updated 11:50 am EDT, Mon October 13, 2008
Pro Export FCP 4.0 update
Automatic Duck says it has released v4.0 of Pro Export FCP, its plug-in for Final Cut Pro. The software is used to export Final Cut Pro projects to other editing platforms, such as Quantel's Q eQ or iQ systems. The v4.0 update introduces expanded support for Avid software, through the option of MXF export; this lets FCP users avoid redigitizing. Similarly, users should now be able to carry over Avid-supported effects such as PIP, 3DWarp and Superimpose.
The software now also features AAF and OMF compatibility, allowing for better audio editing through Pro Tools. All tracks are exported simultaneously, and people can choose between 16- or 24-bit quality, as well as resampling at frequencies between 32,000 and 96,000KHz. Certain editing cues (such as keyframes) are automatically translated into audio effects.
The plug-in is now shipping at a regular cost of $495. People who bought v3.0 after April 2nd can upgrade for free, while those who bought it before that date are being charged $195.