2. Installing and Setting Up

This chapter walks you through the process of assembling the necessary hardware, hooking everything up, and installing Final Cut Pro. Topics include Final Cut Pro system requirements as well as hardware selection and configuration for both a basic setup and a more full-featured system.

The chapter ends with suggestions for optimizing performance, including recommendations for running Final Cut Pro on a minimal “base-case” system and tips for troubleshooting Final Cut Pro.

As each successive release of FCP increases the range of hardware options and software plugins, it’s never been more important to get current information before you commit to a particular system. The perfect time to get the latest news on Final Cut ...

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