Final Cut Pro
Redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro combines revolutionary video editing with powerful media organization and incredible performance to let you create at the speed of thought.
Revolutionary Video Editing
• The Magnetic Timeline uses advanced metadata for faster, easier editing
• Enhanced Timeline Index lets you drag and drop audio roles to rearrange the layout of your timeline
• Use Clip Connections to attach B-roll, sound effects, and music to the timeline
• Reduce clutter by grouping clips into a Compound Clip
• Cycle through different shots, graphics, or effects at one place in the timeline with Auditions
• Edit multicamera projects with automatic syncing based on audio waveforms and support for up to 64 camera angles
• Import and edit 360° equirectangular video in a wide range of formats and frame sizes
• Create, edit, and deliver closed captions from within Final Cut Pro
• Extend the capabilities of Final Cut Pro with third-party workflow extensions that open within the Final Cut Pro interface
Powerful Media Organization
• Organize your work within libraries for efficient media management and collaboration
• Content Auto-Analysis captures camera metadata and analyzes shots in the background
• Create and apply custom keywords or favorites on the fly as you select clip ranges
• Smart Collections dynamically organize content for you to quickly find any shot in a few clicks
• Modern Metal engine uses all the GPUs in your Mac to accelerate graphics tasks including rendering, compositing, real-time effects playback, exporting, and more
• 64-bit architecture takes advantage of the RAM in your system for larger projects and richer effects
• Background processing lets you keep working without interruption
• Work natively with a broad range of formats including ProRes, RED, XAVC, AVCHD, H.264, HEVC from DSLRs, and more
Compelling, Customizable Effects
• Beautifully animated, easily customizable 2D and 3D titles
• Change the look of titles, transitions, and effects using intuitive controls
• Choose from an extensive ecosystem of third-party FxPlug plug-ins with custom interfaces
Integrated Audio Editing
• Assign roles — including dialogue, music, effects, and custom choices — during import to easily track and organize your project
• Expand and edit multichannel audio files directly in the timeline
• Let Final Cut Pro repair audio problems such as hum, excessive background noise, and more
• Sync DSLR video with separate audio in a single step with instant audio waveform matching
Intuitive Color Grading
• Import, edit, grade, and deliver video in standard color spaces and standard dynamic range (SDR), or in wide color HDR with support for Rec. 2020 HLG and PQ
• Improve the look of any clip with one-click Balance Color
• Manipulate color, saturation, and exposure with the Color Board
• Powerful color wheels and curves for precise adjustments with keying and masks
One-Step, Optimized Output
• Incredibly fast export for playback on Apple devices and upload to websites such as Vimeo and YouTube
• Use themed menus to author and burn a DVD or Blu-ray disc
• Export audio stems and multiple versions of a finished video using roles metadata
• Import and export XML for third-party workflows like color grading and sound mixing
System Requirements: macOS 10.14.6 or later, 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles, and 360° video editing), Metal-capable graphics card, 1GB of VRAM recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles, and 360° video editing, 3.8GB of available disk space.
Some features require Internet access; fees may apply. Blu-ray recorder required for burning Blu-ray discs. Video output to VR headset requires Mac computer with discrete graphics running macOS Mojave. 27-inch iMac with Radeon Pro 580 graphics or better recommended.
What's New in Version 10.4.8
• Prevents an issue that could lead to visual artifacts appearing onscreen for systems with Nvidia graphic cards that have the Reduce Transparency accessibility preference enabled
• Fixes an issue that prevented media from appearing in the Photos library browser when using Final Cut Pro on macOS Catalina
• Fixes an issue in which Final Cut Pro would sometimes load an incorrect project into the timeline
• Resolves an issue in which thumbnails would not update when skimming titles, generators, and transitions in the Browser
• Improves stability when sharing
• Improves stability when skimming media in the Browser
• Improves reliability when working with Sony XAVC media
• Improves reliability when importing and exporting CEA 608 captions
The NLE we used to do our 2 hour TV documentary.
Please do not listen to any of the people coming from FCP-7. This app may take getting used to if you're coming from another editing platform. We used FCPX on our two hour documentary, with mostly one editor. I don't know if we could have used anyother NLE to organize the 70 reels of film, over 5,000 pictures, plus over 80 interviews about Vietnam. When you really get into this application it is fast, maybe the fastest NLE I've ever used. It's quick to find things and once you get it down you can do so much with FCPX. If you're a beginner this is definetly the NLE you want to use, its how editing was meant to be, fast, easy to find things so you could concentrate on art and imagination of your project. I also used it to edit all my sports action films and I could turn the project around in half the time. I hope it gets an upgrade soon, all the other platforms have upgraded and FCPX is due. Hopefully its worth the wait.
Not for FCP7 users
To give some BG, I was a TV editor back in the mid 90’s and used an AVID most of my career after migrating from the Montage (remember the endless supply of Betamax tapes?) Anyway, after I left the business, I used FCP7 for small personal projects. I hated using iMovie and still do. I have never used Adobe Premiere. When the opportunity to edit a project for my church arose last week (late April 2020), I downloaded the latest version of FCPX expecting to pick up where I left off. Yeah, not so much. And I hate it. Creating basic effects is still very easy and while I struggled for two days, I did get the project finished. Most of that time was getting to know how this version works (mark in and out has changed?), avoiding the massively annoying magnetic timeline and re-booting the software several times (it crashed more often than I expected). After the project was over, I tried out Filmora and Movavi. While both are very close to being what I need, neither are quite there yet. I did find that there is a version of Avid Media Composer (called “First”) and it’s free. For me, working on the Avid again was like riding a bike and I was editing again like I was accustomed to. Although, it crashed a few times too. I do regret spending the money on FCPX, especially when there are alternatives for small projects that work just as easily, or in my opinion, better.
FCP is excellent. App store reviews are near useless.
FCP is excellent. Been loving it for years. With that said, due to some recent app store reviews, I'm still hanging on to 10.4.6 rather than upgrade to 10.4.8 for fear of instability. Have had no issues with 10.4.6 and prefer stability over whatever new feature tweaks.
Here's the real problem: the ratings & review feature on the App Store is so utterly useless its beyond baffling. The fact that the "Most Helpful" reviews that show up by default are 2 years old is ridiculous. The fact that people are complaining about bugs and crashes but you can't see what version they are running is ridiculous. The list goes on. The app store reviews may have some value for $.99 games, but somebody somewhere (not Apple) needs to make a review/feedback system for professional-grade software that actually informs rather than distracts with pure noise. Thx for listening. Enjoy FCP... or yer alternative movie-making software of choice.
- $299.99 ea. (1-19 units)$149.99 ea. (20+ units)
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Dec 10, 2019
- Version: 10.4.8
- Size: 2.95 GB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Apple Inc.
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Compatibility: macOS 10.14.6 or later, 64-bit processorDevice-Assignable