With the release of MacOs 13 (Ventura), Apple has also given its video editing programs free updates that should be of interest to users of both Apple chips and Intel Macs. For example, Final Cut Pro (version 10.6.5) now features faster export of H.264 or HEVC material on Macs with Apple silicon, and Intel Macs can look forward to greater stability when separating sidecar displays. In addition, FCP performance is said to have improved when editing on Macs with ambient light sensors.
The Compressor update (version 4.6.3) requires Apple's new MacOS Ventura operating system for some features. In particular, for support for encoding in HEVC 4:2:2 with multiple passes and for support for previewing transparency in HDR videos. Allen Compressor users, on the other hand, should benefit from support for encoding in HEVC 8-bit 4:2:2, the change of the default encoding type for HEVC to "Faster", and the fix for an issue where batches could not be sent if certain directories had can benefit when certain directories lack read/write permissions.
Finally, iMovie has also received an update to version 10.3.5, which now allows importing Magic Movie and Storyboard projects from iMovie for iOS and iPadOS, as well as general stability and performance improvements.