Apple has updated Final Cut Pro, Motion and Compressor. The upgrades are available via the Software Update component of Mac OS X’s Systems Preferences app.

Final Cut Pro 10.0.4 improves overall stability, performance and compatibility including: improves image quality and responsiveness of broadcast monitoring with compatible third-party PCIe and Thunderbolt I/O devices; improves performance of multicam syncing and editing; and adds language support for Simplified Chinese.

Motion 5.0.3 improves overall stability and performance including: loading time for projects; performance of text editing in the Canvas; fixes issues with Fill Opaque enabled in images converted to Drop Zones; resolves a stability issue that could occur when deleting all characters with the Transform Glyph tool; and corrects the pixel aspect ratio display of Anamorphic clips.

Compressor 4.0.3 adds functionality and improves overall performance including: the ability to run Compressor as an encoding node on a Mac without a monitor; fixes an issue with exporting when logged in as an Open Directory user; and improves performance when encoding mp4 and AVI files.