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10.8 Jun 20, 2024

Final Cut Pro 10.8 includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

• Automatically improve the color, color balance, contrast, and brightness of video or still images using the new Enhance Light and Color effect, powered by machine learning.

• Enable Smooth Slo-Mo to create amazing slow-motion visuals with an AI-enhanced algorithm on Mac models with Apple silicon.

• Stay organized by renaming color corrections and video effects in the inspector.

• Drag effects right from the inspector to other clips in the timeline or viewer.

• Use new filters in the timeline index to quickly identify clips with audio effects, video effects, retiming changes, missing media, or missing effects.

• Search in the timeline index by reel, scene, camera angle, camera name, custom metadata, or effect name.

• Search for clips in the browser using new “Starts With” and “Ends With” search criteria.

• Improves timeline scrolling behavior during reverse playback.

10.7.1 Dec 21, 2023

• 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.

10.7 Nov 30, 2023

Final Cut Pro 10.7 includes the following enhancements:

• 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).

10.6.10 Oct 5, 2023

• Fixes an issue that could cause an FxPlug-based title that analyzed a clip to result in an incomplete analysis.

• Fixes an issue that could cause a Motion template with an applied Align To behavior to display an incorrect animation.

10.6.9 Sep 19, 2023

Final Cut Pro 10.6.9 includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

• 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.

10.6.8 Aug 1, 2023

• Fixes an issue where video could freeze in the viewer

10.6.7 Jul 18, 2023

Final Cut Pro 10.6.7 includes the following bug fixes:

• 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.

10.6.6 May 23, 2023

• 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.

10.6.5 Oct 24, 2022

• 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

10.6.4 Aug 9, 2022

• Fixes an issue where video frames may be out of order during playback or export

10.6.3 May 19, 2022

• 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

10.6.2 Apr 12, 2022

• 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

10.6.1 Nov 15, 2021

• Fixes an issue that could prevent successful import of FCPXML 1.9 and 1.10 files

• Fixes an issue where the Command-Z keyboard shortcut would not perform an Undo if Language was set to Spanish in System Preferences

• Fixes 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

10.6 Oct 18, 2021

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

10.5.4 Jul 8, 2021

• Improves stability when exporting with certain macOS Language & Region preferences

• Improves stability when playing H.264 or HEVC media

10.5.3 Jun 17, 2021

• 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

10.5.2 Mar 4, 2021

• Includes stability and reliability improvements

10.5.1 Dec 14, 2020

• Adds share option for YouTube & Facebook to create a file for uploading to those sites

• Includes stability improvements

10.5 Nov 12, 2020

• 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

10.4.10 Sep 24, 2020

• 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

10.4.9 Aug 25, 2020

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

10.4.8 Dec 10, 2019

• 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

10.4.7 Oct 7, 2019

• 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

10.4.6 March 21, 2019

• 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

10.4.5 Jan 17, 2019

• 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

10.4.4 Nov 15, 2018

Workflow extensions
• 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 (, stock media (Shutterstock), and asset management (CatDV)

Batch share
• 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

Video noise reduction
• 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

Timecode window
• 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

Comparison Viewer
• 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

Tiny Planet
• Select the Tiny Planet mapping option when adding 360Ί 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

Other new features
• 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

10.4.3 Jun 21, 2018
• Support for viewing and editing ProRes RAW files from DJI Inspire 2 drone with the DJI D-Log setting
• Deleting unused render files from a Compound clip in the browser works correctly
• Fixes an issue that caused some Panasonic P2 video files to be imported with mixed-down audio channels

What's New in 10.4.2 Apr 30, 2018
• Fixes an issue in which selecting multiple clips using the Shift key or marquee selection could inadvertently select other clips in the timeline
• Fixes issues related to XML import and export

