Apple has released Final Cut Pro 10.6.2, Compressor 4.6.1, and Motion 5.6.1 with optimized performance for the M1 Max and M1 Ultra processors in the new Mac Studio (see “New Mac Studio and Studio Display Change Mac Buying Calculus,” 8 March 2022).
Final Cut Pro 10.6.2 improves the clarity of speech by adjusting the level of background noise using machine learning (requires macOS 12.3 Monterey or later), enables importing of Magic Movie and Storyboard projects created with iMovie for iOS 3.0, improves reliability when using the Object Tracker with clips not matching project frame rate and in connected storylines, resolves an issue where video scopes would sometimes appear monochrome, improves performance when drawing waveforms, and improves reliability when using the keyboard to navigate to captions attached to a secondary storyline.
Compressor 4.6.1 lets you view a video’s transparency and aspect ratio of an output in the preview viewer (requires macOS 12.3 or later), adds support for dragging and dropping media from Photos, and addresses an issue where creating a new job from a selected output may fail. Motion 5.6.1 enables you to use the new Sliced Scale filter to divide an image into slices to prevent distortion when scaling and fixes a bug that caused banding when sharing media. (Free updates. Final Cut Pro, $299.99 new, 3.4 GB, release notes, 10.15.6+; Compressor, $49.99 new, 348 MB, release notes, 10.15.6+; Motion, $49.99 new, 2.4 GB, release notes, macOS 11.5.1+)