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A couple of weeks ago we reported about the coming firmware for the Canon EOS R5. We mentioned that Cinema RAW light was coming in that update, and it looks like Apple has confirmed it with the latest update for Final Cut Pro X.
This release also introduces significant performance improvements with new Metal-enabled plug-ins for RED RAW and Canon Cinema RAW Light. Transcoding 8K RED RAW video to ProRes 422 is up to two times faster on Mac Pro, and up to three times faster on MacBook Pro. And for the first time, Final Cut Pro editors can play and edit 8K Canon Cinema RAW Light.
There is no official date for the release of the new firmware, but I would expect it sometime in the next couple of months. I wouldn’t be surprised if Canon made an official announcement prior to the release.