Final Cut Pro 10.5.2 brings native RED RAW decoding and playback besides ‘stability and reliability improvements,’ according to Apple

Apple also released updates for iMovie, Motion, and Compressor.

Final Cut Pro
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Apple yesterday updated a number of its apps for Mac including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Motion, and Compressor, as first spotted by Aaron Zollo. However, as for Final Cut Pro, Apple seems to have only listed “stability and reliability improvements” on its Mac App Store changelog, which does not offer much detail.

Thankfully, we stumbled upon Apple’s support article that enlists all the features in Final Cut Pro’s latest version. The support article was last updated on 4th March to accommodate the release notes for version 10.5.2. While most changes enlisted in the release notes are stability and reliability improvements, according to Apple, Final Cut Pro’s latest version also adds support for “a new Universal RED plugin enabling native RED RAW decoding and playback on both Apple silicon and Intel-based Mac computers”

Apple has also listed some notable stability and reliability improvements it shipped within Final Cut Pro 10.5.2. That said, here are the full release notes for this version:

  • Adds support for a new Universal RED plugin enabling native RED RAW decoding and playback on both Apple silicon and Intel-based Mac computers.
  • Improves stability when playing back H.264 video files with corrupt data.
  • Fixes an issue in which text could disappear when double-clicking a value field in the inspector.
  • Fixes an issue in which FCPXML files created from drop frame projects would import as non drop frame.
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent custom Motion titles stored inside the library from appearing in the Titles browser.
  • Improves stability when choosing the DPP/Editorial Services metadata view with MXF media.
  • Improves stability when using AirPlay with Final Cut Pro on a Mac computer with Apple silicon

Apart from Final Cut Pro, iMovie was also updated to version 10.2.3, Motion to 5.5.1, and Compressor to version 4.5.2.

We could not find the release notes for iMovie and Compressor within Apple’s support documents. Strangely enough, however, Motion’s release notes in a support document only consisted of two changes for version 5.5.1.

  • Fixes an issue in which Motion would crash when undoing a reset of animated color curves.
  • Fixes an issue in which Motion might render a black canvas after resetting keyframed Color Wheels.

On the contrary, Motion’s Mac App Store page enlists three changes that aren’t reflected in the support document:

  • Adds a new Auto-Shrink option to the Text Layout tab of the Inspector to automatically reduce text size to fit in a paragraph, scroll, or crawl layout
  • Includes UI refinements for macOS Big Sur
  • Includes stability and reliability improvements

Here are changes for all the apps that received updates according to the Mac App Store changelog.

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