Blackmagic updates Final Cut Pro X3 February 2012
Blackmagic Design has released support for Final Cut Pro x 10.0.01 broadcast monitoring. The software update, Desktop Video 9.2 beta 1, is available for all current DeckLink, Multibridge, Intensity and UltraStudio models. Broadcast monitoring in Final Cut Pro 10.0.3 allows video output to external monitors and other equipment using Blackmagic’s SDI, HDMI or analogue video outputs. Desktop Video 9.2 beta 1 includes a new control panel for selecting the video output format from Final Cut Pro X for output to devices such as broadcast quality monitors, HDTVs and projectors. The software update also includes Media Express 3.1 beta. Media Express provides capture, logging and management of video files, timecode accurate video capture and the ability to log additional metadata and to create custom bins. Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 includes XML 1.1 for exporting primary colour grades to DaVinci Resolve (pictured). This improved XML support makes it easier to move projects from FCP X to Resolve as any primary colour changes carried out during editing can now be imported and applied automatically within Resolve. Once a project has been colour graded with DaVinci Resolve it can be reopened simply within Final Cut Pro X for any further editing. “We are extremely pleased to provide immediate support for the new monitoring feature in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. “Now working with Final Cut Pro X is even better since our customers can accurately view projects on whatever monitor they choose and can ensure that their final output meets crucial broadcast standards.” Desktop Video 9.2 beta 1 for Mac OS X is free of charge for all Blackmagic Design customers.