What's New in 10.4.1 Apr 9, 2018
Closed Captions
• Import caption files into a Final Cut Pro project to automatically create time-synced, connected captions in the timeline
• See captions directly in the Viewer
• Use the Inspector to adjust text, color, onscreen location, and timing
• Create captions in multiple languages and formats in the same timeline
• Use the new Captions tab in the Timeline Index to search text, select captions, and quickly switch between different versions of your captions
• Attach captions to audio or video clips in the timeline
• Extract embedded captions from video to view and edit the captions directly in Final Cut Pro
• Send your project to Compressor in a single step, making it easy to create a compliant iTunes Store package with audio and video files, captions, and subtitles
• Validation indicator instantly warns about common errors including caption overlaps, incorrect characters, invalid formatting, and more
• Embed captions in an exported video file or create a separate caption sidecar file
• Share captioned videos directly to YouTube and Vimeo
• Support for CEA-608 and iTT closed caption formats

ProRes RAW
• Support for ProRes RAW files lets you import, edit, and grade using pristine RAW image data from the camera sensor
• RAW image data provides ultimate flexibility when adjusting highlights and shadows — ideal for HDR workflows
• Enjoy smooth playback and real-time editing on laptop and desktop Mac computers
• Highly efficient encoding reduces the size of ProRes RAW files, allowing you to fit more footage on camera cards and storage drives
• ProRes RAW preserves more of the original image data, making it an ideal format for archiving
• Work natively with ProRes RAW or ProRes RAW HQ files created by ATOMOS recorders and DJI Inspire 2 drone

Enhanced export
• The new Roles tab in the share pane displays title, video, and audio roles in a single, consolidated interface
• Quickly view and choose roles to be included in exported video files
• Roles settings and enabled/disabled states from the timeline are carried through to the share pane
• Embed closed captions in a video file or export a separate captions sidecar file in CEA-608 and iTT formats

Introduced in Version 10.4
360 VR editing
• Import and edit 360° equirectangular video in a wide range of formats and frame sizes

Advanced color grading
• Powerful new color wheels improve upon traditional wheels with integrated sliders to adjust hue, saturation, and brightness
• Color curves enable ultra-fine adjustments using multiple control points to change color and contrast
• Hue/saturation curves let you select a specific hue or brightness level to make adjustments while leaving other parts of the image unchanged

High Dynamic Range
• Import, grade, and deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video as Rec. 2020 HLG or Rec. 2020 PQ for HDR10

Additional features
• Send your iMovie for iOS project directly to Final Cut Pro for advanced editing, audio work, and finishing
• Import, playback, and editing of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC, also known as H.265) video clips and High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) photos from Apple devices**
• Send to Compressor to export video projects in the HEVC format

* Requires compatible VR headset, macOS High Sierra, and SteamVR
** HEVC and HEIF support requires macOS High Sierra

What's New in Version 10.4
360 VR editing
• Import and edit 360° equirectangular video in a wide range of formats and frame sizes
• Output 360° video to a connected VR headset*
• Open the 360° viewer to simultaneously monitor headset and equirectangular views while editing
• Option to track movement of a VR headset in the 360° viewer in Final Cut Pro
• Add 360° effects including blurs, glows, and more
• Share 360° video directly to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo
• Use the 360° patch to instantly remove cameras and rigs from the scene
• Use the Horizon overlay to easily change the orientation of 360° video right in the viewer
• Edit 360° video into a non-360° project and animate the pan, tilt, and zoom
• Place any graphic, still, or video into a 360° project, then reposition and resize to fit perfectly into the 360° scene
• Support for monoscopic and stereoscopic 360° video

Advanced color grading
• Dedicated color tab in the inspector provides one location for all color controls
• Powerful new color wheels improve upon traditional wheels with integrated sliders to adjust hue, saturation, and brightness
• Color curves enable ultra-fine adjustments using multiple control points to change color and contrast
• Hue/saturation curves let you select a specific hue or brightness level to make adjustments while leaving other parts of the image unchanged
• Use the eye dropper in the color and hue/saturation curves to quickly sample parts of an image for adjustment
• Balance Color command includes an eye dropper for manual white balance
• Apply custom LUTs from popular color grading apps and sites
• Adjust color corrections over time with precise keyframe controls
• Speed through color correction using new keyboard shortcuts for color adjustments and role-based timeline navigation
• Color presets are now located in the effects browser for skimmable preview and fast search

