Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro is the name given to a series of non-linear video editing software programs - first developed by Macromedia Inc. and later Apple Inc. [...] Since the early 2000s, Final Cut Pro has developed a large and expanding user base, mainly video hobbyists and independent filmmakers. It had also made inroads with film and television editors who have traditionally used Avid Technology's Media Composer.Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
GenreNon-Linear Editing, Video Editor
CharacteristicsAnimation, Audio Mastering, Audio Mixing, Creative, Filters, Layers, Moddable, Non-Linear Editing, Recording Software, Rendering, Stabilization, Transition
Availability and Pricing
Computersstarting at US$299.51
Specs for Hardcore levels of performance in Final Cut Pro X
Most software developers publish system requirements, and while they're accurate, they can be difficult to interpret; not everyone's comfortable with the jargon employed and older components are often referred to long after they've left the market.
Here are current specs for pre-built machines capable of handling Final Cut Pro X.
|for Hardcore performances|
|Processor (a.k.a. CPU)||
Intel Core i7-9750H or better
||Alternative CPU Options|
|Video Card (a.k.a. GPU||
AMD Radeon Pro 555X or better
||Alternative GPU Options|
|Memory (a.k.a. RAM)||12 GB or better||16 GB|
Sadly, there are also no predefined standards for performance; some developers have very high standards while others can be a bit optimistic so your mileage may vary.
Ready-to-Order Systems Meeting these Specs Prices range from ∼ US$2904 to US$2904, accessories included.
The following Systems exceed the recommended specs for Final Cut Pro X; leaving you more overhead for plug-ins, and handling uncommonly complex tasks.
Each product below was checked recently for rebates and availability from retailers located in Canada or which at least makes importing easy.
#3, Laptops ($2500 - ∞)
Apple MacBook Pro 15" with Touch Bar (i7 2.6GHZ, 2019) from US$2100;
~$2904 with accessories
Built to be stronger than its smaller version, this Mac Book Pro is capable of handling demanding media creation tasks and can be an appealing pick for the roam... Read More about the MV922LL/A
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performance in Final Cut Pro XExceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.Processor: Intel Core i7-9750HGraphics: AMD Radeon Pro 555XMemory: 16.00 GBStorage: 256.00 GBScreen Size: 15.4"Screen Resolution: 2880×1800Dimensions: 34.93 x 24.07 x 1.55 cmWeight: 4.020 kg
detailed info from US$2095.85
Pricing AccuracyProduct prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the retailer's site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
Wonder why you get better systems than requested?
That's because TekAdvisor looks for devices which will at least satisfy the demands for the best price without filtering over-performers. For instance: If 3-stars or even 5-stars systems are available in the same price range as 1-star options, I'm pretty sure you should consider the better-performing options as well.
The results above are the 1 systems offering the best bang-for-the-buck among the cheapest catalogued systems capable of running Final Cut Pro X at the specified level of performance or better.
Narrow down your search
Looking for a specific kind of device?
Were you looking for a laptop instead? You can focus your search on a specific kind of device with the options below:
Looking for a different performance level?
The systems above exceed Final Cut Pro X's recommended specs; which is great if you need it to handle unusual workloads but not so much if money's tight.
You can look for something cheaper by picking another performance level below: