Making Final Cut Pro Great Again (for Pros)

With the latest update to Final Cut Pro Apple has shown that it is serious about giving Pros the features they are looking for in an NLE. Probably for 90% of it’s users FCPX is already a complete package with little more to do.
It’s that last 10% that are still wanting more. The good news is that there is very little left for Apple to change to put FCPX right back where it was before the switch to X occurred in 2011.

Here are the changes that I feel would return Final Cut Pro to a dominant player in the high end professional market.

  • Advanced Mode which turns on these features:Libraries, Events, Projects change to Projects, Bins, Sequences


Metadata ripple – the option to have any changes made in the browser or timeline ripple through all respective clips. Also the option to modify clips at the Finder Level

Master sequence settings. Set once setting for all new sequences

Customise workspaces a view where workspaces can be set up and saved

Customise/save browser views (create custom columns)
Set ups for guides and grids

Monitor/Audio calibration tools and settings

Ability to set locations of ALL rendered data Proxy/Optimised Media, Analysis files, Thumbnails, Waveforms, Render Files

Proxy mode compression settings, giving users the ability to set a maximum data rate/size setting

  • Dupe Detection in the Timeline toggle
  • Viewers to gain position bar, have option to show previous next clip in timeline (for grading)
  • New Trim mode that includes dynamic trimming
  • Consolidate media with user defined handle length.
  • Customisable interface and the ability to have multiple browser windows open at once on more than 2 monitors