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Final Cut Pro for iPad Review and Overview
In this video, let’s take a look at Final Cut Pro for iPad. We’ll go over its main features, what’s new and different, and consider who this is for.
Apple has introduced Final Cut Pro for the iPad, bringing a unique video editing experience to the platform.
The iPad version of this app maintains a similar interface to its Mac counterpart while also enhancing it for the iPad's touch interface.
How Much Does it Cost?
As for the pricing, It’ll cost you $4.99 a month or $49 per year.
What are the new features?
Final Cut Pro for iPad offers several new features, some of which are unique to the iPad.
It offers full support for the Apple Pencil, including a Live Drawing feature that allows you to draw or write on top of video content inside the viewer.
If you pair your iPad with a keyboard, you can take advantage of Final Cut Pro's keyboard shortcuts and create new workflows.
The new Jog Wheel feature is a digital wheel on the side of the screen, allowing you to scroll through your timeline clips and make accurate cuts.
FCP brings a new pro camera mode to the iPad. Inside the app, you can shoot high-quality video in any orientation, monitor the incoming audio, and see how much recording time you have storage for.
This mode lets you control camera settings like focus, exposure, and white balance. You can also record in ProRes, Apple's professional video codec, with an M2 iPad Pro.
Final Cut Pro for iPad introduces new machine-learning based features to video editing.
These features such as a Scene Removal Mask that uses machine learning to remove the background of a shot without a green screen, and Auto Crop, which finds the best view of your footage for whatever aspect ratio you are outputting to.
How do you get footage into Final Cut Pro for iPad?
You have a few options – shoot the footage with the iPad camera, utilize a cloud-based solution like iCloud storage or Dropbox, or simply connect a USB-C hard drive to the iPad.
Who is Final Cut Pro for iPad For?
So who is this for?
I think in this initial version, this is likely geared towards mobile users generating content and new video editors more accustomed to the iPad platform.
We don’t yet have feature parity with the desktop application or third party plugins.
But it does run very well on my iPad Pro and I’m interested in trying it out in my daily work for a new editing experience.
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Final Cut Pro for iPad Frequently Asked Questions
What is Final Cut Pro for iPad?
Final Cut Pro for iPad is a powerful app for shooting, editing, and sharing video. It is designed for use at home, in the studio, or on the go. The application has been redesigned for iPad, putting a professional video studio at your fingertips.
How can I try Final Cut Pro for iPad?
Final Cut Pro for iPad offers a free, full-featured one-month trial. To begin, download the app and sign up for a monthly or yearly subscription using your Apple ID. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
What is the cost of a subscription to Final Cut Pro for iPad?
Final Cut Pro for iPad is available as a monthly subscription for $4.99 or a yearly subscription for $49.
Can I download a demo project?
Yes, you can download a demo project from within the app to explore all of the features of Final Cut Pro for iPad.
Are there any tutorials available?
Yes, you can access video tutorials from an Apple partner using a link in Final Cut Pro for iPad, when available.
How do I back up my projects and timelines?
You can learn how to back up your projects and timelines in Final Cut Pro for iPad on the Apple support website.
How are projects stored?
Final Cut Pro for iPad projects and media need to be stored locally on your iPad. You can learn how to create a project and import media to begin editing with Final Cut Pro for iPad on the Apple support website.
What media formats are supported by Final Cut Pro for iPad?
Final Cut Pro for iPad supports a wide range of video, audio, and still-image formats, including Apple ProRes, H.264, HEVC, AAC, AIFF, MP3, BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG, among others.
When was Final Cut Pro for iPad released?
Final Cut Pro for iPad was released on May 23, 2023.
Does Final Cut Pro for iPad support Family Sharing?
Yes, Final Cut Pro for iPad supports Family Sharing.
Can I provide feedback on Final Cut Pro for iPad?
Yes, you can give feedback on Final Cut Pro for iPad on the Apple website.
Where can I get help with Final Cut Pro for iPad?
You can get help with Final Cut Pro for iPad on the Apple support website.
Does FCP for iPad Support Third-Party Plugins?
As of the release date (May 23, 2023), FCP for iPad does not yet support third-party plugins.
Which iPad Models Support Final Cut Pro for iPad?
Final Cut Pro for iPad is compatible with M1 chip iPad models or later.
Does Final Cut Pro for iPad Work on the iPad Air?
Yes, Final Cut Pro for iPad works on the newest iPad Air.
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