Apple’s video editing suite Final Cut Pro 10.4 announced with VR, HDR support

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October 30, 2017
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Recently at Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit in California, Apple announced its flagship professional video editing suite the Final Cut Pro 10.4. The updated version will include support for VR, HDR workflow, direct integration for iOS video and more.

Video professionals experienced the new software at Apple’s 1 Infinite Loop campus. Alex Gollner, a plugin developer demonstrated via twitter that Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) is coming with new features that the company presented using unreleased iMac Pro workstations.

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At the top of the list is the support for true virtual reality video. Final Cut Pro’s timeline has been updated to support VR footage, including clip orientation, with compatibility for two different display feeds. VR integration extends to Motion 5, Apple’s motion graphics and special effects software.

The Final Cut Pro 10.4 will have the following features:

  • Support for VR workflows
  • HDR workflow support
  • Auto White Picker
  • Custom LUT loading
  • Enhanced/redesigned color tools
  • Color wheels
  • HEVC support
  • Direct import of iOS iMovie timelines

Alex Gollner gave useful information over Twitter about his experience. He says that Apple demonstrated Final Cut Pro X 10.4 on a new iMac Pro driving 8K timeline. He also posted videos demonstrating VR support and the new iOS (iMovie) to Final Cut Pro workflow.

Although Apple has not announced any confirmed release date of FCPX, yet it is expected to be launched by the end of the year. More information about the software is expected to come from Apple itself in the near future. Final Cut Pro was last updated in May when version 10.3.4 was released. The professional editing suite is available for purchase from the App Store for $299.99.

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