Future Final Cut Pro X hidden in iMovie 10.0.3
Friday, 20 June 2014
iMovie and Final Cut Pro X are based on the same code. They are updated out of sync. Final Cut Pro X was last updated in January 2014, iMovie in April 2014. As new features were added to iMovie, there’s a good chance the common code was updated as well.
I took a look inside iMovie 10.0.3 to see if there are some non-iMovie elements we might see in a future version of Final Cut.
As iMovie and Final Cut are designed to work all over the world, user interface text is stored in different languages in a part of the application seperate from the code. Here’s text I found in iMovie 10.0.3 that is probably associated with the Final Cut Pro X part of the app.
Hinting at LUT management
ARRI Log C
ARRI Log C (3D LUT)
More control of library element locations
Choose locations to store your Media, Cache, and Backups. Existing Media and Backups will not be moved; Cache can be migrated.
Would you like to migrate your cache from its current location to the newly selected location?
Some storage locations (Media, Cache, and/or Backups) must be reset.
More feedback during XML export and import
Exporting %@ - %@
Resource %@ element “%@” is invalid for the attribute “%@”.
Anchored items were ignored because this item does not support them.
This param element was ignored because it does not support the interpolation attribute on its keyframes.
A link between metadata added to files in the Finder and elsewhere in Mac OS:
Select to create Keyword Collections named after Finder tags
Auto Add Spatial Effects
Auto Add Temporal Effects
Deleting the preferences will reset all application settings to their defaults. Libraries will not be affected.
Media is Growing
DNG Backward Version
The copy of Motion built into iMovie 10.0.3 is very similar to the version in Final Cut Pro X 10.1.1. There are two interesting possibilities for Motion though - an improvement for those who create text animations and also a link from Final Cut to the Mac App Store to buy Motion 5.
Text Sequence Behavior Subselection
Text Sequence Behavior Subselection Start
Text Sequence Behavior Subselection End
Motion Effect Requires Motion 5 Buy Now Button