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
• Create, edit, and deliver closed captions from within Final Cut Pro

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 10.13.2 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), 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 High Sierra. 27-inch iMac with Radeon Pro 580 graphics recommended. HEVC and HEIF support require macOS High Sierra.

What's New

Version 10.4.3

• Support for viewing and editing ProRes RAW files from DJI Inspire 2 drone with the DJI D-Log setting
• Deleting unused render files from a Compound clip in the browser works correctly
• Fixes an issue that caused some Panasonic P2 video files to be imported with mixed-down audio channels

Introduced in Version 10.4.2
• Fixes an issue in which selecting multiple clips using the Shift key or marquee selection could inadvertently select other clips in the timeline
• Fixes issues related to XML import and export

Introduced in Version 10.4.1
Closed Captions
• Import caption files into a Final Cut Pro project to automatically create time-synced, connected captions in the timeline
• See captions directly in the Viewer
• Use the Inspector to adjust text, color, onscreen location, and timing
• Create captions in multiple languages and formats in the same timeline
• Use the new Captions tab in the Timeline Index to search text, select captions, and quickly switch between different versions of your captions
• Attach captions to audio or video clips in the timeline
• Extract embedded captions from video to view and edit the captions directly in Final Cut Pro
• Send your project to Compressor in a single step, making it easy to create a compliant iTunes Store package with audio and video files, captions, and subtitles
• Validation indicator instantly warns about common errors including caption overlaps, incorrect characters, invalid formatting, and more
• Embed captions in an exported video file or create a separate caption sidecar file
• Share captioned videos directly to YouTube and Vimeo
• Support for CEA-608 and iTT closed caption formats

ProRes RAW
• Support for ProRes RAW files lets you import, edit, and grade using pristine RAW image data from the camera sensor
• RAW image data provides ultimate flexibility when adjusting highlights and shadows — ideal for HDR workflows
• Enjoy smooth playback and real-time editing on laptop and desktop Mac computers
• Highly efficient encoding reduces the size of ProRes RAW files, allowing you to fit more footage on camera cards and storage drives
• ProRes RAW preserves more of the original image data, making it an ideal format for archiving
• Work natively with ProRes RAW or ProRes RAW HQ files created by ATOMOS recorders and DJI Inspire 2 drone

Enhanced export
• The new Roles tab in the share pane displays title, video, and audio roles in a single, consolidated interface
• Quickly view and choose roles to be included in exported video files
• Roles settings and enabled/disabled states from the timeline are carried through to the share pane
• Embed closed captions in a video file or export a separate captions sidecar file in CEA-608 and iTT formats

Introduced in Version 10.4
360 VR editing
• Import and edit 360° equirectangular video in a wide range of formats and frame sizes

Advanced color grading
• 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

High Dynamic Range
• Import, grade, and deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video as Rec. 2020 HLG or Rec. 2020 PQ for HDR10

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

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
85 Ratings
85 Ratings

Great and user-friendly !


I’ve been a long-time user of iMovie and I loved it.
When the version 10 was created, I didn’t like it that much.
So, I thought of moving to : “ Final Cut Pro “ for about a year.
Then, I saw all the new features of : “ Final Cut Pro X “ and I finally decided to buy it.
Now, I have Version 10.2.1 and it is extraordinary.
I’ve been studying it for 2 months, since I bought it, and I’m barely scratching the surface.
I would say that it seems to me that it is 100 times more powerful and more precise than iMovie !
I just love it… keep up the good work Apple !
Video example = Le Café des trois colombes ( Pierre Major )( Pianiste-Chanteur )
The new version 10.2.2 has improved greatly again.
I love more and more the fact that you can color independently, and so well, each clip that are part of your Project.
Yesterday, January 24th 2016, I discovered some more power about the : “ Audio effects “ and on how to select them for your clips.
They sound incredible and there are also some effects taken from : “ Logic Pro X “ that are available, in the : “ Browser “.
It is just fantastic, everyday there is something to discover… so much power !
Now, with 10.2.3, it is more powerful than ever with my Mac Pro with 32 gigs of Ram.
Too bad, that when we have different sizes of fonts, in a phrase, that we can’t select the : “ Whole phrase “ to change the font or the size.
We have to do it : “ One size section " at a time.
Usually, in Pages, you will select any paragraphs, with any size… and change the whole thing at the same time.
What I also would love, with the new version, is more parameters to adjust the : “ Audio effects “ on a track.
Right now, the : “ Audio effects “ have pretty basic parameters that barely do the job.
Well, now with the new version 10.3.2, they have updated and improve the : “ Audio effects “ with a lot of parameters.
It is quite amazing the sound mixing that we can do now !
Check out my new video : “ Pierre Major 2017 ” on YouTube.
The effects are quite impressive !
The new version 10.3.3 is much more stable and the text editing has greatly improved.
The effects look more beautiful and are easier than ever to use.
You guys are incredible… it’s hard to follow all the new innovations, but I try… keep up the good work !
With the last Sierra update… there was a problem with the Codec… when : “ Sharing “ a Project, a : “ Warning sign " was appearing for nothing !
Luckily, after a week, they fixed it with this new 10.3.4 version !

FCPx keeps crashing


FCPx keeps crashing everytime I open the application, even deleting it and re-install doesn’t help neither.….. this sucks… I hope an update comes ASAP.

Well worth it


FCPx is completely under-rated. I’ve heard all of the complaints and I just don’t agree. I’ve been using FCPx for about 4 years and it’s great and only getting better with each update. Could there be improvements? Sure, but Apple is lisenting and they are doing great things.


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