Apple has launched Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of its proprietary video editing software. Final Cut Pro X is a follow up the Final Cut Pro 7, which was released in 2009 as a part of Final Cut Studio.
The latest version of the software, priced at nearly $300, is a complete rebuild of Final Cut, meaning that it can boast of most of the features in the original Studio suite, along with a number of improvements.
According to Apple, the new version of the software "completely reinvents video editing with a Magnetic Timeline that lets you edit on a flexible, trackless canvas; Content Auto-Analysis that categorizes your content upon import by shot type, media and people; and background rendering that allows you to work without interruption,” CNET (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)reports.
The refreshed version of the product first made its public appearance in April during a demonstration at the National Association of Broadcasters show held in Las Vegas.
But Apple characteristically chose not to disclose further details about the product.
Final Cut Pro is accompanied by two accessory programs called Compressor 4 and Motion 5, which are designed to handle media encoding and professional motion graphics respectively.