Death comes to Final Cut Pro 7 and Adobe SpeedGrade, and the GH5 is reborn with a major 2.0 firmware update.
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The end has come for several programs, and new equipment is starting to show up weeks out of IBC 2017. Here are some of the biggest headlines.
Apple Finally Kills Off FCP7
In an email to active users, Apple has informed those still cutting in Final Cut Studio that the program will no longer launch in the upcoming macOS High Sierra. This officially marks the end of Final Cut Pro 7, which reined for a long time as the best NLE for independent and commercial filmmakers.
Adobe Discontinues SpeedGrade, Goes All-in on Lumetri
In other software news, Adobe has announced the end of the SpeedGrade color grading program. This move comes after the switch to grow Lumetri’s capabilities in Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Read more about the SpeedGrade transition to Lumetri on the Adobe blog.
The GH5 Gets a Major Firmware Update This September
The Panasonic Lumix GH5 will get a big 2.0 firmware update at the end of September. The update brings 4K, 400mbps, 4:2:2, 10-bit, ALL-I to the GH5.
ALL-Intra offers higher quality footage but at the cost of storage space. Panasonic is recommending shooters use an SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 60 or greater. ALL-I will be available across resolutions, and the highest frame rate available with ALL-I will be 59.94 at 1080p.
Read more about the big update on PremiumBeat.
Canon Announces a New 85mm f/1.4L IS Lens
Canon has announced their first full-frame lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 and image stabilization.
- EF Mount
- 85mm Focal Length
- f/1.4 Maximum Aperture
- Image Stabilization
- 77mm Front Diameter
Read more about the new glass on No Film School.
ARRI’s New Full Spectrum ND Filter
ARRI has announced a new line of high-end neutral density filters. They are made of top quality Schott B270i glass, come in two standard sizes (6.6″x 6.6″ [16,8 x 16,8 cm]) and 4″x 5.65″ (10,2 x14,4 cm), and are available in various strengths from ND 0.3 to ND 2.4
Read more about the ARRI ND filters on Cinema5D.