The recent 10.4.9 update to Final Cut Pro X was long-awaited news. However, there were a few things that it broke and a few things that were incompatible. Some good news for Canon, some bad news for Sony.
Today, Canon has announced the release of the Canon RAW Plugin 2.0 for Final Cut Pro X. This enables the import and editing of Canon RAW(CRM) clips within FCPX. It is also Metal-Enabled which should bring speed gains.
Cameras supported :
EOS C300 Mark III
EOS C500 Mark II
EOS-1D X Mark III
You will also need to be running Mojave or Catalina on your Mac and it should be equipped with a GPU with 1GB or greater VRAM (including Built-In).
The following environment is required to be able to handle 5.5K RAW(CRM), 5.9K RAW(CRM) clips.
- Mac Pro (2013 or later)
- iMac Pro (equipped with AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64)
- iMac (equipped with AMD GPU and released late 2014 or later)
- MacBook Pro (equipped with AMD GPU and released in early 2015 or later)
The following environment is required to be able to handle 8K RAW(CRM) clips.
- Mac equipped with AMD GPU with 4GB or greater VRAM
That's all good news. What's not so good are the reports from users who have been able to import footage from a Sony FS7, but NOT an FX9.
So it seems #FCPX 10.4.9 is playing well with #FS7 material but not #FX9 material - must be a metadata issue. Anyone with a direct line to FCP support at @AppleSupport @Apple @PeterWiggins?— Michael J. Sanders (@MSandersDP) August 27, 2020
Response that we have seen on a #FX9 user group from #Apple is that the FX9 is an 'unsupported camera'. #FCPX See this screen grab from that conversation. If #Sony have not changed file format and this worked on previous versions of FCPX then clearly it is an Apple issue. pic.twitter.com/pAkvaPnWDR— Andy Johnstone (@ajophoto) August 28, 2020