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.