According to multiple websites and Twitter feeds, Apple revealed the next generation of Final Cut Pro X at the FCPX Creative Summit in Cupertino, CA, last Friday.
“Apple took the wraps off of the next big edition of Final Cut Pro X, version 10.4. Although there is no designated date for release, the update will be pushed [out] sometime before year’s end and includes enhanced color tools, support for VR and HDR workflows, custom LUTs, HEVC, and lots more.
“Those in attendance got a first hand look at some of the new features in Final Cut Pro X, and images from the event, with Apple’s permission, are being posted to Twitter.
“Based off of photos, and several first-hand accounts, here are some of the enhancements and features that you can expect from the new version of Final Cut Pro X:
Peter Wiggins, from FCP.co, writes:
Alex Gollner provided photos and fairly in-depth coverage on his Twitter feed.
“As expected, version 10.4 will support all the tools offered in noted plugin maker Tim Dashwood’s 360VR toolbox. Dashwood was hired by Apple in April…
“First on the list is support for true virtual reality video. Final Cut Pro’s timeline has been updated to support VR footage, including clip orientation, with compatibility for two different head-mounted display feeds. VR integration extends to Motion 5, Apple’s motion graphics and special effects software.”
AppleInsider also mentioned that “the company showed off [Final Cut] using unreleased iMac Pro workstations.”
When Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice-president of software engineering said publicly [MacRumors.com] that Apple has no more public events planned for the rest of this year many websites interpreted this to mean that there are no more new products coming this year from Apple.
Clearly, both new versions of Final Cut Pro X and the iMac Pro are still slated for release in the next few weeks. It will be exciting to see what both of these look like at release.
Final Cut Pro X 10.4
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