Final Cut Pro X 10.4.7 arrives with major performance boosts, GPU selection and Pro Display XDR support
Apple has released Final Cut Pro X version 10.4.7, adding a new Metal-based processing engine designed to speed up various graphics tasks and improve content playback. In addition, the update boosts performance for a number of GPU models, adds support for the new 32" Retina 6K Pro Display XDR, and more.
According to Apple, users can expect to see performance improvements across 'a wide range of Mac systems.' The company's new Mac Pro in particular offers 'unprecedented power' when paired with the software, Apple says. Final Cut Pro X v10.4.7 brings support for up to 28 CPU cores and multiple GPUs, including 'enhanced performance' for the Radeon Pro Vega II Duo and Pro Vega II GPUs found on the Mac Pro.
When compared to the previous Mac Pro generation, the new Mac Pro offers up to 3.2 times faster transcoding and 2.9 times faster rendering in Final Cut Pro, plus there's support for the Mac Pro's Afterburner card for accelerating ProRes and ProRes RAW playback.
The 15in MacBook Pro is the most commonly used model by video editors, according to Apple. These customers can expect up to 20% faster performance. iMac Pro users, meanwhile, will see a performance boost up to 35% compared to the previous version.
In addition, the new Final Cut Pro X adds support for macOS Catalina's Sidecar, a new feature that enables Mac users to extend their device's display to an iPad. Other changes include the ability to choose with external or internal GPU will be used for accelerating graphics processing, the ability to grade HDR videos with 'enhanced color mask and range isolation tools' and support for viewing HDR videos tone-mapped to standard dynamic range displays on macOS Catalina.
Existing Final Cut Pro X users can download the new update for free. New customers can purchase the software from the App Store for $299.99 USD. In addition, existing Compressor and Motion customers can update to versions 4.4.5 and 5.4.4, respectively, for free; new customers will need to pay $49.99 each.
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