High Dynamic Range
• Import, grade, and deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video as Rec. 2020 HLG or Rec. 2020 PQ for HDR10
• Output video to third-party HDR monitors using third-party I/O devices
• Built-in waveform monitor indicates HDR brightness levels up to 10,000 nits
• HDR Tools effect lets you easily tone map HDR to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) output as well as convert between PQ and HLG formats
• Option to view HDR as raw values when working without an HDR monitor

Additional features
• Send your iMovie for iOS project directly to Final Cut Pro for advanced editing, audio work, and finishing
• Import, playback, and editing of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC, also known as H.265) video clips and High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) photos from Apple devices**
• Send to Compressor to export video projects in the HEVC format
• Adjust audio using effects plug-ins from Logic Pro X with redesigned, resizable interfaces
• Support for Canon Cinema RAW Light format with additional software from Canon
• Faster Optical Flow analysis using Metal 2
• Support for NFS-based libraries and media
• XML 1.7 with support for new color grading controls, 360 VR effects, and HDR

What's New in Version 10.3.4
• Resolves a stability issue when using keyboard shortcuts to trim in Secondary Storylines
• Fixes an issue in which certain editing operations could create an extra audio fade in
• Fixes an issue in which the Share dialog could incorrectly display a codec warning

What's New in Version 10.3.3
• Ability to expand the width of the Inspector to view and adjust effect parameters
• Fixes issues with updating older libraries
• Faster redraw of audio waveforms when using clips that are being imported while recorded to disk

What's New in Version 10.3.2
• Ability to add custom folders of audio files to the Sound Effects browser
• Using ripple delete on audio-only clips no longer disables the selected range
• Audio meters retain custom width after relaunch
• Improves responsiveness when editing very long projects
• Improves performance when exporting H.264 files and changing frame rate
• Exporting ProRes 4444 files with transparency using Compressor creates a correct alpha channel
• Fixes an issue in which adjusting the line spacing of multi-line titles only applied to the first line
• Fixes an issue in which secondary storylines with mixed roles could overlap in the timeline
• Fixes an issue that could prevent burning Final Cut Pro projects to DVD via Apple USB SuperDrive

What's New in Version 10.3.1
• Fixes an issue with cropped images in the Viewer when the Language & Region System Preference is set to Spanish
• Fixes issues with updating libraries
• Fixes an issue when using Paste Attributes to copy color correction between clips

What's New in Version 10.3
New Interface
• Redesigned dark interface puts the focus on your video
• Configure window layouts into custom workspaces for tasks like organizing and color grading
• Fill a second display with the timeline or hide the timeline completely
• Expand the Inspector to full-screen height

Magnetic Timeline 2
• Color coding of clips based on roles — such as dialogue, music, and effects — lets you understand your project at a glance
• Create, assign, and customize the colors of roles to identify different types of audio and video clips
• Enhanced Timeline Index lets you drag and drop audio roles to rearrange the layout of your timeline
• Focus button in the Timeline Index lets you highlight specific audio roles and collapse all others
• Show Audio Lanes button in the Timeline Index displays a structured timeline layout with dedicated spaces for each audio role
• Add audio effects and keyframe audio volume changes to an entire role within a Compound Clip
• iXML support enables automatic creation and assignment of roles based on metadata from an audio field recorder
• Create and manage a unique set of roles for each Final Cut Pro library

Wide Color
• Images are now viewable in wide color on supported Mac computers and external displays
• Import, edit, and deliver video in standard Rec. 601 and Rec. 709 color spaces, or in wide Rec. 2020 color space
• Configure color spaces for both libraries and projects
• Log footage from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Panasonic, and Sony cameras, as well as RED RAW footage, can be manipulated in real time while preserving wider color
• Range check overlay in the viewer highlights areas out of the standard RGB range
• Video scopes display wide color in real time

