All FCP-X users and owners of the Canon C300 Mark II should be more than happy to know that their favourite NLE just got another exciting update that finally brought the highly demanded XF-AVC native support to the table. According to Erik Naso, however, the 12-bit 444 or LongGOP files weren’t recognized yet. Whatever the case, the news that users can now edit natively Canon C300 Mark II 4K files in FCP-X is a huge leap forward, predominantly for those professionals who use the camera extensively on a daily basis and don’t have the extra time to spend on transcoding the original media.
The latest FCP-X 10.2.3 version of the software also brings 4K export preset to create multiple video files for Apple devices, along with the ability to share video to multiple YouTube accounts, improved speed when opening libraries on a SAN and more. Apple also added iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and Apple TV (4th generation) to the Apple Devices compatibility list in the Share window as well as some fixes for minor bugs known from the previous versions of the software.
In the video ahead provided by Mark Spencer from Ripple Training you can find out how to easily reassign the default video or audio effect to one of your choosing. The feature is one of the newest in Final Cut Pro 10.2.3, and the best part is that you can assign any video and audio effect to these keyboard shortcuts much as you would normally do with the default transition.
Here is a brief look at the full list of enhancements and fixes in Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3:
Customizable Default Effect lets you choose both a video and audio effect that is assigned to a keyboard shortcut
4K export preset to create video files for Apple devices
Improves speed when opening libraries on a SAN
Resolves an issue that could affect the
timecode display in the Dashboard on OS X El Capitan
Import Canon XF-AVC including video files from the Canon C300 Mark II
Ability to share video to multiple YouTube accounts
Resolves an issue in which a disabled video effect could appear as Missing Effect when opening the project or when sharing to Compressor
Addresses an issue in which black frames could appear in imported iPhone video clips that were trimmed on iPhone
Fixes an issue that could cause the playhead to jump ahead when editing short titles
Fixes an issue that could cause the timeline to stop playback when switching views in the Browser
Fixes an issue in which points on a Bezier shape could incorrectly switch from Linear to Smooth
Fixes an issue in which some objects within Motion templates render with soft edges
Adds iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and Apple TV (4th generation) to the Apple Devices compatibility list in the Share window
Typically, Apple engineers recommend to backup your important files, including projects, events, and the version of the app before installing an update to Final Cut Pro X. If you already own the software, you can download the latest update from the Mac App Store at no additional cost.