AAPL Stock: 124.75 ( -1.42 )

Printed from

Screenshots depict Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5

updated 04:35 pm EDT, Wed June 8, 2011

'Rig' feature makes appearance

Pre-release screenshots depict Motion 5 and other aspects of Final Cut Pro X, according to an AppleInsider tip. The software is due to ship later this month for $299, but Apple has remained extremely quiet about the software; even Apple's official Final Cut page has no hint of the upcoming product. Some of the leaked screenshots show a new "rig" function in Motion, though what exactly this entails hasn't been made clear.

One of the most anticipated features of Pro X is actually support for multi-core processing, since video editing is an extremely CPU- and/or GPU-intensive task, on par with 3D rendering or games. The suite will also be expected to handle 4K resolutions, and tasks like simultaneous editing and import. Other planned features include face and shot detection, image stabilization, and automatic color balance based on ColorSync.

For various reasons, Apple could be waiting until after this week's WWDC to ship the suite. The event has seen the introductions of OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud, which would likely leave Final Cut buried in terms of publicity. The software could also be unfinished, even though Apple has had a relatively long time to develop it.

by MacNN Staff





  1. MachineMan

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I am so psyched about this! Release it already!

  1. webraider

    Joined: Dec 1969


    DVD Studio Pro?

    What about DVD Studio Pro? What about developing some Real BluRay Menu's? Does it really take Apple this long to develop this?

  1. erics

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I want to see Avid/Adobe shake ;)

  1. Stogieman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Motion 5

    So is Motion 5 included in the $299 price that was quoted for Final Cut X?

  1. MachineMan

    Joined: Dec 1969


    DVD Studio Pro is DEAD

    DIscs are a thing of the past, this is the way of the future. Discs, tape and paper are archaic data mediums. Move on...

  1. MachineMan

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Motion 5

    Odds are Motion 5 will be not be included in the base price of FCP. My guess is Motion will be $99.

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: machine man

    No they aren't, no it isn't, no they aren't, no I won't.

    There will always be a place for discs - people still want DVDs of their wedding videos, for instance.

    Not everything in the world is for mass consumption, for putting on the web - people have individual needs.

  1. MachineMan

    Joined: Dec 1969



    You can wish all you want. And that's what your great grandpa was probably saying about 78 LP's. While I also enjoy discs, they will absolutely be obsolete in the near future.

    Storage mediums change (seems like every 20 years or so), and an individual can have their wedding put on a disc (the cloud) and watch it anywhere.

    You can fight it, you can ignore it, but you won't win it. Welcome to the cloud.

  1. MacSpeaker

    Joined: Dec 1969


    BluRay is a BAG OF HURT

    Forget it. Create your Full Res H264 and Stream it on the web/mediaplayer or directly in a HD TV on a cheap SD card or USB.
    Soon a 4GB SD card will be cheaper than a BluRay disk.
    Stop living in the past.

  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969


    SD or USB for now

    I transfer most of my clients' HD video onto USB sticks. But they have to play them from laptop which hooked up to TV. Burning on Blu-Ray creates another issue which most clients don't have Blu-Ray players on their laptop or stand-alone player. Streaming HD from Cloud/Internet is not really reliable when presenting it in a tradeshow. If all HD TV these days have USB or SD slots that can read video files, it will make life a lot easier.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret ...

Griffin Twenty

A few years ago Griffin launched the original Twenty, a small digital amp that used an AirPort Express to turn any set of passive spea ...

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill th ...


Most Commented