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Apple, a leader in innovation, has recently dropped a bombshell update for its professional video editing software, Final Cut Pro. The new version is set to enhance the editing experience for both Mac and iPad users. Hot on the heels of an update to Logic Pro, Apple’s audio engineering application, this news showcases the company’s commitment to delivering top-notch tools for creatives.
For Mac fans, Final Cut Pro just got even more indispensable. Automatic timeline scrolling is a standout feature that ensures users stay laser-focused on their clips during playback. Apple describes it as allowing editors to “dynamically adjust their timeline view during playback,” streamlining the editing process.
Apple has also revamped the interface, making it more user-friendly and enhancing clip organization and differentiation. These subtle yet crucial changes enable editors to work more efficiently, making their creative process seamless.
Furthermore, this update brings deeper optimizations for Apple Silicon Macs. Exporting projects is now lightning-fast, thanks to the option to send video segments to available media engines for simultaneous processing. This optimization is set to skyrocket productivity for Mac users, especially those using the latest Apple hardware.
The Object Tracker, another game-changing feature, has been rebuilt with new machine-learning models. This promises better results when analyzing the movement of faces and other objects. However, it’s worth noting that this advanced feature is exclusive to Apple Silicon Mac users.
iPad users, brace yourselves for some fantastic news. With this update, Apple is taking the iPad version of Final Cut Pro to new heights. Voiceover recording is a game-changer that allows users to record their voices directly into the timeline. This can be done using the iPad’s built-in microphone or an external microphone, making audio editing on the go a breeze.
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Stabilization in Pro Camera mode is another highlight, ensuring smoother, less shaky videos. This improvement empowers iPad users to capture professional-grade footage anytime, anywhere.
The update also introduces more keyboard shortcuts, new color-grading presets, and additional options for titles and generators. This is a significant stride toward bridging the feature gap between the iPad and macOS versions. Apple is investing in making the iPad version of Final Cut Pro a formidable tool for content creators.