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The Best Final Cut Pro Alternative for Mac(Mountain Lion included)

Final Cut usually refers to Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express. And both obviously work great in Mac because they are designed by Apple. However, Final Cut Express has been discontinued in June 2011. Here, you may find a simpler Final Cut Pro alternative or Final Cut Express alternative that's both cheaper and easier to use for video editing (Mountain Lion, Lion supported). Here recommend you 2 simpler Final Cut Pro alternative.

Recommendation 1: All-in-One VIdeo Editing Software

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a good video editing Software, you can very easliy create the perfect home movie with this powerful editing software. More importantly is, the software includes a lot of other very good functions:

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  • Great Editing Functions, Enhance & Personalize Your Videos File.
  • Convert any video to editable format for editing.
  • Burn video almost in any format,customize your DVD with free DVD menu templates.
  • APEXTRANS technology converts files 30x faster than competitor products.
  • Download videos from another 1000+ video sharing sites with One Click!
  • Easily record streaming online videos
  • Streaming Your Media to TV.
  • Transfer Video Without USB Cable.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista/2003, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9

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Recommendation 2: Powerful VIdeo Editing Software

A helpful option is our very own Wondershare Filmroa for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac). It simplifies video editing workflow in Mac and is provided for a cheap price (only $39.99). Wondershare Video Editing not only comes with all common video editing tools including trimming, cropping, rotating, merging, etc., but also many advanced and useful features like visual effects, transition, motion, and so forth. What's most important is that you are able to share video quickly and easily on computer, device, YouTube, and DVD. It could be your favorite Final Cut alternative (Mountain Lion included).

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Note: If you're using Windows, also try Final Cut Pro alternative for Windows for free. Now learn more about the great Final Cut Pro alternative - Wondershare Video Editor for Win.

1 Import video, audio or photo to this Final Cut Pro alternative

Like all Mac applications, Video Editor comes with an intuitive and drag-and-drop interface. You can easily drag and drop content to edit immediately. And this app supportsa broad range of video/audio/photo formats.

The video/audio/photo formats supported:

  • Video Formats: MOV, MP4, M4V, TS, TRP, M2TS, MTS, TP, FLV, AVI, DAT, MKV, DV, MOD, TOD, 3GP, MPG, etc.
  • Audio Formats: M4A, AAC, AC3, AIF, AIFF, WAV, AU, FLAC, MKA, MP2, MP3, etc.
  • Image Formats: BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, TIF, ICO

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2 Edit video, audio or photo files

Due to its intuitive interface, so whatever you want to, you will find the right tool with little hassle, including visual effects, transitions, titles, trimming, cropping, rotating, audio editing.

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The audio editing feature is important to Final Cut Pro alternative for Mac. Video Editor includes easy to use audio tools. Whatever it's the audio track of video, voiceover or background music, you can find the right tools to edit it in no time.

3 Share on YouTube, computer, DVD and anywhere

Filmroa for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac) allows you to share videos virtually anywhere. All creations retains the original quality of source files to the most extent. Many customizable options are also provided to suit your needs.

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  • Format: Save videos to local in different formats like MOV, MP4, M4V, MKV, WMV, FLV, etc.
  • Device: Play your video on mobile devices like iPod, iPhone 4, iPad, Zen, Zune, PSP, etc.
  • YouTube: Directly upload videos to YouTube, with options to post messages on your Twitter and Facebook account.
  • DVD: Burn videos to DVD with built-in tools or save as DVD mediaDownload Win Version, DVD folder or ISO image files to burn with other tools.

Hope Video Editor is your favorite Final Cut Pro alternative for Mac (Mountain Lion included). Give it a try, free. And if you've found a better program like Final Cut Pro for Mac, welcome to share with us in the comment.

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This editor is much more cost effective compared with final cut pro, and it also contains a lot of professional templates which makes it is much suitable for home movie making.
This video editor is damn easy to handle, I could simply edit the videos on my own even without learning the tutorial.
I just downloaded the trial version and it worked like a charm, the only problem is the watermark on the video after I finished editing, is that the trial version limit?