Minimum
System Requirements
  • OS X 10.11.4 or later
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB is recommended for 4K editing and 3D titles)
  • OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later
  • 256MB of VRAM (1GB is recommended for 4K editing and 3D titles)1
  • 4.15GB of disk space
Application
  • Automatically display the most useful functions for your task using the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro
  • Support for standard Rec. 709 and wide Rec. 2020 colour spaces in libraries and projects, from camera import to delivery
  • Range Check shows which areas of an image are out of the colour gamut
  • Camera Look Up Tables (LUTs) are automatically applied to footage from selected ARRI, Sony, Panasonic and Canon cameras, including ARRI Log C, Canon Log 2/Cinema Gamut, Panasonic V‑Log, Sony S-Log2/S-Gamut and Sony S-Log3/S-Gamut3.Cine
  • External monitoring of video and audio with third-party Thunderbolt and PCIe devices, or via HDMI on selected Mac computers2
  • 64-bit architecture to take advantage of more than 4GB of RAM
  • Background rendering using GPU and CPU
  • ColorSync-managed colour pipeline
  • High-precision floating-point render in linear-light colour space
  • Uses Grand Central Dispatch to tap into all available processors
  • Full-screen, real-time preview playback of SD, HD, 2K, 4K and 5K media
  • Customisable keyboard
  • Full Unicode support
  • GPU-accelerated exporting
Editing and
Timeline
  • Large browser for titles and generators
  • Custom Motion templates can be saved with the library
  • Option for continuous playback of clips in the browser
  • Timeline Index enables vertical rearrangement of roles and display of expanded channels
  • Create, rename and change clip colours for roles and subroles
  • Read iXML metadata from audio clips and use them to automatically create and name roles
  • Automatically create customised roles during import or voiceover recording
  • Assign roles in the browser, timeline or inspector
  • Enable individual audio role lanes or all audio lanes in the timeline for more fluid audio editing
  • Focus button minimises all but one role to reduce visual timeline clutter
  • Create and manage unique roles per library
  • Copy and paste timecode
  • Search for customised metadata in the browser or timeline
  • Search Timeline Index for Auditions, Compound Clips, Multicam Clips and Synchronized Clips
  • Multicam editing with automatic sync and support for mixed formats, mixed frame rates and up to 64 camera angles
  • Magnetic Timeline 2 automatically keeps material in sync, prevents clip collisions and eliminates gaps
  • Clip Connections keep secondary material in sync while trimming and moving the Primary Storyline. Press a modifier key to keep connected clips stationary while slipping, sliding or moving clips in the Primary Storyline.
  • Compound Clips allow complex compositions to be simplified into a single clip. Compound Clips are automatically saved to the browser for easy reuse, and changes to Compound Clips actively update in all projects where they have been used.
  • Auditions combine multiple clips into a single clip to see alternative takes, colour grades or effects in context
  • Duplicate a clip inside an Audition to compare different effects on the same clip
  • Edit while importing media in the background from multiple sources
  • View material in Filmstrip or List view with a mini-filmstrip and metadata columns
  • Skimming functionality enables fast viewing of large amounts of material
  • Create projects with customised frame sizes
  • Mix frame sizes, frame rates and formats in the same timeline to 5K and above in real time
  • Edit at 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 or 60 fps
  • Create the correct project setting with the first edit
  • Snapshots enable quick copies of a project for versioning
  • Insert, Overwrite, Replace, Append and Connect with keystroke or drag and drop
  • Extend edit to Skimmer position
  • Split edits with J and L cuts in the timeline
  • Blade audio in J and L cuts
  • Dual viewers for matching action between source material and edited timeline
  • Direct access to iTunes, iMovie, Photos and Aperture through media browsers
  • Timeline Index for timeline navigation and selecting items based on text searches and other important metadata
  • Position tool for moving and deleting media in the timeline and leaving a gap
  • Clip Markers that include to-do items that can be checked off when tasks are completed
  • Snapping to Playhead, Skimmer, Clips and Markers
  • Replace with Gap
  • Lift from Primary Storyline
  • Create Storyline to consolidate B‑roll into a single unit
  • Insert Placeholder
  • Insert Gap
  • Numeric entry of precise clip durations
  • Blade tool and Blade All command for adding edits
  • High-quality, real-time vectorscopes, waveforms and histograms for both viewer and Event viewer. Vertical placement of scopes below viewers optimises onscreen space.
