The best video apps for Mac
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Final Cut Pro X

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Final Cut Pro X is Apple’s video editing app that offers a multitude of options to manage, edit, and process video in a wide variety of formats. It supports QuickTime-compatible video formats including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM (plug-in), and 2K film formats.

Price: £199.99 / $299.99


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MPlayerX is a multimedia player from Zongyao Qu. It allows you to play almost any format of file or stream, features multi-touch controls, direct pass through, multi-monitor support, Apple remote support and much more. It’s hard to find a video player that offers so much, especially for free.

Price: Free


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Video-Coverter by Wondershare Software is an app that allows you to convert almost any video format to another format that is fit for various devices with no quality loss. Additionally ithe app allows for editing and touching up videos.

Price: £13.99 / $19.99

Media Composer


Media Composer is a feature rich video editing software by Avid which other than Final Cut, is what many film and TV production companies use. It includes features such as full creative control of reframing, real-time RAW and LogC to Rec, transcoding, Interplay support, 9-way multi-cam support, colour, effects, and mastering tools.

Price: $999.00

VLC media player

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VLC is a free and open source multimedia player and framework that plays almost any multimedia files including MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, and MP3, as well as physical formats such as DVD, CD (audio), VCD, and various streaming protocols. Additionally it offers media conversion.

Price: Free