More Video Formats
• MXF-wrapped Apple ProRes provides a flexible new format for broadcast delivery
• MXF master file export uses audio roles to configure industry-standard channel layouts
• Support for Canon Log2/Cinema Gamut and Panasonic V-Log
• Support for Sony XAVC-L at 4K for the Sony PXW-FS7 and PXW-X70 cameras
• Playback support for Panasonic AVC-Intra LT
• Export AVC-Intra files

Additional Features
• Flow transition seamlessly merges jump cuts to remove pauses or mistakes in on-camera interviews
• Remove Effects and Remove Attributes commands let you delete specific effects from clips
• SMB 3 network support enables library access on network-attached storage devices
• Timecode effect displays clip name and source clip timecode in the Viewer and in exported files
• Copy and paste timecode to speed up numerical entry from text documents
• Consolidate custom Motion projects into individual Final Cut Pro libraries
• Option for continuous playback of clips in the Browser
• Search custom metadata in the Browser and Timeline
• Search Timeline Index for Auditions, Compound clips, Multicam clips, and Synchronized clips
• Ability to roll trim on adjacent anchored clips
• Larger Media and Content browsers provide more space for viewing photo libraries, sound effects, music, titles, and generators
• Skim and select ranges of audio files in the Music and Sound Effects browser
• Use a Thunderbolt cable for direct A/V output to an external display, without the need for a separate I/O device
• XML 1.6 supports role-based audio components for Magnetic Timeline 2
• Enhanced XML support lets you import projects and clips into existing events
• Ability to drag and drop clips, projects, and events as XML with supported applications

What's New in Version 10.2.3
• Customizable Default Effect lets you choose both a video and audio effect that is assigned to a keyboard shortcut
• 4K export preset to create video files for Apple devices
• Improves speed when opening libraries on a SAN

What's New in Version 10.2.2
• Native support for Sony XAVC-L and Panasonic AVC-Intra 4:4:4 up to 4K resolution
• Import Canon XF-AVC 8-bit video files with Canon plug-in
• Export interlaced H.264 video

What's New in Version 10.2.1
• Restores support for Panasonic AVCCAM video at 25p and 30p
• Improves accuracy when dragging to select a range in the Timeline
• Fixes an issue that may cause Final Cut Pro to quit on launch

What's New in Version 10.2
Requires OS X 10.10.2 or later
Introducing 3D titles
• Beautifully animated and easily customizable 3D text
• Simple templates to get started quickly
• Cinematic templates with built-in backgrounds and animations
• Large collection of text styles to create stunning looks in one click
• Customize your titles with hundreds of combinations of materials, lighting, and edges
• Additional controls let you adjust environments, shadows, and more
• Instantly convert any 2D title to 3D
• Open any title in Motion to add multiple lights, cameras, and tracking

Advanced effects
• Display up to four video scopes simultaneously
• Apply super ellipse Shape mask to any clip
• Apply Draw mask to any clip, with options for linear, bezier, or B-spline smoothing
• New Shape and Color mask controls for every effect
• Instantly display the alpha channel for any effect mask
• Save custom effects as presets for quick access
• Color Board merged into the new Color Correction effect
• Rearrange the processing order of Color Correction effect
• Improved keyframing with better motion smoothing
• Improved optical flow for beautiful slow motion on a wider range of content
• Better performance of FxPlug plug-ins and built-in effects that use multiple frames like Visual Echo and Trails

Camera formats
• Panasonic AVC-Ultra codec family
• Sony XAVC-S
• Import Sony XAVC and XDCAM formats without separate plug-in
• JVC H.264 Long GOP
• GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing with support for dual GPUs
• Support for RED RAW anamorphic formats

Additional features
• Smart Collections can be used at the event and library level
• Import window consolidates all options into single sidebar
• GPU rendering when using Send to Compressor with support for dual GPUs

