Videographers listen up: Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro CC get updates
posted Monday, December 23, 2013 at 5:03 PM EDT
In the creative world, there are two camps: those that swear by Apple's homegrown video and photo editing solutions, and those that prefer Adobe's respective offerings. Well, today is a good day for both sides, as both Apple's Final Cut Pro and Adobe's Premiere Pro CC video editing softwares have received updates.
Let's start with Final Cut Pro, which has been given some serious new functionality in version 10.1. First of all, the software has been improved for the new Mac Pro, with optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs as found in Apple's latest über-desktop. Final Cut Pro is also now friendly with 4K, in terms of both editing and output via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI. And finally, some stability and performance issues have been taken care of. A full list of changes and improvements in Final Cut Pro X 10.1 can be found on Apple's support site.
As for Premiere Pro CC, the latest update is more of a collection of bugfixes rather than an addition of new functionality, but those are also appreciated as they help smooth your workflow. Issues adressed in version 7.2.1 involve audio, video and general editing functionality, as well as compatibility with certain hardware devices. The full list of fixes is available in Premiere Pro CC 7.2.1 is available on Adobe's blog.