Final Cut Pro
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Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow.
Revolutionary Video Editing
• Assemble clips in the Magnetic Timeline without clip collisions or sync problems
• Use Clip Connections to attach B-roll, sound effects, and music to the timeline
• Reduce clutter by grouping clips into a Compound Clip.
• Perfect your pacing right in the timeline with the Inline Precision Editor
• Cycle through different shots, graphics, or effects at one place in the timeline with Auditions
• Edit multi-camera projects with automatic sync and support for up to 64 camera angles
Powerful Media Organization
• Organize your work within libraries for efficient media management and collaboration
• Work natively with a broad range of formats including RED, AVCHD, H.264 from DSLRs, and more
• Content Auto-Analysis captures camera metadata and analyzes shots in the background
• Create and apply custom keywords on the fly as you select ranges in clips
• Smart Collections let you dynamically organize content and 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
• External monitoring lets you route video and audio through HDMI or third-party Thunderbolt and PCIe devices
Compelling, Customizable Effects
• Preview effects to see how they look with your footage before applying them
• Change the look of titles, transitions, and effects using intuitive controls
• Control effects with precision using a keyframe editor that appears directly in the timeline
• Use third-party FxPlug plug-ins with custom interfaces and dual-GPU support
Integrated Audio Editing
• Expand and edit multichannel audio files directly in the timeline
• Let Final Cut Pro repair significant audio problems such as hum, excessive noise, and more
• Sync DSLR video with separate audio in a single step, with instant audio waveform matching
Intuitive Color Grading
• Improve the look of any clip with the single-click Balance Color feature
• Apply the Match Color feature to match the looks of two clips shot under different conditions
• Manipulate color, saturation, and exposure with the Color Board
• Fine tune color for a specific color range or area of the screen using keying and masks
One-Step, Optimized Output
• Deliver projects for playback on Apple devices and websites such as Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook
• Use themed menus to quickly author and burn a DVD or Blu-ray disc
• Export customized audio stems and multiple versions of a finished video using Roles metadata
• Import and export XML to support third-party workflows
System Requirements: OS X v10.9.2 or later, 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K), OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later, 256MB of VRAM (1GB recommended for 4K), 3.5GB 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 10.1.4
• Native MXF import, edit, and export with Pro Video Formats 2.0 software update
• Option to export AVC-Intra MXF files
• Support for import and editing with Panasonic AVC-LongG media
• Fixes issues with automatic library backups
• Fixes a problem where clips with certain frame rates from Canon and Sanyo cameras would not import properly
• Resolves issues that could interrupt long imports when App Nap is enabled
• Stabilization and Rolling Shutter reduction works correctly with 240fps video
Introduced in Version 10.1.3
• Fixes reliability issues when burning a Blu-ray Disc or creating a Blu-ray disk image
• Color corrections pasted between clips are retained during Share
• Effects applied to clips in the Browser in prior versions of the app are retained when adding those clips to the timeline
• XML round-trip imports correctly when using gap clips
• Improves reliability of automatic library backups
• Improves stability when skimming growing files in the Browser
Introduced in Version 10.1.2
• Optimized, proxy, and rendered media can be stored at any location outside of the library
• Easily delete optimized, proxy, and rendered media from within Final Cut Pro X
• Used media indicators for Compound clips, Multicam clips, and Synced clips
• Option to show only unused media in the Browser
• Apply a standard (Rec. 709) look in real time to high dynamic range and wide color gamut video from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, and Sony cameras
• Automatically apply an ARRI embedded 3D LUT from the new AMIRA camera
• Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
• Improved speed and accuracy when synchronizing clips
• Audio recording improvements including countdown and automatic Audition creation from multiple takes
• Fast export of cuts-only projects containing XDCAM media
• Export entire library as a single XML file
• Selecting a library displays key metadata in the Inspector
• Adjust relative and absolute volume of a clip or range selection
• Create Keywords from Finder Tags when importing media
• Option to sort events by date or name in the Libraries list
• Import a clip by dragging directly into the Browser
• Share 4K video to Vimeo
More Stable than Adobe Premire but….
I edit my personal home video almost exclusively and up until recently I’ve been doing it on a PC with an old version of Premire pro. It was fine for my needs, but my PC was getting older and more fussy so I bought another Macbook pro (top of line) to replace it (spring 2014). I found imove almost impossible to use and way too basic so I bought Premire Elements. Elements by far has been the most unstable software I’ve ever run on my mac even though I like the interface. I decided to trial FCP and after using it for a month I have to say it’s very stable and responsive. It works wonderfully with my mackbook pro. However since I an still editing large clips, an hour long wich were captured off of digital tape, I find it cumbersome to edit what I want in the timeline from scrubbing through the browser. It would be nice to have the freedom to customize the browser and liabrary window to appear where and how you want them. The $300 was more than I wanted to spend being a non pro, but for me it was worth it just to have the stability. I’m just getting comfortable with it now and I’m sure it will grow over time, and it’s much easier to use than imove in mho. It will probably grow on me when I start editing video from my newer camera (I’m a couple years behind) that stores a clip as a seperate file each time you hit the record button.
Poor Performance on Older Machine
FCPX used to perform fairly on my mid 2010 Macbook Pro with 8 GB ram. When updates for Yosemite and new versions of FCPX hit, I was very hesitant to upgrade, but without seeing any complaints about performance issues on older machines after several months, I decided to take the plunge. Initially things worked just as well as before any updates, maybe even slightly better, but in the past few weeks, things have gotten much worse. Constatly stalling when simply trying to play projects (no special effects or anything). Syncing audio and multiple camera angles now takes more than 20 minutes for a 30 minute video; it used to only take 1 minute for the same video length. Switching between different events causes the software to freeze with the rainbow wheel. Even just selecitng footage within my event will cause the program to nearly crash. Something has gone horribly wrong with the recent updates and I’m not sure there’s any way to get around the issues aside from buying a new computer. It’s too easy to believe this is Apple’s plan - make performance for seemingly simple tasks so painful that users have to upgrade their machines.
Just a few nit picks, but overall satisfying.
This version works just as well as the old one did, but there are a few glitches. For example, with the auto scrolling time head when you move the cursor, it does not move as smoothly in version 10.1.4 as it did in the previous version. That and the audio play back on the auto scrolling time head is not consistant with the audio file in the time line, meaning the sounds that are heard are either random, or a few seconds a head. This a just a tad bit frustrating for me since I do a lot of audio mixing with this software. Overall, I still find it as one of the best out there to get my projects done.