Final Cut Pro Overview
What is Final Cut Pro? Final Cut Pro is a video editing software that offers powerful media organization, incredible performance, and customizable effects. It features a Magnetic Timeline, enhanced Timeline Index, Object Tracker, and support for up to 64 camera angles. It also allows for the creation and editing of closed captions, and the import and editing of 360° equirectangular video. Final Cut Pro offers powerful media organization with libraries, custom keywords, and Smart Collections. It has improved speed and efficiency on Mac computers with Apple silicon and supports a broad range of formats. The software also includes integrated audio editing, intuitive color grading, and one-step optimized output. System requirements include macOS 11.5.1 or later, 4GB of RAM, Metal-capable graphics card, and 4.5GB of available disk space. Some features require internet access and fees may apply.
1. System Requirements: PC 11.5.1 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, 4.5GB of available disk space.
2. Final Cut Pro combines revolutionary video editing with powerful media organization and incredible performance to let you create at the speed of thought.
3. • Import, edit, and deliver video in standard color spaces, or in Rec.
4. Some features require Internet access; fees may apply.
5. Blu-ray recorder required for burning Blu-ray discs.
Download and Install Final Cut Pro - PC
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
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Don’t beleive all the negativity, a remarkable NLE
When the revamped Final Cut Pro X first dropped, it upset many longtime users. There were legitimate issues at the time, with many features missing and an entirely new program to learn for editors that knew FCP like the back of their hands. Add to this the fact that Microsoft handled the update inelegantly, and it was quite the firestorm. However, that’s not Final Cut Pro X today.
Today Final Cut Pro X is an outstanding NLE. I think it’s the best in the business. When it comes to Final Cut, and Microsoft in general, there is a lot of schadenfreude out there. It can be hard to filter out the legitimate complaints. Try FCPX and see for yourself that it is far, far from “iMovie for prosumers”. It’s a great program for prosumers who want more than iMovie can offer, no doubt, but it’s also a superb tool for pros. Just ask the many that rely on it daily to edit television and film projects.
BTW: When you see a review that says “basically iMovie”, “very limited functionality”, or “not for professionals”, you can trust the reivewer either doesn’t know how to use the product (likely) or has an agenda in favor of Adobe (also likely). Given the number of commercials, documentaries, and feature films that have been edited using FCPX in just the last few months, it’s safe to say it’s neither iMovie or very limited. Just check with some of Hollywood’s best filmmakers to see if it’s “not for pros”.
A New Powerhouse
Seven years ago I left Final Cut Pro as my preferred editing suite, as many editors did at the time, for Adobe Premiere. I recently revisited Final Cut Pro X when I heard great things about their 10.4 update and….wow! I am honestly speechless at the vast amount of improvements made to this software. The developers really have done a fantastic job with this latest version of FCPX and I am blown away at how much more efficient and optimized the editing process has become, especially when compared to Premiere.
I went ahead and jumped into this software after a few short tutorials and found myself saving about an hour of time when compared to a similar video I recently edited in Premiere and this was after just getting started! Further, the export time was a little more than twice as fast as Premiere! I could go on and on here (I may make a video about this) but I am intrigued and exited for the future of my editing process. I’m not ready to jump ship from Premiere just yet but I am definitely making both Premiere and Final Cut Pro a part of my workflow now.
HUGE thanks to the developers for making Final Cut Pro X 10.4 easy to navigate, fresh and exciting, streamlined, professional and making the combined performance of FCP and Macs a powerhouse of a editing workstation!
Better than Davinci and Premiere for me
I’ve used Davinci and Premiere. FCP is just flat out better than the other two for my use case. I can see why someone would want to use the other two as there are aspects of both of those programs that have more options than FCP. However, one thing which is tough to deny is that FCP is WAY faster than either Davinci or Premiere. Yes I tried the latest version of Resolve and no the supposed speed increases and GPU optimization didn’t make it anywhere close to as fast as FCP. I suppose if you put together a $10,000+ workstation you may be able to reach some of the speed levels of the $3000 non-Pro Windows but I doubt it. Not to mention the monthly fee being really expensive for Premiere. Overall FCP is the best bang for your buck when it comes to speed. And the functionality has been getting better and better. Yes FCP X was weak when it launched replacing FCP 7 but it’s been improving and it’s caught up in most capacities. 10.3 was great for aesthetics of the program but 10.4 and bringing back color wheels (among other color grading options) to FCP was a great step to bringing it in line with the pro level NLEs. Highly recommended.
I held onto FCP7 for a long time
I was a naysayer of FCPX for a very long time. I stuck with FCP 7 for YEARS after FCPX was introduced. What changed? Well, I actualy LEARNED how to use the program. After discovering that it can actually do what I need it to do and more, I fell in love with it. It's not perfect and I still long for some more robust keyframing (bezier/smoothing on EVERYTHING, please) and for them to fix keyframe bugs that have existed in the program for almost a decade, but that'll never happen as I don't think they know how to fix them (or care). Hence the 4 stars. Still, it is an amazing program. I am able to be much more creative with the tools here than I was in FCP7, plus it's compatible with most modern codecs so I don't have to waste time transcoding everything under the sun to ProRes before I edit. Also has better support for modern color spaces and gamma. Oh and I was able to make an amazing plug-in for it... they're called EFFECTS now. Couldn't make an effect like that in FCP7 that's for sure. Also, I call it Final Cut Pro now. Nobody says X any more. Because FCP7 is now irellevant. Goodbye old friend. You were good.
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