A Complete Review of Final Cut Pro X

by Janessa Watson Writer

Final Cut Pro X is one of the most versatile and robust video editing software. It works very fluidly and has rich features for video editing; however, it needs an update to make the interface look fresh and at the forefront. Its versatility has played a significant role in making it one of the most effective software in terms of video editing. It was initially released in June 2011 by Apple, and since its release, we have seen updates for the software on an average of 19 months. But this time it is almost 31 months in total since the last update was released. The latest update released was 10.4.8, and since then, the users were hoping for the new update in May 2020, but it didn’t happen; however, we are looking for it to happen very soon.

Final Cut Pro X: Features

Final Cut Pro X is one of the most versatile and powerful video editing software. It has impressive features that help in effective video editing. Some of the newly added features are:

  1. The latest version has FCPX editors added to 360-degree video editing. Along with this, there is an improved color correction tool, support for videos of 8K resolution, and also a reintroduced feature of easy importing of movie projects, that allows the editors to start the editing of the footage effectively.
  2. Till now, the newest update which has been released has significant bug fixes and improvements. In the latest update, you can also see FCPX having more stability and efficient editing features. However, you may still face some glitches.
  3. There is an improvement in language support, and you can see the newly added cameras, image, and video formats. There are also fixes with the color wheels which lets them display the value accurately.
  4. You will see improvements in audio manipulation and video noise reduction. Along with this, there is an improved playback, accelerated graphics, and better stability. All this happened because of the inclusion of a Metal-based hardware-accelerated processing engine.

Final Cut Pro X: Third-Party Extensions & Bundled Features

The Final Cut Pro X, also termed as FCPX, as discussed previously, is excellent and very versatile video editing software. It has a magnetic timeline that is very helpful in speeding up the process of editing even more than the expected duration. You can easily and very quickly edit the videos in it with a little practice. All this is because both the hardware and the software are controlled by Apple only, which in turn results in providing a smooth video editing experience.

However, for the added functionalities, there is also huge support from third-party developers. Companies like FX FactoryPro have come up with a list of features that you can add to your projects. They have helped the Final Cut Pro X to survive in this competitive environment, which otherwise would have been outdated. You can add features provided by FX FactoryPro by purchasing them.

You can also create your transitions, templates, and effects with the help of Apple’s motion graphics tool. You need to pay $50 so that you can seamlessly link between the two apps.

Final Cut Pro X: Price

You can use Final Cut Pro X by paying a one-time price of $300 (£300), and you will get all the information, future updates, and newly added features for free once you have purchased the application.


It is a cause of concern for the users as there is no update for over 30 months. It seems like Apple is losing its interest in the FCPX market. Even though there is no update for so long, still the FCPX version 10.4.8 is incredibly versatile and provides robust performance and has a list of impressive features that are efficient for editing videos. Nevertheless, we are hoping that Apple is going to announce about the 10.5 version very soon.

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