updated 06:15 pm EDT, Tue October 23, 2012
RED video codecs now supported
Apple has released a maintenance update for its Final Cut Pro software, bringing interface improvements and a list of other changes. Dual viewers with separate video scope displays are geared for easier shot comparison, while the Share interface and import window have been redesigned.
RED camera support enables users to take advantage of native Redcode RAW editing and background trasnscoding to Apple's own ProRes format. The release also adds support for third-party MXF plug-ins, along with XML 1.2 metadata import and export.
Other visible changes include new options for placing chapter markers, copying effects, freezing frames, or adjusting the drop shadow effect. Users will also find new controls for combining audio from multiple angles, or moving connected clips in the storyline.
Final Cut Pro 10.0.6 is a free update for existing users, or a $300 purchase for new customers. (Download - Mac App Store)