TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 14 September 2015
Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2, Compressor 4.2.1, Motion 5.2.2 — Apple has updated its lineup of professional video editing apps, releasing Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2, Compressor 4.2.1, and Motion 5.2.2. Both Final Cut Pro X and Motion fix render errors that could occur when using reflective materials with 3D text, improve performance when loading text styles, and correctly export Motion Title templates with published text layout parameters. Final Cut Pro X also adds native support for Sony XAVC-L and Panasonic
AVC-Intra 4:4:4 encoding up to 4K resolution, adds the capability to export interlaced H.264 video, and enables asset management systems to include a library backup file when sharing from Final Cut Pro.
Compressor 4.2.1 fixes a bug that could cause a crash after migrating a user account to another system, restores the capability to use markers for i-frame placement in H.264 exports, and improves audio and video sync of closed captions and subtitles. (Final Cut Pro, $299.99 new, 2.83 GB, release notes, 10.10.4+; Compressor, $49.99 new, 431 MB, release notes, 10.10.4+; Motion, $49.99 new, 2.21 GB, release notes, 10.10.4+; all three titles available from the Mac App Store with free updates for previous purchases)
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ChronoSync 4.6.3 — Econ Technologies has released ChronoSync 4.6.3 with fixes for multiple issues specific to OS X 10.11 El Capitan, plus new controls for limiting bandwidth usage when communicating with ChronoAgent. For El Capitan, the synchronization and backup app fixes a crash that occurred when closing document windows if the corresponding log window was open, resolves an issue that prevented SMB targets that were El Capitan systems from being properly detected, and ensures that automatic login for file sharing targets works properly if the username includes spaces. The update also adds
SmartScan support for removable media (including disk images), works around a bug caused by NAS devices that generated Parameter Errors when creating files and folders, and fixes a crash that occurred when multiple synchronizer documents were starting up at exactly the same time. (Free update, $49.99 new for ChronoSync with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, 28.5 MB, release notes, 10.8+)
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