Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3 / by Adrian Galli

Final Cut Pro X has received a lot of criticism since its released over in 2011. I’m bold enough to call people out on all of it as Final Cut Pro X is coming upon five years old and, as a professional in the industry, I can safely say it is one of the best editing systems I’ve used. I’m not only certified in Final Cut Pro X, I’ve written curriculum for training in Final Cut Pro X, I’m one of the highest endorsed Final Cut Pro Editors in North America, I’ve spent hundreds of hours using it, and edited literally a hundred (perhaps more) projects using it.

Final Cut Pro X is a radical change in non-linear editing systems; trackless editing, outstanding multi-cam support, no rendering, multicore processes, 64-bit support, keyword organization, and so much more. Most other systems were designed in the early to mid 90’s still look and work pretty much the same way as they have for the past two decades. They feel like nonlinear editing systems designed by linear editors. Final Cut Pro 'classic' felt the same; FCP X took a bold stance against such antiquated standards and made something new.

But, that isn’t to say there haven’t been improvements, bugs, and other things popping up in such a complex application. The long awaited Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3 was released today with a great number of improvements and stability updates. Check out the list of updates below.

New in Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3:

  • Customizable Default Effect lets you choose both a video and audio effect that is assigned to a keyboard shortcut
  • 4K export preset to create video files for Apple devices
  • Improves speed when opening libraries on a SAN
  • Resolves an issue that could affect the timecode display in the Dashboard on OS X El Capitan
  • Import Canon XF-AVC including video files from the Canon C300 Mark II
  • Ability to share video to multiple YouTube accounts
  • Resolves an issue in which a disabled video effect could appear as Missing Effect when opening the project or when sharing to Compressor
  • Addresses an issue in which black frames could appear in imported iPhone video clips that were trimmed on iPhone
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the playhead to jump ahead when editing short titles
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the timeline to stop playback when switching views in the Browser
  • Fixes an issue in which points on a Bezier shape could incorrectly switch from Linear to Smooth
  • Fixes an issue in which some objects within Motion templates render with soft edges
  • Adds iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and Apple TV (4th generation) to the Apple Devices compatibility list in the Share window

You can purchase or update Final Cut Pro X from here. Enjoy!