What’s new in Final Cut Pro 10.0.6

Final Cut Pro 10.0.6 includes numerous new features and enhancements, detailed below.

Advanced multichannel audio editing

Final Cut Pro automatically groups audio channels into audio components according to how the channels are configured for the clip. You can now expand the audio portion of clips to view and edit audio components down to the individual channel level. You can edit audio components in a variety of ways, including any of the following:

  • Adjust volume or pan.

  • Disable or delete ranges within an audio component to quickly edit out unwanted sounds.

  • Apply and adjust audio effects.

  • Add or remove audio components in a multicam clip.

For more information, see Audio editing overview.

Streamlined sharing and export

Sharing your finished work is easier and more flexible in Final Cut Pro 10.0.6. Destinations—sets of preconfigured export settings—allow you to quickly publish a project or clip to a sharing website, export it for viewing on iPad or iPhone, or burn it to a disc. Final Cut Pro comes with a variety of destinations, and you can also modify destinations and create new destinations.

The simplified and streamlined sharing workflow includes these enhancements:

  • Simplified and consolidated menus that you can easily populate with customized destinations

  • Reusable destination bundles that allow you to share to multiple output formats and locations at once

  • Automatic sharing of project and clip metadata, with the ability to customize the metadata that is shared

  • Support for multiple accounts at video-sharing websites such as YouTube

  • Faster sharing and export using the GPU and background processing

  • Sharing of a selected range in a project in the Timeline or in a clip in the Browser

For more information, see Sharing projects overview.

Unified import

Simplified and easier to use, the new unified Media Import window provides one place to go for all your importing needs. Final Cut Pro 10.0.6 offers dedicated areas for connected cameras and devices, both file-based and tape-based, as well as a new Favorites section, where you can add frequently used folders for file import from your hard disk or an external drive. Other new import features include list view to see multiple columns of metadata, multiple range selections within individual clips from file-based cameras, and complete archive-management tools.

For more information, see Importing overview.

Dual viewers

The Event Viewer is a separate video display that appears next to the main Viewer so you can compare shots to match action and color. With the Event Viewer and the Viewer open, you can display two clips at the same time: one from the Browser and one from the Timeline, each with its own video scope display.

For more information, see Play back and skim media in the Event Viewer.

Native REDCODE RAW (R3D) support

Final Cut Pro 10.0.6 provides native support for REDCODE RAW (R3D) files. You can now import RED files directly, make nondestructive RAW settings adjustments, and save those adjustments as metadata, all within Final Cut Pro. This allows you to take advantage of the full latitude and dynamic range contained in the REDCODE RAW source files.

For more information, see Import and adjust REDCODE RAW video files.

Improved range selections

Start and end points in clips in the Browser now stay in place when you click elsewhere. You can also create multiple range selections in one or more clips.

For more information, see Select a range and Manage multiple range selections in event clips.

Other notable features