Final Cut Pro

Developer: Apple

Current Version: 10.3.2

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 3 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:

• Ability to add custom folders of audio files to the Sound Effects browser
• Using ripple delete on audio-only clips no longer disables the selected range
• Audio meters retain custom width after relaunch
• Improves responsiveness when editing very long projects
• Improves performance when exporting H.264 files and changing frame rate
• Exporting ProRes 4444 files with transparency using Compressor creates a correct alpha channel
• Fixes an issue in which adjusting the line spacing of multi-line titles only applied to the first line
• Fixes an issue in which secondary storylines with mixed roles could overlap in the timeline
• Fixes an issue that could prevent burning Final Cut Pro projects to DVD via Apple USB SuperDrive

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
• Create, assign, and customize the colors of roles to identify different types of audio and video clips
• 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
• Add audio effects and keyframe audio volume changes to an entire role within a Compound Clip
• 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
• Configure color spaces for both libraries and projects
• 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
• MXF master file export uses audio roles to configure industry-standard channel layouts
• 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
• Larger Media and Content browsers provide more space for viewing photo libraries, sound effects, music, titles, and generators
• 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 10.3.2
Review by VegRob

10.3 Ruined Everything and 10.3.1 doesnt help. - UPDATE: 10.3.2 STILL DOES NOTHING TO FIX THE LIBRARY UPDATE PROBLEMS. I’m done with Apple. If I could, I’d ask for my money back on this app because for all the years I used it as my sole editor I now can’t access over 5 years of client work and just lost money because of it. A client needed an old video re-edited for a new use, and I had to tell him I’m locked out of my library because Apple doesn’t know how to fix known issues. UPDATE: The 10.3.1 patch promised a fix to the issues with libraries updating. I downloaded it immediately, in hopes I could get back to my working files, but it seems they haven’t fully figured out the issue yet because I’m still getting errors when trying to update libraries that had always been useable and accessible from my Drobo. This is completely unacceptable. Apple has fallen very far from the company they used to be. I’ve been with FCPX since the first version. I’ve stood by it while others migrated to other NLEs. I upgraded the software to 10.3 today, expecting the usual Library update process to follow before getting to work. All of my work is stored on a Drobo RAID system. The Library update gets to 90% and quits due to an error. 8 years of client projects are now locked and completely unavailable to me! Thanks, Apple! FIX IT! Oh, I forgot to mention, one of those projects that I now cannot access is actually a live job, and the client is expecting updates soon. If this doens’t get sorted and I can’t access my files soon I’ll never open this software again and I’ll migrate to a new NLE.

Found helpful by 9 out of 14 people
Version 10.3.2
Review by TimAnnaKidwell

Keeps Crashing!! - I love using FCP! It’s way better than iMovie and it’s so convient when it comes to editing my Vlogs! The ONLY problem that I do keep having is that it crashes all of the time! Atleast 5x a day it crashes and I get a notification on my screen saying stuff I don’t understand. Everytime I send it to Apple, I haven’t recieved any info about why it’s doing that. Can anyone help me?

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
Version 10.3.2
Review by jeisnvyx

No Space, No Editing! - This app would be perfect if it did not have the storage problem. THIS APP IS A RIP OFF! I love everything on FCP. From the edits, effects, editing , and everything. The only problem is if you import something it takes up ALL of your storage and it will not let you continue editing until you get more storage on the computer. This is jeopordizing my work. I am a film editor and I have deadlines. There is nothing else to delete in my computer, I dont even have pictures or anything, only Photoshop and lightroom. Final Cut Pro makes my computer malfunction, and is very slow. WASTE OF MONEY !!!!!!!

Found helpful by 7 out of 43 people
Version 10.3.2
Review by SeanKyte

Old Libraries No Longer Updated - An extreme oversite on Apple. FCPX will not update older archived libraries, even from 10.1 They just keep screwing their fan base.

Found helpful by 6 out of 11 people
Version 10.3.2
Review by jmbennett357

Running Great, Good Features - I didn’t use FCP X for many years because it didn’t seem professional enough for my needs, but I decided to use it after I saw how much far and ahead it utilizes the iMac and MBP hardware compared to Premiere Pro CC. So glad I made the jump! Effortlessly editing a 1.5 hour long movie on it with a the late 2015 iMac, adding lots of LUTs / effects, and it’s running great and has professional features for me to utilize. It can take a little getting used because it’s a different non-linear editor than most, but once you get the hang of it it’s great. If you want a professional video editing software that is continually getting better and utilizes your Apple hardware more than any other non-linear editor, then I think you’ll be happy with your purchase.

Found helpful by 55 out of 67 people