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Final Cut Pro for Mac

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Final Cut Pro for Mac

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  • Latest Version

    Final Cut Pro 10.7.1 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.15 Catalina or later

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Apple Inc. / External Link

  • Filename

    FinalCutPro.dmg

The Mac platform has many video editing software choices available for it. The best one by far is Final Cut Pro for Mac. This Apple multimedia editing suite features several built-in tools, innovative media organization, and fast workflow.

After Apple Final Cut Pro X is installed on your Mac computer and you begin to run the program, its user interface might seem overwhelming to you at first. However, it is worth making the effort to learn how to use the interface because there are so many wonderful editing tools available. Your post-production workflow can be enhanced immensely once you learn how to use these tools.

Once you’re familiar with the software, you’ll realize that every object on the user interface refers to an important tool that you can access with the click of the mouse.

All-Inclusive Multimedia Editing Suite

There are many different types of video editors, and they each have a unique set of features which make it easier for users to create the best movie exports imaginable.

DSLR Video Content Support

Final Cut Pro for macOS is more than just a video editing solution. It is also an audio editing solution as well. It features a variety of audio editing tools for helping to eliminate humming and other unwanted noises from your audio files. The tools even allow you to verify that your DSLR videos are synchronized with their audio tracks. If you want to add any of the royalty free sound effects included with the software bundle, then you can do that easily.

Also, It comes with a dynamic and highly innovative media organizer. This tool allows you to locate a particular clip in your library within seconds. The software is capable of doing this by utilizing keyword combinations as well as automatic metadata to bring up the clips you want to use.

Support Available for Common Multimedia File Formats

Final Cut Pro X is a professional multimedia editing program. That is why it supports many different file formats, such as RAW, REDCODE, H.264, AVC-Intra, AVCHD, and Sony XAVC. If you use 3rd party plug-ins, you can use the program to edit, deliver, and import MXF files. As for audio file formats, the software lets you edit audio in WAV, AIFF, MP3, SDII, and AAC format.

All-Inclusive Multimedia Design Platform

It gives you all the tools you could ever want in a multimedia design platform. You can perform video editing, importing, enhancing, and exporting of premium quality videos.

Note: Try Final Cut Pro free for 90 days!

  • Final Cut Pro 10.7.1 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

Final Cut Pro 10.7.1
- Improves stability on Intel-based Mac models when using Color Wheels or Color Curves on H.264 video clips
- Fixes an issue with some default keyboard shortcuts working incorrectly on non-English keyboards


Final Cut Pro 10.7
- Automatically scroll the timeline to keep your clips in view under the playhead during playback
- Increase editing efficiency by combining a selected group of connected clips into a connected storyline
- View both video and audio role colors to easily see the organization of the timeline at a glance
- See improved results when using the Object Tracker’s all-new machine-learning model to analyze the movement of faces and other objects on Mac computers with Apple silicon
- Use the enhanced Reveal in Browser feature to easily locate a clip in the browser without losing your selected Keyword Collection or Smart Collection
- Export HEVC and H.264 files faster by simultaneously processing video segments across available media engines (requires macOS Sonoma or later and a Mac with Apple M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2 Max, M2 Ultra, or M3 Max)


Final Cut Pro 10.6.10
Fixed:
- an issue that could cause an FxPlug-based title that analyzed a clip to result in an incomplete analysis
- an issue that could cause a Motion template with an applied Align To behavior to display an incorrect animation


Final Cut Pro 10.6.9
- Take advantage of the flexibility and dynamic range of log-encoded video shot on iPhone 15 Pro
- Enhance the look of footage shot on popular Fujifilm, DJI, and ARRI cameras using new log profiles
- Fixes an issue that could cause Motion templates to not respond to the Opacity setting


Final Cut Pro 10.6.8
- Fixes an issue where video could freeze in the viewer


Final Cut Pro 10.6.7
- Addresses an issue where audio effects would not be reset during playback
- Fixes an issue where an Audio Units effect could have incorrect values when importing using FCPXML
- Improves waveform redrawing on expanded audio components when adjusting volume with the Touch Bar
- Resolves an issue where the Voice Isolation Amount slider would snap to 0% when trying to set a value less than 7%
- Improves reliability when retiming a clip with the Scene Removal Mask applied
- Fixes an issue where the Control Range setting in the Color Adjustments effect would be incorrectly set to SDR when importing using FCPXML


