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Final Cut Pro -> Version History

This is the version history page for Final Cut Pro, showing the last 20 software updates. You can return to the main page for this software by clicking here.

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Version 10.4.8
  • Release Date: Dec 15, 2019
    • Prevents an issue that could lead to visual artifacts appearing onscreen for systems with Nvidia graphic cards that have the Reduce Transparency accessibility preference enabled
    • Fixes an issue that prevented media from appearing in the Photos library browser when using Final Cut Pro on macOS Catalina
    • Fixes an issue in which Final Cut Pro would sometimes load an incorrect project into the timeline
    • Resolves an issue in which thumbnails would not update when skimming titles, generators, and transitions in the Browser
    • Improves stability when sharing
    • Improves stability when skimming media in the Browser
    • Improves reliability when working with Sony XAVC media
    • Improves reliability when importing and exporting CEA 608 captions
Version 10.4.7
  • Release Date: Oct 10, 2019
    • New Metal-based processing engine improves playback and accelerates graphics tasks including rendering, compositing, real-time effects, exporting, and more
    • Enhances graphics performance with support for multiple GPUs including Radeon Pro Vega II and Radeon Pro Vega II Duo on Mac Pro
    • Optimizes CPU performance with support for up to 28 CPU cores on Mac Pro
    • Accelerates ProRes and ProRes RAW playback when using the Afterburner card on Mac Pro
    • View, edit, grade, and deliver stunning High Dynamic Range video on Pro Display XDR
    • Connect Pro Display XDR with a single Thunderbolt cable to use as a display or reference monitor
    • Simultaneously use up to three Pro Display XDR units connected to Mac Pro — two for the Final Cut Pro interface and one for dedicated monitoring
    • Grade High Dynamic Range video with enhanced color mask and range isolation tools
    • View High Dynamic Range video tone-mapped to compatible Standard Dynamic Range displays when using Final Cut Pro on macOS Catalina
    • Select which internal or external GPU is used to accelerate graphics processing
Version 10.4.5
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2019
    • Improves performance when generating waveforms for clips with no audio channels
    • Improves stability when sending a project to Compressor using the keyboard shortcut Shift-Command-E
    • Improves stability when pasting Arabic or Hebrew text into a title
    • Improves stability when switching tabs in the Timeline Index
Version 10.4.4
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2018
  • 10.4.4 Nov 15, 2018

    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 (Frame.io), 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
    • Use the roll and tilt parameters to wrap your tiny planet effect into an infinite cylinder
    • Adjust the pan parameter to move your subject horizontally within the tiny planet
    • 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
Version 10.4.2
  • Release Date: May 1, 2018
    • Fixes an issue in which selecting multiple clips using the Shift key or marquee selection could inadvertently select other clips in the timeline
    • Fixes issues related to XML import and export
Version 10.4.1
  • Release Date: Apr 10, 2018
  • What's New in 10.4.1 Apr 9, 2018
    Closed Captions
    • Import caption files into a Final Cut Pro project to automatically create time-synced, connected captions in the timeline
    • See captions directly in the Viewer
    • Use the Inspector to adjust text, color, onscreen location, and timing
    • Create captions in multiple languages and formats in the same timeline
    • Use the new Captions tab in the Timeline Index to search text, select captions, and quickly switch between different versions of your captions
    • Attach captions to audio or video clips in the timeline
    • Extract embedded captions from video to view and edit the captions directly in Final Cut Pro
    • Send your project to Compressor in a single step, making it easy to create a compliant iTunes Store package with audio and video files, captions, and subtitles
    • Validation indicator instantly warns about common errors including caption overlaps, incorrect characters, invalid formatting, and more
    • Embed captions in an exported video file or create a separate caption sidecar file
    • Share captioned videos directly to YouTube and Vimeo
    • Support for CEA-608 and iTT closed caption formats

    ProRes RAW
    • Support for ProRes RAW files lets you import, edit, and grade using pristine RAW image data from the camera sensor
    • RAW image data provides ultimate flexibility when adjusting highlights and shadows — ideal for HDR workflows
    • Enjoy smooth playback and real-time editing on laptop and desktop Mac computers
    • Highly efficient encoding reduces the size of ProRes RAW files, allowing you to fit more footage on camera cards and storage drives
    • ProRes RAW preserves more of the original image data, making it an ideal format for archiving
    • Work natively with ProRes RAW or ProRes RAW HQ files created by ATOMOS recorders and DJI Inspire 2 drone

