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Final Cut Pro gets major updates on iPad and Mac

Published Jun 20th, 2024 5:34PM EDT
Final Cut Pro for iPad 2
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During Apple’s Let Loose event, the company announced several features it said would be added to Final Cut Pro in future updates. Now, the company has finally released the aforementioned new features in updates to its iPad and Mac versions.

With Final Cut Pro for iPad 2 (which means version 2 of the software for iPad), Apple added:

Live Multicam: Final Cut Pro for iPad 2 delivers Live Multicam, a new solution for users to capture up to four different angles of a single scene, whether working with their own devices or collaborating with others. 

Final Cut Camera: To support Live Multicam in Final Cut Pro for iPad 2, Final Cut Camera is now available on iPhone and iPad. It enables live monitoring and individual control of each video feed. Users can now also adjust ISO and shutter speed and enable focus peaking, bringing even more power to the camera system on iPad Air and iPad Pro.

External Project Support: The app now supports external projects, letting users easily create or open projects on an external storage device and import media without taking up space on their iPad.

With Final Cut Pro for Mac 10.8, users can take their professional workflow to the next level with Enhance Light and Color, and Smooth Slo-Mo.

Enhance Light and Color automatically adjusts video for color correction, while Smooth Slo-Mo intelligently blends video frames for the highest-quality movement.

Also, new organizational tools improve efficiencies in post-production workflows, including custom names for color corrections and video effects in the inspector; the ability to search for and navigate to clips with missing media or effects in the timeline index; and text-based timeline search with information like reel, scene, camera angle, and more.

Final Cut Pro for iPad 2 and Final Cut Pro for Mac 10.8 are now available as free updates for existing users. For new users, Final Cut Pro for iPad 2 is available on the App Store for $4.99 per month or $49 per year, and Final Cut Pro for Mac 10.8 is available on the Mac App Store for $299.99.

José Adorno Tech News Reporter

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. He has previously covered Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac, and was a producer and web editor for Latin America broadcaster TV Globo. He is based out of Brazil.