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 • 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, 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, 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 • 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 10.13.6 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.
Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4 I bought FCPX solely to get off the Adobe subscription train (I loath software as a service, forced subscription model companies have these days), I mainly use FCPX to edit videos for youtube so my review is based on this type of work flow. FCPX works great once you learn how to use it and under stand some of the quarks that apple seemed to add just because they are apple and have to be different. Be sure to watch tutorials on youtube to find out where the feature you use in other editors, otherwise you might pull your hair out trying to find it on your own. FCPX falls short... well its more like falls on its face when it comes to the Exporting with a compression process (specifically h.264 codec). FCPX just really limits you on Export option and hides the ones they do have in a “Add distinction” option under “Share”. If you want more control over your exporting option and be able to batch export, you will need to by apples “Compressor” app to go with FCPX. Even with both apps your h.264 quality is poor and the processing time is long. To solve this issue I have to use another 3rd party app (freeware) called “HandBrake” this little app compress almost any type of video file into h.264 format with great quality and amazing speed. My work flow is this: Once my video is all edited in FCPX and ready for export I send the project to apples “Compressor” and with Compressor i add my custom export setting (for me i use apple ProRes 4:2:2 ). This produces are super high quality video at a very fast render time, but the video file is very large. That will be remedy with “HandBrake” by compressing the the 30gig video file down to 1gig and keep the same high quality look with a great render time. Having to go through all those steps and use multiple programs it is still faster and better quality than trying to export out of FCPX it’s self. For this Exporting weakness that FCPX has i’m nocking off 2 Stars, Apple should fix this there is no reason Apple cant make a h.264 compressing codex that compares to Adobe and HandBrake. Even with all that said i’m happy with my purchase of FCPX it has saved me hundreds of dollars just from subscription fees and it does everything i need it to do.
This is the best NLE tool on earth. Everything about FCP has slowly been perfected over time.
Clips will overlap each other and fall through on the timeline. Text effects will randomly change font and glitch out making it almost impossible to correct unless a compound is made. I use FinalCut Pro X exclusively just about every day.
Paid for an application that no longer works. Used for a few months and somthing recent has happend where after opening the app it appears to be loading, but it never does and stalls. Only option is to restart only to have this endless loop repeat. FIX THIS PROBLEM!!! I'm using this on a $8k Mac Pro with Mohave and more than enough HD space and RAM, why does this not work?? Have tried to uninstall/reinstall, same issue - unacceptable.
I'm working on a MacBook 2015 with ample harddrive space. I have used FCP for 5 years and have never had this problem. I JUST updated it and decided to re-export a project, decided to "render all", and now it RENDERS SO SLOWLY. Please fix this or I'll only recommend Adobe from here on out. Total B.S. Posting this from 10%/100%, BTW.
Everytime I'm trying to type something, it keeps crashing!!!!!
I think the program has served me well after having it for so long, I learned to appreciate it. It continues to grow on me and I learn more and more about the program everyday. Try it, I think you will like it. I prefer this over my previous versions of FCP.
I didnt' do a lot of editing before Final Cut Pro X, so I didn't have an attachment to the past. I did a few classes from MacProVideo.com and went from zero to fully functional in no time. I had myself playing a character in my online class, Professor McFly and I effortlessly removed my legs and fly round the screen. Also playing a disembodied floating head. And that was my very first project! I have taken friends who never edited before and showed them around and within days had them functional. This program is a pleasure to use and a steal at the price. Plus no upgrade fees, just more and more features. I've been a Mac user since 1985 and am up to my 59th Mac. And although I primarly use it on my MacPro, FCP X even runs on my little 2016 MacBook which doesn't even have a separate video card. Sure exporting from there may take time, but I love that I can even edit while crammed in a coach seat of an airplane.
I used to use Avid, but I found it clunky. I had to put stickers on my keyboard in order to remember what keys would help me do things, and the interface was relevant in the time that you thought about movie editing with a razor blade and tape. Final Cut seems to have taken the simple approach of iMovie and made professiona editing easier. You have some great options for professional work, and the intergration of Motion for titles is wonderful. When I first saw the magnetic timeline, it seems strange, but I would not go back to a track oriented editing at this point. I use a Macbook pro to do 4K editing for feature films and the app only seems to slow down when I get to the finishing touches on the movie and I’m loading the full 1.5 hours of movie timeline. Otherwise, the on-demand rendering works great. I’m really glad I switch away from Avid. I do wish I could run FCP on a PC because the Macbooks are expensive.
Update this software, making gaming vids it keeps crashing!