Ok, I have the lowdown on the update to FCP.
The FCP update to version 5.1.2 will be available for free download from apple in the next 30 days.
The biggest news is in supported formats:
Full, native support for 24p and 25p in HDV from JVC, & Canon (don't know about sony), and in DVCPRO-HD from Panasonic.
There's also improved XDcam support for Sony.
There is still NO support for 720/50p ... which is a huge shame for Europe, especially as the EBU (European Broadcasting Eunion) is coming to the consus here at IBC that Interlaced is dyign rapidly as a production format and 720/50p will be the prevailing format. The rep I spoke to is on the development team for FCP and is very aware of the issue and feels teh same way about it as I do. However she of course coudl not comme on any furutr products or scehdules more than "After this relse becomes available" - so at least 31 days!
Other improvements include a totally new import system for P2 (HORAY!).
it's similar to the capture window, except that it's designed for a file, not tape based, system.
It also features background ingestion during logging. As you select and preview clips, you can be allready copying them into FCP in the background - big timesaver.
I didn't get a cahcne to use it, but it looked very slick.
There's also other small improvements such as real time scopes in all playback fromats.
Pre, post, singluar and batch gama correction for still images. Great when you are importing from a format with mismatching gamma.
There's also Motion FX-Plug integration within the project and other small fixes like imporved multicam mode.
Apparently the LA FCP user group has information online.
I have a couple of photos of the "quick presets" menu showing all teh native suported formats too. I'll get them up here shortly.
On a personal note: I haven't really ever considered FCP to be that mcuh better than Premiere. I think Adobe has a lot of catching up to do at the moment.
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09-11-2006 09:46 AM
09-11-2006 03:38 PM
Here's a couple of photos of the screen from FCP:
The new P2 capture utility:
The quick presets for projects:
No, I don't know where the eldged 720/25p in DVCPRO-HD is.. they told me that it's included.
09-11-2006 03:56 PM
09-11-2006 04:17 PM
Very very nice, that P2 thingy is pretty pretty pretty prettttyyyy...pretty good! Getting a tad excited. Be nice to get the update before i begin to edit the horror fest thingamajig!
09-11-2006 05:39 PM
I thought they were supposed to include support for Canon's 24f.
09-11-2006 08:05 PM
What does the F stand for?
09-11-2006 08:07 PM
Mikko you the man!.
.“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose” -C. Bukowski
keep it moving.
09-11-2006 08:35 PMOriginally Posted by Cynic821"If it ain't helpin' your story, get rid of it" -Michael Bay lol I think he meant blow it up and shoot it from 8 different angles in slow motion.
09-11-2006 11:20 PM
figures :P LOL.
i havnt looked at HDV for about a year
09-12-2006 12:38 AM
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It is a great leap forward for (USA) P2 users. The interface is very slick and nicely integrated, they learned a lot from P2Log <g>.
Though I have to say, if I were Apple I would have spent my resources on addressing the fundamental issues of supporting *every* video format first.
After all, they're core business is editing...
(Oh, BTW, they do have Sony MXF support via a "third party" plug in.)