Final Cut Pro

Developer: Apple

Current Version: 10.3.4

Last Updated: 4 months ago

Download Size: 2.9 GB - Download


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 with color coding and flexible lanes is faster and easier to use than 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

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

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: OS X v10.11.4 or later, 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing and 3D titles), OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later, 256MB of VRAM (1GB recommended for 4K and 3D titles), 4.15GB of disk space.

Some features require internet access; additional fees may apply. Blu-ray recorder required for burning Blu-ray discs.


Release Notes:

• Resolves a stability issue when using keyboard shortcuts to trim in Secondary Storylines
• Fixes an issue in which certain editing operations could create an extra audio fade in
• Fixes an issue in which the Share dialog could incorrectly display a codec warning

Introduced in Version 10.3.3
• Ability to expand the width of the Inspector to view and adjust effect parameters
• Fixes issues with updating older libraries
• Faster redraw of audio waveforms when using clips that are being imported while recorded to disk
• Diamond icon in the Timeline Index to show when the user has modified display of roles in the timeline
• More color options in the Role Editor
• Reveal in Browser correctly displays the location of the original clip in the browser
• Support for Canon Log 3 and Sony S-Log3/S-Gamut3 log processing
• Resolves an issue in which the viewer could occasionally disappear when exiting full screen
• Resolves issues in which Share to DVD could become unresponsive
• Improves font quality of DVD menu and chapter titles
• Improves image quality when creating a DVD
• Enhanced DVD User dialog messages with embedded links to documentation

Introduced in Version 10.3
New Interface
• Redesigned dark interface puts the focus on your video
• Configure window layouts into custom workspaces for tasks like organizing and color grading
• Fill a second display with the timeline or hide the timeline completely
• Expand the Inspector to full-screen height

Magnetic Timeline 2
• Color coding of clips based on roles — such as dialogue, music, and effects — lets you understand your project at a glance
• Enhanced Timeline Index lets you drag and drop audio roles to rearrange the layout of your timeline
• Focus button in the Timeline Index lets you highlight specific audio roles and collapse all others
• Show Audio Lanes button in the Timeline Index displays a structured timeline layout with dedicated spaces for each audio role
• iXML support enables automatic creation and assignment of roles based on metadata from an audio field recorder
• Create and manage a unique set of roles for each Final Cut Pro library

Wide Color
• Images are now viewable in wide color on supported Mac computers and external displays
• Import, edit, and deliver video in standard Rec. 601 and Rec. 709 color spaces, or in wide Rec. 2020 color space
• Log footage from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Panasonic, and Sony cameras, as well as RED RAW footage, can be manipulated in real time while preserving wider color
• Range check overlay in the viewer highlights areas out of the standard RGB range

Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro
• Tap to execute common functions like volume control, fade in and out, and media import
• Easily access advanced editing commands, including Override Clip Connections, Trim to Start, and Trim to End
• View your entire project at a glance and navigate with touch in the timeline overview

More Video Formats
• MXF-wrapped Apple ProRes provides a flexible new format for broadcast delivery
• Support for Canon Log2/Cinema Gamut and Panasonic V-Log
• Support for Sony XAVC-L at 4K for the Sony PXW-FS7 and PXW-X70 cameras
• Playback support for Panasonic AVC-Intra LT
• Export AVC-Intra files

Additional Features
• Flow transition seamlessly merges jump cuts to remove pauses or mistakes in on-camera interviews
• Remove Effects and Remove Attributes commands let you delete specific effects from clips
• SMB 3 network support enables library access on network-attached storage devices
• Timecode effect displays clip name and source clip timecode in the Viewer and in exported files
• Consolidate custom Motion projects into individual Final Cut Pro libraries
• Option for continuous playback of clips in the Browser
• Ability to roll trim on adjacent anchored clips
• Use a Mini DisplayPort or HDMI cable for direct AV output to an external display at standard video resolutions.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 10.1.1
Review by Distance Runs

Amazing Video Software - I am a more basic user when it comes to video editing, and this program along with Motion 5 has really increased my capabilities to create a masterpiece. I highly suggest this program for anyone that is debating to buy other types of video editing programs. Toast is outdated and does not look good on the MACs with Retina Display, and this has some amazing templates and features that I have not seen with even Adobe programs. Since I am not too talented I have purchased a few templates from a vendor for Motion 5 that I use to export to Final Cut Pro X. Let me say, the results are incredible. My movies look like a professional made them and yet I am a college student that doesn’t have much experience. I am so glad that I invested the money to buy this; now everyone is paying me to make slideshows for their weddings. If you want easy to use (easier than other video editing programs) high quality editing software that brings you amazing results… Look no farther. The $300 is well spent for sure. Purchasing Premiere Pro CS6 costs a fortune and even the CC version costs $20-$30 per month for as long as you want to use it. This software is cheaper after 10 months of use, and that sure goes by quick.

Found helpful by 159 out of 171 people
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

Version 10.3.4
Review by ErrorBorn

Why didn’t I come back to this sooner? - Seriously FCPX has become a feature rich NLE again. I left when I heard multicam wasn’t supported out of the gate. It is honestly the easiest and fastest professional video software to use with plenty of power to appease your audience.

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
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 74 out of 81 people
Version 10.3.4
Review by AThunderboltDisplay&AMacBook

Very nice, one minor problem with export I easily fixed - The title. I’ve used FCPX ever since I got it pre-installed with my new Mac and it is very user-friendly, versatile, simple, and overall very nice. The only thing about it is that the codec is only usable on Apple products, but I got a free and open source program called ‘Handbrake’ which lets me convert file formats easily (and it has a few ‘geeky’ options). Overall, I think the one and only thing that needs improving is the export format flexibility.

Found helpful by 7 out of 11 people
Version 10.3.4
Review by Big LYRIK Ent

Crash after Crash - I hardly ever write reviews but my current version of 10.3.4 has crashed repeatedly ever since I downloaded it. I have had all the versions since 2012 and maybe every great while did I get a crash here and there but nothing a quick re boot couldnt fix but now I have had to uninstall and reinstall repeatedly and it still crashes on load up it even gets as far as I can see the main screen for a few seconds then it crashes. I know the typical questions lets see I had my library on my hard drive then moved the library to an external. I have plenty of available memory. I have all updates current. Bottom line I was using this for my video business and I havent been able to edit for 2 days which is killing me and that is unacceptable for a pro editor system I guess I will have to learn Premiere now . Maybe I will come back after the bugs are fixed.

Found helpful by 6 out of 18 people
Version 10.3.4
Review by IlyaIsak

Moving to Premiere. sorry - This was my first pro NLE and I think the clean interface really helped me, and for that I am grateful. Let me mention why I dont think you should spend your money here, its functionality is basically very similar iMovie, once you get the full hang of editing video on a minimal layout which Apple excels at, there is no reason to be on final cut. why? 1. it gets stuck very very often for multiple reasons. I have had to reinstall this program sseveral times, after I already exhausted other methods to get my project to work or to export without freezing or failing. 2. its functionality is very limited. 3. aboslutely no color grading features other than a color board which is like throwing users a piece of bone for them to chew on while they think of reinvesting in an additional costly plug in. 4. it simply isnt worth my frustrations any longer.

Found helpful by 50 out of 115 people