Apple updates Logic and Final Cut Pro to harness the power of its all-new MacBook Pro models
Apple’s new MacBook Pro models have been a long time coming but the wait looks to have been worth it for the swarms of creative pros who have already placed an order for one. While Apple called the OG M1 SoC its first chip made for the Mac, it really was a mobile processor designed for the iPad Pro that was powerful enough to power a Mac. The new Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max feature exceptional CPU performance and GPU performance and, thoughtfully, Apple has updated its creative apps Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro with new features to properly tap into its latest silicon.
Not only does Final Cut Pro 10.6 tap into the powers of the new MacBook Pro models, it also taps into the new Cinematic mode videos that can be recorded on the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro. These videos can now be edited on Final Cut Pro allowing creators to adjust focus and motion tracking after the shot has been taken. The app now also supports a mind boggling seven streams of 8K ProRes at full resolution while also being able to export ProRes video over 5 times faster than before. A new Object Tracker feature has also been added allowing editors to create animated graphics to follow the movement of faces and objects in a video. It also takes advantage of the machine learning capabilities in the Neural Engine of Apple’s M1-based silicon to achieve this.
Apple’s MacBook Pro launch leaned quite a lot on music and Logic Pro 10.7 builds on that theme with the addition of a complete set of mixing and rendering tools for music creators to make Dolby Atmos mixes of their tunes. Apple has also updated 13 plug-ins within Logic Pro to take advantage of these new spatial audio mixing capabilities including Space Designer, Limiter, Loudness Monitor and Tremolo. New MacBook Pro users will also be able to load up to 3 times more plug-ins than before too. A range of new Producer Packs first introduced in Garageband are now also available to Logic Pro users with over 2,800 new loops, 50 new kits and 120 patches royalty free created by top artists including Mark Ronson, Boys Noize, Mark Lettieri, Oak Felder, Soulection, and TRAKGIRL.