Apple issued Pro Applications Update 2010-02, recommended for all users of Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Server, and Logic Studio, with improved versions of Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4, Color 1.5, Compressor 3.5, and Qmaster 3.5. The updates add compatibility for new camera formats, improve overall stability and address a number of other minor issues.
This update is recommend for all users of Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Server, and Logic Studio.
Details of the enhancements included in the update are available in the release notes for Final Cut Pro 7.0.3, Motion 4.0.3, Color 1.5.3, and Compressor 3.5.3. Apple Qmaster has also been updated to version 3.5.3, but the release notes on Apple’s support site have yet to be updated with information on changes included in the release.
The update weighs in at 321.1 MB and requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later and QuickTime 7.6.2 or later.
Most of the changes come with Final Cut Pro 7.0.3:
Real-time compatibility with Sony XDCAM HD422 720p24/p25/p30. Log and Transfer compatibility with Sony NXCAM SD. Control-G not closing the correct gap in the Timeline under the playhead. Closed captioning data is now preserved when outputting to AJA Io HD with Print to Tape/Video. Performance issue when importing AVCHD with LPCM audio. AVCHD thumbnail images in SD are now the correct 4:3 aspect ratio. XML export now retains the carriage return when working with text and third-party applications. Several memory fragmentation issues have been resolved. Localized versions of Final Cut Pro now recognize HDV devices that use the 1080i60/1080i50 FireWire Basic Easy Setups. Log and Transfer supports ingesting more than one format recorded to the same SD card. Motion 4.0.3 addresses the corrupted display of the camera controls with certain graphics processors.
Color 1.5.3 adds compatibility with XDCAM HD422 720p24/p25/p30.
Compression 1.5.3 adds a compression setting optimized for iPad and iPhone 4.
Apple Qmaster 3.5.3 is also listed as being updated, but Apple didn’t specify what has changed.
The update is available via OS X’s Software Update mechanism, or directly from Apple’s support downloads page.