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New Final Cut Pro X release date, rumours and leaked images

Karen Haslam | Aug. 23, 2013
When is the new Final Cut Pro coming out?

Welcome to our new Final Cut Pro release date, rumours and leaked images article. Here, we'll bring you everything we know about the next version of Apple's Final Cut Pro and the release date so you'll know exactly when the new version of Apple's Final Cut Pro will launch. We'll also fill you in on the expected features and specs for the new Apple software. Finally, we will show you any new Final Cut Pro images that surface online. 

New Final Cut Pro release date
Apple has revealed that it will be releasing a new version of Final Cut Pro later this year, alongside the new Mac Pro. We imagine that this will be optimised to the new AMD FirePro Graphics chips that feature in the new Mac powerhouse.

During the WWDC keynote Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller said: "The Final Cut Pro team is hard at work on a version of Final Cut Pro X that will support all the performance and graphic capabilities of this machine."

We know that Apple will launch the new Mac Pro this autumn, and it is likely that the new version of Final Cut Pro will launch in conjunction with that, perhaps as early as September.

New Final Cut Pro Price
Users can pick up the current version - Final Cut Pro X - for £199.99 via the Mac App Store. The price of the new version of Final Cut Pro may remain at £199, or it may reduce to £139.99, which is the price of Logic Pro X.

New Final Cut Pro X features
Apple may be rewriting Final Cut Pro to optimize it for new AMD graphics chips that replace the Nvidia GPUs in existing than graphics from AMD. Since the new Mac Pros use AMD components does this mean that some software won't work?

The software should work, but in order to take advantage of the dual GPUs, it may need to be reconfigured to do so. The crux of the matter is the difference between OpenCL and CUDA. If code uses OpenCL, no modification is required. However, those applications that use CUDA-API will need re-coding.

The new Mac Pro will be able to support multiple streams on up to three 4K displays so we expect that the new version of Final Cut Pro will be designed with 4K in mind (the software already supports the 4K resolution natively).

We have asked video professionals what features they hope to see in the new version of Final Cut Pro and will update this story accordingly.

Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X
There may be some clues as to what to expect from the new version of Final Cut Pro if we look at the differences between Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X.

 

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