    Enhanced export
    • The new Roles tab in the share pane displays title, video, and audio roles in a single, consolidated interface
    • Quickly view and choose roles to be included in exported video files
    • Roles settings and enabled/disabled states from the timeline are carried through to the share pane
    • Embed closed captions in a video file or export a separate captions sidecar file in CEA-608 and iTT formats

    Introduced in Version 10.4
    360 VR editing
    • Import and edit 360° equirectangular video in a wide range of formats and frame sizes

    Advanced color grading 
    • Powerful new color wheels improve upon traditional wheels with integrated sliders to adjust hue, saturation, and brightness
    • Color curves enable ultra-fine adjustments using multiple control points to change color and contrast
    • Hue/saturation curves let you select a specific hue or brightness level to make adjustments while leaving other parts of the image unchanged

    High Dynamic Range
    • Import, grade, and deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video as Rec. 2020 HLG or Rec. 2020 PQ for HDR10

    Additional features
    • Send your iMovie for iOS project directly to Final Cut Pro for advanced editing, audio work, and finishing
    • Import, playback, and editing of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC, also known as H.265) video clips and High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) photos from Apple devices**
    • Send to Compressor to export video projects in the HEVC format

    * Requires compatible VR headset, macOS High Sierra, and SteamVR
    ** HEVC and HEIF support requires macOS High Sierra
Version 10.4
  • Release Date: Dec 17, 2017
  • What's New in Version 10.4
    360 VR editing
    • Import and edit 360° equirectangular video in a wide range of formats and frame sizes
    • Output 360° video to a connected VR headset*
    • Open the 360° viewer to simultaneously monitor headset and equirectangular views while editing
    • Option to track movement of a VR headset in the 360° viewer in Final Cut Pro
    • Add 360° effects including blurs, glows, and more
    • Share 360° video directly to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo
    • Use the 360° patch to instantly remove cameras and rigs from the scene
    • Use the Horizon overlay to easily change the orientation of 360° video right in the viewer
    • Edit 360° video into a non-360° project and animate the pan, tilt, and zoom
    • Place any graphic, still, or video into a 360° project, then reposition and resize to fit perfectly into the 360° scene
    • Support for monoscopic and stereoscopic 360° video

    Advanced color grading 
    • Dedicated color tab in the inspector provides one location for all color controls
    • Powerful new color wheels improve upon traditional wheels with integrated sliders to adjust hue, saturation, and brightness
    • Color curves enable ultra-fine adjustments using multiple control points to change color and contrast
    • Hue/saturation curves let you select a specific hue or brightness level to make adjustments while leaving other parts of the image unchanged
    • Use the eye dropper in the color and hue/saturation curves to quickly sample parts of an image for adjustment
    • Balance Color command includes an eye dropper for manual white balance
    • Apply custom LUTs from popular color grading apps and sites
    • Adjust color corrections over time with precise keyframe controls
    • Speed through color correction using new keyboard shortcuts for color adjustments and role-based timeline navigation
    • Color presets are now located in the effects browser for skimmable preview and fast search

    High Dynamic Range
    • Import, grade, and deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video as Rec. 2020 HLG or Rec. 2020 PQ for HDR10
    • Output video to third-party HDR monitors using third-party I/O devices
    • Built-in waveform monitor indicates HDR brightness levels up to 10,000 nits
    • HDR Tools effect lets you easily tone map HDR to Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) output as well as convert between PQ and HLG formats
    • Option to view HDR as raw values when working without an HDR monitor

    Additional features
    • Send your iMovie for iOS project directly to Final Cut Pro for advanced editing, audio work, and finishing
    • Import, playback, and editing of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC, also known as H.265) video clips and High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF) photos from Apple devices**
    • Send to Compressor to export video projects in the HEVC format
    • Adjust audio using effects plug-ins from Logic Pro X with redesigned, resizable interfaces 
    • Support for Canon Cinema RAW Light format with additional software from Canon 
    • Faster Optical Flow analysis using Metal 2
    • Support for NFS-based libraries and media
    • XML 1.7 with support for new color grading controls, 360 VR effects, and HDR
Version 10.3.4
  • Release Date: May 27, 2017
    • Resolves a stability issue when using keyboard shortcuts to trim in Secondary Storylines
    • Fixes an issue in which certain editing operations could create an extra audio fade in
    • Fixes an issue in which the Share dialog could incorrectly display a codec warning

Version 10.3.2
  • Release Date: Apr 15, 2017
    • Ability to expand the width of the Inspector to view and adjust effect parameters 
    • Fixes issues with updating older libraries
    • Faster redraw of audio waveforms when using clips that are being imported while recorded to disk
Version 10.3
  • Release Date: Oct 28, 2016
  • What's New in Version 10.3
    New Interface
    • Redesigned dark interface puts the focus on your video
    • Configure window layouts into custom workspaces for tasks like organizing and color grading
    • Fill a second display with the timeline or hide the timeline completely
    • Expand the Inspector to full-screen height

