Final Cut Pro

Developer: Apple

Current Version: 10.4

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 3 GB - Download

Description:

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 2 uses advanced metadata for faster, easier editing than with traditional tracks
• 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

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

Incredible Performance
• Final Cut Pro uses all the GPUs in your Mac for superior real-time playback performance and fast background rendering
• 64-bit architecture uses all 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 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, and deliver video in standard color spaces, or in wide Rec. 2020 color space
• Improve the look of any clip with one-click Balance Color
• Manipulate color, saturation, and exposure with the Color Board
• Fine tune a specific color or area of the screen using keying and masks
• 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, YouTube, and Facebook
• 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 10.12.4 or later, 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles, and 360° video editing), OpenCL-capable GPU graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later, 256MB of VRAM (1GB recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles, and 360° video editing), 4GB 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 High Sierra. 27-inch iMac with Radeon Pro 580 graphics recommended. HEVC and HEIF support require macOS High Sierra.

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Release Notes:

360 VR editing
• Import and edit 360° equirectangular video in a wide range of formats and frame sizes
• Output 360° video to a connected VR headset*
• Open the 360° viewer to simultaneously monitor headset and equirectangular views while editing
• Option to track movement of a VR headset in the 360° viewer in Final Cut Pro
• Add 360° effects including blurs, glows, and more
• Share 360° video directly to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo
• Use the 360° patch to instantly remove cameras and rigs from the scene
• Use the Horizon overlay to easily change the orientation of 360° video right in the viewer
• Edit 360° video into a non-360° project and animate the pan, tilt, and zoom
• Place any graphic, still, or video into a 360° project, then reposition and resize to fit perfectly into the 360° scene
• Support for monoscopic and stereoscopic 360° video

Advanced color grading
• Dedicated color tab in the inspector provides one location for all color controls
• Powerful new color wheels improve upon traditional wheels with integrated sliders to adjust hue, saturation, and brightness
• Color curves enable ultra-fine adjustments using multiple control points to change color and contrast
• Hue/saturation curves let you select a specific hue or brightness level to make adjustments while leaving other parts of the image unchanged
• Use the eye dropper in the color and hue/saturation curves to quickly sample parts of an image for adjustment
• Balance Color command includes an eye dropper for manual white balance
• Apply custom LUTs from popular color grading apps and sites
• Adjust color corrections over time with precise keyframe controls
• Speed through color correction using new keyboard shortcuts for color adjustments and role-based timeline navigation
• Color presets are now located in the effects browser for skimmable preview and fast search

High Dynamic Range
• Import, grade, and deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video as Rec. 2020 HLG or Rec. 2020 PQ for HDR10
• Output video to third-party HDR monitors using third-party I/O devices
• Built-in waveform monitor indicates HDR brightness levels up to 10,000 nits
• HDR Tools effect lets you easily tone map HDR to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) output as well as convert between PQ and HLG formats
• Option to view HDR as raw values when working without an HDR monitor

Additional features
• Send your iMovie for iOS project directly to Final Cut Pro for advanced editing, audio work, and finishing
• Import, playback, and editing of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC, also known as H.265) video clips and High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) photos from Apple devices**
• Send to Compressor to export video projects in the HEVC format
• Adjust audio using effects plug-ins from Logic Pro X with redesigned, resizable interfaces
• Support for Canon Cinema RAW Light format with additional software from Canon
• Faster Optical Flow analysis using Metal 2
• Support for NFS-based libraries and media
• XML 1.7 with support for new color grading controls, 360 VR effects, and HDR

* Requires compatible VR headset, macOS High Sierra, and SteamVR
** HEVC and HEIF support requires macOS High Sierra

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 10.3.4
Review by KBeat

Don’t beleive all the negativity, a remarkable NLE - When the revamped Final Cut Pro X first dropped, it upset many longtime users. There were legitimate issues at the time, with many features missing and an entirely new program to learn for editors that knew FCP like the back of their hands. Add to this the fact that Apple handled the update inelegantly, and it was quite the firestorm. However, that’s not Final Cut Pro X today. Today Final Cut Pro X is an outstanding NLE. I think it’s the best in the business. When it comes to Final Cut, and Apple in general, there is a lot of schadenfreude out there. It can be hard to filter out the legitimate complaints. Try FCPX and see for yourself that it is far, far from “iMovie for prosumers”. It’s a great program for prosumers who want more than iMovie can offer, no doubt, but it’s also a superb tool for pros. Just ask the many that rely on it daily to edit television and film projects. BTW: When you see a review that says “basically iMovie”, “very limited functionality”, or “not for professionals”, you can trust the reivewer either doesn’t know how to use the product (likely) or has an agenda in favor of Adobe (also likely). Given the number of commercials, documentaries, and feature films that have been edited using FCPX in just the last few months, it’s safe to say it’s neither iMovie or very limited. Just check with some of Hollywood’s best filmmakers to see if it’s “not for pros”.

