What’s new in Final Cut Pro 10.2

Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces new features and enhancements, detailed below.

3D titles

Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces 3D titles with intuitive controls for look, lighting, and animation. See 3D titles overview.

Advanced effects

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.

  • Create and save custom video and audio effects as presets for quick access. See Save video effects presets and Save audio effects presets.

  • 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.

Camera formats

Final Cut Pro 10.2 adds support for the following formats. For a complete list, see Supported media formats.

  • Panasonic AVC-Ultra codec family

  • Sony XAVC-S

  • 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