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 uses advanced metadata for faster, easier editing • 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 • Extend the capabilities of Final Cut Pro with third-party workflow extensions that open within the Final Cut Pro interface 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 • Modern Metal engine uses all the GPUs in your Mac to accelerate graphics tasks including rendering, compositing, real-time effects playback, exporting, and more • 64-bit architecture takes advantage of 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, HEVC 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, grade, and deliver video in standard color spaces and standard dynamic range (SDR), or in wide color HDR with support for Rec. 2020 HLG and PQ • Improve the look of any clip with one-click Balance Color • Manipulate color, saturation, and exposure with the Color Board • 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 and YouTube • 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 10.14.6 or later, 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles, and 360° video editing), Metal-capable graphics card, 1GB of VRAM 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 Mojave. 27-inch iMac with Radeon Pro 580 graphics or better recommended.
I'm new to Final Cut Pro X. The gateway to entry is low which is great. You can start editing right away. There are also a lot of push-button effects, and transitions to make that process simple. However, the only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars, is that it would apprear they have forgotten about some of the simpliest foundations or abilities. For example - There's no way to add a simple text box. just a plain ol' text box where you are in control of typing, changing the font, adding a file color, etc. Also, framing clips. Yes, you can add a simple border around a clip, but that border will not adjust if you crop your image or video, nor can you put a border around a mask. Pretty basic stuff. I haven't fully explored the entire app, but i'm sure there are some other - what feels like very fundamental elements - that were overlooked.
I normally never write bad reviews but I'm a so freeking sick of fcpx crashing. i feel like i'm married to the thousands of dollars w of plugins i've invested in. everytime there an os update it's a nightmare. i've been cutting video for over a decade. started in premier. moved this for efficiency. will no be moving back to premier. if you download this software, be prepared to have extremely high highs and miserable low lows. it could be my processor, my computer, a million things but bottom line. I'm on a decent Mac Pro. Should have plenty of computing power. Catalina 10.15.4. Currently afraid to update os. Adobe apps never have these kinds of problems which is odd, as you would think that an app developed by the same company would have less glitches. look i'm not claiming it's easy to pull off any of this. it's way above my pay grade. but check out shutterfreek.com for samples of video that we're producing. i'm taking this software as far as you can take with color grading and plug ins.
Please do not listen to any of the people coming from FCP-7. This app may take getting used to if you're coming from another editing platform. We used FCPX on our two hour documentary, with mostly one editor. I don't know if we could have used anyother NLE to organize the 70 reels of film, over 5,000 pictures, plus over 80 interviews about Vietnam. When you really get into this application it is fast, maybe the fastest NLE I've ever used. It's quick to find things and once you get it down you can do so much with FCPX. If you're a beginner this is definetly the NLE you want to use, its how editing was meant to be, fast, easy to find things so you could concentrate on art and imagination of your project. I also used it to edit all my sports action films and I could turn the project around in half the time. I hope it gets an upgrade soon, all the other platforms have upgraded and FCPX is due. Hopefully its worth the wait.
I used others and honestly werent beginner friendly. It is a lot to take in but dont give up and watch some youtube videos and you will be editing in no time. I have never had any issue with FCP like i did with every single other editing software. Wouldnt use anything else!
I've used this as my primary NLE for years and defended it many times before, but after moving away for a year and coming back it's remarkable how buggy the software is and resistant to making obvious time saving changes like stabilizing multicam clip segments in the timeline. Not sure why Apple is hoarding all their money when they could use a lot more investment in their software offerings.
Maybe it is just me but if you are a beginner and looking to purchase this app strictly because of the hype behind it. DO NOT! Save your money. iMovie is more user friendly and easier to understand than this. I wish I could return this and get my money back.
I love Apple products, the integration across all products by far exceeds all competition, for graphics, editorial, music... I now use FCPX and Logic Pro (iPad inter app audio is awesome, to Mac), as well as all Adobe graphics products and iCloud drive.... etc., for Film/TV and 360VR... I've been using FCP7 since it's start (see my MPEG Magazine reviews, FCP1, 2, 3), as well as Avid and Premiere Pro.... Just this week I've stopped using FCP7 for my Broadcast work and moved to FCPX. The use of the GPU is what changed my mind. Renders that took me 4 hours to do, now take 35 minutes (this is on a 2010 MacPro 12 Core I upgraded with AMD RX560, Sonnet SSD's, USB3...). I still find FCPX to be very, very clumsy, very difficult to use. I have been using it for the last few years for 4K editorial and 360/VR editorial (FCP7 can't). FCPX is NOT intuitive. Especially for multiple video and audio tracks. It can't export OMF, it can't import XML (only FCPX xmls), FCPX is not compatible with any other edit system, picture, or sound.... AND you continually have to buy add-on's for needed features, though I've found many workarounds. Anyway... FCPX is working for me, I've spent a week fine tuning a workflow to replace FCP7 and it's all good! Any questions? Feel free to ask. JOHNAVATAR.com
I just can't do it anymore. I've been a FCP user for nearly 20 years. But Final Cut Pro X has been such an disappointment. I've given it a chance over the past two years after holding out with FCP 7 for as long as I could. But FCPX has bee so cumbersome and so difficult to work with, I need to go back to something that feels more professional and intuitive, not consumer-freindly and restrictive. Switching to Premier. goodbye Final Cut.
After years of teeth gnashing, I can say that FCP now works. Just not as well as FCP7! In the meantime, check out Resolve. If you want to work in the bigtime film and television industry, learn Avid. This is not a bad program, but it isn’t as good as 2 or 3 of the others.
Would stick with the 32 bit and Mojave or High Sierra. They advertised that one of the huge advantages was that the 64 bit would run faster and use the GPU more efficiently. I found the exact opposite.