Final Cut Pro 10.6.6
- Import your project from Final Cut Pro for iPad, and take advantage of blazing performance, advanced color correction tools, and more
- Use automatic color management to easily edit HDR and SDR clips in the same project, with intelligent tone mapping of video to match your color space
- Choose from a new collection of professionally designed titles, effects, transitions, and generators to enhance the look of your videos
- Improve your color correction workflow with the Color Adjustments effect, and apply new color presets to give your clips a particular look
- Use Scene Removal Mask to remove and replace the background behind a subject, without using a green screen

Final Cut Pro also includes these additional fixes and enhancements:
- Use the new ProRes RAW Settings window for easy access to ProRes RAW ISO, color temperature, and exposure offset
- Install an Apple ProRes RAW plug-in from a camera manufacturer to view and adjust settings optimized for that camera’s sensor
- Export to HEVC at up to 8K resolution with hardware acceleration on Mac computers with Apple silicon
- Fixes an issue where multicam clips would sometimes turn black
- Export to EXR now includes an alpha channel
- Fixes an issue where adding video clips from the Photos browser would result in lower-resolution files being placed in the timeline
- Fixes an issue where Final Cut Pro could not read Sony FX9 clips with embedded LUTs
- Fixes an issue where Final Cut Pro would fail to open while an exFAT-formatted SD card with Canon clips was mounted


Final Cut Pro 10.6.5
- Supports faster exporting of H.264 or HEVC on Macs with Apple silicon
- Increases stability when disconnecting a Sidecar display on Intel Macs
- Improves performance when editing on a Mac with an ambient light sensor


Final Cut Pro 10.6.4
- Fixes an issue where video frames may be out of order during playback or export


Final Cut Pro 10.6.3
- Improves reliability when using drag and drop to replace a transition
- Improves reliability when dragging a transition onto a connected clip
- Fixes an issue where custom sound effects do not always appear in the Sound Effects browser


Final Cut Pro 10.6.2
- Quickly locate media that appears more than once in a project using highlighted clip ranges or the Timeline Index
- Improve the clarity of speech by adjusting the level of background noise using machine learning (Requires macOS Monterey version 12.3 or later)
- Optimized playback and graphics performance for M1 Max and M1 Ultra on the new Mac Studio
- Import Magic Movie and Storyboard projects created with iMovie for iOS version 3.0 into the timeline
- Adds Korean language support
- Includes stability improvements and bug fixes


Final Cut Pro 10.6.1
Fixed:
- an issue that could prevent successful import of FCPXML 1.9 and 1.10 files
- an issue where the Command-Z keyboard shortcut would not perform an Undo if Language was set to Spanish in System Preferences
- an issue in the Export File share destination where the Video Codec setting was unavailable after choosing Computer as the format
- Improves reliability during playback of AC3 audio


Final Cut Pro 10.6
- Automatically track objects in a scene, edit videos recorded in Cinematic mode, and experience workstation-class performance on the new MacBook Pro

Object Tracker:
- Drag effects, titles, or generators into the viewer to automatically detect, track, and match the movement of faces or objects using machine learning
- Manually add a tracker from the inspector, adjust its mask shape, and choose between different tracking analysis types
- Use the Tracking Editor in the timeline to quickly delete or re-analyze segments of an existing track
- Attach additional titles or generators to existing tracks using the tracker source drop-down in the viewer
- Object tracking uses the Apple Neural Engine to accelerate video analysis on Macs with Apple silicon

Cinematic Mode:
- Edit videos recorded on iPhone 13 in Cinematic mode (requires macOS Monterey)
- Use Cinematic controls in the inspector to modify the intensity of the depth effect, and add keyframes to change the effect over time
- Choose to focus on faces or other objects by selecting them with the Cinematic tool in the viewer
- Use the Cinematic Editor in the timeline to view or delete focus points


Final Cut Pro 10.5.4
- Improves stability when exporting with certain macOS Language & Region preferences
- Improves stability when playing H.264 or HEVC media


Final Cut Pro 10.5.3
- Create and edit custom column views with the new column editor
- Search for media in the browser using expanded criteria including clip names, markers, and notes
- Sort clips in the browser according to type, including proxy, optimized, and missing media
- Includes stability improvements


Final Cut Pro 10.5.2
- Includes stability and reliability improvements


Final Cut Pro 10.5.1
- Adds share option for YouTube and Facebook to create a file for uploading to those sites
- Includes stability improvements


Final Cut Pro 10.5
- Improved performance and efficiency on Mac computers with Apple silicon
- Accelerated machine learning analysis for Smart Conform using the Apple Neural Engine on Mac computers with Apple silicon
- Option to create a copy of your library and automatically transcode media to ProRes Proxy or H.264 at various resolutions


