What’s new in Final Cut Pro 10.2
Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces new features and enhancements, detailed below.
Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces 3D titles with intuitive controls for look, lighting, and animation. See 3D titles overview.
Access a large collection of text styles to create stunning looks with one click. See Add a 3D title.
Customize your titles with hundreds of combinations of text styles, materials, lighting, and edges.
Instantly convert any 2D title to 3D. See Convert 2D text to and from 3D.
Open any title in Motion to add multiple lights, cameras, and tracking. See Create specialized versions of titles in Motion.
Final Cut Pro 10.2 offers powerful new tools for creating visual effects and superb video quality in your projects.
Use the flexible Shape Mask and Draw Mask effects to create areas of transparency in your video clips. The Draw Mask effect lets you create complex custom masks and provides options for linear, Bezier, or B-Spline smoothing. See Masking overview and Create complex masks with the Draw Mask effect.
Define the shape of video effects and color corrections using the shape mask and color mask controls built into almost every video effect. You can instantly display the alpha channel for any effect mask. See Effect masking overview.
Take advantage of the flexible color correction workflow, which allows you to add and rearrange instances of the new Color Correction effect just as you would any other clip effect. See Color correction overview.
Display up to four video scopes simultaneously. See Display video scopes.
Create beautiful slow motion on a wider range of content with improved optical flow. See “Smooth out a slow-motion clip with video quality presets” in Change clip speed.
Final Cut Pro 10.2 adds support for the following formats. For a complete list, see Supported media formats.
Panasonic AVC-Ultra codec family
JVC H.264 Long GOP
GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing with support for dual GPUs
RED RAW anamorphic formats
Additionally, you can now import Sony XAVC and XDCAM formats without a separate plug-in.
Other notable features
The Media Import window now contains all options in a single sidebar. See Importing overview.
Final Cut Pro 10.2 supports XML 1.5. See Use XML to transfer projects and events.
When you export a project using Compressor, the process now employs GPU rendering.