FCPX 10.1.2 – New Features And Workflows

FCPX 10.1.2 – New Features And Workflows

Apple updated Final Cut Pro X to version 10.1.2 this week, representing the 12th update in 3 years, with FCPX having originally launched in June 2011. If you’ve been editing with FCPX for years, or still tentatively watching from the sidelines, this post should get you up to speed on the changes, new features and improvements in FCPX 10.1.2

In the video tutorial above FinalCutPro.net trainer Jasper Thayer talks through some of the new features in the latest release. His first tip is possibly one of the most important!

First thing that you’ll notice is that FCPX requires you to update your Library files in order to work with your Libraries in this new version. Keep in mind that you can not open your Libraries in older versions of FCPX after they’ve been updated to work in version 10.1.2.

If you like to read your way through a list of the new features, with plenty of images too, then Mark Spencer from Ripple Training has written up a great post over on fcp.co.

New plugins in FCPX 10.1.2For possibly the most exhaustive run down of every new feature, addition, hidden bit of code and possible future update that no-one else has spotted, you can’t really beat Alex Golner’s epic (and constantly updated) post on Alex4D.com.

Alex has also found all the new plugins and effects that ship with FCPX 10.1.2, which he’s helpfully screen-grabbed too.

For a one-stop-shop on all things FCPX 10.1.2, hurry over to Alex’s site!

Philip Hodgetts also has a great write up of the new features in FCPX 10.1.2 and how they relate to some of Philip’s company’s very useful FCPX applications. Check them out on intelligentassistance.com.

With Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2 media management has matured. Store your Original, Optimized or Proxy media anywhere you – the user – want it to be. Now you can store all media in one location, and Libraries will become (optionally) much smaller without any media inside.

Last but not least Richard Taylor’s fcpx.tv has a giant (and historic) list of resources for FCPX 10.1.2 and below, which means that whatever version you’re currently on, you’ll find something useful!

Media Management Tutorials in FCPX 10.1.2

The chaps from Ripple Training – Mark Spencer and Steve Martin, share three free tutorials explaining the new media management features and workflows in FCPX 10.1.2. In this first video they explain how FCPX handles your media, and how libraries, events, media and projects all work together.

In these next two tutorials the guys create a library from scratch and demonstrate where your media gets stored and whether that is inside the Library package itself and the difference that makes.

The last tutorial discusses three essential guidelines for healthy media management when working in FCPX 10.1.2. The explanation in all three of these tutorials is excellent. If you want to take your media management learning to whole new level then check out the full series of training from the guys over on Ripple Training.com.

Final Cut Pro X Manuals, Codecs and White Papers

Updated White Pro Res Code White Paper

If you’re one of those people who does actually like to read the manual then you’ll want to grab the updated FCPX 10.1.2 manual pdf from the Apple site along with the updated media management white paper.

One of the other new pieces of news causing a stir is the update to the Pro Res codec family with the new 4444 XQ format, as an in-camera original format. ARRI have announced that their cameras will support the format in their next software update.

You can also download the updated Pro Res Codecs white paper for a ton more detail.

Twitter Tips on FCPX 10.1.2


To round out this post here are a few quick tips and observations from tweeting editors.

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