System Requirements

Because it is such a complex and advanced program, not all computers will be able to handle running Final Cut Pro X. Here is a quick summary of the minimum your machine should be packing in order to use the latest version of the software, as of February 2019:

  • OS X v10.11.4 or later
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 4.15GB of available HDD space
  • OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later
  • 256MB of VRAM

The minimum computer system needs are reasonable enough, considering how powerful Final Cut  Pro X is, but working with 4k videos and beyond will push your machine to its limits: you need 8GB of RAM and 1GB of VRAM for it. It might be difficult to keep your computer up to date and top of the line, but if video editing isn’t just a hobby for you, it’s worth keeping in mind that 4K video is fast becoming the norm, as more and more devices are slowly being released with the capability to handle higher and higher resolutions. Getting used to working with 4K–and, in turn, maintaining the requirements for it–could be a good investment.