Final Cut Pro X Now Includes Extensions

· Kelly Guimont · Product News

Final Cut Pro X Shutterstock Extension

Final Cut Pro was updated Thursday with support for third-party extensions to make time using Final Cut Pro more effective.

Red Raven Camera Kit Comes Exclusively to Apple Store

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Red Raven Camera Kit at Apple Store

Pro video camera maker Red must be pretty confident about the Apple Store because that’s the only place you can get the new Red Raven Camera Kit package.

Off the Tracks: A Final Cut Pro X Documentary

· Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

Are you a fan of Apple’s Final Cut Pro? Or curious about the controversial history of the Final Cut Pro X update? Check out Off the Tracks, a Final Cut Pro X documentary that just hit its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter. The documentary features interviews with key industry figures and filmmakers, including Randy Ubillos, the creator of Final Cut Pro and iMovie. The documentary won’t be completed until early next year, but you can reserve an early copy for a pledge of $25.

Apple Hires Final Cut Virtual Reality Plugin Maker Tim Dashwood

· Jeff Gamet · News

Tim Dashwood created 360VR Toolbox, and now he works for Apple

Apple sure is making it easy for us to believe they’re working on augmented reality, especially when the company hires someone like Tim Dashwood. He’s the guy behind the Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier 360VR Toolbox plugins for creating virtual reality video, and now he’s on Apple’s payroll.

Apple Bundles Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Other Pro Apps for Education for $199.99

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple announced Pro Apps Bundle for Education Thursday. It includes all of the company’s pro software—Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion, Compressor, and MainStage—in one bundle for $199.99. “The industry-leading apps used by professional video editors and musicians are now available at a special price for qualifying college students, teachers, and education institutions,” the company said. Purchased individually outside of the education channel, these apps would total $629.95. This is no substitute for new professional Mac hardware, but it is a statement of support for the pro market, and it comes in the wake of CEO Tim Cook telling shareholders that Apple cares about the pro market. Getting students embedded with Apple’s software is a good way to hook them into the Apple ecosystem.

Apple Bundles Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Other Pro Apps for Education for $199.99

Apple Adds Support for 3 Video Codecs in Sierra and El Cap

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Final Cut Pro X Icon

Apple released Pro Video Formats v2.0.5, an update to the video codecs supported in OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra. The update comes out at the same time as Final Cut Pro X 10.3, which was announced during Apple’s “hello again” media event.