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

What's New 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

What's New in Version 10.1.1

• Preserves media files if external drive or network is disconnected while consolidating a library
• Resolves an issue loading audio content in the Music and Sound Browser
• Fixes a stability issue when applying a Motion effect with Scroll Text behavior

What's New in Version 10.1

• Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
• Video monitoring up to 4K via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI on select Mac computers
• 4K content including titles, transitions, and generators

What's New in Version 10.0.9

• Addresses issues resulting in green artifacts when using Sony XAVC media
• Fixes several issues related to interlaced media and retimed segments which could cause exports to fail
• Includes stability improvements

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Final Cut Pro 7. What’s New.

Final Cut Pro 6. What’s New.

New features in Final Cut Pro 6 offer more ease of use and flexibility than ever — including expanded format support and deeper integration with the other applications in Final Cut Studio 2.
Open format Timeline

The new open format Timeline in Final Cut Pro 6 lets you mix and match source material in a wide range of formats and even different frame rates. Freely edit a combination of HD and SD, including NTSC and PAL, all in real time.
Apple ProRes 422

Final Cut Pro 6 introduces ProRes 422, Apple’s new post-production format offering uncompressed HD quality at SD file sizes. Use ProRes 422 when collaborating over an Xsan storage network or working on a portable computer in the field; when working with non-native camera formats; or to preserve maximum quality for composites and demanding color grading work.

The SmoothCam feature automatically smoothes out shaky shots while preserving standard camera moves like dollies, pans, and zooms. SmoothCam uses powerful optical flow technology to analyze your footage in the background while you continue to edit other material.
Deep integration with Motion 3

Editable Motion 3 master templates — complete with video drop zones and text fields — let you easily update content without leaving Final Cut Pro. Send clips from Final Cut Pro to Motion for advanced image processing, including sophisticated retiming effects and image stabilization. Data from variable speed changes and SmoothCam adjustments made in Final Cut Pro appears in Motion along with your footage.
FxPlug filters and transitions

Add to more than 150 real-time filters and effects in Final Cut Pro 6 by bringing in third-party filters based on the FxPlug standard — the format used to produce the extraordinary real-time effects in Motion. Leading developers use FxPlug to create hundreds of real-time, GPU-accelerated plug-ins at 32-bit float quality. Final Cut Pro 6 includes more than 25 new FxPlug filters to get you started.
Surround Sound
Improved audio

New Soft Normalize and Gain controls can be applied to single or multiple clips to automatically raise the level of any clip to its maximum without distortion. Create a surround sound mix in Soundtrack Pro, then return to Final Cut Pro to monitor your audio in full 5.1 surround sound as you continue your video edit.
Simplified setups

Setting up a sequence is now as easy as dragging and dropping. Final Cut Pro instantly configures the setup to match the format of the first clip you drop into the Timeline. For manual setups, the Easy Setup feature takes you through three simple choices. Select a format category (for example, HDV), frame rate, and finally the specific format. Each list shows you only the options you need based on the other choices you’ve made.
Integration with Color

When you want to give your finished project a specific cinematic look — or if you need to do significant color correction across the entire project — send it to Color for advanced color grading with round-trip ease. Color can also be used in Digital Intermediate workflows to color grade and output high-resolution film scans.
Cinema Tools 4
Cinema Tools 4

Cinema Tools 4 includes a streamlined interface that helps you work more efficiently than ever. Customizable film lists now let you mix timecode and keycode in the same list. Output beautifully formatted, easy-to-read PDF lists for reference or to share with clients. You can also export your lists as XML and import them into industry-standard tracking systems used to pull film negatives.

New in Final Cut Pro 5.1.1 Update
* Optimizes application compatibility on specific hardware and fixes critical bugs

Final Cut Pro 5
* Real-time, native HDV editing: Work with HD as easily as you work with DV.
* Multicamera editing: View simultaneous, multicamera playback in real time for on-the-fly editing.
* Dynamic RT: See more real-time effects than ever thanks to dynamic image quality and frame rate scaling.

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