Found helpful by 179 out of 195 people
1/5
Version 10.1.3
Review by Pixel-Pablo

Love FCPX, but 10.1.3 is very bad update, don’t update - I’m a professional independent filmmaker working on a Feature Film, using a screaming fast 3.5Ghz intel Quad-Core i7 iMac. I Stuck with Final Cut when everybody was jumping ship and going over to Premiere. I LOVE FCPX! I would rate it 4 to 5 stars. BUT, the latest update 10.1.3 is a very, very, VERY bad update and that’s why I rate it 1 star. Took over 2 hours to open app. Everything moves super slow, program froze, had to force quit. Made the mouse freeze on screen for other programs too. I just want 10.1.2 back, or a quick fix as I have deadlines by months end, and I’m working with pros in post doing color, sound mix, and composing. This is a good program, and a bad update. Just take that into account. You will want this program, and I’m loyal to it, but maybe on another update!

Found helpful by 158 out of 178 people

More Reviews for Current Version

2/5
Version 10.4
Review by Icecreamguy2

So fed up with this program - I’ve been using this for about two years now for my video editing needs. I am a full-time photographer and videographer and so I use this program quite extensively. I can’t stand it and I really wish I hadn’t invested my money in it. I am CONSTANTLY fighting bugs, quirks, crashes, stuttering, and corruption. I have to delete render files every 30 minutes to see what my video actually looks like. I had to invest hundreds of dollars in new storage systems because that’s what Apple support told me I had to do in order just to make a single edit that the application would freeze on during a video. They literally wouldn’t help me until I went out and got an SSD, formatted it with HPFS, and moved all my project files to it instead of using a regular external drive. And even then it still crashes, freezes, and stutters. This program works fine for very simple edits but when you have a large, complex project it is a constant battle. I can’t stand it and and so frustrated with the amount of time and money I’ve wasted on it and the associated plugins that you need for professional work. Want curves adjestments? TOO BAD - you have to buy a plugin for that. Want stabilization that doesn’t take 15 minutes to run on a 30-second clip? TOO BAD - you have to buy a third-party plugin for that. Noise reduction? not included. Even adjustment layers require an ugly hack with Motion!!! WHY NOT JUST INCLUDE ADJUSTMENT LAYERS?!?! I despise this program. Writing this review in frustration after another daily battle with it just trying to get a video out the door. Update - wonderful, after spending over $100 on color grading plugins since FCPX lacked things as basic as curves, they’ve added it in. Glad I wasted all of that money. If you haven’t bought this program, it definitely got a lot better with the recent update as far as color goes. Just wish I hadn’t had to buy plugins to compensate for the past year.

Found helpful by 6 out of 10 people
5/5
Version 10.4
Review by Jin0812hqHw

It’s HERE! - Curves and Color Wheels have arrived!!!

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
2/5
Version 10.4
Review by 3atChad

After the update i had so much problems - Every time the FCP update the softwere, i had problem with it, like now after this last update the FCP its not opend until i restart my mac, then it opened for a 10 min, then CRASHED … i dont know if they will push me to change at the new update to the Adobe Premiere.

Found helpful by 6 out of 8 people
1/5
Version 10.4
Review by nlwaters

Going to Adobe - I don’t know why I just paid so much money for this! I hate the platform. Apple is ruining everything and I blame Tim Cook. From removing everything good about the MacBook and Macbook Pro, to screwing up Final Cut, I don’t know where the heck they are getting the idea that they are doing something good. Ya’ll need to do way more market research before you release something.

Found helpful by 5 out of 12 people
5/5
Version 10.4
Review by Nick LaPalomento

Final Cut Pro is truly awesome! - I started video editing in Premier and switched to Final Cut when version X came out. After a very short learning curve the true brilliance of FCPX began to be apparent and I havent looked back ever since. It has gotten better and better each year, and is so much faster in every way than premier. Now with the inclusion of advanced color tools it truly is a complete video editing suite. Best NLE out today! I hope that Apple continues to support and update it because I love it!

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
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