Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion & Compressor (Nov. 2020)

[Update – Nov. 13: The new versions of Final Cut, Motion & Compressor can be installed on systems running either Big Sur or Catalina. GarageBand was also updated, but requires Big Sur for installation.]

Thursday, Nov. 12, Apple updated their suite of video applications to support improved performance and efficiency on Mac computers with Apple silicon, as well as support for Big Sur.

NOTE: Apple also updated their Pro Video Formats. Here’s an article that explains more.

At the same time, all three applications sport new icons, illustrated here.

UPDATE: After installing these new versions, the operation of all three programs seems mostly unchanged, though FCP and Motion seem to have added new backgrounds and Final Cut has added a new library function.

FINAL CUT PRO X (v.10.5)

In addition to support for Apple silicon, the latest version of Final Cut Pro 10.5 also enables users to:

This update to Final Cut Pro X also includes:

NOTE: Here’s a link to the Final Cut Pro X Release Notes from Apple.


MOTION (v.5.5)

In addition to support for Apple silicon, the Motion 5.5 update includes:

NOTE: Here’s a link to the Motion Release Notes from Apple.


COMPRESSOR (v. 4.5)

In addition to support for Apple silicon, the Compressor 4.5 update includes:

NOTE: Here is a link to the Compressor Release Notes from Apple.


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One Response to Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion & Compressor (Nov. 2020)

  1. Constance says:

    Good update. Thank you!

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