Final Cut Pro 10.4.10
- Fixes an issue in which XAVC media from the Sony PXW-FX9 camera is not recognized
- Fixes an issue where brightness levels shift when switching between Better Quality and Better Performance in the viewer
- Fixes an issue in which effect keyframes are not added correctly when using onscreen controls
- Improves stability when using the transform tool with multiple clips in the timeline
- Improves reliability when exporting an FCPXML that contains Compound clips
- Addresses an issue which could prevent sharing at certain resolutions
- Fixes an issue in which sharing a Compound or Multicam clip from the timeline was disabled


Final Cut Pro 10.4.9
Improved proxy workflows:
- Generate proxy media in custom frame sizes of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, or full resolution
- Choose to create proxy media in either ProRes Proxy or H.264
- Choose to display original or optimized media if proxy media is not available for some clips in your project
- Create a proxy-only copy of a library to reduce size for portability or performance

Social media tools:
- Automatically transform projects for square or vertical delivery with Smart Conform
- Display media outside the Viewer boundary when adjusting scale, rotation, and position using Transform Overscan
- Add a Custom Overlay as an on-screen guide when placing text and graphics within a square or vertical frame
- Use the new Duplicate Project As command in combination with Smart Conform to quickly create a social media version of your existing project

Other new features:
- Adjust ProRes RAW camera settings such as ISO, color temperature, and exposure offset using new controls in the inspector
- Crossfade audio on adjacent clips in one step using a menu command or keyboard shortcut
- Use Close Project command in a new drop-down menu above the timeline to clear project history
- Sort clips and projects by last modified date in list view
- Preview 360-degree stereoscopic 3D video in simultaneous left and right eye views with the 360° Viewer
- Easily stabilize 360-degree video with one-click tools in the inspector


Final Cut Pro 10.4.8
- Prevents an issue that could lead to visual artifacts appearing onscreen for systems with Nvidia graphic cards that have the Reduce Transparency accessibility preference enabled
- Fixes an issue that prevented media from appearing in the Photos library browser when using Final Cut Pro on macOS Catalina
- Fixes an issue in which Final Cut Pro would sometimes load an incorrect project into the timeline
- Resolves an issue in which thumbnails would not update when skimming titles, generators, and transitions in the Browser
- Improves stability when sharing
- Improves stability when skimming media in the Browser
- Improves reliability when working with Sony XAVC media
- Improves reliability when importing and exporting CEA 608 captions


Final Cut Pro 10.4.7
- New Metal-based processing engine improves playback and accelerates graphics tasks including rendering, compositing, real-time effects, exporting, and more
- Enhances graphics performance with support for multiple GPUs including Radeon Pro Vega II and Radeon Pro Vega II Duo on Mac Pro
- Optimizes CPU performance with support for up to 28 CPU cores on Mac Pro
- Accelerates ProRes and ProRes RAW playback when using the Afterburner card on Mac Pro
- View, edit, grade, and deliver stunning High Dynamic Range video on Pro Display XDR
- Connect Pro Display XDR with a single Thunderbolt cable to use as a display or reference monitor
- Simultaneously use up to three Pro Display XDR units connected to Mac Pro — two for the Final Cut Pro interface and one for dedicated monitoring
- Grade High Dynamic Range video with enhanced color mask and range isolation tools
- View High Dynamic Range video tone-mapped to compatible Standard Dynamic Range displays when using Final Cut Pro on macOS Catalina
- Select which internal or external GPU is used to accelerate graphics processing


