Apple last updated Final Cut Pro X in August, and now it's back at it again with bug fixes for the professional software.
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If you are a Final Cut Pro X user, you should be aware that Apple has updated the pro-level software with some solid new additions.
If you own an iPad Pro and have been hoping that Apple would bring its Logic Pro X, Final Cut Pro X, and Xcode apps to the powerful tablet, you may not have much longer to wait.
If you have been wanting to try out Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, now may be the time to give it a shot.
Alongside the public launch of macOS Catalina 10.15, Apple has also updated Final Cut Pro X.
Apple on Thursday announced a major new update to Final Cut Pro X, bringing third-party extension support to the professional video app, plus other new features and enhancements.
Ahead of releasing its new iMac Pro, Apple earlier this morning pushed a long-expected update to its Final Cut Pro X app on Mac App Store.
Freelance website Upwork today released its list of fastest growing requested skillsets for the third quarter of 2017. Among those are Final Cut Pro X and Apple's development language Swift.
Apple at yesterday's Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit demonstrated several new features coming to Final Cut Pro X, its non-linear video editing software.
Apple announced at this week’s annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference that its Final Cut Pro X video-editing software for Mac has now reached two million users, or “seats“. Five years ago, the Cupertino company launched a major redesign of the app which temporarily killed many advanced features.
Needless to say, the move irked Apple's pro users some of whom have since switched to Adobe Premiere and other rival apps. Thankfully, Apple has since added back a lot of the missing features via free updates.
As most of you all know, I’m a huge fan of Final Cut Pro X. It’s my video editing app of choice, and has been since it launched back in 2011.
Recently, I’ve been looking for ways to be more efficient with my video workflow. Some of this can be done in post during the edit, but a large part of that is done before and during the actual shoot.
Just recently, I added a new piece of equipment to my workflow—the Atomos Ninja Assassin. After using it, I can say that it is by far one of the best investments that one who’s serious about video can make. It also pairs nicely with my Final Cut Pro workflow...
One of the great things about Final Cut Pro X ($299 on Mac App Store) is that you can export high quality videos extremely fast, even on underpowered hardware. For example, my Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display lacks a discrete GPU, but I can still export 4K videos with relative ease.
Some of the speed can be attributed to a technology of Intel's called Quick Sync Video. Quick Sync is a hardware accelerator for H.264 encoding. It's baked into Intel's consumer line of chips, so ironically, it doesn't apply to the beefier Mac Pro. Those machines are powered by professional grade Xeon chips that lack integrated graphics.
That means that even the 12" MacBook, which is the most anemic piece of Intel-powered hardware currently available from Apple, can export 4K videos competently.
With all of that said, there are some things that you should know in order to fully take advantage of faster video encoding when exporting projects with Final Cut Pro X, and you can learn more in this post.