What’s New

Version 10.4.6

• Detects media files that may be incompatible with future versions of macOS after Mojave and converts them to a compatible format
• Fixes an issue that could cause share destinations to disappear from the share menu after quitting Final Cut Pro
• Fixes an issue that could cause the workflow extension button to disappear when resizing the interface
• Fixes an issue in which the Select Clip command could incorrectly select the clip beneath the playhead
• Fixes an issue in which a successful share notification appears after the share operation was cancelled
• Fixes an issue in which frames saved to the frame browser in the Comparison Viewer may appear differently than they do in the viewer
• Fixes an issue in which frequency information for Hum Removal may not be visible in the audio inspector
• Fixes an issue in which relinked media may appear with black thumbnails in the browser and timeline
• Fixes an issue in which the share menu may be obscured behind the viewer when using Final Cut Pro in fullscreen mode
• Improves reliability when sharing video to YouTube

Introduced in Version 10.4.4
Workflow extensions
• Extend the capabilities of Final Cut Pro with third-party extensions that open directly within the app interface
• Drag and drop clips between the extension window, browser, and timeline
• Connect to existing third-party accounts to access projects, download media, and purchase content
• Deep integration allows extensions to control timeline playback, navigation, clip markers, and more
• Workflow extensions include tools for collaboration (, stock media (Shutterstock), and asset management (CatDV)

Batch share
• Export and transcode multiple clips in the browser — with or without a camera LUT — for fast turnaround of dailies and other reviews
• Select and export multiple projects
• Combine batch sharing with bundles to encode multiple files to multiple formats in one step
• Monitor export progress in the background tasks window

Video noise reduction
• Apply the high-quality, drag-and-drop noise reduction effect to reduce grain and video noise
• Use simple controls to quickly adjust the look and amount of noise reduction
• Easily change processing order by dragging the noise reduction effect in the inspector
• The viewer shows the noise reduction effect when paused and disables the effect when skimming for optimal performance
• Apply 360° noise reduction to 360° video clips while preserving a flawless seam

Timecode window
• View project and source timecode in one or more floating timecode windows
• Resize the timecode window and drag any one to a second screen
• Choose to display clip names and role names
• Color coding in the timecode window matches the colors of roles in the timeline

Comparison Viewer
• Open the Comparison Viewer to reference other frames for consistent color grading across your project
• Quickly select the previous or next clip in the timeline as your reference frame
• Save any image to the frame browser to reference it later in the Comparison Viewer

Tiny Planet
• Select the Tiny Planet mapping option when adding 360º video to a non-360° project to create interesting spherical looks
• Animate the field of view to transition from a close up to a satellite view flying high above your footage
• Give 360° titles and generators a powerfully warped look by applying the Tiny Planet mapping option

Other new features
• View, edit, and deliver closed captions in the SRT format, which is used by a wide range of websites including Facebook
• Choose to burn closed captions into your video to ensure they appear at all times during playback
• When dragging in the timeline to select a secondary storyline, you can now select individual clips or the entire secondary storyline
• Instantly turn any photo or video into a comic book illustration using Comic filter then refine the comic book look with simple controls to adjust ink edges, fill, and smoothness

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Mengmengmeng ,

Love FCP X now, hated it at first. Thanks for improving it Apple.

I hated FCP X when it first came out, but I’ve grown to like it!

As someone who loved FCP7 (or earlier), version X felt like an insulting slap in the face (iMovie pro! Yuck!). It was buggy, the cursor jumped all over the place. What a drag!

But I kept at it and Apple kept at it. They released significant updates every few months, and as I got to know the interface, it grew on me! After you overcome your old habits, it’s intuitive, elegant, even fun to use. A good leap forward mostly. The significant and regular updates seem to say Apple is serious about making this competitive. I believe again, so don’t let us down and cheese us off again Apple! [Were any of you scared off to Premiere and disgusted back to Avid (I know I almost was)? Come back and give it a go!] With its improvements, it’s fair to say FCP X is at last decent.

It has many pro features that were missing from it’s original release (like multi-cam, dual screens, selective attribute pasting and RED support). 64-bit is much speedier than old FCP i.e. faster renders, imports/exports. In the latest update, it can do exports in the background. Integrated audio tools means less clunky switching between FCP and Soundtrack Pro. And the continuous save feature seems reliable, saves your work from crashes.

It still has some bugs and quirks. While working on a documentary, the editor saw clips hide or reappear mysteriously when stacking story-lines. Also, it opens all the projects at once.

Still, it works overall! A progressive, promising and powerful pro app with potential to please if you persevere.

(Obvious/not obvious final tip: For a more pleasant FCP X experience, use a newer Mac, with as much RAM as you can get as FCP X eats RAM for breakfast! If possible use a thunderbolt HDD (not FW800) too.)

Fueltank ,

Export Rendering Issues

Keep getting "Final Cut Pro error -50: renderVideoFrame failed" issues.

I can export parts of it out without any issues.

Can't believe I paid for this.

musicfreak291 ,

Really frustrating

There are definitely pro and cons to this piece of software. Firstly, it is good if you are transitioning from iMovie. The user interface is easy to use and user friendly. I have used the previous version of Final cut and this is definitelt easier to wrap my mind around.

One really bad thing about this that i really didn't expect was the lag. I use an 2.5 ghz core i5 iMac and this things makes my computer really slow. Even with every other application closed, i can't get this to run smoothly. Unless you have a Mac Pro, I don't recommend this.


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3 GB

macOS 10.13.6 or later, 64-bit processor


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S$ 448.98


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