Final Cut Pro X Updated With Support for Third-Party Workflow Extensions

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today announced a new update for Final Cut Pro X, which introduces support for workflow extensions that will allow professional video editors to use third-party apps and services directly within the Final Cut Pro app.

    Workflow extensions have been designed to match the look of Final Cut Pro, offering tight integration with the app. Media can be dragged into Final Cut Pro libraries, playback can be synced between extensions and the timeline, and more.

    Extensions include, which enhances post-production, Shutterstock, which allows for browsing and purchasing stock footage, and CatDV for media asset management.


    Workflow extensions for Final Cut Pro can be downloaded from the Mac App Store starting today, with Apple planning to add additional third-party FCP extensions on an ongoing basis.

    Along with extensions, the new version of Final Cut Pro introduces batch sharing for exporting multiple clips or projects in one step, a new Comparison Viewer window is available for letting editors view reference images while working on color grading, and marquee selection has been improved to make it easier to select individual clips.


    Apple has added a new floating timecode window to make it easier for video editors to follow along with color-coded clip names, roles, project timecode, and source timecode, all presented in a customizable display.


    New noise reduction tools are designed to minimize artifacts in low light footage, and editors can create closed captions in an SRT format or burn them into a video for wider compatibility with various websites.

    Motion, the motion graphics companion app for Final Cut Pro, is also being updated today. It gains a comprehensive set of color grading tools that match the color correction features available in Final Cut Pro along with new filters for comic and tiny planet effects.

    Compressor, another FCP companion app, now uses a 64-bit engine that better takes advantage of all of the memory in a user's Mac and it supports SRT closed captions.

    Final Cut Pro 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]

    Article Link: Final Cut Pro X Updated With Support for Third-Party Workflow Extensions
  2. UnionVGF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2013
  3. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
  4. e1me5 macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2013
    Srt will make things easier for importing subs and batch project exporting will make things faster. But I was hopping to make it use dGPU and eGPU together for max performance gain.
  5. esquared macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2005
    I see no new Extensions button next to the background task manager button, wonderful.
  6. augustrushrox macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2015
  7. drumcat macrumors 6502a


    Feb 28, 2008
    Otautahi, Aotearoa
    Gotta say, Compressor gets a FINALLY for getting to 64-bit.

    And now it won't open... so I take it back. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  8. Gudieve Ning macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2018
    Snap. Having just bought the 11" and tried out the toy movie editors, I was literally about to say the same thing. TC says it's a PC replacement so should put his mouth where his $1T of money is.
  9. cppguy macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2009
    SF Bay Area, California
    WE have this massively powerful iPad, and the software is holding it back. Also editing with a finger is so much more clumsy than using a proper mouse. Hopefully the next version of iOS will add some sort of file support, other than the photo stream.
  10. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2014
    Now you realize why it's so massively powerful!
  11. Freida macrumors 65832

    Oct 22, 2010
    iPad version now. With the power available it is a nobrainer!
    WWDC ?
  12. anaudiopro macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2017
  13. Kobayagi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 18, 2012

    Even when Apple does something good, you still complain? They can't win lmao. :D
  14. Mr.Blacky macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2016
    Apple should give iMovie (much) more attention and features. That would really be enough for me. And an easy way to send projects to Final Cut Pro X on the Mac (Airdrop would be nice).
  15. Burger Thing macrumors 6502a

    Burger Thing

    Jan 7, 2009
    Around the World
    I honestly hope not. Knowing Apple and their Modus operandi, we would get a Mickey Mouse Version of FCPX on which the whole development team and the gardener was working on. With the unfortunate result that the MacOs Version wouldn’t see upgrades for centuries. And it took already quite a while to bring FCPX on speed.
  16. mistasopz macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2006
    Do real professionals even use FCP X anymore or is it just for the odd youtuber "celebrity"?
  17. Chew Toy McCoy macrumors regular

    Chew Toy McCoy

    May 13, 2016
    Apple Pencil.
  18. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    Still waiting for a version for the iPad Pro series. Though Luma is an awesome app that has actually pulled me away from using FCPx on my laptop already.

  19. anticipate macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2013
    We cut all our films on it - and these are good paying clients (governments, non-profits, etc.). It's insanely fast to work with.

    But it's not best for every use case.
  20. McG2k1 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    Can I open old FCP7 projects yet?
    --- Post Merged, Nov 15, 2018 ---
    I can only speak to my experience as an editor in docu-reality. I don’t know of any shows being cut on FCPX, not even sales sizzles. I only know of one show being cut on Premiere: Ghost Adventures for Travel Channel. I’m sure there must be a few others though. LOTS of development departments use Premiere for cutting sizzles and it’s well suited for that. The vaaaast majority of shows and pilots are cut on Media Composer. Their server tech and media management are still stand outs on shows with thousands of hours of multi-cam footage to sift through.
  21. e1me5 macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2013
  22. yoak macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    Great update is brilliant and this new direct support looks great.
    I just finished a job last week using fcpx. To me it's just so much faster and better than premiere. It's really powerful amd advanced, but people don't seem to be able to look past the interface and the bad rep from the launch . Their loss I think.
    And I spent years using Premiere and the old fcpx. Avid not so much .
  23. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
  24. ignatius345 macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2015
    See also: what happened to the iWork suite back when the '09 version got "upgraded" to a lowest-common-denominator garbagefest. Keynote, for instance, used to have tons of really powerful control palattes you could spread out around your screen to control everything (kind of the way Adobe Creative Cloud apps work). Now it's got one ****y inspector that you'll find yourself constantly switching around to its different functions. Why is this? So the interface can be more or less identical on iPad, Mac and I'd rather my Mac apps remain powerful, not get crapped down to the level of what iOS devices are capable of dealing with.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 15, 2018 ---
    To be fair, there is now the Files app for what that's worth. When working in apps that plug into it correctly, it's quite decent. It's no Finder, of course, but it at least lets you open/save to proper folders that sync over to your Mac.
  25. G4DPII macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2015
    Well maybe they should stop saying something and then taking 6 years to make it happen, oh never mind that's the decent Mac Pro as well.

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