Download Final Cut Pro X: with Blu-Ray Burning
Apple released new 64-bit Final Cut Pro X professional video editor, Motion 5, and Compressor 4 today on Mac App Store.
Final Cut Pro X Features
Want to upgrade from iMovie? Apple just released a new version of the world’s most popular professional editing software: Final Cut Pro X.
Apple, “Everything just changed in post” production:
At the heart of Final Cut Pro X is the Magnetic Timeline, a trackless approach to editing your 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 perfect sync when you move them. You can even combine related story elements into a Compound Clip that can be edited as a single clip. The groundbreaking 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 easily 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.
Completely rebuilt from the ground up, Final Cut Pro X is a 64-bit app that takes full advantage of the latest Mac hardware and software so you never have to wait for the next edit, even if you’re working with 4K video. Final Cut Pro X uses multi-threaded processing and the GPU on your graphics card for blazing fast background rendering and superb real-time playback performance. Additionally, a ColorSync-managed color pipeline ensures color consistency from import to output.
More select Final Cut Pro X features:
- New 64-bit architecuture: use than 4GB of RAM
- Sync DSLR video with separate audio in a single step with instant waveform matching
- “Repairs” audio problems such as hum, excessive noise, and more
- Single-click Balance Color feature
- Match Color to match looks of clips under different conditions
- Export projects to Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, etc.
- Add content to set of themed menus, and burn DVD or Blu-ray
- Burn Blu-ray disks if you got a Blu-ray recorder
- Output files for HTTP live streaming in a single step
Apple also released:
- Motion 5 [Mac App Store]: customize Final Cut Pro titles, transitions, and effects, in addition to create animation in 2D or 3D space, with real-time feedback.
- Compressor 4 [Mac App Store]: Customize Final Cut Pro X output settings. USe distributed encoding (with multiple Macs) to speed up encoding. Format conversion (NTSC to PAL, etc). Add watermarks. Import Targa, DPX, TIFF, PSD, or PNG image sequences. Speed up video, slow it down, or adjust the frame rate to make the duration match a runtime.
Price? The new 2011 Final Cut Pro X is $299.99, with Motion and Compressor 4 being $49.99 each. (Formerly part of the $999 Final Cut Studio, which is a great deal in its days.)
Download Apple Final Cut Pro X
[Apple page on Final Cut Pro]
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