Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X With 3D Templates

Mac: Aperture may be gone, but Apple's ploughing on with updates for its professional grade video editing suite, releasing updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor.

The headliner upgrade in Final Cut Pro X 10.2 are templates for the simple creation of 3D titles, including 2D to 3D conversion in real time, presuming your Mac has enough grunt to handle it. Meanwhile, upgrades to Motion to version 5.2 and Compressor to version 4.2 add even more options for 3D titles and ways to create iTunes specific movie packages for sale.

If you're upgrading they're free and available on the Mac App Store now. For new buyers, there's a slight silver lining, as the gremlins that saw Apple recently up its prices for iPhones, most likely due to the falling Australian dollar, haven't hit Final Cut Pro X just yet.

Its list price of $US299.99 should equate to around $395, but its current pricing has it at $375 for Australia. There's no such currency discount for Motion or Compressor, where the $US49.99 cost equates almost exactly with its $65 local price.


Comments

    I won't be surprised if at WWDC this year they take FCP and merge it with iMovie and kill it. They seem to being that a lot lately. Killing their pro tools.

    They have just made major upgrades to their 3 main pro video apps. Features beyond just adding 3D text. (although that's pretty cool just by itself) so there is zero chance that they will kill off these 3 tools.
    Apple have already announced a long term commitment to their video pro apps as unlike Aperture these are selling well.

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