Apple Announces Final Cut Pro And Logic Pro For iPad
Apple has today announced that it is bringing Mac-level professional tools Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro to the iPad.
The new new apps will be available in the App Store on Tuesday, May 23 and are both designed to give creatives a new way to get their work done without using a Mac.
Final Cut Pro includes a new touch interface that will also make use of the Apple Pencil hover capability afforded by the iPad Pro with M2.
Final Cut Pro for iPad introduces an all-new touch interface and intuitive tools — unlocking new workflows for video creators. A new jog wheel makes the editing process easier than ever and enables users to interact with content in completely new ways. They can navigate the Magnetic Timeline, move clips, and make fast frame-accurate edits with just the tap of a finger, and with the immediacy and intuitiveness of Multi-Touch gestures, push their creativity to new heights.
Media can be imported via the Files and Photos apps while Final Cut Pro for iPad also supports exporting projects to the Mac.
When it comes to Logic Pro, multi-touch gestures will allow creators to play music instruments and interact with controls on the iPad. The built-in microphones can also be used to capture voice or instrument recordings, too.
Apple also says that Logic Pro will feature quick and easy support for moving projects between the iPad and Mac.
Logic Pro for iPad supports roundtrip capabilities, making it easy to move projects between Logic Pro for Mac and iPad. iPad users can export their finished songs in a variety of compressed and lossless audio formats, as well as individual audio track stems. Music creators can make a soundtrack in Logic Pro for iPad and export it into Final Cut Pro for iPad — providing incredible flexibility for working across music and video. Logic Pro for iPad also supports the ability to open projects created in GarageBand for iOS, so users can take their music to the next level with pro features and workflows.
As for pricing, Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad will cost $4.99 per month of $49 per year and there is a free one-month trial. Final Cut Pro is compatible with the M1 iPad models or later, while the Logic Pro app will work on anything with the A12 or newer inside. You’ll also need to have iPadOS 16.4 installed in order to use either of the new releases.