A more powerful take on post-production.

Editing, audio, motion graphics, and delivery.
360° video editing and VR headset playback.
Advanced color grading, HDR support, and ProRes RAW.
Built-in controls to create, edit, and deliver closed captions.

The tools you need. From start to finishing.

With great new features and an intuitive design, Final Cut Pro accelerates post-production. So editors can create and deliver at the speed of thought.

Performance

Final Cut Pro is built on a powerful 64-bit architecture, which allows you to work with complex projects, larger frame sizes, higher frame rates, and more effects. It’s optimized for the high-performance CPU and graphics card in your Mac — including iMac Pro.

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Video noise reduction

Improve the look of archival and low-light images with powerful noise reduction tools that reduce or eliminate grain and video noise. Simple controls let you quickly adjust intensity, and it’s easy to change processing order by dragging the effect in the inspector.

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Timecode window

View project and source media timecode from anywhere in the room. Open the floating window to display a color-coded list of clip names, timecodes, and roles for all clips at the playhead. It’s simple to resize and reposition the window or move it to a second display.

Multicam

The industry’s most advanced multicam editing lets you automatically sync up to 64 angles of video with different formats, frame sizes, and frame rates. View up to 16 angles at once in the Angle Viewer. And open the Angle Editor timeline to move, sync, trim, add effects, or color grade individual clips.

Motion and Compressor

Create stunning effects and sweeping graphics with Motion, including studio-quality 2D and 3D titles you can open and adjust in Final Cut Pro. Use Compressor to create custom export settings and streamline delivery of your movie to the iTunes Store.

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Workflow extensions. Extend the power of Final Cut Pro.

Now you can work directly with powerful third-party applications — without leaving Final Cut Pro.

360° video. Take your work further. In every direction.

Final Cut Pro includes a complete toolset for importing, editing, and delivering both monoscopic and stereoscopic 360° video.

360° editing

Import and edit 360° equirectangular footage in Final Cut Pro. Open the 360° viewer to see a headset view of your footage, and take advantage of simple tools for changing orientation, straightening the horizon, removing camera rigs, and more.

360° graphics and effects

Easily add 2D and 3D titles to your 360° video and apply blurs, glows, and other 360° effects. Or create more advanced 360° motion graphics in Motion, then add them directly to your Final Cut Pro project. You can even add 360° video to non‑360° projects, using the Tiny Planet effect to create interesting spherical looks and animations.

VR headset playback

Watch your 360° video in real time with a VR headset like the HTC Vive. Choose to mirror the headset view in Final Cut Pro, or turn off mirroring to watch video in the headset while independently controlling a separate view on your monitor.

Advanced color grading.
Every pixel closer to perfection.

Professional color grading tools are built into Final Cut Pro, including a dedicated color inspector with color wheels, color curves, hue/saturation curves, and keyframes to adjust corrections over time. Open the Comparison Viewer to see reference images while grading, and apply camera and creative Look Up Tables (LUTs) for a consistent appearance across your project. All color correction tools and scopes support High Dynamic Range (HDR) video.

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Unify your color story with the Comparison Viewer.

The Comparison Viewer gives you a reference image while you’re grading clips in the timeline to ensure accurate, consistent color throughout your project.

LUTs. Preset color with a click.

Final Cut Pro automatically applies the correct transform Look Up Table (LUT) when importing LOG footage recorded with supported cameras from ARRI, Canon, Sony, and more. Use the Custom LUT effect to audition and apply creative effects in the timeline.

Image simulates the effect of HDR.

Shed new light with High Dynamic Range video.

Now you can import, edit, grade, and deliver incredibly realistic images by using HDR video with Final Cut Pro. Scopes automatically adjust to reflect HDR brightness levels, and tone mapping lets you easily convert HDR to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) output for broadcast.

ProRes RAW. The flexibility of RAW with the performance of ProRes.

Import, edit, and grade pristine video with RAW data straight from your camera sensor — without slowing down your edit. Create native ProRes RAW files using Atomos recorders or the DJI Inspire 2 drone and experience all the creative advantages of RAW with the real-time performance of ProRes.

ProRes performance

Remarkably smooth playback and multistream, real-time editing are part of the ProRes RAW package. The format is optimized for macOS and the latest Mac computers, allowing you to render and export faster than with other RAW formats. And since ProRes RAW files are smaller than standard formats, you can fit more footage on every card.

View the Apple ProRes RAW White Paper

RAW flexibility

Work with untouched image data directly from your camera sensor. RAW files provide maximum flexibility for adjusting the look of your video while extending brightness and shadows — an ideal combination for HDR workflows. And ProRes RAW preserves more of the original image data, making it a great format for archiving.

Closed captions. Open to all.

Final Cut Pro now includes an intuitive, comprehensive set of tools for closed captioning in a variety of formats, without the need for expensive third-party software or services. You can create, view, and edit captions within Final Cut Pro, and deliver them as part of your video or as a separate file.

Step up from iMovie to Final Cut Pro.

iMovie is the easiest way to start making movies. And when you’re ready to ramp up production, it’s effortless to switch to Final Cut Pro from iMovie for iOS or iMovie for Mac. You’ll cut faster and more precisely with advanced editing tools, improve the look of your projects with third-party plug-ins, and find it easy to integrate video recorded with professional cameras from RED, Sony, Canon, and more. You can import your iMovie projects right into Final Cut Pro, so you won’t miss a beat — or a cut — when you upgrade.

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