Apple has released the 10.5.3 update for its video editing program Final Cut Pro, which brings some interesting innovations in the area of media organization. A feature long requested by many users has finally been realized, namely the ability to select from a variety of metadata to be displayed when viewing lists of video files.
The new metadata column editor
Apple has developed a new column editor for this purpose, with the help of which metadata can be selected from categories such as video properties, EXIF data, audio properties, start/end/duration, comment and many more. This selection can then also be saved as a completely individual preset.
Via Inspector a whole range of these metadata can be displayed and also changed. It can also be used to batch edit a whole range of properties. In addition, clips can now be sorted by type in the browser.
What&s New in Final Cut Pro 10.5.3
- Create and edit custom column views with the new Column Editor.
- Search for media in the Browser using advanced criteria, including clip names, markers, and notes.
- Sort clips in the Browser by type, including proxy, optimized, and missing media.
- Fixes an issue where adjusting audio keyframes on one side of a blade editor unexpectedly moves the keyframes on the other side.
- Restores support for copying clips from the Finder and pasting them into the Timeline.
- Improves stability when copying events in the browser to a library stored on an external hard drive.
- Fixes an issue where the Timeline Index did not display active angle information for multicam clips.
- Resolves an issue where Canon Cinema RAW Light and RED RAW media could not be imported if a camera card was inserted when Final Cut Pro was launched.
- Improves reliability when importing an FCPXML file with missing media.
- Fixes a color mask issue where dragging to select an area with the eyedropper did not display the selection circle.
- Improves reliability when using the Select Next Clip command.
- Improves reliability when switching apps to Final Cut Pro when an external hard drive is connected.
- Improves reliability when quitting Final Cut Pro during a background render.
- Improves stability and performance when working with multicam clips that contain corrupted media.
- Fixes an issue where audio waveforms sometimes did not update when the Trim tool was used to perform a slip cut.