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Video editors for Mac platform are aplenty nowadays and choosing a suitable contender for your needs can be rather tedious, owing to the abundance. The Final Cut Pro made by no other than Apple stands out tall amidst the sea of competing video editors, mostly because of its intuitive workflow and plethora of useful features. Its robust media organization capabilities and vast repository of tools give FCP some serious competitive edge. In last few years the app has received some substantial upgrades to stand up to the competition. The new version is ideal for post production setups and studios where editors need a comprehensive editing tool that can produce stunning and professional looking results.
Final Cut Pro X runs on OS X v10.9 and later editions and this means older Mac users are out of luck. Like any mainstream video editor, it has steep hardware requirements. A Mac with 4GB RAM is the minimum requirement and you should ideally have double the amount for smooth performance. It also gobbles up a lot of disk space post installation. The app requires an OpenGL-capable GPU. The app has been tuned up to be used with new Mac Pro and deal with 4K UHD footage.

The moment you launch FCP, you will understand, there is hardly anything superfluous in its UI. Apple has worked hard to ensure seasoned users can access required features without facing interface clutter. This video editor has a very streamlined and functional UI. The browser can now be hidden with a keyboard shortcut, which is handy when you want to have more screen space. However, it can be brought back into view only with menu commands.

There are no separate panes for Project library and Events any longer. The Libraries pane now shows Projects, Events and Libraries. Now a Library can be kept anywhere on the drive and you may make multiple Libraries on a single drive. Final Cut Pro now comes with a nifty automatic Library backup option. While the option of having full Library backups is helpful, project snapshots are like icing on the cake!

When it comes to media format support, FCP ticks almost all boxes right. There is support for H.264, AVCHD, MOV and many other formats. The same thing can be said about audio format compatibility. The way media is imported in FCP has also been revamped. You may simply import media from its location, get it copied into Event folder, and lastly move it to another place in the drive. Any content placed inside Event folder is labeled as Managed Media. Anything that is outside Library bundle is deemed External Media.

While FCP has always been famous for its extensive video editing capabilities, now it boasts impressive audio editing tools as well. It can be used to get rid of noise and unwanted hiss and hums from audio tracks. Recording an audio clip directly in the app is now possible. The visual countdown enables you to start recording at your preferred time.  

 FCP can also deal with DSLR videos. The dynamic media organizer of FCP makes finding a particular clip in media library fast and less tedious. The app supports several camcorders and still cameras made by leading companies like Panasonic, Canon and Sony. Now, FCP offers support for external monitoring through HDMI port for resolutions up to 4K. Additionally, it supports third party I/O devices through Thunderbolt 2 port.

The popular FCP features have also been given a revamp. The multicam feature is one such example. Now, it is possible to detach audio from the multicam clips so that you can edit audio and video tracks individually. The timeline tools also enable you to edit audio or video tracks exclusively on timeline. You can now perform retime and replace in single step. Its enhanced retiming feature lets you tweak clip playback speed without altering length of a clip or rippling timeline.

In FCP, the stabilization algorithm has been spruced up. It analyzes a clip to detect dominant motion and then applies apt algorithm to stabilize the shot. The InertiaCam option, a new entry that helps you eliminate camera wobble that occurs during zoom and pans.

Positive Points:
•    Streamlined, carefully designed UI.
•    Support for 4K video.
•    Spruced up Library management.
•    Enhanced stabilization and multicam editing.

Negative Points:
•    Extremely resource hungry.
•    No support for Older versions of OS X.

After a number of revisions and upgrades, Apple has been able to deliver a killer video editor in form of Final Cut Pro X. The support for new Mac Pro and 4K HD footage makes it ideal for high end editing and post production setups. The app is seriously heavy on resources but that is actually true of any high end video editor nowadays. When equipped with right hardware, the app runs quite fast and offers near flawless performance. The Interface tweaks and streamline media management deserves applause. The seasoned users will also appreciate enhancements in audio editing and improved stabilization feature. Support for 4K HD media and excellent monitoring give it some edge over competitors. It is however not meant for older Macs.

Rating: 3.5/5

Final Cut Pro X Publisher's Description

Revolutionary Video Editing

Assemble clips in the Magnetic Timeline without clip collisions or sync problems.
Use Clip Connections to attach B-roll, sound effects, and music to the timeline.
Reduce clutter by grouping clips into a Compound Clip. Easily expand it back to single clips.
Perfect your pacing right in the timeline with the Inline Precision Editor.
Cycle through different shots, graphics, or effects at one place in the timeline with Auditions.
Powerful Media Organization
Import a broad range of formats including native AVCHD, H.264 from DSLRs, and more.
Content Auto-Analysis captures camera metadata and analyzes shots in the background.
Choose analysis options for stabilization, rolling shutter correction, and audio enhancement.
Create and apply custom keywords on the fly as you select ranges in clips.
Smart Collections let you dynamically organize content and find any shot in a few clicks.
Incredible Performance
New 64-bit architecture uses all the RAM in your system for larger projects and richer effects.
The Cocoa foundation makes Final Cut Pro more responsive, interactive, and fun to use.
Final Cut Pro taps the GPU on the graphics card and all the cores in your Mac for speed.
Background processing lets you keep working without interruption.
A ColorSync-managed color pipeline produces accurate, consistent color across applications.
Compelling, Customizable Effects
Preview effects to see how they look with your footage before applying them.
Change the look of titles, transitions, and effects using intuitive controls.
Control effects with precision using a keyframe editor that appears directly in the timeline.
Adjust the Ken Burns effect with simple onscreen arrows for start and end points.
Integrated Audio Editing
Let Final Cut Pro repair significant audio problems such as hum, excessive noise, and more.
Sync DSLR video with separate audio in a single step, with instant audio waveform matching.
Enrich your soundtrack with a library of royalty-free sound effects and audio effect plug-ins.
Create immersive audio experiences in 5.1 surround.
Intuitive Color Grading
Improve the look of any clip with the single-click Balance Color feature.
Apply the Match Color feature to match the looks of two clips shot under different conditions.
Manipulate color, saturation, and exposure with the Color Board.
Fine tune color for a specific color range or area of the screen using keying and masks.
One-Step, Optimized Output
Export projects to Apple devices and websites such as Vimeo, Facebook.
Add your content to a set of themed menus, then burn a DVD or Blu-ray disc.

Free download from Shareware Connection - Apple Final Cut Pro X is a professional video editing solution.Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow.

Publisher: Final-cut-pro | License: Trial | Price: 299.99
Version: 10.1 | Platform: Mac OS X v10.9
Released Date: 14-11-2014 | Rating: 5 | Title: Final Cut Pro X

Author Url: https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/whats-new/
Program Info Url: https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/whats-new/
Download Url: https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/trial/
Screenshot Url: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/final-cut-pro/id424389933?mt=12

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