Apple has released major Final Cut Pro and iMovie updates with 64-bit reformating support

Written about 1 year ago by IanDorfman

Apple is continuing its transition to supporting exclusively 64-bit apps with updated releases of its video editing software.

Version 10.4.6 of Small Final Cut Pro X iconFinal Cut Pro X and 10.1.11 of Small iMovie iconiMovie have been released to the public. These updates fix bugs such as resizing the interface causing the workflow extension button to disappear, but also a more major point.

The patch notes for each app mention the following important bullet point:
• Detects media files that may be incompatible with future versions of macOS after Mojave and converts them to a compatible format

This falls in line with Apple's plan to discontinue supporting 32-bit apps running on Small macOS iconmacOS on the version release following 10.14 Mojave. Support for automatic conversion to 64-bit formatting futureproofs this content so it can still be edited and played back in the next version update for macOS.

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