Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X With Revamped Interface, Magnetic Timeline and Touch Bar Support

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Apple today released a major update for Final Cut Pro X, its video editing software aimed at professionals. Today's update includes a new look for the software, support for the Touch Bar included in the new MacBook Pro, and a host of other features.

Final Cut Pro X features a revamped interface that's designed to streamline the layout for optimal screen space on the MacBook Pro, plus it includes a darker, flat look for more focus on content. There are customizable workspaces that let users select ideal layout options for organizing, editing, and color grading, even across more than one monitor. Full support for wide color workflows is included.

"This is our biggest update to Final Cut Pro X since we completely redesigned it five years ago," said Susan Prescott, Apple's vice president of Apps Product Marketing. "The new version features a sleek interface and adds powerful new editing features that go far beyond what's possible with traditional, track-based video editing apps; and integration with the revolutionary Touch Bar gives professional video editors a whole new way to interact with Final Cut Pro X."
There's a new Magnetic Timeline to make it easier to see a full film at a glance. Dialogue, music, and effects are all highlighted with custom color coding, and there's now an option to drag and rearrange the vertical layout of a timeline or highlight audio roles during the editing process.

The Final Cut Pro X update also includes support for the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro, introducing dynamic controls that change based on which tool is in use. With the Tool Bar, users can do things like adjust audio levels, trim, navigate through a timeline, initiate playback, and more.

Motion 5.3 and Compressor 5.3 have also been updated with Touch Bar support and a new darker look to match the Final Cut Pro X update. Motion 5.3 includes support for wide color workflows and 3D text enhancements, plus it offers a new Align behavior for quickly connecting separate objects. Compressor 4.3 features wide color support and updates and improvements that make it quicker to deliver packages to the iTunes Store.

Final Cut Pro X can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $299.99. [Direct Link]

Motion can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $49.99. [Direct Link]

Compressor can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $49.99. [Direct Link]

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tkukoc

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Really want FCPX but keep feeling like they'll release 11.0 and I'll be out the 300.00 right away, now 5 years into this edition.
 
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Bull poop I like my keyboard short cuts no update to the Mac Pro or the iMac. Why can't apple build their own processors like they do with the iphone. All they care about is Apple Pay and track pads and useless butterfly machenisim keyboards, was really dissapointed by the keynote
 
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napabar

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Bull poop I like my keyboard short cuts no update to the Mac Pro or the iMac. Why can't apple build their own processors like they do with the iphone. All they care about is Apple Pay and track pads and useless butterfly machenisim keyboards, was really dissapointed by the keynote
Sounds like a lot of whining.
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Putting more focus into the touch bar gimmick than any other part of this underpowered software shows Apple's lack of attention to the pro market.
Says who? You? Are you the self-proclaimed wizard of all that is a Pro user?
 
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keep feeling like they'll release 11.0 and I'll be out the 300.00 right away, now 5 years into this edition.
That won't happen until they switch the Mac line to a custom Apple CPU and GPU, and even after that, not until the OS drops support for Intel chips, the equivalent of PowerPC machines at that point in the Great PPC-Intel Switch. Maybe not even then. Have you seen the update we got today? Everything that you were impressed with before is even better. Have fun in your editing, whatever you do.

Kind of expected the Intel Iris on the AMD model to be replaced with an Apple chip of some sort, since we have to expect that Apple has had a desktop version of OS X running on ARM chips for a while, and could probably hand off (no pun) a lot of simple compute and graphics tasks to save battery power, although I know very little to that end beyond what I've picked up from years of reading Ars Technica and lurking here.

It's fantastic that I've paid for this software once, and have received new and better features for years, for no additional charge. Same with Motion, love it.
 
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That won't happen until they switch the Mac line to a custom Apple CPU and GPU, and even after that, not until the OS drops support for Intel chips, the equivalent of PowerPC machines at that point in the Great PPC-Intel Switch. Maybe not even then. Have you seen the update we got today? Everything that you were impressed with before is even better. Have fun in your editing, whatever you do.

Kind of expected the Intel Iris on the AMD model to be replaced with an Apple chip of some sort, since we have to expect that Apple has had a desktop version of OS X running on ARM chips for a while, and could probably hand off (no pun) a lot of simple compute and graphics tasks to save battery power, although I know very little to that end beyond what I've picked up from years of reading Ars Technica and lurking here.

It's fantastic that I've paid for this software once, and have received new and better features for years, for no additional charge. Same with Motion, love it.
I completely agree! While I don't use Final Cut as much as say Capture One and definitely not my adobe stuff, I love that they have stuck with updating this for us.

To me, it shows commitment and honors our loyalty to sticking with this NLE. I have my CS6 master suite purely for the reason I didn't want to go to a subscriptions based setup. I despised that! Honestly, I love Final Cut's interface and it's overall feel and the same can be said about Capture One. I would trade neither for Premiere/Lightroom.
 
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And what if I don't have, use, or want the "touch bar"? Am I going to be left behind? Still scratching my head how they advertise a MacBook with 16gb of ram, and an i5 processor editing 4k video on two monitors? i'll believe it when I see it.
 
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