Apple are previewing FCP 10.4 on new iMacs – we’re guessing they will ship together.
The new version adds:
- VR workflow (because they hired Tim Dashwood in April) with titles, transitions, horizon straightening tool and simultaneous screen/headset display. Includes Motion integration, too.
- LUT improvements
- iOS iMovie import
- New colour wheels and colour tweaks, like better keyboard shortcut mapping
In terms of performance, Peter Wiggins from FCP.co reported that:
- 10.4 on iMac Pro can play 4K native RED footage with colour correction & title overlay unrendered on the timeline
- 10.4 on iMac Pro can play optimised (ProRes 4444) in 8K with colour correction and effects in an unrendered timeline
Around 10% of our support clients use Final Cut Pro for postproduction – these features catch it up with Premiere in each of these areas, so will be very welcome.