Final Cut Pro uses Apple’s latest chips to improve face and object tracking

Following the recent launch of the new M3-equipped MacBook Pros, Apple will soon be releasing an update for its Final Cut Pro to make further use of its own silicon. According to the company, its updated video editing suite will leverage a new machine learning model for improved results with object and face tracking. Additionally, H.264 and HEVC encoding will apparently be faster, thanks to enhanced simultaneous processing by Apple silicon’s media engines.

On the user experience side, the new Final Cut Pro comes with automatic timeline scrolling, as well as the option to simplify a selected group of overlapping connected clips into a single storyline, and the ability to combine connected clips with existing connected storylines. As for Final Cut Pro for iPad, users can take advantage of the new voiceover recording tool, added color-grading presets, new titles, general workflow improvements and stabilization tool in the pro camera mode. Both the Mac and iPad versions of Final Cut Pro will receive their updates later this month.

With Logic Pro’s new Quick Sampler Recorder mode, users can create sampler instruments from any sound using the iPad’s built-in microphone or a connected audio input.


For those who need to focus on music creation, Apple has also updated Logic Pro with some handy new tools. For both the Mac and iPad versions, there’s a new Mastering Assistant which claims to help polish your audio mix, by analyzing and tweaking “the dynamics, frequency balance, timbre, and loudness.” You can use this tool to refine your mix at any point throughout the creation process. Another good news is that to avoid digital clipping and to boost low-level sensitivity, both flavors of Logic Pro now supports 32-bit float recording when used with compatible audio interfaces.

If you’re a fan of “Sample Alchemy” — a sample-to-instrument tool — and “Beat Breaker” — an audio multi-effect plug-in — on Logic Pro for iPad, you’ll be pleased to know that both features have been ported over to Logic Pro for Mac. Similarly, the Mac app has gained two free sound packs, “Hybrid Textures” and “Vox Melodics,” which can be found in the Sound Library. Some may also find the new “Slip” and “Rotate” tools in the “Tool” menu handy.

Meanwhile, the updated Logic Pro for iPad offers a better multi-tasking experience. The app now supports iPadOS’ “Split View” and “Stage Manager,” thus letting you quickly drag and drop audio samples from another app — such as Voice Memos, Files or a browser — into Logic Pro. There’s also a new “Quick Sampler” recorder plug-in for easily creating sampler instruments from any sound, via the iPad’s built-in microphone or a connected audio input. This update, along with a handful of related in-app lessons, are available immediately.

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