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Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3  Multicam

Edit multicam projects faster than ever before, with a collection of innovative features that provide unmatched speed and flexibility. Select video and photos, then create a Multicam Clip by automatically syncing different angles based on time of day, timecode, markers or audio waveforms. Play back multiple angles at once in the customisable Angle Viewer, and use the powerful new Angle Editor to dive into any Multicam Clip and make precise adjustments.
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.



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Final Cut Pro X FAQ

Final Cut Pro X Faster Editing

Final Cut Pro X A New Way to Organising

Final Cut Pro X Motion Graphic

Apple OS X Lion

Apple OS X Lion


New MacBook Pro 2011 with Thunderbolt


Motion 5

Easy Chroma Keying
Beautiful results with a single click.

Creating chroma keys has never been easier. Just drag and drop the Keying filter for an instant chroma key that is accurate for most projects. If the blue- or green-screen background is unevenly lit, or if there are other problems in the original footage, use onscreen controls and a simple slider to adjust the key color and edge softness. For additional adjustments, instantly access advanced controls, including an intuitive color wheel.

Smart Motion Templates
Look great in record time.

Motion features new intelligent templates that let you work quickly and flexibly with high-quality effects, titles, transitions, and generators as you edit in Final Cut Pro. Create Smart Motion Templates with any combination of single parameters and rigs, which let you control a group of parameters with a simple slider, pop-up menu, or checkbox. For titles, define fixed durations for intro and outro sections, and Final Cut Pro adjusts the title body to fit the timing in the middle. Or set up templates with multiple aspect ratios to have Final Cut Pro automatically use the correct layout based on the frame size of your footage. Publish templates to Final Cut Pro simply by saving them.

Parameter Rigs
Everything changes.
All at once.

Save steps when you’re working with a large number of parameters. Rigs let you adjust related parameters with a single control — a slider, pop-up menu, or checkbox. For example, change the colors of all the objects in your project in one step, or apply a complicated logo to a scene with a click. Set up rigs with drag-and-drop ease and change them at any time. Because rigs let you switch quickly among options in real time, they are ideal for Smart Motion Templates used in Final Cut Pro.

Final Cut Pro X FAQ

Final Cut Pro X is a breakthrough in nonlinear video editing. The application has impressed many pro editors, and it has also generated a lot of discussion in the pro video community. We know people have questions about the new features in Final Cut Pro X and how it compares with previous versions of Final Cut Pro. Here are the answers to the most common questions we’ve heard.


Can I import projects from Final Cut Pro 7 into Final Cut Pro X?

Final Cut Pro X includes an all-new project architecture structured around a trackless timeline and connected clips. In addition, Final Cut Pro X features new and redesigned audio effects, video effects and colour grading tools. Because of these changes, there is no way to “translate” or bring in old projects without changing or losing data. But if you’re already working with Final Cut Pro 7, you can continue to do so after installing Final Cut Pro X and Final Cut Pro 7 will work with Mac OS X Lion. You can also import your media files from previous versions into Final Cut Pro X.

Can I import my video directly into Final Cut Pro X as I could in Final Cut Pro 7?

Yes. Final Cut Pro X allows you to import video from a wide range of devices, including many AVCHD-based cameras and DSLR cameras. You can find a list of supported cameras here:http://help.apple.com/finalcutpro/cameras/en/. The list will grow as we continue to test and qualify new cameras.

Some camera manufacturers will need to update their import plug-ins to work with the new 64-bit architecture of Final Cut Pro, and we are working with them to provide these updates as quickly as possible. Until then, you can use your camera manufacturer’s import software to convert video for Final Cut Pro X.

For example, Sony offers an XDCAM Transfer application that allows you to convert XDCAM video without transcoding so it can be imported into Final Cut Pro X. You can find more information here:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4724. If you are working with RED cameras, you can use the free RED software REDCINE-X, designed to transcode RED RAW video to ProRes for use inFinal Cut Pro X: https://www.red.com/support/all/downloads.


Can I edit my tape-based workflow with Final Cut Pro X?

Yes, in a limited manner. Final Cut Pro X is designed for modern file-based workflows and does not include all the tape capture and output features that were built into Final Cut Pro 7. Final Cut Pro X does support FireWire import for DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD and HDV. In addition, companies like AJA and Blackmagic offer free deck control software that allows you to capture from tape and output to tape.

