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Final Cut Pro X Due In June

Apple previewed Final Cut Pro X on Tuesday, the newest version of the very popular Final Cut series. The announcement arrived at the Final Cut Pro User Group Network Supermeet, held during the the Las Vegas 2011 National Association of Broadcasters Show.

The company claims that Final Cut Pro X has been rewritten from scratch, supporting 64-bit, a new user-interface, as well as a bunch more features. The new software makes use of the Mac OS X core and popular features like Cocoa, Core Animation, Open CL, and Grand Central Dispatch have been implemented to speed up and enhance performance. Even with all the changes, the new Final Cut Pro has a newly designed floating point linear color system, up to 4K-resolution-independent playback, and a magnetic timeline for keeping audio and video in synchronization.

This edition includes Compound Clips for easy video nesting, non-destructive color balancing, automatic audio cleanup, and Smart Collections for organizing clips. Interestingly enough, the new Final Cut Pro X also takes a notable feature from iMovie, and now supports full background rendering. Adding to the list of features is the automatic face detection, giving the program the ability to identify shots, whether close-up, wide, etc. Final Cut Pro X (not pictured) will be available in June from the Mac App Store for $299.

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