Within the last few hours Apple has set the new Final Cut Pro X free and made the software live to download exclusively on the Mac App Store. The latest addition to Apple’s growing software base is said to set a new standard in video workflow, and will help you deliver effects and organize like never below.
The new version of Apple’s professional video editing software has reinvented this industry, and aims to make everything faster and easier. You’ll be able to render in the background while you work with no interruptions, the trackless and flexible canvas will have you editing on the improved Magnetic Timeline, and when you import your video content it will be categorized automatically by people, media, and shot type.
Apple has taken their biggest step since the original Final Cut Pro, and the power of modern 64-bit architecture helps things run smoothly.
The benefits of Apple’s ColorSync color management technology are shown when you play back videos in QuickTime, Motion, or Final Cut Pro. The media will stay in consistent and accurate color no matter what stage the process is in, from the import to the final export.
Final Cut Pro X will use graphics card hardware (GPU) on your machine, which will speed up the processing while rendering and running effects previews. This means you can work in an environment that allows for richer real time effects. You will also get two companion apps when you download via the Mac App Store, and these are Compressor 4 (for media encoding) and Motion 5 (for improved motion graphics). These apps cost a little extra, which at the time of writing retail for $49.99 each.
You can download Final Cut Pro X right now on the Mac App Store. The current price is $299.99, although make sure you read the system requirements before downloading.
Below this article we have a 4-minute video that gives you an overview of the new Final Cut Pro X. Have a watch and feel free to share your thoughts on the new Final Cut Pro in the comments. We’ve seen that the new features are a massive advancement, and certain blogs are now claiming it will cause real damage to Adobe. Feel free to share your thoughts on this point.