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Final Cut Pro X Demoed at NAB 2011

Final Cut Pro X Demoed at NAB 2011

From NAB 2011
Apple took some time to show off the next Final Cut Pro in Las Vegas.  It will be dubbed Final Cut Pro X.

Below is a set of features as published by macrumors.com & a Photography Bay play by play. Links to other coverage throughout.

  • Dynamically handle massive quantities of media, resolution independent playback. full color managed based on ColorSync. Grand Central Dispatch, using all cores and background rendering (via @reximilian, and @robimbs)
  • Allows you to edit as you are importing, you don’t have to wait to ingest. (via robimbs)
  • Background rendering is built in. No more “writing video” dialog box (via @dbax)
  • Content auto analysis, meaning it can auto detect most media and when it imports can auto image stabilize. On import it can: People Detection, Shot Detection, Auto Color Balance, Audio Cleanup (via @rexmilian)
  • Inline Precision Editor: click on an edit and it shows unused footage on both clips of the edit to help you trim (@rexmilian)
  • the Auto Analyze will make Search Folders that know what has people in it, or CloseUps or Wide Shots.
  • Tagging clips let’s you tag only specific parts of the clip to tage with keyword or favorite
  • Timeline Index: list of every clip on your timeline in order and let’s you search by name or tag (via @reximilian)
  • Automatically analysis audio and can sync audio with similar audio. Simple audio keyframing, tweaking the audio is much easier. Trimming clips, the Magnetic Timeline makes complicated edits easier.
  • Instant render in the background all the time, does not at all effect editing. (@robimbs)
  • Built in color matching. Match clip colors from two different cams very fast. That got BIG applause. (@comebackshane)
  • Automatic audio clean up on the way. Options to rid hum, rumble, etc. on the way in. Range-based keywording. You can select ranges inside your clip and apply keywords to those ranges instead of just keywording the clip. No subclipping necessary. Smart collections: Categorizes things like media types (audio, stills), how many people are in shots and how those shots are framed. Smart collections looks very iMovie-ish. (via PhotographyBay)
  • Clip Connections: Audio and Video and be locked together and be one clip on a timeline (no longer a V1 and A1 A2 track). Can lock audio clips with specific video clip, so if moved on timeline they stay synched (via @reximilian)
  • “Compound Clips”: collapse chunks of media into a single clip on the timeline. How nesting always should have worked. (via @fcpsupermeet).
  • Shipping in June on App Store. $299.
  • No mention of Final Cut Studio or Final Cut Express.

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Canon Updates E1 Plugin for FCP.

Canon Updates E1 Plugin for FCP.

Canon announces latest update for EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro

Canon today announces the latest update for EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro – the company’s custom-developed software application that provides quicker and easier editing of EOS Movie footage in Apple’s Final Cut Pro software suite.

Launching to coincide with the start of the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro version 1.2 will make the importing of EOS Movie files even easier, allowing users to transfer files from any folder, without needing to mirror the folder structure on the camera itself.

The update also enables smoother importing from Canon’s EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS-1D Mark IV models, allowing users to import footage without requiring the THM file generated by the camera.

Originally launched in February 2010, EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro is designed to quickly and seamlessly convert EOS Movie footage from Canon’s leading range of EOS DSLR cameras to Apple’s high-quality ProRes 422 codec. The plug-in allows users to convert footage at approximately twice the speed of Apple’s standard conversion, creating a smoother workflow for the rapidly growing number of videographers shooting HD video content on DSLR cameras.

EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro version 1.2 will be available to download for free from 25th April 2011.

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