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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:
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.
Follow the recommendations below in the order in which they're listed until you've isolated or fixed your issue. Before proceeding, make sure to back up your Final Cut Pro libraries, media, and the Final Cut Pro application.
1. Restart your Mac
Restarting your computer resets Final Cut Pro-related system resources. To restart your Mac, choose Apple menu () > Restart, then reopen Final Cut Pro and try to reproduce your issue.
2. Disconnect external devices
An incompatible or malfunctioning external device can sometimes cause issues with Final Cut Pro. To test external devices:
- Shut down your Mac.
- Disconnect all external devices other than your keyboard and mouse.
- Reset NVRAM. You only need to do this the first time you disconnect external devices.
- Open Final Cut Pro and attempt to reproduce your issue. If your issue no longer occurs, reconnect devices one at a time until you can reproduce your issue. Make sure to restart your Mac after reconnecting a device, if the device requires it.
If the issue only occurs with a certain device connected, you might need to update or service the device. Contact the manufacturer for support.
3. Check Final Cut Pro documentation
Check Final Cut Pro Help to make sure Final Cut Pro is working as expected. You can search Final Cut Pro Help for key terms shown in alerts, alert icons, or error messages.
4. Check system requirements
Make sure your Mac meets Final Cut Pro system requirements.
5. Update Final Cut Pro
Before you update, back up your existing libraries and your current copy of the Final Cut Pro application. This allows you return to the previous state your files and the application were in if updating does not address the issue.
To make sure you're using the latest version of Final Cut Pro, choose Apple menu () > App Store, then click Updates in the toolbar. If a Final Cut Pro update is available, you can click the Update button to download and install it.
Make sure that you're also using the latest version of macOS and that your Mac firmware is up to date. Back up your Mac before you update macOS.
6. Verify installation of Pro Video Formats
7. Check media and device compatibility
Make sure you're using a compatible media format, device, and external storage device format. Contact the manufacturer of the device(s) for support. If a software update for the device is available, follow the manufacturer's instructions to update firmware for devices like cameras and external storage devices, or to update drivers for devices like interfaces.
Final Cut Pro 10.3 Requirements
8. Check software compatibility
If you're using a plug-in or other software not made by Apple with Final Cut Pro, make sure it's compatible with your version of Final Cut Pro. Contact the manufacturer for support. If an update is available, follow the manufacturer's instructions to update the software.
9. Try using another user account
Create another user account on your Mac, then try to recreate the issue in the new user account. If the issue doesn't occur in the new user account, settings or files in the original account might be causing the issue.
10. Test with a new library and project
Create a new library and project, and try to reproduce the issue using known-good media, which is media you've used successfully in other projects. If you can't reproduce the issue using known-good media, the issue might be related to the media in the affected project. Obtain new copies of the media from the original source.
If you don't have known-good media available, you can create some using a placeholder and a sound effect from Final Cut Pro Additional Content.
11. Reset Final Cut Pro preferences
Resetting preferences doesn't affect your libraries, projects, or media. However, any custom preference settings will be reset to their default settings.
Before resetting preferences, choose Final Cut Pro > Preferences and note any specific settings you've made. Learn more about Final Cut Pro preferences.
To reset preferences in Final Cut Pro 10.3 or later:
- Quit Final Cut Pro.
- Hold down the Command and Option keys, then open Final Cut Pro.
- Click Delete Preferences.
- Try to reproduce the issue you were experiencing. If the issue no longer occurs, open Final Cut Pro preferences and reapply your custom settings.
12. Remove and reinstall Final Cut Pro
To remove and reinstall Final Cut Pro:
- In the Finder, choose Go > Applications.
- Locate Final Cut Pro and drag it to the Trash.
- Reinstall Final Cut Pro from the App Store, or restore it from a backup. When restoring a copy of the Final Cut Pro application from a backup, you can either drag it from its storage location to your Applications folder or restore Final Cut Pro from Time Machine backups.