This software is a professional video editing software that has been developed by Apple Inc. It is a part of their larger Pro Apps group of software programs. It was originally released in June 2011 for sale in the Apple Store and is the successor to Final Cut Pro. It inherited its name from its predecessor but it is a completely re-written application. This is so as it shares some of its developmental code with Apple’s video editing software iMovie. This approach allows it to take advantage of the computer’s memory to give improved playback performance.