Munyaradzi Nigel Muchenje

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Apple has announced a new major update to Final Cut Pro X

Apple has announced a new major update to Final Cut Pro X that adds several new improvements to proxy workflows for the software to be more suited to remote and collaborative editing for videos.

The 10.4.9 update has added several other useful new features, which include a machine learning-powered “Smart Conform” feature that can automatically crop videos for social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.

Final Cut Pro X is getting more flexible proxy options for even smaller project sizes: it now supports creating proxies at 50, 25, and 12.5 percent resolutions and supports both ProRes and H.264 formats

Also, the clips that don’t have proxy files — either because you did not have time to compress them or because it’s already compressed — can be used together with proxy clips now (previously, Final Cut Pro would simply just not show those clips alongside proxy files).

There’s also a variety of other improvements available in the new update, which include new plug-ins for Canon and RED RAW files that add Metal support, allowing playback of 8K Canon Cinema RAW Light files for the first time and faster 8K transcoding for RED RAW files.

The new version of Final Cut Pro X is available now as a free update for existing owners on the Mac App Store. And also, Apple is also renewing its free 90-day trial with the 10.4.9 update — all customers will be able to try out the new version of Final Cut Pro X for 90 days, even those who have already taken advantage of the previous free trial introduced in March.