Apple releases update and free trial version for Final Cut Pro X

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Three months after the release of Final Cut Pro X which faces strong criticism, Apple is set to turn the tide with the first update. Apple on Tuesday releases Final Cut Pro X 10.0.1, Compressor 4.0.1 and Motion 5.0.1. Small point release for version numbering but nonetheless contains new features to ease the qualms of existing Final Cut users.

The new update in Final Cut X Pro contains Media Stem Export, support for XML import and export, create and edit projects and events on Xsan, custom starting timecode, GPU-accelerated export, one-step transitions on connected clips, full-screen mode in Lion and camera import SDK. Apple also promises multi cam editing and broadcast-quality video monitoring features in 2012 update.

Apple also releases a new 30-day free trial version of Final Cut Pro X, giving users the opportunity to try the app before committing a $299.99 purchase. True to its no-trial apps policy on the Mac App Store, the trial version of Final Cut Pro X is made available directly on Apple website.

Final Cut Pro X Software Update

Final Cut Pro X Trial