Tired of waiting around staring at a Final Cut Pro's export progress? Now you can get remote notification when it has finished.
If my memory is correct, there was an old AppleScript that could be configured to send a notification when an export had finished. Sadly, that hasn't survived the numerous FCP and OS updates. Good then to see that a new app called RenderAlert has been released that allows an editor to go and do something else and then receive a message or email saying the export has completed.
The app was developed by Jacob Cross during the enforced lockdowns we have all had to endure-
When our work fell through at the beginning of the pandemic last year, I found myself with a lot of freetime. I decided to put that to good use by creating a product I'd had in mind for quite some time. The concept was simple- I wanted to receive a text message when my video export was complete, so that I could step away from my desk but know right when it was finished so I could get to work on the next editing project.
It was originally designed to work with Final Cut Pro, it now also supports Motion, Compressor, iMovie, AE, Premiere, AME, Resolve, and Handbrake. It currently only supports macOS, but Jacob hopes to port it to Windows in the future.
The app is a $12 yearly subscription and can be found on the RenderAlert website. Not a bad price to get some of your life back!