FxCore is a node-based compositing engine inspired by Quartz Composer and designed for the demanding workloads of visual effects hosted by video applications.

FxCore powers the most advanced products you see in FxFactory, providing Metal GPU acceleration to our plugins running in Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Motion.

Download FxCore 8.0.4

FxCore requires macOS 11.5.1 or newer. If you wish to be notified when a new version of FxCore is available, please make sure FxFactory is installed on your system.


  • Review the License Agreement before downloading and using FxCore.
  • Our company does not provide tech support for FxCore. While grateful for your feedback, we may be unable to reply to all emails.
  • It is not our goal to replace Quartz Composer. Future development is driven by our specific needs: visual effects for the video industry. If you are missing functionality from Quartz Composer, we encourage you to look into alternatives that have a broader set of features.
  • FxCore is a love letter to Core Image and other macOS graphics technologies. If you were using Quartz Composer to prototype effects, we think and hope you will enjoy using our tool.

Next Steps



Sample compositions

Advanced Topics

Core Image Filter Sampler Configuration

More documentation coming soon