Final Cut Pro X: Version 10.1.2 release notes

Learn about current and previous Final Cut Pro X updates.

Before installing an update to Final Cut Pro X from the Mac App Store, be sure to have a backup of your important files, including Projects, Events, and the version of Final Cut Pro X that you’re updating.

Final Cut Pro X version 10.1.2

Final Cut Pro X version 10.1.2 adds these features.

  • Optimized, proxy, and rendered media can be stored at any location outside of the library
  • View and set storage locations for each of your libraries using the Library Properties inspector
  • Easily delete optimized, proxy, and rendered media from within Final Cut Pro X
  • Used media indicators for Compound, Multicam, and Synced clips
  • Option to show only unused media in the Browser
  • Apply a standard (Rec. 709) look in real time to high dynamic range and wide color gamut video from ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, and Sony cameras
  • Automatically apply an ARRI embedded 3D LUT from the new AMIRA camera
  • Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ
  • Improved speed and accuracy when synchronizing clips
  • Audio recording improvements including countdown and automatic Audition creation from multiple takes
  • Fast export of cuts-only projects containing XDCAM media
  • Export entire library as a single XML file
  • Selecting a library displays key metadata in the Inspector
  • Adjust relative and absolute volume of a clip or range selection
  • Create keywords from Finder Tags when importing media
  • Option to sort events by date or name in the Libraries list
  • Import a clip by dragging directly into the Browser
  • Share 4K video to Vimeo

Final Cut Pro version 10.1.2 also addresses the following issues

  • Faster opening, closing, copying, and overall performance when working with large libraries
  • Linear and smooth motion interpolation between keyframes applies to both time and distance



7toX for Final Cut Pro lets you quickly and easily transfer your Final Cut Pro 7 projects to Final Cut Pro X.

Axle Video

Radically simple browser-based media management software that works on your existing shared storage.

Cantemo Portal

Intuitive, web-based media asset management featuring advanced project workflow with Final Cut Pro X.


Flexible media asset management and automation software that includes XML-based integration.

Change List X

Quickly produce a detailed change list comparing two versions of your Final Cut Pro X project.


Simple tool for delivering your timeline to After Effects or batch exporting clips in a variety of formats.

DaVinci Resolve

Advanced software and hardware color correction that includes XML-based integration with Final Cut Pro X.


Automate your workflow by quickly generating new projects based on customizable templates.


Easily create industry-standard Edit Decision Lists (EDLs) from Final Cut Pro X XML files.

Event Manager X

Easily show and hide events and projects, while also tracking events and projects located on offline devices.


Ingest, manage, log, play out, and archive media with FORK, featuring deep integration with Final Cut Pro X.


Workflow and asset manager for broadcast news and sports, featuring tight Final Cut Pro X integration.

Sonicfire Pro

The easiest way to create customizable music soundtracks from directly within Final Cut Pro X.


Easily fix audio noise problems like hiss, background noises, hum, clicks, and pops right inside Final Cut Pro X.

Stereo3D Toolbox

Stereoscopic 3D grading and mastering plug-in with powerful onscreen controls and analysis tools.

The Touch

Control key aspects of Final Cut Pro X using intuitive gestures on your trackpad, Magic Trackpad, or iPad.

Vizrt Media Engine

Asset management tightly integrated with Final Cut Pro X for easy search, editing, storage, and metadata access.


Xto7 for Final Cut Pro lets you quickly convert your Final Cut Pro X projects into Final Cut Pro 7 sequences.

X2Pro Audio Convert

Powerful conversion application for delivering Final Cut Pro X projects to Avid Pro Tools for audio finishing.

Zynaptiq UNVEIL

Fix location sound by removing ambience and reverb from audio clips — right in Final Cut Pro X.

Camera Import
& Format Support

Calibrated{Q} MXF Import

Import and edit MXF files natively in Final Cut Pro X using this affordable plug-in from Calibrated Software.

Canon XF Plug-in

Use the Canon XF Plug-in to import media from compatible Canon XF cameras directly into Final Cut Pro X.


Hamburg Pro Media offers import and export plug-ins for a complete, native MXF workflow in Final Cut Pro X.

Phantom Cine Toolkit

Import and edit high-quality RAW files from the Phantom Flex and Miro high-speed cameras.

RED Plug-in

Import REDCODE RAW files into Final Cut Pro X and edit right away. Work natively or transcode to ProRes.

Sony Plug-in

Learn more about importing Sony XDCAM, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, and XAVC media into Final Cut Pro X.

ProRes Devices


ARRI ALEXA cameras record directly to Apple ProRes. Choose among all four variants of ProRes 422, or select ProRes 4444 for the highest quality when grading and compositing.


