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Apple updates Final Cut Pro and iMovie to support faster exporting

Apple rolls out iMovie 10.4 and Final Cut Pro 10.7 updates

Apple has rolled out updates for both Final Cut Pro and iMovie, notably improving HEVC and H.264 file export performance for its high-end Apple Silicon machines.

Final Cut Pro has been updated to version 10.7 as of Thursday, and received a number of updates to improve user experience and program performance.

According to its entry on the App Store, Final Cut Pro 10.7 now has the following enhancements:

  • Automatically scroll the timeline to keep your clips in view under the playhead during playback.
  • Increase editing efficiency by combining a selected group of connected clips into a connected storyline.
  • View both video and audio role colors to easily see the organization of the timeline at a glance.
  • See improved results when using the Object Tracker's all-new machine-learning model to analyze the movement of faces and other objects on Mac computers with Apple silicon.
  • Use the enhanced Reveal in Browser feature to easily locate a clip in the browser without losing your selected Keyword Collection or Smart Collection.
  • Export HEVC and H.264 files faster by simultaneously processing video segments across available media engines (requires macOS Sonoma or later and a Mac with Apple M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2 Max, M2 Ultra, or M3 Max).

Apple's free video editor, iMovie, also received an update, now bringing it to version 10.4. According to the iMovie App Store page, users can also export HEVC and H.264 faster. However, like the Final Cut Pro update, it requires macOS Sonoma and a Mac with Apple M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2 Max, M2 Ultra, or M3 Max.