    Magnetic Timeline 2
    • Color coding of clips based on roles — such as dialogue, music, and effects — lets you understand your project at a glance
    • Create, assign, and customize the colors of roles to identify different types of audio and video clips
    • Enhanced Timeline Index lets you drag and drop audio roles to rearrange the layout of your timeline
    • Focus button in the Timeline Index lets you highlight specific audio roles and collapse all others
    • Show Audio Lanes button in the Timeline Index displays a structured timeline layout with dedicated spaces for each audio role
    • Add audio effects and keyframe audio volume changes to an entire role within a Compound Clip
    • iXML support enables automatic creation and assignment of roles based on metadata from an audio field recorder
    • Create and manage a unique set of roles for each Final Cut Pro library

    Wide Color
    • Images are now viewable in wide color on supported Mac computers and external displays
    • Import, edit, and deliver video in standard Rec. 601 and Rec. 709 color spaces, or in wide Rec. 2020 color space
    • Configure color spaces for both libraries and projects
    • Log footage from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Panasonic, and Sony cameras, as well as RED RAW footage, can be manipulated in real time while preserving wider color
    • Range check overlay in the viewer highlights areas out of the standard RGB range
    • Video scopes display wide color in real time

    More Video Formats
    • MXF-wrapped Apple ProRes provides a flexible new format for broadcast delivery
    • MXF master file export uses audio roles to configure industry-standard channel layouts
    • Support for Canon Log2/Cinema Gamut and Panasonic V-Log
    • Support for Sony XAVC-L at 4K for the Sony PXW-FS7 and PXW-X70 cameras
    • Playback support for Panasonic AVC-Intra LT
    • Export AVC-Intra files

    Additional Features
    • Flow transition seamlessly merges jump cuts to remove pauses or mistakes in on-camera interviews
    • Remove Effects and Remove Attributes commands let you delete specific effects from clips
    • SMB 3 network support enables library access on network-attached storage devices
    • Timecode effect displays clip name and source clip timecode in the Viewer and in exported files
    • Copy and paste timecode to speed up numerical entry from text documents
    • Consolidate custom Motion projects into individual Final Cut Pro libraries
    • Option for continuous playback of clips in the Browser
    • Search custom metadata in the Browser and Timeline
    • Search Timeline Index for Auditions, Compound clips, Multicam clips, and Synchronized clips
    • Ability to roll trim on adjacent anchored clips
    • Larger Media and Content browsers provide more space for viewing photo libraries, sound effects, music, titles, and generators
    • Skim and select ranges of audio files in the Music and Sound Effects browser
    • Use a Thunderbolt cable for direct A/V output to an external display, without the need for a separate I/O device
    • XML 1.6 supports role-based audio components for Magnetic Timeline 2
    • Enhanced XML support lets you import projects and clips into existing events
    • Ability to drag and drop clips, projects, and events as XML with supported applications
Version 10.2.1
  • Release Date: May 15, 2015
    • Restores support for Panasonic AVCCAM video at 25p and 30p
    • Improves accuracy when dragging to select a range in the Timeline
    • Fixes an issue that may cause Final Cut Pro to quit on launch

Version 10.1.4
  • Release Date: Dec 3, 2014
    • Native MXF import, edit, and export with Pro Video Formats 2.0 software update
    • Option to export AVC-Intra MXF files
    • Support for import and editing with Panasonic AVC-LongG media

Version 10.1.2
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2014
    • Optimized, proxy, and rendered media can be stored at any location outside of the library
    • Easily delete optimized, proxy, and rendered media from within Final Cut Pro X
    • Used media indicators for Compound clips, Multicam clips, and Synced clips

Version 10.1.1
  • Release Date: Jan 17, 2014
  • Preserves media files if external drive or network is disconnected while consolidating a library
  • Resolves an issue loading audio content in the Music and Sound Browser
  • Fixes a stability issue when applying a Motion effect with Scroll Text behavior
Version 10.1
  • Release Date: Dec 19, 2013
  • Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
  • Video monitoring up to 4K via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI on select Mac computers
  • 4K content including titles, transitions, and generators
Version X
  • Release Date: Jun 22, 2011
Version 7.0
  • Release Date: Jul 23, 2009
  • Please refer to the official what's new page for more information
Version 6.0
  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2007
  • Please refer to the official what's new page for more information
Version 5.1
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2006

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