Affordable recording, playback, and monitoring devices based on Apple ProRes. The Ninja and Samurai offer direct-to-post ProRes recording that is ideal for DSLR workflows.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Record directly to ProRes using the built-in SSD recorder, and use the touchscreen display to enter metadata that can be viewed and modified directly in Final Cut Pro X.

Sound Devices

PIX video recorders offer on-the-fly creation of ProRes files in a range of packages, from highly portable HDMI-based devices to a rack-mountable unit with 3G SDI input.

Video I/O


Industry-leading digital video interfaces including Thunderbolt-connected devices and flexible tape import/output tools to complement Final Cut Pro X.

Blackmagic Design

High-quality color correctors, video converters, video monitoring devices, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors, and film restoration software.


MXO2 devices provide professional I/O for capture and playback on Mac Pro, iMac, and MacBook Pro, plus lightning-fast H.264 encoding for Compressor.

Video Effects

Boris Continuum Complete

Comprehensive set of plug-ins for broadcast graphics, image restoration, keying, and compositing.

CHV Plugins

Professional video effect plug-ins to repair video, composite, create 3D and morph effects, and much more.


Advanced stabilization, SliceX with Mocha shape motion tracking, and over 200 visual effects filters.


Explore and purchase high-quality broadcast and film effects developed exclusively for Final Cut Pro X.


Professional-caliber visual effects and editorial design plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.

Digital Anarchy

Powerful, easy to use visual effects including the award-winning Beauty Box Video retouching plug-in.

Digital Heaven

Enhance any production with powerful and easy-to-use video effects for Final Cut Pro X.


Browse and purchase a wide variety of effects designed exclusively for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.


Sapphire Edge is a powerful video effects package that features professional looks for Final Cut Pro X.

Idustrial Revolution

Commercial and free plug-ins, templates, and tools for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5.


Great source of high-quality, full HD, entirely customizable templates for Motion and Final Cut Pro X.


GPU-accelerated plug-ins including color correction, grading, titling, and an array of other professional effects.

Noise Industries

Essential tools for Final Cut Pro editors and a full range of visual effects for Motion users.

Red Giant

Advanced color correction and design tools for Final Cut Pro X, including the award-winning Magic Bullet Looks.


Animation tools for advanced moves and effects with particle trails, created exclusively for Final Cut Pro X.

RE:Vision Effects

Award-winning software including Twixtor, the critically acclaimed retiming plug-in.

Ripple Callouts

Add animated arrows, shapes, magnifiers, map trajectories, and much more to your project.

Ripple Timelines

Transition effects with animated, customizable timeline graphics to move your videos through time.

Ripple Tools

Twelve plug-ins that let you add split screens, create mattes, and color correct with traditional color wheels.

Music & Sound Effects

12 Inch Design creates and sells royalty-free libraries of professional motion graphics.


Artbeats specializes in developing high-quality stock footage ideal for professional video editing.

Blue Sky Footage

Blue Sky Stock Footage offers 35mm, 16mm, and high-definition contemporary stock footage.


Tell your story with an affordable library of over 9 million royalty-free images, audio tracks, and video clips.


Deep collection of high-definition stock footage, music, sound effects, and Motion templates.


Hundreds of thousands of high-quality stock footage clips available on a per-clip or subscription basis.


Thousands of royalty-free stock footage clips plus Motion and Final Cut Pro X templates.


Add interest to your project with a collection of HD stock video footage from around the world.

APM Music

Professionally produced music for everything from indie productions to Hollywood blockbusters.


Over 200,000 high-quality, royalty-free music and sound effects files for any creative project.

BlastWave FX

High-quality, royalty-free sound effects and production elements in stereo and surround.

Editor’s Construction Kit

Music beds, effects, and atmospheres designed by world-renowned Boosey & Hawkes Production Music.

Kill the Silence

Customizable music library with content that can be previewed, licensed, and downloaded in minutes.

Online provider of audio loops, sound effects, and other content for editors and musicians.

Pro Sound Effects

The audio professional’s one-stop source for over 400 royalty-free sound effects libraries.

SmartSound Music Library

Thousands of professional music tracks for Sonicfire Pro’s soundtrack creation plug-in for Final Cut Pro X.

Sony Creative Software

16-bit and 24-bit royalty-free libraries, plus high-end sound effects collections from Sony Pictures.

Sound Ideas

The world’s largest publisher of sound effects, royalty-free music, and production element libraries.

Sound Vision Library

A high-quality, royalty-free library of stock music in a variety of themes and formats.


Independent music for film, TV, and advertising with direct licensing from the Final Cut Pro X timeline.

The Hollywood Edge

High-end sound effects library used for years in professional Hollywood productions.

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