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Final Cut Pro

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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 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.

What's New in Version 10.3.1

• Fixes an issue with cropped images in the Viewer when the Language & Region System Preference is set to Spanish
• Fixes issues with updating libraries
• Fixes an issue when using Paste Attributes to copy color correction between clips 

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
• Video scopes display wide color in real time

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
• Copy and paste timecode to speed up numerical entry from text documents
• Consolidate custom Motion projects into individual Final Cut Pro libraries
• Option for continuous playback of clips in the Browser
• Search custom metadata in the Browser and Timeline
• Search Timeline Index for Auditions, Compound Clips, Multicam Clips, and Synchronized Clips
• 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
• Skim and select ranges of audio files in the Music and Sound Effects browser
• Use a Thunderbolt cable for direct A/V output to an external display, without the need for a separate I/O device
• Enhanced XML support lets you import projects and clips into existing events
• Ability to drag and drop clips, projects, and events as XML with supported applications

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Customer Reviews

10.3 Ruined Everything and 10.3.1 doesnt help.

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.

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.

Ejecting SD card after importing still doesn’t work

After I import my footage from my SD card, Final Cut Pro gives me a “helpful” notification I can click to automatically eject my SD card. Unfortunately this tool does not work. Even if I find the SD card on my desktop and right click to eject it, I get a popup saying “EOS_DIGITAL cannot be ejected because Final Cut Pro is using it.” To eject my SD card, I am forced to quit Final Cut Pro (which is somewhat of an inconvenience) and THEN eject my SD card. I’d love to see this issue fixed in a future update.

Besides the minor SD card ejecting issue, I haven’t had any problems with Final Cut Pro and wholeheartedly recommend it as my editing software of choice. It works well for my needs, and I have been a satisfied FCPX user for over a year and a half now.

Final Cut Pro
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  • $299.99
  • Category: Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 10.3.1
  • Size: 2.97 GB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11.4 or later, 64-bit processor

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