Final Cut Pro 10.5 update released: here’s what’s new

Last week, Apple announced the next Final Cut Pro update. The 10.5 update improves the softwares overall performance and fixes a few issues.

Following the 10.4 update, you now should notice an improvement in software’s performance on Mac computers with Apple silicon. Additionally, Apple added accelerated machine learning analysis for Smart Conform while using the Apple Neural Engine on Apple silicon Mac computers. You can now create a copy of your library and automatically transcode media to ProRes Proxy or H.264 at various resolutions.

Here’s the rest of the updates and fixes in Final Cut Pro 10.5


  • Improves the appearance of HDR thumbnails in the browser and timeline
  • Higher reliability when previewing built-in sound effects in the browser
  • Improves reliability when creating proxy media from non-square pixel interlaced clips
  • Improves stability when applying stabilization and color balance during import
  • Better reliability when using onscreen Crop controls in the viewer


  • Fixes an issue in which LUTs were not available in optimized or proxy clips
  • Fixes an issue in which audio waveforms would not update in the inspector after adding a filter or making a volume change
  • Resolves an issue in which chapter markers were not available when sharing in Final Cut Pro
  • Fixes an issue in which audio sync could drift when retiming clips
  • Fixes an issue in which copying stills between libraries would result in duplicate files

Other updates

  • Export HLG high-dynamic-range projects with Dolby Vision 8.4 metadata
  • Built-in support for Avid DNxHR and Avid DNxHD decoding and playback in Final Cut Pro


You can download the Final Cut Pro update on the official Apple site.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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