Does Final Cut Pro X support multicam editing?

Not yet, but it will. Multicam editing is an important and popular feature and we will provide great multicam support in the next major release. Until then, Final Cut Pro X offers some basic support with automatic clip synchronisation, which allows you to sync multiple video and audio clips using audio waveforms, creating a Compound Clip that can be used for simple multicam workflows.

Does Final Cut Pro X support external monitors?

Yes. If you have a second computer monitor connected to your Mac, Final Cut Pro X gives you options to display the interface across multiple monitors. For example, you can place a single window — such as the Viewer or the Event Browser — on the second monitor, while leaving the other windows on your primary monitor. Like previous versions, Final Cut Pro X relies on third-party devices to support external video monitoring. We’ve been working with third-party developers in our beta program to create drivers forFinal Cut Pro X and AJA has already posted beta drivers for its popular Kona card:http://www.aja.com/support/konaNEW/kona-3g.php.

Can I save different versions of my project?

Yes. Final Cut Pro X automatically saves your project during the editing process, so you never lose your work. If you want to save a version of your project, with or without duplicate media, select it in the Project Library and choose File > Duplicate Project.

Are keyboard shortcuts in Final Cut Pro X different from those in Final Cut Pro 7?

Many keyboard shortcuts for navigation, start/end marking and tools are the same in Final Cut Pro X andFinal Cut Pro 7. Some keyboard shortcuts have changed to support new features. Final Cut Pro X offers powerful keyboard customisation and you can view and modify keyboard shortcuts at any time by choosing Final Cut Pro > Commands > Customize.

Can I use my third-party plug-ins in Final Cut Pro X?

You’ll be able to use them as soon as they are updated. Because Final Cut Pro X has a modern 64-bit architecture, third-party plug-ins must be 64-bit too. Final Cut Pro X already supports 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins. For motion graphics, third-party developers can build effects, titles, transitions and generators as templates in Motion 5 for use directly in Final Cut Pro X. Developers can also build 64-bit FxPlug 2 plug-ins for Motion 5 and integrate those plug-ins into templates that can be used in Final Cut Pro X. These templates, together with any associated FxPlug 2 plug-ins, will work in Final Cut Pro X even if Motion is not installed on the computer.

Media Management

Can I specify a scratch disk location?

Yes. When you import media, you can specify the Event and the drive where you’d like to put it. You can also specify where you’d like to put your project. In Final Cut Pro X, a project and its rendered media always travel together in the same folder, so it’s easy to move projects between different hard drives and computers.

Can I share projects with other editors?

Yes. You have several options for sharing projects. You can hand over just the project file and the recipient can reconnect the project to his or her own copies of the Event. Or you can send the complete project and Event as a package to another editor. Final Cut Pro X includes options for duplicating, moving and consolidating projects and associated media to streamline sharing between editors.

Can I store media in locations other than my system drive?

Yes. Turning off the “Copy files to Final Cut Events folder” option leaves the imported files where they are currently located. You can also move the project and associated media at any point during the editing process by dragging the project to another mounted hard drive within the Project Library.

Can I hide Events that I am not working on?

Yes. You can hide Events in Final Cut Pro X by moving them out of the Final Cut Events folder. In the Finder, navigate to the /Users/username/Movies folder and create a new folder. Then move the Events you are not using out of the Final Cut Events folder and into your new folder. The moved Events will no longer appear in Final Cut Pro X. If your Events are located on an external drive, you can move the Events to a new folder on that drive, or you can simply unmount the drive.


Can Final Cut Pro X export XML?

Not yet, but we know how important XML export is to our developers and our users and we expect to add this functionality to Final Cut Pro X. We will release a set of APIs in the next few weeks so that third-party developers can access the next-generation XML in Final Cut Pro X.

Does Final Cut Pro X support OMF, AAF and EDLs?

Not yet. When the APIs for XML export are available, third-party developers will be able to create tools to support OMF, AAF, EDL and other exchange formats. We have already worked with Automatic Duck to allow you to export OMF and AAF from Final Cut Pro X using Automatic Duck Pro Export FCP 5.0. More information is available on the Automatic Duck website: http://automaticduck.com/products/pefcp/.