Final Cut Pro 10.4.6
- Detects media files that may be incompatible with future versions of macOS after Mojave and converts them to a compatible format
- Fixes an issue that could cause share destinations to disappear from the share menu after quitting Final Cut Pro
- Fixes an issue that could cause the workflow extension button to disappear when resizing the interface
- Fixes an issue in which the Select Clip command could incorrectly select the clip beneath the playhead
- Fixes an issue in which a successful share notification appears after the share operation was cancelled
- Fixes an issue in which frames saved to the frame browser in the Comparison Viewer may appear differently than they do in the viewer
- Fixes an issue in which frequency information for Hum Removal may not be visible in the audio inspector
- Fixes an issue in which relinked media may appear with black thumbnails in the browser and timeline
- Fixes an issue in which the share menu may be obscured behind the viewer when using Final Cut Pro in fullscreen mode
- Improves reliability when sharing video to YouTube
- Extend the capabilities of Final Cut Pro with third-party extensions that open directly within the app interface
- Drag and drop clips between the extension window, browser, and timeline
- Connect to existing third-party accounts to access projects, download media, and purchase content
- Deep integration allows extensions to control timeline playback, navigation, clip markers, and more
- Workflow extensions include tools for collaboration (Frame.io), stock media (Shutterstock), and asset management (CatDV)
- Export and transcode multiple clips in the browser — with or without a camera LUT — for fast turnaround of dailies and other reviews
- Select and export multiple projects
- Combine batch sharing with bundles to encode multiple files to multiple formats in one step
- Monitor export progress in the background tasks window
- Apply the high-quality, drag-and-drop noise reduction effect to reduce grain and video noise
- Use simple controls to quickly adjust the look and amount of noise reduction
- Easily change processing order by dragging the noise reduction effect in the inspector
- The viewer shows the noise reduction effect when paused and disables the effect when skimming for optimal performance
- Apply 360° noise reduction to 360° video clips while preserving a flawless seam
- View project and source timecode in one or more floating timecode windows
- Resize the timecode window and drag any one to a second screen
- Choose to display clip names and role names
- Color coding in the timecode window matches the colors of roles in the timeline
- Open the Comparison Viewer to reference other frames for consistent color grading across your project
- Quickly select the previous or next clip in the timeline as your reference frame
- Save any image to the frame browser to reference it later in the Comparison Viewer
- Select the Tiny Planet mapping option when adding 360º video to a non-360° project to create interesting spherical looks
- Animate the field of view to transition from a close up to a satellite view flying high above your footage
- Give 360° titles and generators a powerfully warped look by applying the Tiny Planet mapping option
- View, edit, and deliver closed captions in the SRT format, which is used by a wide range of websites including Facebook
- Choose to burn closed captions into your video to ensure they appear at all times during playback
- When dragging in the timeline to select a secondary storyline, you can now select individual clips or the entire secondary storyline
- Instantly turn any photo or video into a comic book illustration using Comic filter then refine the comic book look with simple controls to adjust ink edges, fill, and smoothness


Final Cut Pro 10.4.5
- Improves performance when generating waveforms for clips with no audio channels
- Improves stability when sending a project to Compressor using the keyboard shortcut Shift-Command-E
- Improves stability when pasting Arabic or Hebrew text into a title
- Improves stability when switching tabs in the Timeline Index
- Extend the capabilities of Final Cut Pro with third-party extensions that open directly within the app interface
- Drag and drop clips between the extension window, browser, and timeline
- Connect to existing third-party accounts to access projects, download media, and purchase content
- Deep integration allows extensions to control timeline playback, navigation, clip markers, and more
- Workflow extensions include tools for collaboration (Frame.io), stock media (Shutterstock), and asset management (CatDV)
- Export and transcode multiple clips in the browser — with or without a camera LUT — for fast turnaround of dailies and other reviews
- Select and export multiple projects
- Combine batch sharing with bundles to encode multiple files to multiple formats in one step
- Monitor export progress in the background tasks window
- Apply the high-quality, drag-and-drop noise reduction effect to reduce grain and video noise
- Use simple controls to quickly adjust the look and amount of noise reduction
- Easily change processing order by dragging the noise reduction effect in the inspector
- The viewer shows the noise reduction effect when paused and disables the effect when skimming for optimal performance
- Apply 360° noise reduction to 360° video clips while preserving a flawless seam
- View project and source timecode in one or more floating timecode windows
- Resize the timecode window and drag any one to a second screen
- Choose to display clip names and role names
- Color coding in the timecode window matches the colors of roles in the timeline
- Open the Comparison Viewer to reference other frames for consistent color grading across your project
- Quickly select the previous or next clip in the timeline as your reference frame
- Save any image to the frame browser to reference it later in the Comparison Viewer
- Select the Tiny Planet mapping option when adding 360º video to a non-360° project to create interesting spherical looks
- Use the roll and tilt parameters to wrap your tiny planet effect into an infinite cylinder
- Adjust the pan parameter to move your subject horizontally within the tiny planet
- Animate the field of view to transition from a close up to a satellite view flying high above your footage
- Give 360° titles and generators a powerfully warped look by applying the Tiny Planet mapping option
- View, edit, and deliver closed captions in the SRT format, which is used by a wide range of websites including Facebook
- Choose to burn closed captions into your video to ensure they appear at all times during playback
- When dragging in the timeline to select a secondary storyline, you can now select individual clips or the entire secondary storyline
- Instantly turn any photo or video into a comic book illustration using Comic filter then refine the comic book look with simple controls to adjust ink edges, fill, and smoothness

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