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.com – Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (128 GB) NEWEST VERSION
Available on Amazon.com – Apple Mac Pro MD878LL/A Desktop
Available on Amazon.com – Apple Mac Mini MGEQ2LL/A Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)
Available on Amazon.com – Apple iMac MK462LL/A 27-Inch Retina 5K Desktop (3.2 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR3, 1TB, Mac OS X), Silver
Available on Amazon.com – CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD Intelligent LCD Series UPS 1000VA 600W AVR Mini-Tower