Unspoken feature relating to DVD authoring

FCP 10.3 (October 27, 2016 10:02AM) Ken Stone Admin
It's out

What's New in Version 10.3
New Interface
• Redesigned dark interface puts the focus on your video
• Configure window layouts into custom workspaces for tasks like organizing and color grading
• Fill a second display with the timeline or hide the timeline completely
• Expand the Inspector to full-screen height

Magnetic Timeline 2
• Color coding of clips based on roles — such as dialogue, music, and effects — lets you understand your project at a glance
• Create, assign, and customize the colors of roles to identify different types of audio and video clips
• Enhanced Timeline Index lets you drag and drop audio roles to rearrange the layout of your timeline
• Focus button in the Timeline Index lets you highlight specific audio roles and collapse all others
• Show Audio Lanes button in the Timeline Index displays a structured timeline layout with dedicated spaces for each audio role
• Add audio effects and keyframe audio volume changes to an entire role within a Compound Clip
• iXML support enables automatic creation and assignment of roles based on metadata from an audio field recorder
• Create and manage a unique set of roles for each Final Cut Pro library

Wide Color
• Images are now viewable in wide color on supported Mac computers and external displays
• Import, edit, and deliver video in standard Rec. 601 and Rec. 709 color spaces, or in wide Rec. 2020 color space
• Configure color spaces for both libraries and projects
• Log footage from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Panasonic, and Sony cameras, as well as RED RAW footage, can be manipulated in real time while preserving wider color
• Range check overlay in the viewer highlights areas out of the standard RGB range
• Video scopes display wide color in real time

Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro
• Tap to execute common functions like volume control, fade in and out, and media import
• Easily access advanced editing commands, including Override Clip Connections, Trim to Start, and Trim to End
• View your entire project at a glance and navigate with touch in the timeline overview

More Video Formats
• MXF-wrapped Apple ProRes provides a flexible new format for broadcast delivery
• MXF master file export uses audio roles to configure industry-standard channel layouts
• Support for Canon Log2/Cinema Gamut and Panasonic V-Log
• Support for Sony XAVC-L at 4K for the Sony PXW-FS7 and PXW-X70 cameras
• Playback support for Panasonic AVC-Intra LT
• Export AVC-Intra files

Additional Features
• Flow transition seamlessly merges jump cuts to remove pauses or mistakes in on-camera interviews
• Remove Effects and Remove Attributes commands let you delete specific effects from clips
• SMB 3 network support enables library access on network-attached storage devices
• Timecode effect displays clip name and source clip timecode in the Viewer and in exported files
• Copy and paste timecode to speed up numerical entry from text documents
• Consolidate custom Motion projects into individual Final Cut Pro libraries
• Option for continuous playback of clips in the Browser
• Search custom metadata in the Browser and Timeline
• Search Timeline Index for Auditions, Compound clips, Multicam clips, and Synchronized clips
• Ability to roll trim on adjacent anchored clips
• Larger Media and Content browsers provide more space for viewing photo libraries, sound effects, music, titles, and generators
• Skim and select ranges of audio files in the Music and Sound Effects browser
• Use a Thunderbolt cable for direct A/V output to an external display, without the need for a separate I/O device
• XML 1.6 supports role-based audio components for Magnetic Timeline 2
• Enhanced XML support lets you import projects and clips into existing events
• Ability to drag and drop clips, projects, and events as XML with supported applications

Unspoken feature relating to DVD authoring (October 27, 2016 10:52AM) Craig Seeman
Unspoken feature relating to DVD authoring.
I know the lack of DVD authoring has been a big complaint. I'm now hearing that they've snuck back some authoring feature in Compressor and Motion. I haven't checked them out first hand but I'd want to throw that out there since people have been grousing about that loss for years.
Re: FCP 10.3 (October 27, 2016 11:49AM) Joe Redifer
The new features are all great and stuff. I'm mid-project so I won't be updating. I also need to move to El Capitan first (no Sierra for now). I'm curious about the bugs that have been fixed. Anyone notice any fixes (especially in relation to keyframes)?

Re: FCP 10.3 (October 27, 2016 12:19PM) philsfilm
Re: FCP 10.3 (October 29, 2016 11:32AM) VidGreg
Just a precautionary tip.
If you update to FCPX10.3 all projects and snapshots will be updated/converted with Date Time Stamps to the time that you first launch 10.3 or import a project. This means if you depend on the Date Time Stamp to define different versions with the same name, they will now all have the same Date and Time. Given that the default for Snapshots is only to append Time Stamp and has the same default Name, there is no way of knowing when any given Snapshot was taken if converted to 10.3 from earlier versions.

This is made even worse because when you first launch 10.3, FCPX will not remember what Project or Snapshot you had last been working on. The only way to find what snapshot you were on is to open each one till you find your last changes. Best practice here is to make sure you rename any important Snapshots in 10.2.X prior to opening in 10.3.

Haven't tried it yet, but another possible work around is make a duplicate in the Finder in old version backups and open that by double clicking (I have not tried/tested this method, just suggestion). I found in Finder>Movies>FinalCutBackUps that the old version is still showing proper Date Created/Date Modified for the BU files, so speculating you can open from here to Timeline.
If someone tries this, please post back.

Hope this helps, Greg
Re: FCP 10.3 (October 29, 2016 12:23PM) philsfilm
Sounds a bit kinky. I'm gonna wait a bit before updating. FCP X is working fine for me now.
Re: FCP 10.3 (October 30, 2016 09:51AM) Joe Redifer
I went ahead and installed Sierra on a backup drive and put FCPX 10.3 on there just to mess around with and see how I like it. Still no scaling keyframes that allow ease in/out which makes me even wonder if Apple even has the ability to program such things. They may not be smart enough. Movement has ease in/out, why not scaling? Rotation also has ease in/out but it cannot be disabled. So much is backwards with the transform controls and I fear that Apple just doesn't have the intellect to figure out how to do it right. They must have had smarter people working there back when FCP was made because all of the transform controls int hat version allow the enabling/disabling of ease in/out. They did fix the bugs with the audio keyframing, however. Key frames now appear where your playhead is without first bumping it with the arrow keys.
Re: FCP 10.3 (October 30, 2016 02:05PM) philsfilm
Mark Spencer of Ripple Training mentioned this possible problem with audio that might occur when opening and updating existing projects in 10.3. (see attachment)

Has anyone experienced this?
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