Today Apple has released an update to Final Cut Pro, fixing a range of bugs that were in 10.6. iMovie gets updated to 10.3.1 as well.

10.6 was a great update for Final Cut Pro back in October. It brought a very clever tracker and gave the ability to edit the focus points on footage shot in Cinematic mode on an iPhone 13 Pro.

But there were a few bugs and these were soon picked up by users. So it is good to see that today we have an update to 10.6.,1 which looks to have addressed a lot of those issues. Hopefully the Library load times will see a big improvement.

You will find the update in the App Store, as aways it's not really a good idea to update in the middle of a project and also make sure you backup all Libraries etc. that might be affected.


New in Final Cut Pro 10.6.1

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent successful import of FCPXML 1.9 and 1.10 files.
  • Improves performance when opening large libraries.
  • Fixes an issue where the Command-Z keyboard shortcut would not perform an Undo if Language was set to Spanish in System Preferences.
  • Fixes an issue in the Export File share destination where the Video Codec setting was unavailable after choosing Computer as the format.
  • Improves reliability during playback of AC3 audio.
  • Improves stability when removing audio effects in the inspector.
  • Improves stability when opening projects from the browser.
  • Improves stability when previewing effects in the Effects browser.
  • Improves stability when dragging clip ranges to Keyword Collection.


New in iMovie 10.3.1

  • Fixes an issue where the Command-Z keyboard shortcut would not perform an Undo if Language was set to Spanish in System Preferences. 


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Struggling_Editor's Avatar
Struggling_Editor replied the topic: #117508 15 Nov 2021 18:24
Thank jeebus!! That was faster than I expected.
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Struggling_Editor replied the topic: #117509 15 Nov 2021 18:32
...although I'm not seeing it as an available update... :(
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gamette replied the topic: #117514 15 Nov 2021 19:21
I can confirm library load times are better now! Four open libraries just opened in about 10 seconds. Under 10.6, it would take 2-3 minutes. Woohoo! Release notes are here: support.apple.com/en-us/HT201237
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gamette replied the topic: #117516 15 Nov 2021 19:22
Also, switching between libraries in the browser is near instantaneous again. This is on a 2019 16" MPB with i9 and 32GB of RAM.
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Struggling_Editor replied the topic: #117517 15 Nov 2021 19:55
Finally got the update and now is all right with the world again.
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martin.schneider-lau replied the topic: #117518 15 Nov 2021 20:11
My libraries are opening much faster. Luckily Apple could fix this problem. It was a nightmare. - Thanks!!!!
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JoeEditor replied the topic: #117522 15 Nov 2021 23:17
A "great" update? Debatable. But grateful for the bug fix.
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BStoddard replied the topic: #117527 16 Nov 2021 03:00
The update was hidden in the App Store. Had to search for FCP and click in one level before the update appeared.
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Rick26 replied the topic: #117532 16 Nov 2021 08:09
For the fist time in 8 years, I didn't even take the time to update to 10.6. With all respects, let's be honest for a minute : 10.6 was certainly not a "great update". Personally, I am not really interested in tracking objects, and like many pros out there, I don't work with iPhone footage. We need so much more !
And yet, FCP still remains my favorite NLE, mostly because of the magnetic timeline.