Yesterday we published our review of the new Final Cut Pro for iPad on slashCAM - and shortly afterwards Apple released the already announced update of the desktop version to Final Cut Pro 10.6.6 for free download. This means that both Final Cut Pro for iPad and the iPad version that works with it are now available via the Apple AppStore.
Final Cut Pro für iPad
You can read the slashCAM review of Final Cut Pro for iPad at here.
However, the update to Final Cut Pro 10.6.6 brings more than just the Final Cut Pro for iPad project import feature to the desktop Final Cut Pro version.
Here are the major new features of the Final Cut Pro 10.6.6 update:
Automatic colour management
Automatic color management lets you edit HDR and SDR clips in the same project without further adjustment. Final Cut Pro automatically applies the built-in Color Conform effect to each clip, depending on the project.
If you don&t want the effect applied automatically, you can turn it off or use the Color Match effect to choose which color space to convert the clip to.
Apple ProRes RAW-Plug-in
The new ProRes RAW Plug-In feature lets you install a camera manufacturer&s ProRes RAW plug-ins in Final Cut Pro to view and adjust ProRes RAW camera settings optimized for that manufacturer&s camera sensors. The plug-in behaves similarly to the well-known RED RAW plug-in in Final Cut Pro.
Apple has renewed the collection of pre-made titles, effects, transitions and generators in Final Cut Pro here. With this, the effects included in Final Cut Pro for iPad should also all be recognized in the desktop version of Final Cut Pro.
Color matching effect
With the additional colour adjustments, Apple on the one hand provides new HDR colour adjustment options (slider-based) (which can also be applied to SDR content) and on the other hand also adopts the colour correction palette of Final Cut Pro for iPad 1:1. This means that colour corrections made on the iPad should be transferred to the desktop version without any problems.
Colour presets are based on colour correction effects and have the same controls as the effect they are based on. For example, the chromaticity diagram presets (such as "Sun (Autumn)" or "Moonlight") are based on the chromaticity diagram effect. Colour Correction presets (for example, Washed Out Green or Cool Shadows with Warm Highlights) are based on the Colour Matches effect. Once a preset has been applied, its setting can be adjusted to create a custom look.
Again, along with new colour correction options, this should allow Apple to make a seamless transition between iPad and desktop versions of Final Cut Pro.
"Mask for removing scenes"
"Use the Remove Scene Mask effect to remove the background behind a subject without needing a green screen. You can then replace the background with another image or insert a title between the foreground and background."
This keying effect is also found 1:1 under Final Cut Pro on the iPad.
HDR chroma key effect
"Use the updated, HDR-optimised Greenscreen Keyer effect to isolate a foreground subject from a bluescreen, greenscreen or other selected colour area. Or use the updated, HDR-optimised Luma Keyer effect to create masks based on a selected range of brightness."
Importing live drawing animations
"In Final Cut Pro for Mac, you can import live drawing animations created in Final Cut Pro for iPad and adjust the tempo of the drawing effect."