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.
after updating, the program stopped opening on my mac. (Mac Version - 10.14.1 (18B75) Macbook pro 15" Final 2017 touchbar
I edited on Premiere since middle school. I grew up on Adobe. I finally got around to giving FCPX a try and I never looked back. The magnetic timeline is innovative and truly is the future of video editing. Honestly, for the financial investment with unlimited updates and powerful workflow tools, you cannot go wrong with FCPX. Leave the Slave Cloud and join the Final Cut bandwagon!
As a professional film maker, and having used all the major editing platforms, I keep defaulting back to FCPX... The fluid style of editing suits my creative flow, and every time I go back to a more traditional NLE like Premiere or Resolve I feel limited and caged in. I do wish the effects library felt more pro-level (it still feels very iMovie-ish) - If apple could combine some of the power of Motion with FCPX it would be a real winner. Anyway, 5 stars - still my favorite!
…the old version has an circle with a line through line through it (Do Not Enter) on my MacBook Pro. Did you take away my old version on my old computer? and I have to PAY $300 for it?
Having used it since FInal Cut Pro 7, Apple did get the launch of their rewritten Final Cut Pro X off a bit on the bad side. Subsequent updates did restore it to the glory of, and also made it even better and worthwhile for editors to embrace it. No longer do I have to wait until the export is done as the background rendering saves me time. The timeline took some acclimation, but then became second nature. Using all hardware-level features to accelerate the editing workflow and support for plugins has made this app worthy of being a core requirement to sut video editors comfortable with using Final Cut Pro.
I love Final Cut Pro X, and working on Apple Software, but lately I feel like certain updates are causing more harm than good. This current update wiped out all of my plug-ins and made all of my media incompatible. It other words I updated so that Final Cut can switch to the new format with no benefit to my workflow. Spend a whole day recovering plug-ins and I’ve lost projects due to this update. I could edit proxy media on a portable drive with footage from my iPhone with no delay or skipping. Now, it frequently drops sound and video frames as if there isn’t enough bandwidth while nothing has changed but the software. I don’t recommend this if you don’t have a new Macbook Pro running Mojavi, or if you are afraid to lose your libraries in a conversion fiasco! Backup/Time Machine before you try!
Why doesn’t FCPX have a countdown leader? It’s perfectly feasible that this app is being used to edit projects for television. It needs a countdown leader and color bars – essentials for professional TV editing. Please Apple, consider this.
Recent version 10.4.6 has serious bugs with audio, crashing whenever audio's timing is adjusted during playback. It also has another bug that prevents playback of previews, therefore requiring a restart. The severity of the bugs made me consider switching over to another editor.
Far more efficient and effective than Premier. I find myself doing less work to achieve similar results compared to Adobe software. The color grading tools are some of the most user friendly that I've ever seen and the deep integration into Mac Hardware is also a plus when it comes to render and compression times. The updates for Final Cut Pro X over the years have also been incredibly helpful! Stop wasting your time on Adobe Subscriptions that don't allow you to own your software! Final Cut Pro X is easily the best video editing software I have ever used!!! 5 Stars
People that don't know how to use this don't like it. Just get the hand of it, and it will be the best editing software you will ever use! It's easy to get the hang of and you should know so mcuh, maybe even everything, in a matter of a month! This $300 editing software is worth every penny.