Apple releases Final Cut Pro updates for iPad 2 and Mac 10.8

Final Cut Pro updates

Apple has released Final Cut Pro updates, which were first announced at WWDC.

Final Cut Pro updates for iPad 2 use the capabilities of the new iPad Pro with the M4 chip, which allows live multicam editing. This lets users connect and edit footage from up to four iPhones or iPads simultaneously, directly on the iPad. The free Final Cut Camera app will act as the wireless connection point for the individual devices.

Additionally, Final Cut Pro for iPad 2 now has 2x faster rendering and supports 4x more ProRes RAW streams compared to the M1 version. The software also supports the new Apple Pencil Pro gestures.

Final Cut Pro updates

In Final Cut Pro for Mac 10.8, AI takes center stage with features like Enhance Light and Color automatically correcting the color balance. Additionally, Smooth Slo-Mo is here.

Existing users of both iPad and Mac versions can use the updates for free. New users can access Final Cut for iPad 2 through a monthly subscription of $4.99 or a yearly subscription of $49 on the App Store. Final Cut Pro for Mac 10.8 is available for a one-time purchase of $299.99 on the Mac App Store.

Footnotes from the announcement:

  1. Final Cut Camera is available on iPhone Xs and later running iOS 17.4 or later, and iPad models running iPadOS 17.4 or later.
  2. External project support requires iPadOS 17.5 or later.
  3. Final Cut Pro for iPad 2 requires iPadOS 17.4 or later, and iPad models with the M1 chip or later.
  4. Final Cut Pro for Mac 10.8 requires macOS 13.5 or later, 8GB of RAM (16GB recommended), a Metal-capable graphics card (Intel-based Mac computers only), and 6.5GB of available disk space.

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