Final Cut Pro
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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
• 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 10.3.4
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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.
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”.
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.
Take the time to REALLY understand it and you will love it!
I have been an editor/graphic designer for nearly 20 years and work in FCPX eight or more hours a day 5 days a week and, while not perfect in the sense that there are some features and functions I would really like to see added(the reason for only 4 stars), it is by far my favorite (and fastest to use) editing app. And I have used MANY over the years.
In my opinion it has the cleanest and most efficient media browser that really allows you to organize and see all of your media at a glance. You have to really take the time to understand and embrace (rather than fight) how to use the Magnetic timeline but once you do it will allow you to edit must faster and facilitate your creativity more than any other editing program. I recently had to use Premiere Pro for a couple of projects and I can tell you that it is only when you use and really understand FCPX and then have to return to the traditional editing paradigm that you realize how much more flexible the magnetic timeline is. Not to mention I don’t HAVE to render as much in FCPX.
I also love the ability to build templates/effects in motion that are so powerful and flexible to use in FCPX.
- Category: Video
- Updated: May 25, 2017
- Version: 10.3.4
- Size: 2.91 GB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Apple Inc.
- © 2011-2017
Compatibility: OS X 10.11.4 or later, 64-bit processor