As promised in an FAQ published in late June, Apple has released a major update to its professional video editing software, Final Cut Pro X, adding back several features that were present in previous versions. Version 10.0.1 of Final Cut Pro X hit the Mac App Store today and includes the following changes:
- Export audio and video stems as a single multitrack QuickTime movie or as separate files using Roles.
- Import and export XML to support third-party workflows.
- Place Projects and Events on Xsan to improve collaboration between editors.• Set custom starting timecode for your projects.
- Add transitions to connected clips in a single step.
- Enable full-screen view in OS X Lion.
- Speed up delivery with GPU-accelerated export.
Final Cut Pro X had debuted in June to a mixed reception, with many users upset about the inability to import and edit projects created in earlier versions of Final Cut Pro, a lack of support for multiple cameras, and more. Additionally, with no trial version available, users had no way to test the revamped application without paying $299 to purchase it. To go along with today’s update, Apple now offers a free 30-day trial of Final Cut Pro X through its website here.