Apple has released the latest update for Final Cut Pro X, version 10.4.6. The update includes stability improvements and bug fixes. But the latest update also has a major new feature coming to future versions of macOS.
Apple has also published a support document directing users to upgrade their legacy media files before upgrading to the next version of macOS.
“As part of the upcoming transition from 32-bit to 64-bit technology in macOS, you may see an alert in Final Cut Pro or Motion about legacy media files that won’t be compatible with future versions of macOS, released after macOS Mojave.
These incompatible media files were most likely created using formats or codecs that rely on QuickTime 7—an older version of QuickTime that is included in macOS Mojave for compatibility purposes. However, because versions of macOS after macOS Mojave will no longer include the QuickTime 7 framework, you’ll first need to detect and convert legacy media files to continue to use those files in Final Cut Pro.1
Before you upgrade to the next major version of macOS after macOS Mojave, make sure to convert all incompatible media files. After you upgrade, the option to convert the incompatible files will no longer be available.
To make sure any new media files you create are compatible with versions of macOS after macOS Mojave, use cameras and media formats supported by Final Cut Pro, and use media formats supported by Motion.
1 To convert incompatible media files detected in Motion and Compressor, you can use QuickTime Player to convert single files, or use Compressor to convert multiple files at once.”
New in Final Cut Pro 10.4.6
- Detects media files that may be incompatible with future versions of macOS after Mojave and converts them to a compatible format.
- Fixes an issue that could cause share destinations to disappear from the share menu after quitting Final Cut Pro.
- Fixes an issue that could cause the workflow extension button to disappear when resizing the interface.
- Fixes an issue in which the Select Clip command could incorrectly select the clip beneath the playhead.
- Fixes an issue in which a successful share notification appears after the share operation was cancelled.
- Fixes an issue in which frames saved to the frame browser in the Comparison Viewer may appear differently than they do in the viewer.
- Fixes an issue in which frequency information for Hum Removal may not be visible in the audio inspector.
- Fixes an issue in which relinked media may appear with black thumbnails in the browser and timeline.
- Fixes an issue in which the share menu may be obscured behind the viewer when using Final Cut Pro in fullscreen mode
- Improves reliability when sharing video to YouTube.