∞ Apple updates ProKit, Digital Raw Camera software

Apple has posted updates to its ProKit software and its Digital Raw Camera Compatibility software. Both updates are available through the software update system preference or from Apple’s Web site.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]ProKit is a suite of software tools shared by Apple’s “pro” software applications, including Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Aperture, Final Cut Express, Logic Pro, MainStage, Logic Express and iAd Producer. This update is also pertinent to iPhoto.

Changes to ProKit 7.0 include:

  • Improved support for PopOver style tooltips.
  • Improved support for Font Smoothing.
  • Addresses an issue with an unwanted gap between a menu and submenu.
  • Fixes leaks and improves stability for the color picker and timecode interface in Final Cut Pro and Motion.
  • Improved compatibility when importing assets from older versions of Soundtrack Pro.
  • Fixes an issue with the scrubber appearance in Logic Express and Logic Pro.
  • Addresses AppKit related crashes in Motion.

Apple’s Digital Camera Raw Compatibility software enables the Mac to read the “raw” image files produced by many popular digital cameras directly, without needing special conversion software from the camera maker. The “raw” file is essentially the digital negative – an image without any artifacts or compression produced by formats like JPEG. The software works in conjunction with Apple’s iPhoto ’11 and Aperture 3 software applications.

The new 3.7 release adds support for the following cameras:

  • Fujifilm FinePix X100
  • Nikon D5100
  • Olympus E-PL2
  • Olympus XZ-1
  • Samsung GX-1S