Final Cut Pro X Workflow Improvements
Aimed at content creators & professional editors
Apple’s widely successful video editing software Final Cut Pro has some cool new features for professional video editors. With the latest 10.4.9 update, Final Cut Pro X gets much-needed improvements to enhance and speed up the editing process.
New features like managing and creating a proxy to ease remote work, new social media tools for content creators. Also, updates to motion and compressor. All these new features and updates will enhance the performance of the software more than ever. Here are some of the enhancements that significantly improve your workflow on Final Cut Pro X
Content creators often need to upload their videos on multiple platforms like YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and more. And for each one of them, you have to upload a different video with different aspect ratios.
Now with the latest Smart Conform feature, Final Cut Pro X uses machine learning to automatically convert your video into a square, vertical, and traditional video formats quickly. After editing, the project settings will allow you to directly define the output format and resolution of the video.
Along with these options, there will be a new option to enable smart conform, when enabled it analysis the subject movement in the clip. And automatically crops the clip-based on the output dimensions & movement of the subject.
If you want to add your own custom overlay that you have made, they can be quickly accessed from the View menu where you can directly change the opacity of the overlay too. Final Cut Pro X now also supports multiple overlays with an option to change the overlay on the go.
With the version 10.4.9, the proxy workflow has been improved significantly. After importing your file, now while creating a proxy media version of your file you will have two new options in the transcode section. An ability to choose codec and frame sizes for your proxy media before importing.
Along with Apple ProRes 422 Proxy now there's an option to encode in H.264 format too. Also, you will have 4 different frame sizes as small as 12.5% to 100% for whichever codec you chose while transcoding.
Proxy Only Library
Creating a new proxy only library has never been easier. For creating all you need to do is select your preferred events and from the file option, copy the event to the library and save. Then you will be presented with a dialogue box giving you an option to choose what to include then select proxy media and then choose your proxy media destination.
Now, whenever you go offline or working on a different device, you need to change the view mode from optimized/original to proxy only to view all your proxy only library files that have been saved.
Final Cut Pro finally has support for audio crossfades. You can access the feature from the Modify menu’s adjust audio fades option. You can even change the fade duration before or after adding a crossfade to your clip.
The new ProRes RAW camera settings will allow you to make adjustments to the available data such as ISO, color temperature, exposure, and many more things. With this update, you have a new context menu to close a project which is present beside the project name.
With 10.4.9, you can now preview 360-degree video in a few different ways available in the view menu giving an option to view two different streams for the video. And also now you can easily stabilize your 360-degree video by just clicking the stabilize option in the inspector. Final Cut Pro finally has a ‘duplicate project as’ option to save your project with more than one format and resolutions.
Those were some of the few important features added to the latest version of the Final Cut Pro. There are also some other less noticeable additions like proxy preferred view when proxy media is not available for some clips you can find this feature in the view menu alongside other view mode options. And overscan option to view what’s behind the boundaries of the viewer.
All the latest additions to Final Cut Pro will significantly enhance the user experience and enhances the workflow of every content creator. What do you guys think of the new update? What is your favorite feature? Thank you for reading.