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 8.0.16

FxCore requires macOS 12.6 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 its License Agreement before installing and using FxCore.
  • While grateful for any feedback, we do not provide tech support for FxCore and may be unable to reply to all emails.
  • 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.

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