Apple Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4 Now Available

Apple has just made Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4 available in the Mac App Store.  FCP X runs $299, while Motion 5 and Compressor 4 can be picked up for just $49 each.

Now we see all of the features unveiled back in April, as well as some new features.  I’ll have more coverage on FCP X as I get my hands dirty, but for now, check out the feature list below.

FCP X Performance Features

  • 64-bit architecture
  • Cocoa foundation
  • GPU utilization
  • Grand Central Dispatch
  • Background rendering, transcoding, moving
  • Background process monitoring
  • Color-sync managed
  • High-quality rendering
  • Shared render engine

FCP X Import Features

  • Increased native format support
  • File-based import
  • Camera Archive
  • Tape-based import
  • iMovie Import
  • Proxy Creation

FCP X Media Organization Features

  • Content Auto Analysis
    • Media detection
    • People detection
    • Shot detection
    • Stabilization
    • Rolling shutter
    • Color balance
    • Audio enhancement
  • Range-based keywords
  • Filmstrip and list views
  • Smart collections
  • Grouping and arranging events and clips
  • Easy to use search tools
  • Favorites and rejects
  • Timeline index
  • Browsers for photos and music

FCP X Video Editing Features

  • Magnetic timeline
  • Skimming
  • Clip connections
  • Compound clips
  • Auditions
  • Inline precision editor
  • Connect, Insert, Append, Overwrite, Replace
  • Three-point editing
  • Top and tail keyboard editing
  • Timeline trimming
  • Split edits
  • Position tool
  • Retiming
  • Transitions
  • Placeholders
  • Clip appearance customization
  • Accelerated editing with Skimmer
  • Playhead info
  • Always saved

FCP X Effects Features

  • Preset effects
  • Preset titles
  • Inline keyframing
  • Transforms
  • Royalty-free animations
  • Video Generators
  • Ken Burns effect
  • Motion 5 integration

FCP X Audio Editing Features

  • Audio enhancements
  • Sub-frame audio editing
  • Automatic audio sync
  • Fade handles
  • Match audio
  • Professional EQ control
  • Bundled audio effects
  • Audio units plug-ins
  • Over 1300 royalty-free sound effects
  • Surround mixing

FCP X Color Grading Features

  • Balance color
  • Match color
  • Keying and masks
  • Color board
  • Waveform, vectorscope and histograms

FCP X Output Features

  • Share presets
  • Web sharing
  • Export movie
  • DVD and Blu-ray
  • HTTP live streaming
  • Compressor integration

More details on Apple’s website: FCP X | Motion 5 | Compressor 4



    • says

      I haven’t had a chance to test FCP X for rolling shutter correction, but there is such a feature in iMove that came with my MacBook Pro. I can tell you that the clip I had made with my iPhone while riding a bicycle, looked x10 WORSE after the rolling shutter correction was applied, than without!

      I would really like to see some actual genuine footage, from FCP X versus iMove, versus the original. :)

  1. says

    I looked on the iStore and most reviewers were unimpressed and many users felt that this should have been called iMovie Pro rather than Final Cut Pro X. I am also disgusted by Apple charging 23% more for Australians than US buyers. Considering that it is a download only product and there is no distribution cost for in country, this is totally unjustifiable.

    Also bear in mind that this product doesn’t have any music generation ability (like the competition from Sony or Avid), which makes buying it somewhat dubious, for me at least. iMove is already included on my MacBook Pro, anyway…