Apple has released a Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 update with support for ProRes RAW and closed captioning. A free update is available for download on Mac App Store for those who already have Final Cut Pro installed.
The biggest update of the new version is support for the new ProRes RAW format, which combines ProRes and RAW formats. The ProRes format from Apple features high image quality and easy processing, while RAW is renowned for its flexibility in processing.
By creating the ProRes RAW format, Apple combined the advantages of both formats. Unlike RAW, ProRes RAW images will not weigh as much. ProRes RAW is optimized for macOS and users will be able to play 4K ProRes RAQ files on a MacBook Pro or iMac in real time without rendering.
With ProRes RAW, users will be able to import and process shots with RAW camera data, which provide more processing flexibility and are ideal for HDR images. The format is optimized for macOS, which means users can play 4K ProRes RAW files on MacBook Pro and iMac in real time without rendering. ProRes RAW files are even lighter than ProRes 4444, i.e. users will be able to save a lot of memory and get a great format for archiving.
Closed captioning support means editors and bloggers can stop using expensive third-party tools to add subtitles to their videos. This can now be done directly in Final Cut Pro. Motion, Compressor, and iMovie have also been updated to include support for ProRes RAW and closed captioning.
Updates for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Compressor, and Motion are available now on your Mac App Store.