Recent insider forecasts regarding the appearance of Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro on the iPad turned out to be too cautious, because we will see applications on tablets not in a year, but in two weeks – on May 23.
Apple has officially announced the release of tablet versions of Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. Applications will receive an interface adapted for touch screens, support for Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard, while their functionality should correspond to desktop versions.
In Final Cut Pro for iPad, a virtual wheel has appeared, which helps to quickly switch between different elements of the application and perform some editing. Apple also says it should be easy enough for users to reorganise and edit clips using touch input. It is even more convenient to do this with the help of Apple Pencil. You will be able to draw directly in the application and add these elements to projects.
Final Cut Pro for iPad supports multi-camera video editing, automatic audio track adjustment, video cropping, background image and noise removal, and more. Projects created on iPad can be sent to Mac (and vice versa), and videos can be downloaded from iMovie for iOS. And if you connect a keyboard, you can use keyboard shortcuts, just like on a Mac.
Logic Pro offers users a collection of instruments that are easy to play using the touch screen. You’ll also find virtual interfaces and a mixer that includes channels, faders, plug-ins and similar controls. A new browser for sound effects will help you find a variety of content in one place. Like Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro can export projects to Mac and import tracks from GarageBand for iOS.
Logic Pro will run on any iPad with an A12 chipset or later. Final Cut Pro requires a tablet with an M1 chipset. Apple offers a month-long free trial of apps, after which you’ll have to subscribe to each app separately for $4.99/month. or $49/year (remember, the desktop version is purchased once).