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Apple Announces Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro for iPad, Launching May 23rd: All the Details


Apple has announced that iPad users will soon be able to use Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. The video and music editing apps will include iPad-specific features, aimed at improving the performance of each program. For example, Final Cut Pro introduces a new push wheel element that is claimed to make editing “easier than ever,” allowing users to explore the magnetic timeline, move clips around, and perform edits with finger and multi-touch gestures. Both audio and video editing software will be available starting May 23rd.

In an official statement, Apple confirmed that Final Cut Pro will work on all iPads running the M1 or M2 chipset, and Logic Pro will be supported on all iPads running the A12 Bionic chipset or later. The company confirmed that both programs will be available on a monthly or annual subscription with a free trial month. In India, the monthly subscription is priced at Rs. 499 per programme, and annual subscription is offered in a package of Rs. 4,999 each.

With Final Cut Pro for iPad, a new feature called Live Drawing will allow users to instantly draw and write on top of video they’re editing with their Apple Pencil. iPad Pro with M2 processor will enable users to use the hover feature of the Apple Pencil to browse and preview videos without touching the screen.

On the other hand, Logic Pro for iPad includes similar touch-friendly options, such as the ability to use multi-touch gestures to launch software tools and navigate their controllers. It also includes a new sound library that uses Dynamic Filtering to help users discover different types of sounds, including alternatives to instrument patches, vocal patches, plug-in presets, samples, and loops.

Apple is also integrating Beat Breaker, a time and pitch shift plug-in for Logic Pro that allows users to swipe and pinch to “reshape and mix sounds”. The software also supports Apple Pencil, enabling users to “draw outline path automation”.

To use keyboard commands, Apple recommends linking apps to the Magic Keyboard or Smart Keyboard Folio. Users will be able to transfer Logic Pro projects between Mac and iPad, as well as export audio tracks to Final Cut Pro for iPad. The company added that users will be allowed to access projects created in GarageBand on iOS using Logic Pro on iPad.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.