The world's top editors had been dropped jaw: The video editing software Final Cut Pro has been completely redesigned, Apple has just released it. She wants a &# 8220; revolutionary video editing, great effects, integrated audio processing and performance&# 8221; convince. Application is available via the Mac App Store* Loading.
There she is, Final Cut Pro X, version 10.0 of Apple's video editing. It has been revised from the ground up, Apple points out, and now offers an impressive speed, better quality and greater deployment flexibility in post-production. Yes, post-production, unless an application for the whole process, says Apple. &# 8220; Final Cut Pro X is the biggest advance in professional video editing since the first version of Final Cut Pro,&# 8221; said Philip Schiller, senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing Apple. &# 8220; We showed it the world's best professional editors and them is jaw dropped.&# 8221;
Video editing with Magnetic Timeline
&# 8220; A completely new production&# 8221; be it, not just a different kind of cut. At the heart of Final Cut Pro X is the Magnetic Timeline, an approach to cut footage without a trace. It allows the manufacturer to add clips and arrange wherever you want them, while other clips instantly move to the side. With associated clip can be coupled previous story clips with other elements, such as subtitles and sound effects, so that they remain perfectly linked when they are moved. One can even belong together combine elements of the story to the assembled clips of how a single clip can be edited.
A new, &# 8220; breakthrough&# 8221; Feature called Auditions will make it possible to switch between different clip collections, to compare instantly alternative versions. Which recording which setting which effect is better? In addition to the quick comparison allows Auditions to create multiple versions of a project.
Media organization with content analysis
If only for the media organization, Apple has come up with something new. First of all, let more formats, such as import native AVCHD and H.264 - an advantage that the entry-level competition such as Roxio Toast (actually only a burning program and no video section) in the past like posted for themselves. How these clips are handled, has also been revised. Smart Collections (see iTunes) are not peculiar. But:
An automatic content analysis scans the media during import and adds the content of useful information added. Final Cut Pro X uses this data to organize the clips into smart collections. So clip that you are looking to be found based on close-up shots, medium or wide-angle shots as well as media type and the number of people in the recording may. In addition, you can parts of clips with sequence-related keywords provided by the data add custom search criteria.
Audio and post
About the video interface also provides Final Cut Pro audio editing that allows even 5.1 surround sound. The audio tracks of video and SLR cameras are immediately displayed as a separate audio channel in waveform. Errors such as hum and annoying noise should be corrected.
To perfect the production, is a color correction. Clips, taken under different lighting conditions, can thus be adjusted. About the Color Board color quality, saturation and absorption properties can be edited, keying and mask functions enable fine adjustment for individual colors or image areas. Many effects and options are (clearly the Mac App Store lists) to choose from, and if that is not enough, which can on the &# 8220; ideal companion&# 8221; recourse Motion fifth
The films can be exported for Apple devices and video websites. DVDs and Blu-ray discs can be burned including a menu. Final Cut Pro X uses multi-threaded processing and the GPU of the graphics card for furiously fast background rendering and superb real-time playback. In addition, managed by ColorSync color pipeline for consistency from import makes up for output.
System requirements and pricing
The 1.33 gigabytes for Final Cut Pro X are loaded via the Mac App Store - the software to come only Mac users who have Snow Leopard 10.6.7 installed. That gives Apple also as a system requirement. Of hardware, the application requires a 64-bit processor. So that the latest Mac hardware is fully utilized, &# 8220; so you have to wait again for the next processing step never, even when working with a 4K video&# 8221 ;, the manufacturer promises.
The graphics card must be OpenCL-capable, or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later. Furthermore VRam 256 megabytes are required and a screen with at least 1280&# 215; 768.
The price is for Final Cut Pro X on the Mac App Store* 239.99 euros.
Conclusion Final Cut Pro X
Whether the professional users can make friends with all the features remains to be seen. Apple designed its Oberliga software but so that many dedicated amateur filmmakers can do something with. A large market as a target group then in turn allows a good price. With version 10 of Final Cut Pro, Apple has presented a software that is attractive for all those iMovie is not sufficient.
Overview Final Cut Pro X
Price: 239.99 from the Mac App Store *
- Mac OS X 10.6.7
- 2 gigabytes of memory
- OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 with at least 256 MB VRAM
- Screen with at least 1280&# 215; 768.
- For beginners Apple iMovie (iLife included)
- Adobe Premiere (or element), part of the Creative Suite
- Avid Media Composer*
- user-friendly, bonds from iMovie
- many simplifications
- many possibilities
- Expandability with motion 5 and Compressor 4
- Compromising the professional functions (see comments below)
- available exclusively through the Mac App Store
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