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

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Apple has officially announced announced that Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4 are available today on the Mac App Store.

"Final Cut Pro X is the biggest advance in Pro video editing since the original Final Cut Pro," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "We have shown it to many of the world's best Pro editors, and their jaws have dropped."

The newest version of Final Cut Pro offers features such as Magnetic Timeline that lets you edit on a flexible, trackless canvas; Content Auto-Analysis that categorizes your content upon import by shot type, media and people; and background rendering that allows you to work without interruption.

According to Apple's press release, Final Cut Pro X is available today for $299.99 from the Mac App Store. Motion 5 and Compressor 4 are also available today for $49.99 each from the Mac App Store.

Macworld posts a "First Look" at the software.

Apple's new Final Cut Pro X has been re-designed from the ground up with a radically different approach -- one that acknowledges and uses device and camera data in a manner that has never before been attempted in the video editing environment.

Update: Final Cut Pro [App Store], Motion [App Store] and Compressor [App Store] are live in the App Store.

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Top Rated Comments

chrono1081 Avatar
169 months ago
I hope a similar upgrade for aperture is in the works.

The new final cut looks really nice.. Unfortunately no matter what Apple does with it people will bitch. If they don't add enough features then "Apple doesn't care about the pro users" and if they don't streamline any features then "Apple has bloated software."

As always though, a poor artist blames his tools.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
longofest Avatar
169 months ago
Beautiful price points
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movieator Avatar
169 months ago
Yeah....
Add me to the list of users that will stick with FCP7 for now. While FCPX appears to be streamlined, it seems that the streamlining is by taking away a lot of the depth and functionality of FCP and gearing more towards the simplicity of iMovie.

I like simplicity. I do. But Apple needs to realize that not everything under the sun has to be designed for the casual user.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
glossywhite Avatar
169 months ago
Why are you mad about paying $400 instead of $600? (Or $900, or $1,200)

Because some people are never happy, is why.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Skika Avatar
169 months ago
Yes! Now do the same with Logic!
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Warbrain Avatar
169 months ago
All the whining I heard after WWDC about Final Cut can stop.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)