A new Final Cut Pro update has arrived… FCP 6.0.6. Your Software Update may have alerted you. On first glance it looks pretty minor,as it addresses only 1 major fix. But once you dig into the release notes it gets interesting. The 6.05 update (which also gets installed if you hadn’t updated, has a TON of features.
Final Cut Pro 6.0.6 Release Notes
Improved Real-Time Playback on Certain Mac Pro and Xserve Models
Final Cut Pro 6.0.6 improves real-time playback capabilities with Mac Pro (Early 2009) models and Xserve (Early 2009) models when working with complex sequences or high-bandwidth media formats.
Speed and Real-Time improvements are ALWAYS welcome!
Final Cut Pro 6.0.5 Release Notes
Improved High-Precision Rendering
If you render sequences using the high-precision video processing setting, make sure to update to Final Cut Pro 6.0.5 for improved reliability when rendering still images and footage in high-resolution formats.
As someone who uses graphics (a lot) this is welcome.
Extended Metadata Support for the Panasonic AG-HMC150 Camcorder
Final Cut Pro 6.0.5 captures the additional metadata for footage recorded with the Panasonic AG-HMC150 professional AVCHD camcorder.
Improved Support for the Panasonic HDC-SD9 Camcorder
Final Cut Pro 6.0.5 provides enhanced precision and reliability when ingesting files from the Panasonic HDC-SD9 camcorder.
Nice for Some
Improved Support for Metadata Imported from P2 Cards
Final Cut Pro 6.0.5 provides support for extended metadata that is captured on P2 cards.
Nice for Many
The notes are very detailed with several features for all the FCP updates. If you downloaded, but never read the release notes… be sure to give them a read. There are even more features that come in handy.