Loader 2.0 is the smarter way to import media into Final Cut Pro

April 6, 2010 in Multimedia (E)

[prMac.com] London, UK - Digital Heaven, one of the leading third party developers for Apple Pro Apps, today announced the release of Loader 2.0, a major new version of the innovative application that streamlines importing of media into Final Cut Pro.

Importing music, sound effects, graphics or movies into Final Cut Pro is a task that most editors do many times a day. In order to keep media files in one place for a particular project, it has traditionally been necessary to first copy the files to a media folder and then import the copied files into Final Cut Pro. Loader handles both of these processes automatically and adds extra benefits.

Loader works alongside Final Cut Pro (launching and quitting automatically) and appears as a small tab on the side of the screen. When tracks from iTunes or files/folders from the Finder are dragged onto the tab, it slides out to reveal a list of projects currently open in Final Cut Pro. After dropping the items onto the desired project, Loader copies them in the background to the assigned media folder linked to that project. In addition, those audio file formats that don't play nicely in Final Cut Pro (.caf, .m4a and mp3) are automatically converted to an AIFF file before import. When the copy is complete then the copied files are automatically sent to Final Cut Pro.

Loader also offers the ability to sort copied media into subfolders according to the file extension. By default, subfolders are automatically created for audio, graphics and movie file types and settings can be changed at any time to suit specific requirements. This new version introduces several enhancements which help Loader integrate even more seamlessly into the file import process.

Powerful new features in Loader 2.0:
* The Final Cut Pro destination for imported items can now be set. Options are 'Timestamped bin' (as in Loader 1.x), 'Top level of project' or 'Named bin' (Final Cut Pro 7 only).
* Ability to convert all audio files, regardless of original file type.
* Audio conversion settings for sample rate, bit depth and mono/stereo configuration.
( Ability to move original file(s) to trash by holding the Command key when dropping items on the Loader window.

Digital Heaven was founded in 2000 by ex-BBC Resources video editor Martin Baker. For six years the company provided broadcast post production facilities for clients such as the BBC, Channel Four and many independent production companies. After the success of their first software products, the company shifted its focus in 2005 to exclusively concentrate on software development. In total, 14 Final Cut Plug-ins and six applications have been added to the product range. Copyright (C) 2010 Digital Heaven. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Final Cut Pro are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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