Final Cut Pro X 10.2 Adds 3D Titling and More

Final Cut Pro X 10.2

During NAB 2015 this week, Apple released updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor.

Final Cut Pro X 10.2’s big new features include:

  • 3D titles
  • improved masking for color grading and effects
  • native support for more camera formats
  • GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing

Motion 5.2 extends the power of 3D titles with the ability to create custom materials and environments and instantly publish them to Final Cut Pro X. And, Compressor 4.2 makes it easy to package a movie for sale on the iTunes Store.

The complete list of release notes for Final Cut Pro X 10.2 are listed below. [Read more…]

Canon XC10 Hands-On

Canon XC10-6

The Canon XC10 was on display at NAB 2015 and I spent a few minutes with it at the Canon booth yesterday.

Canon XC10 Key Features

  • 1″ CMOS Sensor and DIGIC DV 5 Processor
  • UltraHD 4K at 29.97/23.98p
  • H.264 Recording in MXF Wrapper
  • Up to 305 Mbps 4K / 50 Mbps HD Recording
  • SDHC/SDXC and CFast Card Slots
  • HDMI Output – Supports 4K Monitoring
  • 10x Zoom / 8.9 to 89mm Focal Length
  • f/2.8 to 5.6 Aperture Range
  • 100 to 20,000 ISO Range
  • Ergonomic Tilting Hand Grip

My first impression was that it was much lighter and plastic-feeling than I was expecting. While it is bigger than a Canon Rebel DSLR, the feel of the material and build very much reminds me of what a Rebel feels like. [Read more…]