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How To Buy Final Cut Pro

How To Buy Final Cut Pro

Are you thinking of buying Final Cut Pro (FCP) and wondering if you can use it on all your computers? Do you need this film editing software for personal, professional or institutional use? Read on and learn about the one-month free trial and how to buy your own copy of Final Cut Pro along with what system requirements are required for installation on your device. 

What is Final Cut Pro?

Final Cut Pro is a professional-grade video post-production software designed exclusively for Mac operating systems. It is not compatible with Windows PC. FCP offers the ability to import and edit the widest variety of video, still-image and audio formats from a vast range of professional film cameras, 360-degree cameras, digital photography cameras, iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch devices.    

What Are the Minimum System Requirements? 

To install the latest version, Final Cut Pro X, on your system, you need Mac operating software version 10.13.2 or later. Here are a few other necessary parameters:
  • Disk space of 3.8GB.
  • Minimum 4 GB of RAM is required. For 360-degree video editing, 3D titles and 4K editing, 8GB RAM is recommended.
  • VRAM of 256MB is required. For 360-degree video editing, 3D titles and 4K editing, VRAM of 1GB is recommended.
  • Open CL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later.
  • MacOS High Sierra, discrete graphics card and Stream VR necessary for VR headset support. For highest level of performance, AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card is recommended.

Can Final Cut Pro Be Used by Multiple Parties on Various Devices?

Final Cut Pro can be installed on different devices owned by one person. Educational institutions, teachers and qualifying students can purchase a bundle of professional apps, such as Compressor, Motion, Mainstage, Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro at a special rate. 

Can You Try for Free and How To Buy Final Cut Pro?
A fully functional, free 30-day trial of the latest version of Final Cut Pro X is available on the apple website for download. If your computer meets the system requirements for the trial, you can install the software on your device, even if it already has Final Cut Studio (2009) installed. The Final Cut Pro support page offers complimentary self-help and tutorials during the trial period. After the trial expires, FCP can be purchased online only through the Mac App Store. After your purchase, you can continue using the libraries you had created during the trial period; the trial application can be removed from your device. 
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