Can I send my project to a sound editing application such as Pro Tools?

Yes; you can export your project in OMF or AAF format using Automatic Duck Pro Export FCP 5.0. More information is available on the Automatic Duck website: http://automaticduck.com/products/pefcp/.

Does Final Cut Pro X allow you to assign audio tracks for export?

Not yet. An update this summer will allow you to use metadata tags to categorise your audio clips by type and export them directly from Final Cut Pro X.

Can I customise my export settings?

Yes. Compressor 4, available from the Mac App Store for A$59.99 inc GST, allows you to create a wide variety of custom export settings that you can use in Final Cut Pro X. The most popular export options and formats, including ProRes and H.264, are already built into Final Cut Pro X.


Can I purchase a volume license?

Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4 Commercial and Education Volume Licensing will be available soon via the Apple Online Store for quantities of 20 or more. After purchasing, customers will receive redemption codes they can use to download the applications from the Mac App Store.

Final Cut Pro X

Magnetic Timeline
Suddenly, everything falls into place.

With a visual simplicity that reveals powerful professional tools just when you need them, the Magnetic Timeline in Final Cut Pro offers an exceptionally fluid, flexible way to edit. Assemble shots with ease as clips “magnetically” close up to eliminate unwanted black gaps in the timeline. Similarly, clips move out of the way to avoid clip collisions and sync problems, so you can focus on creating your story.

Clip Connections
Keep it together.

Clip Connections are an easy way to place clips such as B-roll, sound effects, and music in the timeline so that they all move together as you make changes and even in the most complex projects. Final Cut Pro automatically creates a Clip Connection when you drag a secondary element to the timeline.

Whether you’re doing a fast assembly or precise trimming, you can edit with confidence, knowing that Clip Connections keep everything together. It’s particularly easy to reorganize your story as you work, because you can move a section of your project in a single step. Clear visual connections make it easy to hand off a project to another editor or to resume editing at a later date.


The most responsive way ever to view vast amounts of media, skimming in the Filmstrip view lets you fly through keywording and selecting the best takes. Combine the Skimmer with the familiar Playhead for ultrafast navigation and editing. Skim to any point in your timeline, then press the Space bar to play the video instantly.


Use Auditions to quickly try out different shots with a click. Collect multiple clips within one Audition clip in the timeline, then play them back in context to see which one works best. Use Auditions to see the same clip with different effects applied, try different performances of the same line, or view different montages in the same location. As you try each shot, the Magnetic Timeline instantly adjusts to reflect the clip length, keeping everything in sync.

Inline Precision Editor

When you need to fine-tune the timing of an edit, just double-click any edit point to reveal the Inline Precision Editor. Skimming over the extra material in the clip lets you find the best edit point. A single click lets you trim to a specific frame or audio sample.

Timeline trimming

Adjust your clips directly in the timeline for the fastest, most straightforward way to make timing changes. Grab a clip edge to make a quick trim, or use the Trimming tool for all the standard trimming functions like ripple, roll, slip, slide, and extend. You can also make precise adjustments by entering numerical trims on the keyboard. With the immediate visual feedback of the Magnetic Timeline, you can watch your project adjust as you get the timing just right.

Three-point editing

Combined with the power of the Magnetic Timeline, the classic three-point edit is even better. Single keystrokes let you insert and overwrite, giving you complete control without slowing you down.

Fade handles

Grab the fade handles at the edges of any clip to control audio fade-in and fade-out directly in the timeline. Drag the handles to visually line up an audio fade with action, graphics, or other elements in your project. Unlike keyframe-based audio fades, trimming the audio clip leaves the fade handles intact. And with built-in options to adjust the type of fade curve, you have even more precise control.

Bundled audio effects

Search and preview audio effects in the Effects Browser before applying them to your clips. Select from a collection of more than 100 audio effect plug-ins — including more than 40 from Logic Studio — each with its own specialized interface. All effects can be keyframed and played in real time.

Surround mixing

Pick from a variety of stereo or surround presets to improve the sound of your mix. Presets include surround animations that let you instantly fly your 5.1 sound from front to back or side to side. You can also customize your mix using a graphic surround panning interface and easily add keyframes to adjust panning over time.

