It could make video editing 20 percent faster on the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The latest update released today from Final Cut Pro X takes advantage of Apple's Metal API to offer quality strides.
The revised Final Cut Pro X improves performance with a new Metal-based engine and accelerates functions such as modeling, real-time effects and exporting to Metal-compatible Macs. The changes will make video editing on the 15-inch MacBook Pro 20 percent quicker and on the iMac Pro 35 percent faster, according to Apple.
The revised Final Cut Pro X provides multiple GPU support and up to 28 CPU cores on the new Mac Pro. Apple says rendering is up to 2.9 times faster and transcoding is up to 3.2 times faster than on the 12-core Mac Pro previous generation.
Final Cut Pro users can monitor, edit, rate and produce content with 1,000 nits of full-screen continuous illumination, 1,600 nits maximum brightness and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio with the Pro Display XDR.
You will also be able to use the Afterburner hardware from Apple to play up to 16 4 K video streams and function in 8 K resolution with support for up to three 8 K ProRes RAW video streams.
The companion software Motion and Compressor are also getting metal updates as part of the Final Cut Pro 10.4.7 update, including improved performance and accelerated graphics. Both updates to the software are free and available to existing users today.