  • Record Audio tool for adding narration includes a countdown and the option to record multiple takes into Auditions
  • Six Clip Appearance presets for timeline display
  • Multi-Touch gesture support
  • Organise, view, mute and export based on automatically assigned or customised roles metadata
  • Customise project start time
  • Join Through Edit command removes bladed cuts in the timeline
  • Indicator dot on the playhead can be used to autoselect effects
  • Use multiple presets or configure window layouts into customised working spaces for tasks like organising and colour grading
Trimming
  • Roll Trim between two adjacent connected clips
  • Inline Precision Editor allows skimming of used and unused media around the edit point, as well as trimming to Skimmer with a single click
  • Basic timeline trimming
  • Trim tool for advanced timeline trimming functions
  • Trim Start, Trim End or Trim to Selection in a single keystroke for fast news and documentary editing
  • Ripple and roll
  • Slip and slide
  • Lift and ripple delete
  • Dynamic 2-up trimming with Show Detailed Trimming Feedback enabled
  • Keyboard and numeric moving and trimming
Effects
  • Flow transition seamlessly smooths jump cuts
  • Remove Effects and Remove Attributes commands
  • Timecode effect and generator to display source clip name and source timecode
  • Beautifully animated and easily customisable 3D titles with hundreds of combinations of materials, lighting and edges
  • Cinematic 3D title templates with built-in backgrounds and animations
  • Large collection of 3D text styles to create stunning looks in one click
  • Apply superellipse Shape mask to any clip
  • Customizable Default Effect lets you choose a video and audio effect that is assigned to a keyboard shortcut
  • Advanced chroma keying with controls for colour sampling, edge adjustments and light wrap
  • Drop Shadow includes intuitive onscreen controls and automatic orientation adjustment
  • Shared Render Engine with Motion and Compressor
  • Add multiple effects and transitions within a range selection
  • Multistream real-time effects in SD and HD formats
  • Alpha-channel support in real time
  • One-step freeze-frame creates a still frame and adds it to the timeline
  • Integration with Motion for advanced motion graphics work
  • Use “Open in Motion” on any effect, modify in Motion and save as new in Final Cut Pro
  • Access music, sound effects, transitions, filters, colour looks and generators through media browsers
  • Over 176 advanced 2D and 3D title templates
  • Over 95 high-quality transitions
  • Over 125 sophisticated animation templates with video drop zones created by a top Hollywood effects company
  • Over 113 filters, keys, blurs and colour looks
  • 41 backgrounds, elements, solids and textures
  • Apply Draw mask to any clip with options for linear, bezier and B‑spline control-point smoothing
  • Shape and Color mask controls for every effect, with one-click display of alpha channel
  • Save customised effects as presets for quick access
  • Numeric and keyframe control for precise animation and effects
  • Multiple keyframe selection, copy, paste and move in the timeline
  • Selectively paste video and audio effects to multiple clips using Paste Attributes interface
  • Trim, crop and Ken Burns effect
  • Distort tool with keyframes and onscreen controls
  • Transform tool with keyframes and onscreen controls
  • Stabilisation effect in real time after background analysis
  • Intelligent image stabilisation with InertiaCam and Tripod mode
  • Rolling Shutter correction to improve DSLR video
  • Spatial Conform to make different aspect ratios fit into a project seamlessly
  • Retime bar for speed changes on entire clips or selected ranges
  • Enter exact percentage or duration for retiming effects, and choose to ripple or leave the timeline length the same
