New MacBook Pro Equipped With The Magical Touch Bar

Apple has announced a significant update to its professional video editing app, Final Cut Pro X, featuring amazing all new editing features for the Magnetic Timeline, support for the revolutionary Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro and a redesigned interface with complete support for wide color workflows. The Touch Bar replaces the keyboard’s traditional function row with an amazing Retina quality Multi - Touch display which adapts to the Final Cut Pro X by putting the intuitive, context-sensitive controls right at your fingertips. Apple has also released updates to Motion and Compressor.
 
 
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Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing,
 
“This is our biggest update to Final Cut Pro X since we completely redesigned it five years ago. The new version features a sleek interface and adds powerful new editing features that go far beyond what’s possible with traditional, track-based video editing apps; and integration with the revolutionary Touch Bar gives professional video editors a whole new way to interact with Final Cut Pro X.”
 
With the new Magnetic Timeline in the Final Cut Pro X, you will be able to understand the film just at a glance with the help of the customizable arrangements as well as color coding of audio clips based on type or “role” such as dialogue, music and effects. It’s simple to create as well as assign roles, giving each one a unique color.
 
 
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Integration with the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro boosts creativity as well as productivity by dynamically adapting to each task and presenting intuitive controls, whenever you need them. While using Final Cut Pro X, the Touch Bar allows users to instantly switch between editing tools, adjusting audio levels, and also tap into useful commands for trimming and playback. It will even display a color-coded, interactive overview of the entire timeline allowing you to navigate your project with just the touch of your finger.
 
Additional features in Final Cut Pro 10.3, as per the official blog:
  • Flow transition creates invisibly smooth jump cuts;

  • Remove Attributes allows users to easily delete or reuse select effects across multiple clips;

  • Timecode overlay effect and generator allow users to edit with a large view of source timecode;

  • Support for ProRes MXF, Panasonic V-Log and export of AVC-Intra;

  • Direct video output via Thunderbolt 3 enables high-quality video monitoring on an external display with a single cable.
Motion 5.3 features a sleek new interface with support for wider color workflows along with 3D text enhancements which will improve the performance and realism of 3D titles. The new Align to behavior allows users to easily connect to separate objects so as to create advanced animations and Touch Bar support which provides easy access to a wide range of interactive tools on the new MacBook Pro.
 
Compressor 4.3 comes with a new dark look so as to match Final Cut Pro X and Motion. Enhancements to iTunes Store Package creation will allow you to easily browse, verify and also compress packages so that you will be able to deliver to the iTunes Store faster and fully compliant. Wide color support ensures end-to-end color fidelity when delivering files in standard and wide color spaces, along with Touch Bar support so as to simplify common tasks allowing you to set up batches and add markers on the new MacBook Pro.
 
For details about pricing and availability check the official blog.