Best Computer for Final Cut Pro X


Whether a fan of Mac computers or not, Final Cut Pro X is only available for Mac computers.  In my opinion, Final Cut Pro X is the best video editing software on the market today for several reasons.  I edit and upload an abundance of videos for IrixGuy’s Adventure Channel daily and Final Cut Pro X fits into my workflow flawlessly!  Most all Final Cut Pro X functions are drag-and-drop.  This enables me to devote more time to filming quality video content vs. wasting time in the studio editing video with a video application that is not user-friendly.  For more advanced users, Final Cut Pro X enables a “power user” to better refine the quality of Chroma Key, color and much more!  Just because it’s mostly a drag-and-drop video editing application, doesn’t imply that it’s not powerful enough for the “more professional” video editors too.  The best part is that a user has multiple options when it comes to choosing the best Mac for Final Cut Pro X.  At the time of posting this video, I use the iMac with Retina 5K Display as my primary studio computer for Final Cut Pro X video editing.  I like this Mac because the display is built-in and I can view my exported 4K video clips in full 4K resolution on this display.  In the field, I use the MacBook Pro 13 Inch Retina.  Although I cannot view the exported 4K video on the MacBook Pro 13 Inch Retina natively in 4K, I can edit 4K video without issue and the 4K video that I export and upload to YouTube can be viewed by others in 4K.  For a user with a greater budget, the Mac Pro is the most high-end Final Cut Pro X video editing computer available.  For a user with a tighter budget, the Mac mini can get the job done too!  You can find the various Mac models that I referenced below.  Also, for video storage, external storage will likely be a necessity.  You can find my my recommendations for external Mac storage here.

Mac Computers to Consider for Final Cut Pro X


Available on Amazon.comApple iMac MF885LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)
Available on Amazon.comApple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (128 GB) NEWEST VERSION
Available on Apple Mac Pro MD878LL/A Desktop
Available on Amazon.comApple Mac Mini MGEQ2LL/A Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)
Available on Amazon.comApple iMac 21.5″ with Retina 4K Display i5 3.1GHz Quad-Core – 2015
Available on Amazon.comCyberPower CP1000AVRLCD Intelligent LCD Series UPS 1000VA 600W AVR Mini-Tower




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