  • Blade Speed function enables precise speed changes on a single clip
  • One-step Replace with Retime to Fit
  • Three Retime quality settings: normal, frame blending and optical flow
  • Preserve audio pitch when changing speed
  • Find and Replace Title Text
  • Show Title/Action Safe Zones for positioning titles and effects
  • One-step transitions for Secondary Storylines
  • Automatic Speed to change the source media frame rate to the project frame rate in one step
Audio
  • Large Music and Sound Effects browser allows skimming and selecting clips
  • Voiceover tool automatically assigns a user-selectable role
  • Use Compound Clips to add audio filters or make volume adjustments to an entire role
  • Multichannel audio editing for adjusting individual audio channels in the timeline, with the ability to assign roles to channels
  • Subframe audio keyframing
  • Support for audio samples up to 192kHz
  • Real-time macOS Audio Units and Logic plug-in effects included
  • Support for 64-bit third-party Audio Units plug-ins
  • Keyframable audio levels and effects
  • Adjust audio filters in real time during playback
  • 5.1 surround monitoring and keyframe control for panning
  • Preset animations for 5.1 surround panning such as Back to Front, Rotate, Create Space and more
  • 10- or 31-parameter EQ built into each audio clip
  • Match Audio for smoothing out EQ from different microphones
  • Audio enhancements for volume normalisation, background noise removal and hum removal for both 50Hz and 60Hz
  • Audio analysis during import option, to remove serious background noise and flag medium-level issues for enhancement
  • Over 1,300 royalty-free sound effects included as a separate download
  • Individual audio channel control for enable/disable and configuration
  • Audio skimming with pitch preserved
  • Fade handles at the head and tail of each clip, and individual audio channel in the timeline
  • Audio pan controls
  • Disable and solo controls
  • Audio waveform display in viewer and timeline
  • Logarithmic audio fades
  • More than 100 audio filters
  • “Show Reference Audio Waveforms” preference to see original waveform height when adjusting volume in the timeline
  • VU meters that expand as needed
Colour Correction
  • Unique Color Board with controls for saturation, exposure and colour
  • Match Color for precise shot matching in one click
  • Balance Color instantly improves skin tones, removes colour casts, and expands the dynamic range of bright and dark regions in the image
  • Keyframable masks with size, rotation and softness adjustments
  • Adjust the interaction style between masks with add, subtract or intersect settings
  • Adjust inside or outside of colour mask
  • Unlimited numbers of colour corrections per shot
  • Save and reuse colour settings presets
  • 20 Color Board presets
  • Over 20 advanced colour Looks in the Effects browser
  • Supports real-time LUTs from the latest pro cameras by ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, Blackmagic Design and Sony
Supported
Formats and I/O3
  • List view in the import window allows you to select clip ranges before importing
  • MXF-wrapped ProRes provides a new broadcast standard
  • Export a project as an MXF Master File and use audio roles to control audio channel layout, to match industry-standard broadcast delivery requirements
  • Export AVC-Intra files
  • XML 1.6 and later supports drag-and-drop import or export of clips, projects and events with supported third-party applications
  • Single interface for importing from cameras, drives, network locations and camera archives. Browse media in List view or Filmstrip view, and save Favorite locations on networks and volumes when frequently importing from the same places. The import window consolidates media management, keywording, transcoding and image analysis options into a single sidebar.
