Basic video editing with Final Cut Pro
Video editing is time consuming, exhausting and to be honest, it can be frustrating. Here are four things you should consider before using final cut pro for basic editing;
- The Operating system you use.
- Your experience level with editing videos.
- Specification for using Final Cut Pro
- It is not free.
1. The Operating system you use
The first thing you need to know is that final cut pro is made for only MacOS computers. It is not advised to be used on Windows and Linux operating systems.
Therefore, if you use Windows or Linux I will suggest you use Adobe Premiere Pro
2. Your experience level with editing videos with final cut pro
If you are a beginner who has never edited a video before or an editor who is switching from another video editing software, you are in good hands.
Final Cut Pro A.K.A FCP requires no experience level whatsoever.
3. Specification for using Final Cut Pro
The minimum system requirements for using Final Cut Pro are;
macOS 10.14.6 or later
4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles and 360‑degree video editing)
Metal-capable graphics card
1GB of VRAM recommended for 4K editing, 3D titles and 360‑degree video editing1
3.8GB of available disk space.
Some features require Internet access; fees may apply. Blu-ray recorder is required for burning Blu-ray discs. Video output to VR headset requires Mac computer with discrete graphics running macOS Mojave. 27‑inch iMac with Radeon Pro 580 graphics or better is recommended.
4. It is not free
Even though you want to do basic editing with final cut pro is a video editor for sale on the app store and it costs about USD300
Lastly, understand that this is a new software for you so don’t rush.
Enjoy using Final Cut Pro
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