The wait is over, iPad users!
Apple has announced that Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro apps are coming to the iPad, taking advantage of the iPad’s multitouch touchscreen to make it easier to create, cut, and publish videos with the Final Cut app, as well as create new professional music, mix, and songwrite with the Logic Pro app, using sophisticated tools as on the Macs, and with a more efficient workflow from one portable device.
The new apps will be available with a subscription model, starting Tuesday, May 23rd.
“We’re excited to introduce Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, allowing creators to unleash their creativity in new ways and in even more places,” said Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
Final Cut Pro for iPad provides a new way to edit content, with a redesigned user interface for the iPad, including a new jog wheel that makes editing precise and easy. A new feature lets you write or draw on top of the video using an Apple Pencil. You can use the Magic Keyboard to execute commands, and on the iPad Pro, you can edit and watch HDR video.
Thanks to the Apple Silicon and machine learning of the device, you can perform tasks faster, such as using Scene Removal Mask to remove or replace the background behind a subject in a clip without using a green screen. Auto Crop adjusts footage for vertical, square, and other aspect ratios, and with Voice Isolation, you can remove background noise and more.
The app also includes a library of graphic effects, HDR backgrounds, and soundtracks that adjust to the length of the video. You can export your videos to your photos or save them to the files app as a Final Cut Project.
Logic Pro is an editing tool for creating professional music. The iPad Pro combines the portability of taking the device anywhere and the power of Logic Pro. Thanks to multitouch gestures, you can do things effortlessly. You can record with the built-in iPad microphones, use the Apple Pencil or the Magic Keyboard for commands, or do things faster.
This new iPad app includes a new sound browser that displays all available instrument patches, audio patches, plug-in presets, samples, and loops in a single place. Creators can use more than 100 powerful instruments and plugins, such as vintage EQs and more. The app has a full-featured mixer that complements the iPad with channel strips, volume faders, pan controls, plugins, sends, and precise automation to create professional mixes. Users can import and export Logic files and save them to the Files app or export their finished songs in a variety of compressed and lossless audio formats.
Apple’s long-awaited Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro apps are available through a subscription model, with each app priced at $4.99 per month or $49 per year. The company is also providing a 1-month free trial for those who want to test out the new features.
These apps will be available on Tuesday, May 23, and will require iPadOS 16.4. Final Cut Pro will offer support for iPads equipped with the M1 chip or later and Logic Pro will offer support for iPads equipped with the A12 Bionic Chip or later.