October 18, 2021
Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro have been updated with powerful new features and unprecedented performance over the new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max
Final Cut Pro offers huge advances in 8K video performance; Logic Pro presents a complete set of tools for creating music in spatial audio
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today updated Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro with powerful innovations for creative professionals, and optimizations that take full advantage of the power and performance of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in the new MacBook Pro. Professional video editors using Final Cut Pro on the new MacBook Pro can perform activities like never before on a Mac, such as the ability to play seven streams of 8K ProRes or 8K HDR quality video with the new Liquid Retina display XDR – a first for any notebook. Final Cut Pro also introduces a new Object Tracker that uses machine learning to automatically detect faces and objects, and corresponds to its movement to create beautiful titles and movie-quality effects on any Mac. Logic Pro, Apple’s pro music creation program, now comes with a complete set of tools for authoring space audio music – allowing anyone to mix and export their songs into Dolby Atmos for Apple Music. And musicians can use up to 3 times as many plug-ins to record on the new MacBook Pro with M1 Max. Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro are universal apps that are based on the advanced performance and pro capabilities of macOS Monterey, and both are available today on the Mac App Store.
“The most creative people in the world use Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro and Mac to make memorable movies, TV shows, online videos, songs and soundtracks that we all love,” said Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. . “With the combination of powerful innovations in Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro, and the unprecedented performance of the MacBook Pro powered by the new M1 Pro and M1 Max, professionals will be able to push the limits of their creativity like never before. “
Final Cut Pro 10.6
Final Cut Pro comes with innovative features that allow editors to create beautifully tracked motion graphics and edit video in Cinematic mode recorded on iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro. The app also takes advantage of the major benefits of the features enabled by M1 Pro and M1 Max in the new MacBook Pro. Video editors can now play seven streams of 8K ProRes at full resolution – over 230 million pixels – and export ProRes videos more than 5x faster than before. Today’s update also introduces a new Object Tracker that allows video editors to quickly and easily create eye-catching animated graphics that track the movement of views or objects in a video. Object tracking analysis is up to 5 times faster on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, and takes advantage of Apple’s silicon Neural Engine machine learning capabilities to accelerate the detection of faces and objects in video.
Cinematically recorded videos on the new iPhone 13 line can be easily edited with Final Cut Pro and Motion, giving editors the ability to adjust the depth effect of any shot and use keyframes to switch with in time. By simply clicking on a face or object in the viewer, editors can add or delete focus points, all without already rendering.
Final Cut Pro Motion and Compressor company applications have also received updates today. With Motion on the new MacBook Pro, a complex project makes up to 2x faster and can play two 8K video streams at 5x the frame rate. Graphic artists can now combine object tracking with masks, shapes, 3D objects, behaviors and filters for stunning visual effects. And a new Neon filter adds an eye-catching charm to images, shapes, text, and even more.
On the new MacBook Pro, the Compressor can transcode HEVC video up to 2x faster and transcode ProRes video up to 10x faster. The Compressor can also transcode Canon Cinema RAW Light video files into other professional formats such as ProRes and H.264 for the first time, and Watch Folders make it simple to automatically encode the content placed in a selected folder in the file system.
Logic Pro 10.7
Space audio represents the next generation of sound with its revolutionary audio experience and true multidimensional sound and clarity. Now with a complete set of mixing and rendering tools, Logic Pro allows anyone to write their songs as Dolby Atmos music files compatible with Apple Music. Musicians, producers and mixing engineers can extend their stereo projects to surround channels supported by Dolby Atmos, using new mixer and panner controls. In addition, 13 plug-ins in Logic Pro – including Space Designer, Limiter, Loudness Meter, and Tremolo – have also been updated to take advantage of this new creative capability. Once the songs are released to Apple Music, listeners will be able to enjoy the immersive audio experience on their devices with spatial audio support. With the new MacBook Pro, musicians get workstation-class performance for creating huge spatial audio mixes, can quickly load large sample libraries, and can use up to 3 times more plug-ins to record.
Logic Pro now comes with all new Producer Packs1 introduced in GarageBand this summer. Musicians can use beats, cycles and samples created by today’s biggest hitmakers, such as Boys Noize, Mark Lettieri, Mark Ronson, Oak Felder, Soulection, Take A Daytrip, Tom Misch and TRAKGIRL. Logic users now have access to 2,800 new cycles, 50 new kits, and 120 new patches that they can use in their songs – all royalty-free. The update also features the original multi-track design of Lil Nas X’s hit song “Montero (Call it by your name)” – including a Dolby Atmos space audio track mix.
Prices and Availability
- Final Cut Pro 10.6 is available today as a free update for existing users, and for $ 299.99 (US) for new users in the Mac App Store.
- Motion 5.6 and Compressor 4.6 are also available today as free updates for existing users, and for $ 49.99 (US) each for new users in the Mac App Store.
- Logic Pro 10.7 is also available today as a free update for all existing users, and for $ 199.99 (US) for new users in the Mac App Store.
- Mac users can sign up for a free trial of Final Cut Pro as well as a free trial of Logic Pro. For more information, visit apple.com/final-cut-pro and apple.com/logic-pro. Education customers can purchase the Pro Apps Bundle for Education for free $ 199.99 (US).
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