subtitles.
The new update to Final Cut Pro editing software brings a lot of surprises, the main attraction is the new ProRes RAW format. This format, the cross between ProRes created by Apple, and RAW, which suffers from no loss of data, allows users to combine the completeness of the information recorded by the sensors with the fluidity and speed of processing of ProRes.
Apple says format will provide installers with opportunity “import, edit and calibrate sequences using RAW data from the camera sensor, for maximum flexibility in adjusting the brightness and shadows. The ideal combination for HD processes“, And this in real time on MacBook Pro and iMac, without going through a rendering.
For now, the company is in partnership with Atomos (its Sumo 19 and Shogun recorders will receive firmware updates to support ProRes RAW) and DJI, which will offer the sale of a ProRes RAW compatible camera, the Zenmuse X7, as well as the Inspire 2 drone in a few weeks.
Subtitles appear in the timeline
The other new feature in version 10.4.1 is the subtitle creation tools. From now on, it will no longer be necessary to go through a third-party application to import and modify the subtitles. These will be directly integrated into the timeline, allowing them to be associated with a video sequence. Editors can adjust their placement, appearance or manage different languages, optimized for YouTube and Vimeo.
Two formats of subtitles are supported by Final Cut thanks to this update: CEA-608 (used in the American missions) as well as iTT (used by the films buyable on iTunes).
The Final Cut Pro X update, which has already released 2.5 million copies, is expected by April 9 and will be free, like any other program update for existing customers.