Final Cut Pro hit version 10.1 with the update and brings a slew of optimizations, performance enhancements and user interface changes targeted at high-end hardware, like the redesigned Mac Pro.
Among the added features, Mac Pro-specific assets include optimization for the computer's standard dual-GPU setup, as well as video monitoring at up to 4K resolutions via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI.
A selection of new features from the release notes:
- Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
- Video monitoring up to 4K via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI on select Mac computers
- 4K content including titles, transitions, and generators
- Libraries allow you to gather multiple events and projects within a single bundle
- Easily open and close individual libraries to load just the material you need
- Option to import media to locations inside or outside a library
- Automatically back up libraries to a user-specified drive or network location
- Project Snapshots let you quickly capture the project state for fast versioning
- Non-rippling retime option
- One-step Replace and Retime
- Custom project frame sizes
- Detach audio from Multicam Clips in the timeline to manipulate audio and video separately
- Make video or audio-only edits into the timeline with Multicam Clips as sources
- Native support for .MTS and .MT2S files from AVCHD cameras
- Used media indicators on source clips
- API for custom Share operations using third-party software
In addition to the above improvements, the latest Final Cut Pro now offers direct 4K shares to YouTube, iOS photo importing, FxPlug 3 with custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support, and more.
Apple's Final Cut Pro version 10.1 can be purchased now through the Mac App Store for $299.99, or as a free download for existing customers.