  • Apple ProRes family, a 10-bit, full-width VBR codec that supports all major frame sizes and frame rates from ProRes 422 Proxy to ProRes 4444 XQ, including ProRes Log C from cameras including ARRI AMIRA and ALEXA
  • Customised frame sizes for projects with frame size presets available up to 5K
  • Background transcode original media to ProRes 422 or ProRes 422 Proxy for better performance
  • Create Camera Archives from any folder of media for importing into Final Cut Pro
  • Import Camera Archives from third-party video capture cards and software
  • Import video and photos from iOS devices
  • Import projects and events from iMovie
  • PTP support enables importing photos and videos directly from DSLR cameras
  • FireWire device control enables streaming capture for tape-based HDV, DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50 and DVCPRO HD
  • Share interface includes export presets and the ability to create customised export destinations; create a bundle to deliver to multiple destinations in one step
  • Export presets up to 4K resolution for Apple devices including Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and Mac
  • Export interlaced H.264 video from interlaced timelines
  • Upload directly to YouTube and Vimeo at resolutions up to 4K
  • Upload directly to Facebook, Vimeo, Youku, Tudou and email at resolutions up to HD
  • Export and burn DVD, AVCHD disc and Blu-ray disc4
  • Create Chapter Markers for use with DVD, Blu-ray disc and QuickTime files
  • Adjust poster frame separately from marker location
  • Apple-designed menus for DVDs and animated menus for Blu-ray discs
  • Export as Image Sequence
  • Export as HTTP live streaming for Internet streaming to mobile, Wi‑Fi and broadband
  • Export audio as AAC, AC3, AIFF, CAF, MP3 and WAV files
  • Import and edit layered Adobe Photoshop files
  • “Send to Compressor” uses GPU rendering with support for dual GPUs
  • High-quality H.264 export uses CABAC entropy mode for multipass encoding

    Native Editing5 Support for:

  • MXF-wrapped media
  • H.264 from DSLR, GoPro and iFrame cameras and drones
  • DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50 and DVCPRO HD
  • HDV
  • Panasonic AVC-Ultra, including AVC-Intra 4:4:4 at 2K and 4K frame sizes, AVC-Intra 200, AVC‑Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, AVC-LongG and AVC-Intra LT
  • Sony IMX, XDCAM, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, XAVC, XAVC S and XAVC-L, including XAVC-L at 4K
  • Canon XF MPEG-2 import supported with additional Canon software
  • Canon XF-AVC from Canon XC10 and C300 Mark II cameras are supported with additional Canon software
  • JVC-created XDCAM EX
  • JVC H.264 Long GOP
  • AVCHD, including Panasonic AVCCAM and Sony NXCAM
  • REDCODE RAW (.r3d) files up to 6K with additional software from RED. Optional background transcode to Apple ProRes 4444. GPU-accelerated playback, transcode and render, with support for dual GPUs and RED ROCKET card.
  • Uncompressed 8- and 10-bit SD and HD
  • Apple Intermediate Codec
  • MTS files from AVCHD cameras
  • Still images including PSD, BMP, GIF, RAW, JPEG, PNG, TGA and TIFF
  • Compressed audio including AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4 and WAV
  • Broadcast Wave Format
  • SDII audio files
  • Support for portrait/landscape metadata in still images
  • XML import and export for collaboration with third-party finishing tools and media asset management systems
  • XML interchange supports Metadata views that can include standard metadata fields like scene, take and reel, along with customised fields
Media Management
  • Access libraries from SMB shared storage
  • Content Auto-Analysis attaches useful metadata during import
  • Range-based keywords for creating customised searchable metadata
  • Create Smart Collections for automatically organising clips based on selected criteria
  • Automatically generated Smart Collections for every new library
  • Keyword Collection created by importing a folder of media
  • Preserve multiple range selections in the browser and maintain multiple selections on a single clip
  • Mark ranges as Favorites or Rejects for sorting and sifting
  • Used-media indicators on source clips in the browser
  • Automatic library backups can be saved to a user-defined location
  • Render file deletion per project
  • Merge Events function
  • Easily edit across and copy between libraries
  • Consolidate Library to move media to another system or for archiving
  • Extensive search, sort and sift capabilities in the browser
  • Transcode Media function offers a choice between optimising to ProRes 422 or creating ProRes Proxy media in the background while editing. Native RED RAW files are optimised to ProRes 4444.
  • Media relink to manually connect projects and events to files that have been moved or modified
  • Batch-rename clips based on metadata from Clip Info, Date/Time, Format or Camera Info with customised naming presets
  • Group clips by role, creation date, date imported, reel, scene, duration or file type
  • Group events by year or by year and month
  • Show date ranges in the Event Library
  • Arrange clips by name, take or duration
  • Reveal clip in Finder or browser
  • Customised comment fields
  • Preference for connecting to proxy or original high-resolution media
  • Original source clips, optimised and proxy media, and render files can all be stored outside the library in a user-defined location
  • Save libraries to connected volumes or directly on Xsan
  • Options to delete optimised media, proxy media and render files per event, or delete render files per project
  • Events can be sorted by date or name in the Library sidebar