Final Cut Pro

Developer: Apple

Current Version: 10.3.4

Last Updated: 6 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 LalitKatel

Crashes in the Second Display - It was all working fine until I upgraded my OS to High Sierra. FCPX crashes everytime I’m on my second display. I’ve a 2016 Macbook Pro with touch bar (maxed out version) with LG 5K 27” as a second monitor. Is anybody having the same issue, or is it only me? Please advice.

Found helpful by 9 out of 11 people
Version 10.3.4
Review by 12hour

UN-USABLE - This app DOES NOT work with 10.13 on multiple displays. Way to go Apple. Your own app doesnt even work on your own operation system. on your own hardware. with your own monitors. 1 star till the update Better happen soon. I have work to do.

Found helpful by 9 out of 14 people
Version 10.3.4
Review by AspireToInspire

It lowered the standards. - Funny thing happened while writing this review. I figured out FCPX's intended audience. FCS was for anyone wanting to create their best work, and have each subsequent project be even better. FCPX was all about simplifying and dumbing down in order to allow you to create your fastest work, and then each subsequent piece be even faster. FCS was about quality. FCPX is all about quantity. I miss the days when Apple was about the quality. People today don’t realize that Apple used to rival Avid and every other major NLE out there, and how much better it was compared to FCPX. FCS let us dream and then create it. You’d finish a project and be relaxed, happy with the outcome. FCPX makes you dumb your idea down, just to figure out how to actually make it work in it. Even Premier can handle our projects better than FCPX. By the time you are done with a complex project in FCPX, I want to throw my machine out. I miss when Apple actually made stuff that inspires Pros. FCPX belittles them and makes the machine and its constraints more important than the work you have do. Apple used to rail against this. Now, they think it is utopia. The UI and UX is embarrassing. I want to like FCPX. I really do. But in reality, I HATE it. I loathe working with it. I loved capture in FCS. I loved editing in FCS. I loved sound in FCS. I loved color correction in FCS. I loved dreaming and then doing in FCS. FCPX is nothing like FCS, except the Apple logo. What a waste of talent, experience, resources and pedigree. FCPX is cheap, so try it, but keep in mind that you get what you pay for.

Found helpful by 7 out of 11 people
Version 10.3.4
Review by Jay_in_Mass

Intuitive and powerful - I can get so much done in FCPX quicker than any of the many other video editors I’ve used. Yes, the interface takes some adjustement if you’re used to conventional non-linear editors. But there is so much freedom in the FCPX workspace that I can’t see myself going back to the old way. When I want to whip together a quick project, I can do that. When I need a more involved workflow, I can do that. And everything I need to do is easy to access. My only gripe is the size of the interface elements; on a 4k screen, they’re really really tiny and there currently doesn’t appear to be a way to adjust that. But outside of that, this app is a pleasure to use. FCPX is an amazing value for a video editor of this quality.

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
Version 10.3.4
Review by T. Payton

A game changer at our ad agency - Final Cut Pro X has been a game changer for our ad agency. The organization tools of the browser and the flexibility of the magnetic timeline are allowing us to simply tell better stories. Rendering is rarely needed. Exporting happens faster than I can walk from my edit station to the conference room. Compared with what we were doing with a simple track based editor, we have gained tremendous flexibility in reordering clips, stacking SFX, and trimming effortlessly all while not being bothered with the technical complexity until we need it. Any format or frame rate we throw at it, it handles with ease and then allows us to match broadst specs on output. MXF with multichannel audio for broadcast is a breeze. The Library model is unmatched for keeping client work self contained and pulling up an archived library years later for revision is a dream with nothing missing. We use it for broadcast spots, multilanguage corporate, observational documentary, super wide trade show displays (48x9 ratio), long format webisodes, color graded a few student feature films and and created countless “brand videos”. The FCPX community online at Twitter and Facebook is fantastic and very helpful. We’ve never lost a project. Never had a issue that wasn’t easily correctable. 10.3.4 has been super stable.

Found helpful by 68 out of 74 people