Final Cut Pro X version 10.2.2 release notes

Before installing an update to Final Cut Pro X from the Mac App Store, be sure to backup your important files, including projects, events, and the version of Final Cut Pro X that you’re updating.Here’s what’s new in Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2

  • Native support for Sony XAVC-L and Panasonic AVC-Intra 4:4:4 up to 4K resolution
  • Import Canon XF-AVC 8-bit video files with Canon plug-in
  • Export interlaced H.264 video
  • Asset management systems can include a library backup file when sharing from Final Cut Pro
  • Fixes render errors that could occur when using reflective materials with 3D text
  • Improves stability when swapping materials on 3D text with published parameters
  • Improves performance when loading text styles
  • Motion Title templates with published text layout parameters now export correctly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause 3D text to appear dark when rendered
  • Addresses issues with timing on certain animated effects

Previous versions

Final Cut Pro X 10.2.1

  • Restores support for Panasonic AVCCAM video at 25p and 30p
  • Improves accuracy when dragging to select a range in the Timeline
  • Fixes an issue that may cause Final Cut Pro to quit on launch

Final Cut Pro X 10.2

Introducing 3D titles

  • Beautifully animated and easily customizable 3D text
  • Simple templates to get started quickly
  • Cinematic templates with built-in backgrounds and animations
  • Large collection of text styles to create stunning looks with one click
  • Customize your titles with hundreds of combinations of materials, lighting, and edges
  • Additional controls to adjust environment, shadows, and more
  • Instantly convert 2D titles to 3D
  • Open any title in Motion to add multiple lights, cameras, and tracking

Advanced effects

  • Display up to four video scopes simultaneously
  • Apply super ellipse Shape Mask to any clip
  • Apply Draw mask to any clip, with options for linear, bezier, or B-spline smoothing
  • New shape and color mask controls for every effect
  • Instantly display the alpha channel for any effect mask
  • Save custom effects as presets for quick access
  • Color Board merged into the new Color Correction effect
  • Rearrange the processing order of the Color Correction effect
  • Improved keyframing with better motion smoothing
  • Improved optical flow for beautiful slow motion on a wider range of content
  • Better performance of FxPlug plug-ins and built-in effects that use multiple frames like Visual Echo and Trails

Camera formats

  • Support for Panasonic AVC-Ultra codec family
  • Support for Sony XAVC S format
  • Import Sony XAVC and XDCAM formats without separate plug-in
  • Support for JVC H.264 Long GOP format
  • GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing with support for dual GPUs
  • Support for RED RAW anamorphic formats

Additional features

  • You can now use Smart Collections at the event and library level
  • Import window consolidates all options into a single sidebar
  • GPU rendering when using Send To Compressor with support for dual GPUs
  • CABAC entropy mode for multi-pass encoding
  • XML 1.5 for third-party interchange. For legacy third-party applications, XML 1.4 continues to be supported

Final Cut Pro X 10.2 also includes the following:

  • Faster drawing of audio waveforms which improves performance especially when editing over a network
  • Transform controls work correctly with photos in a secondary storyline
  • Resizable Filter window for searching
  • Freeze frames copy media across multiple libraries
  • Slo-mo video clips from iPhone appear in the Browser with a badge
  • Full-screen playback does not automatically superimpose transport controls
  • Improved performance when skimming Long GOP video including AVCHD
  • Exporting a Master File using i-Frame codecs like ProRes can play in QuickTime Player before the export completes
  • Support for XAVC S video recorded at 120 fps and 240 fps
  • MXF-wrapped AVC-Intra and Uncompressed files export faster