Apple updates Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, iMovie, more for macOS

Along with releasing Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for the iPad, Apple has updated the macOS versions of the apps. All are available at the Mac App Store.

The updated apps include, along with Apple’s release notes:

Final Cut Pro 10.6.6 (US$299.99)

• Import your project from Final Cut Pro for iPad, and take advantage of blazing performance, advanced color correction tools, and more.

• Use automatic color management to easily edit HDR and SDR clips in the same project, with intelligent tone mapping of video to match your color space.

• Choose from a new collection of professionally designed titles, effects, transitions, and generators to enhance the look of your videos.

• Improve your color correction workflow with the Color Adjustments effect, and apply new color presets to give your clips a particular look.

• Use Scene Removal Mask to remove and replace the background behind a subject, without using a green screen.

Final Cut Pro also includes these additional fixes and enhancements:

• Use the new ProRes RAW Settings window for easy access to ProRes RAW ISO, color temperature, and exposure offset.

• Install an Apple ProRes RAW plug-in from a camera manufacturer to view and adjust settings optimized for that camera’s sensor.

• Export to HEVC at up to 8K resolution with hardware acceleration on Mac computers with Apple silicon.

• Fixes an issue where multicam clips would sometimes turn black.

• Export to EXR now includes an alpha channel.

• Fixes an issue where adding video clips from the Photos browser would result in lower-resolution files being placed in the timeline.

• Fixes an issue where Final Cut Pro could not read Sony FX9 clips with embedded LUTs.

  • Fixes an issue where Final Cut Pro would fail to open while an exFAT-formatted SD card with Canon clips was mounted

Motion 6.4.2 ($49.99)

• Use automatic color processing to create Motion projects that dynamically adapt to HDR or SDR timelines in Final Cut Pro.

• Precisely control the look of your image with HDR-optimized color processing sliders for exposure, contrast, highlights, midtones, shadows, and more.

• Isolate a foreground subject with updated, HDR-optimized Green Screen Keyer and Luma Keyer filters.

• Experience improved real-time playback and export speeds on Apple silicon and Intel-based Mac computers.

Motion also includes these additional fixes and enhancements:

• Improves the Sliced Scale filter to prevent object offset when adjusting the Expand parameters.

• Improves stability when saving text styles in the Inspector.

  • Improves stability when using the Stabilize behavior.

Compressor 4.6.4 ($49.99)

• Automatically center crop video in a square, vertical, or custom size while retaining the original height

• Use standard keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste files from the Finder into the batch window.

• Create supplemental IMF packages with additional audio tracks, or use the CPL from an IMF package in a standard batch.

  • Label surround channels automatically when configuring a batch using the command line.

Logic Pro 10.7.8 ($199.99)

• Adds project roundtrip capabilities with Logic Pro for iPad

  • Includes stability improvements and bug fixes

iMovie 10.3.6 (free)

• Includes stability and performance improvements

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.