Balance Color

All color grading begins with color balancing. The Content Auto-Analysis feature can analyze clips for color balance in the background as they’re imported. After your footage has been analyzed, you can improve the look of any clip in the Event Browser or timeline with a click. The Balance Color feature uses sophisticated algorithms that increase contrast while making skin tones appear more natural.

Match Colour

Save hours of painstaking work by using Match Colour to instantly align the look of clips that were shot at different times of day or with different cameras. Simply choose the source shot, click your reference shot, and Final Cut Pro intelligently adjusts colors for the best possible match. You can also use Match Colour with a clip of your favorite movie. If you’re looking for a sci-fi grunge or film noir look, find a reference image with the look you want and use it to match colour.

Keying and masks

To isolate and change the color of just the sky or the skin tone of the actors in a shot, Final Cut Pro puts a powerful combination of keying and masks at your fingertips. First select the area or color you want to affect, then apply the key by dragging across the image with an eyedropper that dynamically shows the range of selected colors. For additional control, place an adjustable mask around the key. Any mask can be keyframed over time to change shape or move with the action on the screen.

Color Board

For editors who prefer hands-on control of color, saturation, and exposure, the brand-new Color Board can make quick work of common corrections. Because you can control the highlights, midtones, and shadows separately from the master control, it’s easy to get the look you want.

Waveform, vectorscope, and

Monitor your color and brightness values using the built-in, industry-standard waveform and vectorscope monitors. Final Cut Pro also includes a histogram view commonly found in photo editing programs like Aperture.

Export Movie

When you’re working with ProRes, Export Movie is the fastest and highest-quality output choice for creating a self-contained QuickTime movie. Because Export Movie uses rendered effects files without having to rerender, the output is as fast as a file copy.

HTTP live streaming

HTTP live streaming is becoming the most popular way to make video available over the web. Final Cut Pro simplifies delivery with a specially designed preset optimized for web streaming.

Web sharing

For those who can’t wait for the world to see their latest project, Final Cut Pro includes direct sharing to Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, and CNN iReport.

Working with Compressor

Use Compressor to access a full range of professional encoding features. Send a project to Compressor or create custom output settings for reuse in Final Cut Pro. You can share these custom settings with other Final Cut Pro editors, even if they don’t have Compressor installed on their workstations.Learn more about Compressor

64-bit architecture

No longer restricted to the 4GB limit of 32-bit applications, Final Cut Pro uses all the RAM in your system to handle larger frame sizes and keep more frames in memory. You can now create more extensive projects and work with deeper, more interesting multilayered effects.

Cocoa foundation

Final Cut Pro is a Mac OS X–native application built with the Apple Cocoa framework. Using intuitive, familiar interface elements and technologies like Core Animation, Cocoa makes Final Cut Pro more responsive, interactive, and fun to use.

GPU utilization

Final Cut Pro uses the high-speed GPU on the graphics card for effects previews and rendering. Because tapping the GPU core speeds up processing, you can work with richer, more complex effects that play in real time during the creative process.

Grand Central Dispatch

Final Cut Pro utilizes Grand Central Dispatch in Mac OS X to harness all the processing power of multiple cores on the Mac. For even more speed, Final Cut Pro also uses the new AVX capabilities of Intel’s “Sandy Bridge” processors.

Background processing

As you edit, Final Cut Pro takes advantage of unused cycles in the background to execute a range of tasks, so you can be creative without interruption. Background processing includes rendering, transcoding, and moving media.

Background process monitoring

Easily monitor the progress of background processes from the dashboard, so you always know what your multicore processors are doing. Or click to open the Background Tasks window and get a detailed display of active processes along with their progress. For complete control, you can manually pause or cancel any background process.

color pipeline

Final Cut Pro is designed to use Apple’s ColorSync color management for display and processing, producing accurate and consistent color from import through render and export. Colors look the same whether you’re playing back media in Final Cut Pro, Motion, or QuickTime.

High-quality rendering

The high-quality rendering in Final Cut Pro makes it possible to compute realistic effects with extraordinary precision using floating-point, linear-light color space calculations. You get the same superb results for blurs, scales, and lighting effects as you would from high-end compositing software.

Final Cut Pro X is available in Mac App Store for $A319.99.


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