Final Cut Pro

Video editing software with color correction capabilities

About Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro is a video editing software, which enables businesses and professionals to create and distribute video content. It includes powerful postproduction tools, multicam editing, data import capabilities, and interactive motion graphics.

Teams can collaborate on projects, edit content in real-time and perform color correction and audio mixing within the application. Final Cut Pro allows businesses to arrange video clips for transitions across a timeline and refine video using exposure control and visual effects. It also enables professionals to create workflows across applications, review media formats, and consolidate footage within a unified platform.


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US$299.99
US$89.00
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Overall rating

4.7 /5
(113)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Jeremy
Jeremy
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Final Cut Pro: A Great Choice for Apple Users

Reviewed on 2/7/2022

I have extensive experience with professional video editing, and once I switched to Mac, I started...

I have extensive experience with professional video editing, and once I switched to Mac, I started to move to Final Cut Pro. It takes time to get used to its quirks, but once you memorize crucial shortcuts (the Tilde key is your friend!), you'll be handling big projects with ease.

Pros

Final Cut Pro offers almost unparalleled speed and performance for video editing, with all the bells and whistles video editors need, inside a clean and simple interface.
Plus, it's insanely cheap: $300 for life. Mac users avoid this at their peril.

Cons

Final Cut Pro's controversial features like the Magnetic Timeline take a LOT of getting used to. And there are much fewer plugins and templates than After Effects/Premiere.

Alternatives Considered

VEGAS Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve

Reasons for Switching to Final Cut Pro

It's affordable and FAST.
Christoph Martin
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Most powerful editing software on the market for the best prize.

Reviewed on 14/2/2023

Final Cut has a somewhat different approach as to how you edit or how you use a editing software...

Final Cut has a somewhat different approach as to how you edit or how you use a editing software compared to other editing software solutions but once you have learned the logic behind it is an incredibly powerful software which enables you to edit anything video based.

Pros

Final Cut is super intuitive to use and learn and with a one time payment you will continually receive software updates making it the most inexpensive yet most powerful professional editing software on the market.

Cons

3rd party software integration is limited compared to Premier Pro as FCP is only available for Mac and hence has a smaller user basis.

Alternatives Considered

DaVinci Resolve

Reasons for Choosing Final Cut Pro

Final Cut 7 was no longer supported and had become outdated.

Reasons for Switching to Final Cut Pro

Final Cut is the most comprehensive software solution for video editing and unlike Premiere Pro not very consumer unfriendly subscription based. With Final Cut a one time payment gives you full acces to the software which includes regular updates and newly developed features.
Abegail
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Final Cut Rendering and Exporting Issues

Reviewed on 4/11/2021

Pros

Final Cut Pro is an easy to use beginner-friendly app. I started using this app first to get the basics of video editing in terms of the language, effects etc, after which I migrated to other platforms that did the same thing. The ease of access never measured up to that of Final Cut Pro so I ended up switching over back to Final Cut Pro. A great thing about it is that it doesn't utilize a lot of my battery percentage so I can get longevity on my battery life when using the software. I would recommend this software to a beginner in the world of video editing.

Cons

Ater fully editing my project I was ready and eager to export for use. The rendering process took almost forever to complete but I understood based on the nature of the task. After it completed rendering I left it overnight to export. When I got up to check the project it was at 27 PERCENT!!! I cancelled it and retried and it sat there for hours before it could be exported. I had to put off my presentation. I wished there was a prompt that indicated the issue that hindered exporting.

Nikolay
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Apple's Finest

Reviewed on 12/7/2022

For quick projects Final Cut Pro is amazing. For very heavy editing, you need plugins and other...

For quick projects Final Cut Pro is amazing. For very heavy editing, you need plugins and other external resources in order to get the final result you may need.

Pros

What I like the most is the ease of use, very intuitive. It can be used by beginners as well as experienced video editors. The possibility to add tons of plugins with effects, visual overhaul, text, and audio plugins is endless, making Final Cut Pro really cheap and worth the money. I love that it is version based, and you don't have to be subscribed in order to use it. The rendering is mostly extremely fast.

Cons

The out-of-the-box effects are very limited, and you need to either create your own or use third-party plugins. Also, importing HDR videos from iPhone makes the project look so bright, it takes quite some time to figure out why and how to fix it.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe After Effects

Reasons for Switching to Final Cut Pro

Easy to use, cheaper, and very intuitive. Extremely quick rendering.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Best video editor for Mac

Reviewed on 10/7/2022

Pros

When I am using my Mac, I do love how seamlessly it integrates with my machine. Also, it's extremely user friendly. After just a few minutes of clicking around a novice user will be able to produce quality videos for a number of different platforms. Everything is extremely easy to locate within the program itself and seems intuitive to the user.

Cons

While it is extremely easy to learn, it's simplicity can have drawbacks. Some of the more complex functions and actions found in Premiere are missing from Final Cut. However, for a novice to mid range user (especially one using any type of Mac product) Final Cut is the clear winner of the two.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Premiere Pro

Reasons for Switching to Final Cut Pro

I still use Premiere on my PC, however for my work laptop I was provided a Macbook. On my Macbook I prefer Final Cut (especially on smaller quick projects).
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Final Cut Pro offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$299.99
  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Available

Final Cut Pro is available at $299.99

Final Cut Pro has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Final Cut Pro supports the following languages:

English

Final Cut Pro supports the following devices:

Final Cut Pro integrates with the following applications:

Cantemo Portal, CatDV, Frame.io, Kyno

Final Cut Pro offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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