A lot of transformation has occurred to video encoding software from the early days of SImpleDivX. Today there are lots of video conversion or editing software to select from. Most of them enable editors to perform more complicated tasks. Developers are constantly working to stay on top of the competition by giving editors ample reasons to make their product their top pick.

Apple stepped up the competition in video editing with the announcement of the revolutionary Final Cut Pro X. What made Final Cut Pro stand out was its Magnetic Timeline which enabled editors to carry out their editing on a trackless, flexible canvas. Upon importing the videos, the software sorts the contents by media, people, and short type. The background rendering also allowed editors to work without interruption.

The Fuss About Magnetic Timeline

The talking point of the Final Cut Pro X is the Magnetic Timeline. Academy Award-winning film editor, Angus Wall praised the software for its speed and for taking care of the technical details which give the editor more time to focus on telling their story.

What the Magnetic Timeline does is that it gives you the ability to arrange clips wherever you want while other clips slide out of the way. Clip Connection is another feature that allows you to link primary clip to other elements like sound effects so that they move together in perfect sync. Related stories can be combined into a Compound Clip which can be edited together.

The New Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1

This new version was released on the 9th of April 2018. As expected, the new version comes with lots of new features including ProRes RAW which allows editors import, grade, and edit RAW data footage with a heightened control over shadow settings. The update is free for existing users, but new users will need to pay $299.99.