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Apple Releases Free Updates for Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor Optimized for Apple Pro Display XDR

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Apple updated Final Cut Pro X this afternoon with a new Metal engine that delivers performance gains across a wide range of Mac systems and takes advantage of the tremendous power of the all-new Mac Pro and the high-resolution, high-dynamic-range viewing experience of Apple Pro Display XDR.


Apple is also releasing updates to Motion and Compressor that feature the same modern Metal engine with performance optimizations for Mac Pro and support for Pro Display XDR.



Metal-Powered Performance


Today’s update to Final Cut Pro delivers a new Metal-based engine that improves playback and accelerates graphics tasks including rendering, real-time effects and exporting on Metal-compatible Mac computers.


Video editors with 15-inch MacBook Pro, the most popular system for Final Cut Pro users, will benefit from performance that’s up to 20 percent faster, while editors using iMac Pro will see gains up to 35 percent.


Additional New Features in Final Cut Pro 10.4.7


  •     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, Motion or Compressor on macOS Catalina.
  •     Select which internal or external GPU is used to accelerate graphics processing.


Final Cut Pro companion apps, Motion and Compressor, also benefit from the new Metal-based render engine, resulting in improved playback and accelerated graphics. Both apps are designed to take advantage of multiple GPUs and up to 28 CPU cores in Mac Pro, tap into the power of Afterburner and support professional HDR workflows on Pro Display XDR.


Pricing and Availability


Final Cut Pro 10.4.7 is available today as a free update for existing users, and for $299.99 (US) for new users on the Mac App Store. Motion 5.4.4 and Compressor 4.4.5 are also available today as free updates for existing users, and for $49.99 (US) each for new users on the Mac App Store. Education customers can purchase the Pro Apps Bundle for Education for $199.99 (US). For more information, please visit:


For more information, read Apple's full press release here.


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