About That Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4 Update
The Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4 update came out on December 2nd, the day after I posted this article "Waiting On Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4". It is not the feature update that many were expecting, but has some performance enhancements and bug fixes. The Pro Video Format Version 2.0 update is the update that actually includes MFX support, not the FCPX 10.1.4 update. So that's two minor FCPX updates in a row and 159 days since the last feature update.
The MXF support, included in the Video Format Version 2.0 update and not part of FCPX 10.1.4, is a big deal, especially to the pro broadcast market. But even so, FCPX 10.1.4 was an odd update to me. Both the timing and lack of any new features. It was also disappointing for many FCPX editors and they took to social media to vent their frustration and disappointment. Their voice is just as important, or even more important, than the big guns with whom Apple have been catering to in 2014.
2015, therefore, should be the year for the everyday FCPX editor, which is probably the vast majority of FCPX users.
A few sites explained why this update is good or to have patience because good things are coming. The sheer necessity of having to explain why something is good or that good things are coming says a lot in and of itself.
But I actually do have faith that the FCPX team has a real treat in store for us coming in 10.1.5 (maybe 10.2 ?). Hopefully it will be a feature rich update like 10.0.1, 10.0.3 or 10.0.6, that addresses many long standing requests from the majority of FCPX editors along with original new features.
If this next update was 6 months or more out, I think that Apple might give us a peak into the future of FCPX with a feature preview list like they have done in the past. Since they haven't done that, I suspect this update is not that far away.
We'll just have to wait a bit longer. Hopefully not too long.
I've posted a Master list of Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4 articles here.
What's New in FCPX Version 10.1.4
• Native MXF import, edit, and export with Pro Video Formats 2.0 software update
• Option to export AVC-Intra MXF files
• Support for import and editing with Panasonic AVC-LongG media
• Fixes issues with automatic library backups
• Fixes a problem where clips with certain frame rates from Canon and Sanyo cameras would not import properly
• Resolves issues that could interrupt long imports when App Nap is enabled
• Stabilization and Rolling Shutter reduction works correctly with 240fps video
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