Apple releases updates to iMovie, Motion and Compressor

On Thursday, Apple released new versions of iMovie, Motion and Compressor for Mac. They come alongside Final Cut Pro 10.5.2 which contained bug fixes and minor improvements. The updates are rolling out to all users now.

iMovie 10.2.3 fixes issues that could result in filters being removed from clips, projects failing to import and titles shifting lines when importing projects from iMovie for iOS. It includes the following changes:

  • Fixes the following issues that could occur when importing projects from iMovie for iOS:
    • Fonts may change when using the Slide and Chromatic title styles
    • Longer titles may shift from one line to two lines
    • Filters may be removed from clips
    • Some projects may fail to import
  • Fixes an issue in which changing an event name in the All Events view may cause that same name to be incorrectly displayed for a different event
  • Includes stability and reliability improvements

Motion 5.5.1 includes a new Auto Shrink option in the Text Layout tab of the Inspector. It will automatically reduce text sizes to fit within a paragraph or layout. There are also other stability and UI improvements for macOS Big Sur.

  • Adds a new Auto-Shrink option to the Text Layout tab of the Inspector to automatically reduce text size to fit in a paragraph, scroll, or crawl layout
  • Includes UI refinements for macOS Big Sur
  • Includes stability and reliability improvements

Finally, the latest version of Compressor (4.5.2) introduces HEVC Proxy settings for Final Cut Pro and UI improvements for macOS Big Sur, like Motion:

  • Includes HEVC Proxy settings optimized for use in Final Cut Pro
  • Includes UI refinements for macOS Big Sur
  • Includes stability and reliability improvements

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