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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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
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Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Final Cut Pro

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Features

Total features of Final Cut Pro: 3

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Media Library
  • Video Editing

Alternatives

Adobe Premiere Pro

4.7
#1 Alternative to Final Cut Pro
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DaVinci Resolve

4.8
#2 Alternative to Final Cut Pro
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iMovie

4.5
#3 Alternative to Final Cut Pro
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VEGAS Pro

4.6
#4 Alternative to Final Cut Pro
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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(33)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Cristhian josue J.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Final Cut Pro, the ideal video editor for our social networks

Reviewed on 2/9/2021

Final Cut Pro has offered me the freedom to create great projects to upload to my youtube channel,...

Final Cut Pro has offered me the freedom to create great projects to upload to my youtube channel, my networks like TikTok or Instagram and sometimes has helped me to develop videos for my clients, editing in this software is simple, even in aspects such as colorization, at other times I have been limited when making bigger post-production, I recommend this software for simple projects, we can create good videos for any occasion with this program, and I think any apple user can take great advantage of it.

Pros

Final Cut Pro is a great video editor for the apple user who is only looking to make simple edits, this software can automatically trim our video to fit the dimensions of any social media. This video editor has custom overlays to adjust the design of our text and graphics.

Final Cut Pro is optimized to offer better performance on the new generation of Mac computers. So if you have one of these PC's you will be able to render your projects much faster.

In my opinion, if you are looking for a friendly video editor that allows you to make projects comfortably on your mac for any social network, final cut pro is a great option.

Cons

Final Cut Pro is expensive for the features it offers, it's a really simple video editor, and can offer us resources to make great videos for our social networks, but it's a very limited software when we want to create complex projects, for a lower price we can access video editors aimed at a more professional audience. Final Cut Pro bets on the creation of linear videos, leaving aside many functions to create a further elaborate work.

If you're a video editing professional and you are looking for software that allows you to handle all aspects of our post-production, I would recommend you to look for another video editor, because most of the time you will be very limited by the features of Final Cut Pro.

Tyson M.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Only for full time, casual users are screwed

Reviewed on 10/5/2022

If someone has endless time to watch YouTube tutorials and call customer service, it’s probably...

If someone has endless time to watch YouTube tutorials and call customer service, it’s probably fine. Normal people have no prayer

Pros

It used to be fairly easy to use basic functions to make simple videos. Then if I wanted to try some advanced features. But it’s a nightmare to export and upload to other sites

Cons

I literally can’t even get a photo to upload. I used to drag and drop, and use the basic functions easily. I can’t even get one photo into my project’s timeline.
Wasted 2 hours

Jonathan G.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Industry Standard Video Editing Software without needing a degree in Adobe-speak

Reviewed on 4/4/2022

I run my business with Final Cut Pro. We are a full service video content production outfit. We...

I run my business with Final Cut Pro. We are a full service video content production outfit. We make video content for ads, blogs and industry leading operations - everything from social media ads and recipe videos all the way to funnel oriented sales videos and B2B conference reels.

Final Cut Pro is the canvas that allows us to create these works. It makes everything we do possible. When I first started editing video, I tried Adobe Premiere. I didn't hate it, but it seemed unnecessarily complicated.

Someone told me to try Final Cut Pro. Since then, I haven't looked back. Adobe Premiere is fine if you want to learn the Adobe ecosystem. It's also beneficial to learn so you can integrate other programs, such as AfterEffects. I learned enough about Adobe to use AfterEffects and then integrate it into Final Cut Pro. That's how much I enjoy using Final Cut Pro.

Pros

The ease of use for multiple levels of difficulty. I'm a power user. I use it daily to create productions for brands, ad agencies and content creators. After 7+ years, I'd consider myself a higher level user.

With that said, a complete novice could spend five minutes with Final Cut Pro and develop enough knowledge to put together elementary level edits.

The software can be used as lightly or as heavily as needed for any job. Everything is easy to find. Unlike Adobe Premiere, there are no ridiculously complex processes to learn before being able to operate the software. It is industry-level technology with a plug-and-play design.

Cons

Lack of support for older OSX. I currently run Catalina, because my Mac was future-proofed seven years ago. It still runs better than most mid-to-high level Windows PCs. I haven't been able to upgrade to the newer version because my machine isn't updatable past Catalina.

They can also improve the plugin installation process. Currently (not unlike other programs) you have to know how to navigate the root folder to add/subtract additional plugins. It could be easier.

Alternatives Considered

VEGAS Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve and iMovie

Reasons for Choosing Final Cut Pro

Adobe Premiere is an entirely different language. It needs to be learned and practiced in application BEFORE you can begin using the software. Final Cut Pro is intuitive and easy to learn. There's no set rules to follow or obnoxious processes to understand in order to operate the software. Adobe Premiere is powerful, but Final Cut Pro is just as powerful (if not more in some respects) without needing to "read the operation manual"

Switched From

Adobe Premiere Pro

Reasons for Switching to Final Cut Pro

Ease of use, ability to scale skill-level with the software, simplistic UX with extremely powerful editing tools, expandability. Adobe Premiere is a stick shift. Good to learn and useful in some arenas, but overall unnecessarily complicated. Final Cut Pro is the smooth automatic transition that we should all be using.
Cushi M.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

An intuitive, easy to learn PRO video editing software.

Reviewed on 25/1/2022

I use Final Cut to edit e-course videos, YouTube videos, and sometimes even videos for Facebook and...

I use Final Cut to edit e-course videos, YouTube videos, and sometimes even videos for Facebook and Instagram. It gets the job done well. It's easy to understand and navigate. It's great for novice video editors and full-out pros. It's a great, versatile software that's really a pleasure to work with.

Pros

I love that this software is accessible. Content creation is a rapidly growing industry and Apple was insightful enough to make a high-quality video editing product that anyone can learn to master.

Cons

The worst part about this software is the stock effects. At this point, it would be better for Apple to pay creators to utilize their custom cuts, LUTs, sounds, titles, etc than to keep pretending that the pre-installed ones are of professional quality. Using the built-in effects can make videos look cheap and low quality.

Alternatives Considered

VEGAS Pro, Filmora and Adobe Premiere Pro

Reasons for Choosing Final Cut Pro

Final Cut was just soooooooooo much easier to navigate. Sooooo much easier to understand. Sooooooo much easier to figure out. As a self taught video editor, this was what really set Final Cut Pro apart from the rest.

Switched From

Adobe Premiere Pro

Reasons for Switching to Final Cut Pro

I chose Final Cut based on the usability. It was easier to use and understand as I've mentioned in detail above.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Final Cut Pro- the best software for wedding videographers!

Reviewed on 12/12/2021

Amazing!!

Amazing!!

Pros

I love how easy it was to learn this software, and how fast I can get things done. Being able to color grade, upload my own luts, and basically create anything I have in mind is amazing!

Cons

The only downfall for me is that mine crashes a lot- probably because I use it so often!

Alternatives Considered

Adobe After Effects

Reasons for Choosing Final Cut Pro

I was having to look up how to do everything that I was wanting, and it was talking up to much time!

Switched From

Adobe After Effects

Reasons for Switching to Final Cut Pro

The ease of using it!
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Final Cut Pro offers the following pricing plans:

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Final Cut Pro is available at $364.49.

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

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