Final Cut update lets you edit HDR, 360-degree VR videos


Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro catches up with its rivals.
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On the day that the long-awaited iMac Pro finally goes on sale, Apple has rolled out a big Final Cut Pro update. Its professional video editing software now supports HDR and 360-degree virtual reality content.

Final Cut Pro is one of Apple’s most important apps. Unlike iMovie, which is intended for casual video editing, Final Cut is aimed at industry professionals. It’s one of the best video editing apps out there, and it keeps getting better.

Final Cut Pro 10.4 is available now

With Final Cut Pro version 10.4, you can finally edit videos recorded in HDR and 360 degrees for VR. The latter can be edited in monoscopic and stereoscopic formats, which suits regular monitors or TVs as well as virtual reality headsets.

HDR video can be produced in HDR10 and HLG formats. Of course, you’ll need a monitor that supports HDR to enjoy it in all its glory.

Apple has also added new color grading tools, and updated the Motion companion app, allowing users to insert graphics and text into the new video formats. You can also import video from iMovie on iOS now, too, and export to the HEVC format.

Final Cut Pro version 10.4 is available to download from the Mac App Store.