Tuesday, January 31, 2012

FCPX gets Multicam Editing...finally

Apple has finally updated FCPX with a feature it should have had when launched: multicam editing. And to Apple's credit it now supports 64 streams. They also thought it was time to let FCPX import layered Photoshop files and allow Broadcast monitoring.

How long did that take? And why?

I wonder then how many companies and editors who bought Premiere will even notice given that the gap between launching FCPX without these features and then including them in an update was about seven months.

Some interesting bits:

- Multicam will sync clips based on audio.
- Broadcast Monitoring (technically a beta feature as of this post) requires a PCIe equipped Mac or Thunderbolt.

Compressor and Motion both get some minor updates as well.

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