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Final Cut Pro X Receives New Update Improving Performance with Metal and GPU Selection

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In addition to the arrival of Catalina macros today, Apple has updated its Final Cut Pro X professional video editing suite. The new update to version 10.4.7 is available for download from the Mac App Store and comes with several enhancements to increase program performance.

Final Cut Pro X Receives New Update Improving Performance with Metal and GPU SelectionFinal Cut Pro X Receives New Update Improving Performance with Metal and GPU Selection

The new update has its eyes on the upcoming Mac Pro and the Apple Pro Display XDR . The update notes that it brings a new Metal engine that delivers performance on a wide range of Macs. We see how the update indicates that it brings support for Apple’s new 6K display. Final Cut Pro X will be able to run on not one but up to three simultaneous Apple Pro Display XDR displays.

On the other hand, Final Cut Pro X now supports up to 28 CPU cores . Until now, the limit was 12 cores in the previous Mac Pro. This change involves more than a three-fold improvement in video rendering and transcoding speed. Apple has also added support for Sidecar, its new Catalina macOS feature.

Another important area of improvement for this Final Cut Pro X update is in the area of GPUs. For the first time it brings support for running on multiple GPUs , both internal and external. This is especially relevant for those with an external GPU or eGPU. We at Apple already tested one at the time.

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However, Final Cut Pro X can now be updated from the Mac App Store. This update also comes with complementary updates for Compressor and Motion, the other two apps in the suite. In addition, Logic Pro X (the professional audio suite) has also been updated with stabilization and performance improvements. Please note that Final Cut Pro X is available from the Mac App Store for $329.99.

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