Work with larger projects, larger frame sizes, more frames in RAM, and deeper multilayered effects.
See dynamic feedback in a highly responsive interface enhanced for Retina displays.
Grand Central Dispatch
Save time with faster processing through the intelligent use of all CPU cores.
ColorSync-Managed Color Pipeline
Trust the color consistency across Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and QuickTime.
Native Format Support
Final Cut Pro natively supports more formats than ever, including REDCODE RAW, Sony XAVC, AVCHD, H.264, and AVC-Ultra. Built-in support for MXF and MXF-wrapped ProRes makes it simple to import, edit, and deliver MXF files, while resolution independence lets you mix and match formats, frame rates, and frame sizes to 4K and beyond. You can share ProRes, AVC-Intra, and XDCAM and use roles to assign audio channels for broadcast delivery. Final Cut Pro also lets you work with compressed audio formats including MP3 and AAC.
Final Cut Pro uses the GPUs on graphics cards for effects previews and rendering, so you can work with richer projects in real time. GPU utilization also enables faster optical flow analysis, RED RAW processing, and “Send to Compressor” as well as background exporting, allowing you to deliver projects while continuing to edit.
Shared Render Engine
Render with pristine quality and consistent results across Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor.
Apple ProRes is a family of high-quality video codecs designed for maximum speed and optimal resolution in post-production. ProRes allows you to edit full-frame 4:2:2 and 4:4:4:4 HD, 2K, 4K, 5K, and larger video sources — including ProRes Log C from ARRI ALEXA and AMIRA cameras — with multistream, real-time performance in Final Cut Pro. You can even deliver MXF-wrapped ProRes in a standard OP1a format for broadcast or archiving.
ProRes takes advantage of multiple processors to speed up background rendering, transcoding, and exporting for delivery to web or broadcast. And when working with ProRes Log C files from cameras like the ARRI ALEXA and AMIRA, Final Cut Pro automatically displays your footage with standard Rec. 709 or Rec. 2020 contrast and color levels.
Learn about ProRes-compatible devices
View the ProRes White Paper (PDF)
RED Camera Support
Import REDCODE RAW files directly into Final Cut Pro and use the additional processing power of the GPU to start editing right away. Work natively with .r3d files or choose to transcode to either ProRes 4444 or ProRes Proxy in the background. Adjust essential debayer and color settings to get the look you need right in Final Cut Pro, or launch the REDCINE-X PRO app to access the complete set of controls. Final Cut Pro also supports the RED ROCKET card, which you can use to accelerate playback and transcoding of RED video files.
Edit flexibly with support for image sizes from SD to 4K and beyond. And on an iMac with Retina 5K display, you can view full 4K video with pixel accuracy and still have room for your browser and timeline.
Eliminate interruptions to editing while analyzing, rendering, transcoding, and moving media.