Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Announced

Final Cut Pro X 10.4

The upcoming release, Final Cut Pro X 10.4, was demoed at the  Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit in Cupertino, CA last week.

What’s coming in Final Cut Pro X 10.4

Here are a few things I’ve picked up from articles and Tweets.

  • 360° Tools for VR Workflows – Just like with Adobe and Boris plug-ins, Final Cut Pro X 10.4 is getting some built in 360° tools. I’m thinking that this must be what was acquired from Dashwood in the past year or so. The tools include 360°Patch, 360° Channel Blur, 360° Gaussian Blur, 360° Soft Focus, 360° Aura, 360° Bloom, 360° Gloom, 360° Glow, 360° Sharpen, and 360° Unsharp Mask.
  • HDR Support
  • New Color Tools – White Balance picker, an Eyedropper on the Curves, Color Wheels, and more
  • HEVC Support – The new video format in the latest macOS and iOS Releases
  • Timeline Keyboard Navigation Controls
  • Direct import of timelines from iOS for iMovie

When is Final Cut Pro X 10.4 coming out?

Apple hasn’t given any specific release date but said it will be before the end of the year.

Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Buzz on Twitter


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About Michele Yamazaki

Michele Yamazaki is Pluginologist for Toolfarm (, a value added reseller and distributor of visual effects software. She recently wrote Plug-in with After Effects: Third Party Plug-in Mastery, which came out in June 2011. She co-authored Greenscreen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers with Jeremy Hanke, published in 2009 by MWP. Michele started at Postworks as a motion graphics artist. She taught After Effects and Photoshop at Kendall College of Art & Design. In 2001 she launched and in 2002 co-founded West Michigan Animation & Effects User Group. She is a former board member of MCA-I Mid-Michigan and West Michigan Film & Video Alliance. Michele has a BA from Grand Valley State University. She lives in Grand Rapids with her husband Dan, her lovely daughter, Lily, and her cat, Tressa.

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