Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Final Cut Pro X Latest News II

Some owners of late model MacPro's are reporting that the App Store won't let them download Final Cut Pro X because the graphics card is not supported! (Final Cut Pro X requires an Open CL card)
You will get the error message:
We could not complete your purchase
your computer's video card does not meet the minimum system requirements
Note Apples Tech Specs:
Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better
2GB of RAM (4GB of RAM recommended)
OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later
256MB of VRAM

Display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher
Mac OS X v10.6.7 or later
2.4GB of disk space

Steve Martin of Ripple Training to appear in Boston July 22
The BOSFCPUG is bringing Steve Martin to Boston July 22. More details to come. BOSFCPUG: Final Cut Pro X Workshops with Apple Master Trainer Steve Martin

First Impressions on Color Features
Denver Riddle took a quick look at the color features in Final Cut Pro X, and while he thinks they are an improvement over the 3-Way Color Corrector, they aren't perfect, particularly the AutoBalance feature:
In conclusion my first impression with playing around with the color correction tool sets is that they will be more than adequate for the beginning/amateur filmmaker, adequate for small/micro budget projects and for editors to show client color corrected proofs, but for medium and large budget projects I would hire a professional colorist or use a dedicated color grading app.
DigitalCinemaFoundry: FCP X First Review: Autobalance Color Simply Won’t Work Adequately

Matt at Matt's Macintosh posted this quick run through of Final Cut Pro X:

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