Final Cut Pro X Adds Metal Engine Support, Optimizations for Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR

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After announcing macOS Catalina is launching today, Apple has also announced Final Cut Pro X is getting an update with Metal Engine support, to go with optimizations for the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

Apple says in a press release, “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.”

Final Cut Pro will also work with Sidecar in macOS Catalina says Apple.

Apple says “Final Cut Pro utilizes the new Afterburner card for unparalleled performance when working with ProRes and ProRes RAW” video formats.

Other new features coming to Final Cut Pro 10.4.7:

  • Grade high dynamic range video with enhanced colour 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.

Apple says Final Cut Pro companion apps, Motion and Compressor, also gain updates with the new Metal-based render engine, “resulting in improved playback and accelerated graphics.”

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