Apple today announced that it is bringing Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro to the iPad later this month via subscription models. Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro both feature all-new touch interfaces:
Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad bring all-new touch interfaces that allow users to enhance their workflows with the immediacy and intuitiveness of multi-touch. Final Cut Pro for iPad introduces a powerful set of tools for video creators to record, edit, finish, and share, all from one portable device. Logic Pro for iPad puts the power of professional music creation in the hands of the creator — no matter where they are — with a complete collection of sophisticated tools for songwriting, beat making, recording, editing, and mixing.
Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for the iPad will each be available as subscriptions, for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. A one-month free trial is available. Final Cut Pro requires an iPad with an M1 chip or later, while Logic Pro requires an A12 Bionic iPad or later. The apps will be available on the App Store starting on Tuesday, May 23.
Final Cut Pro for iPad
Final Cut Pro for iPad introduces an all-new touch interface and intuitive tools, including a new jog wheel that is designed to make the editing process easier. Users can navigate the Magnetic Timeline, move clips, and make fast frame-accurate edits with just the tap of a finger.
With Live Drawing, users can draw and write directly on top of video content using Apple Pencil. On iPad Pro with M2, Apple Pencil hover unlocks the ability for users to quickly skim and preview footage without ever touching the screen. They can also speed up their workflows by adding a Magic Keyboard or Smart Keyboard Folio to utilize key commands. Creators can view and edit stunning HDR video — taking advantage of the Liquid Retina XDR display on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro — and apply color grades with accuracy using Reference Mode.
Pro camera mode allows video creators to shoot high-quality video in portrait or landscape orientation, monitor audio and available recording time, and manually control settings like focus, exposure, and white balance. Creators can capture, edit, and publish from a single device while in the field, and on iPad Pro with M2, users can even record in ProRes. With multicam video editing, clips can automatically be synchronized and edited together, and users can even switch angles in a multicam clip with just the touch of a finger.
Scene Removal Mask allows creators to quickly remove or replace the background behind a subject in a clip without the use of a green screen. Auto Crop adjusts footage for vertical, square, and other aspect ratios, and with Voice Isolation, background noise can easily be removed from audio captured in the field.
Video creators can choose from a library of professional graphics, effects, and audio to enhance their storytelling. Including HDR backgrounds, customizable animated patterns, and professional soundtracks.
Editors can import supported media from Files or Photos, and save it directly inside a Final Cut Pro project. Final Cut Pro for iPad also supports the ability to import projects created in iMovie for iOS, and iPad users can export their Final Cut Pro projects to Mac.
Logic Pro for iPad
Multi-Touch gestures allow music creators to play software instruments and interact naturally with controls, as well as navigate complex projects with pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-scroll. Plug-in Tiles put the most useful controls at the creator’s fingertips, making it easy to quickly shape sounds. With the built-in mics on iPad, users can capture voice or instrument recordings, and with five studio-quality mics on iPad Pro, users can turn virtually any space into a recording studio. Creators can also make precision edits and draw detailed track automation with Apple Pencil, and connect a Smart Keyboard Folio or Magic Keyboard to utilize key commands that speed up production.
An all-new sound browser with dynamic filtering helps music creators discover the perfect sound. The sound browser displays all available instrument patches, audio patches, plug‑in presets, samples, and loops in a single location, and users can tap to audition any sound before loading it into a project to save time and stay in their creative flow.
Creators can shape the sonic qualities of their music with over 100 instruments and effects plug-ins in Logic Pro. Multi-Touch allows creators to play instruments using a variety of play surfaces. Logic Pro on iPad comes with a massive collection of realistic-sounding instruments and powerful synths including Sample Alchemy — a new sample manipulation instrument that can transform any audio sample with the tap of a finger.
For more information, visit apple.com/final-cut-pro-for-ipad and apple.com/logic-pro-for-ipad.