Broad Format Support

Final Cut Pro 7 lets you edit virtually anything with the highest-possible quality, includ­ing camera-native editing of a wide range of leading SD, HD, and 2K formats. Now with expanded support for file-based formats and even more ProRes options, Final Cut Pro offers maximum flexibility for post-production workflows.

Superior editing for file-based formats

Final Cut Pro 7 makes it easy to work with the latest file-based devices. Use the Log and Transfer function in Final Cut Pro to ingest Panasonic AVC-Intra and DVCPRO HD from P2 cards, Sony XDCAM EX, and AVCHD. Or use Sony’s free XDCAM Transfer soft­ware to ingest XDCAM, 18-, 25-, and 35-Mbps XDCAM HD, and XDCAM HD 422 media.

Preview shots before you bring them in, add in- and out-points, and set up custom metadata before you transfer files to save time. You can automatically ingest media files in the background at high speeds while you continue to edit or preview other material.

Open format Timeline

The open format Timeline in Final Cut Pro 7 lets you mix and match source material in a wide range of formats and even different frame rates. Freely edit a combination of HD and SD, including NTSC and PAL, all in real time. Final Cut Pro 7 offers real-time scaling for video in various camera-native formats as well as all five versions of the Apple ProRes codec.

Expanded ProRes family

New versions of the Apple ProRes codec let you work faster and at higher quality across an even wider range of post-production workflows.

The ProRes family now includes ProRes 422 (Proxy), ProRes 422 (LT), and ProRes 4444, in addition to the original ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 (HQ).

Camera-native editing

Final Cut Pro 7 lets you edit virtually any professional format natively. Because there’s no need to transcode video from camera-native formats, you can start editing right away. For a comprehensive list of SD, HD, and 2K formats supported by Final Cut Pro 7, visit

Automatic transfer

When you’re working under deadline, every second counts. Final Cut Pro now saves you setup time when you transfer clips from a wide range of file-based cameras includ­ing Panasonic P2 and Sony XDCAM. The files are automatically copied to your media storage volumes the moment your media is mounted. A new Log and Transfer option allows you to set up custom metadata and add it to all your assets in a single step.


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