Rumour: iMovie and Final Cut updates due with OS X Yosemite
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
A report on Apple rumour site 9to5Mac that Apple will launch retina Macs and monitors with the next version of OS X:
Also in the cards for the Mac side, sources say, are at least a couple of next-generation Mac lines. Sources say that Apple is finishing up work on both a smaller MacBook with a high-resolution display and a new desktop computer, either an iMac or a standalone monitor, with a 4K resolution screen.
The post also mentions iMovie and Final Cut:
In addition to the new hardware with higher-resolution display panels, Apple is said to be preparing updates to both iMovie and Final Cut Pro to bolster support for editing, exporting, and importing video taken with 4K resolution-capable cameras.
I'm not sure what more could be done to make iMovie and Final Cut Pro X work better with 4K cameras. Current versions of both have features ready to handle 4K, 5K and more already.
In practice the new versions of the applications are more likely to demonstrate advantages of OS X Yosemite. If we're lucky, Apple might also launch iOS apps designed to work with Macs running iMovie or Final Cut Pro X, such as remote Inspector panel or a workflow assistant.