ProCutX: control Final Cut Pro X with your iPad

By , Feb 6, 2013

ProCutX 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

Here’s something that I think our own Jeff Benjamin might love a lot. Pixel Film Studios has launched its first iOS app, ProCutX (developed by Lightwork Solutions), which allows video editors to control Final Cut Pro X on their Mac through an iPad. As you can see for yourself, the user interface replicates pro video editing consoles that people who are serious about film making use in conjunction with the Final Cut Pro X software…

From release notes:

Built from the ground up to meet the needs of today’s creative editors, ProCutX breaks free from the menus and tabs to streamline editor tasks.

This application gives users control over all the FCPX editing tools in one clean interface, eliminating the need for clicking and searching through the Final Cut Pro X menus.

From import to export, ProCutX can control every step of the FCPX editing process.

The program offers a range of features, such as precision timeline scrubbing, quick retiming, color grading and auto-correct, compound clip editing and timeline zooming.

It also provides fast access to Final Cut Pro X tools on your Mac, has the ability to record voiceovers and features shortcuts to import, export and rendering features. Multichannel audio editing along with streamlined sharing is also supported.

ProCutX 1.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 002)

ProCutX clearly isn’t for everyone.

But if your video editing needs go beyond iMovie and you know your way around Final Cut Pro X, definitely consider giving ProCutX a try.

Pixel Film Studios told AppleInsider that an update with new features is in the works, including “Siri-like voice command capabilities and support for multiple iPad integration, allowing users to separate tasks such as color grading, audio controls and effect controls”.

California-based Pixel Film Studios develops effects tools for post-production, plus plugins, transitions and effects for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X video editing software.

Note to owners: an app like this deserves a splashy promo video.

ProCutX is compatible with iPads, requires iOS 5.1 or later and will run you $25.

Of course, you’ll also need a compatible Mac running a copy of Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.7 or later.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/HarshSachanandani Harsh Sac

    that is really way too pricey
    especially after the price of Final Cut Pro X

    • http://www.facebook.com/siggen Sigurd Bøe

      I don’t think the audience this app is intended for would care, especially if their bosses would pay for it and they get to sneak the purchase into their private AppleID.

      • http://twitter.com/DominicMartin Dominic Martin

        Yeah I’m a video producer with almost no budgets but this I would definitely spend money on. It would make my workflow a lot nicer since I edit on my laptop. Shame I don’t have an ipad :(

      • http://twitter.com/JustinDVaughn Justin Vaughn

        No budget Video Producer.
        Doesn’t own an iPad.
        Wat?!

    • Mohammad Ridwan

      It’s Free now… grab it while it’s free..

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    Something like this for Adobe Premiere would be awesome…

  • http://aalaap.com Aalaap Ghag

    Does it work directly or does it need a helper app running on the Mac? Lag?