Published: Fri, December 15, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X With Support for VR, HDR

Apple has never been one to shy away from putting high premiums on its products-its newest smartphone starts at $1,000, after all-and its new computer is no exception. (The base model has 32GB of RAM and 1TB of capacity.) Apple says that the whole framework has been streamlined all through so the iMac Pro will perform superior to anything a custom-assembled workstation utilizing similar parts. But options include up to 18-core processors, where most machines are either dual or quad-core, AMD's workstation-class graphics cards such as the Radeon Pro Vega 64, up to 128GB of RAM and up to 4TB of SSD storage. With the space-gray iMac Pro finally launching this week, the new computer lives up to both of these expectations. This is here likely because the iMac Pro has been built for creatives, and when you're talking about a feature-packed set of hardware like what's in the iMac Pro, you're talking about a system made for video editors and 3D animators, with much of what's being made lucrative, especially if someone wants to do something nefarious and take copies of films and TV shows straight from the source.

Combining these reasons to be bullish on Apple's Mac business with the overall momentum of the segment recently, Apple's iMac Pro looks like it's launching at just the right time. The iMac Pro can also export HEVC video 3 times faster. No doubt you'll see them on eBay by iMac Pro owners who have other preferred input devices. Owners of devices running iOS can use the software update feature to download and install the new update. Final Cut Pro X users can also preview their 360-degree videos with a connected HTC Vive VR headset. The FCP users can add 360-degree titles in 2D or 3D and add options like blur, glow or any other immersive effects and then use visual controls to straighten the horizons or remove camera rigs from equirectangular videos. "Standard photos and videos can also be added to VR projects and 360-degree video can be shared directly to popular websites including YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo". In order to find out how people expect to use it to improve performance or add new features to their applications, the folks over at ArsTechnica spoke with Apple and several third-party developers. This is the first time that the tech company has sold its own version of the cable. Fresh from its announcement earlier in the year, Apple is ready with its big new powerful iMac, now called the iMac Pro, and what a beast it is.

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