Apple Intros Final Cut Pro X

Jun 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Video, Video Software

Final Cut Pro X

Apple today announced Final Cut Pro X, a new version of their popular video editing software.

According to the company, Final Cut Pro X ‘completely reinvents video editing’, with:

  • a Magnetic Timeline that lets you edit on a flexible, trackless canvas;
  • Content Auto-Analysis that categorizes your content upon import by shot type, media and people; and
  • background rendering that allows you to work without interruption.

Rebuilt on a 64-bit architecture, Final Cut Pro X is now available from the Mac App Store for $299.99, pricing that makes the platform an extremely competitive option.

Here are the details on the new features:

Final Cut Pro X

At the heart of Final Cut Pro X is the Magnetic Timeline, a trackless approach to editing footage that lets you add and arrange clips wherever you want them, while other clips instantly slide out of the way.

You can use Clip Connections to link primary story clips to other elements like titles and sound effects, so they stay in sync when you move them. You can also combine related story elements into a Compound Clip that can be edited as a single clip. The new Auditions feature lets you swap between a collection of clips to instantly compare alternate takes.

Content Auto-Analysis scans your media on import and tags your content with useful information. Final Cut Pro X then uses that information to dynamically organize your clips into Smart Collections, so you can find the clips you want by close up, medium and wide shots as well as media type and the number of people in the shot. You can also tag parts of clips with Range-based keywords to add custom search criteria to your media.

Final Cut Pro X is also a 64-bit app, designed to take advantage of the latest Mac hardware and software. Final Cut Pro X uses multi-threaded processing and the GPU on your graphics card for fast background rendering.

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