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Apple makes Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X free for 90 days

Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, Apple's professional editing programs, have a 90-day free trial

During this quarantine period, many people are choosing to use their free time to learn some new skills and improve the curriculum for when everything returns to normal, and the Apple has a good offer for those who want to learn audio and video editing in a professional way.

The Cupertino company is offering a license for 90 days of use free so much for the Final Cut Pro X as for the Logic Pro X, its two programs aimed at those who work professionally with video and music editing.

Until then, Apple already offered users a 30-day free trial period for using the Final Cut Pro XIt is only after this period that the user would need to purchase the program license to continue using it. J o Logic Pro X has never offered any kind of free trial, and this will be the first time that people who don't know the program will be able to test it without paying.

Edit with Final Cut Pro X

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Launched in June 2011, the Final Cut Pro X is the successor to Final Cut Pro, and focuses on the general public that wants to make a simple video edition (for these users, the company provides the iMovie), but rather those who work with video editing professionally.

Thus, the program is widely used by freelancers working with publishing, producers of various videos (such as advertising, education, among others) and even some film and television studios. The program Apple was used, for example, to edit What Happened Miss Simone? (documentary on the life of singer Nina Simone) and on TV series Trailer Park Boys and Accounts Settlement.

The program has a series of tools to help professional content producers, such as the possibility of working with 360 video editing and advanced color gradation (such as HDR and ProRes RAW), which makes it one of the favorites for those in need. carry out editing work with higher quality.

Therefore, the program is not lightweight, and to run it satisfactorily it is necessary to have a machine running at least version 10.14.6 of the macOS, at least 4 GB of RAM (or 8 GB in case you want to work with 360 recording or 4K video editing), a video card with at least 1 GB of VRAM and 3.8 GB of disk space for installation. It is worth remembering that there are no versions for Windows or Linux.

You can access the free trial by going to the official Final Cut Pro X page and, in the top menu, choose the option ?Free trial?. After that, just register your data, download the program and start using it on your Mac.

Edit with Logic Pro X

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Launched in July 2013, the Logic Pro X the latest version of this digital audio workstation (DAW) from Apple, and is one of the most used programs by sound engineers in music studios around the world.

Like Final Cut Pro X, the Logic Pro X not aimed at the amateur audience of audio editing (for this, Apple offers the GarageBand), but for music professionals who need a robust program for recording in state-of-the-art equipment.

So the Logic Pro X has some tools created to make life easier for these professionals, such as the Smart Weather (which allows recordings of instrument tracks to be made without a metronome, as the tool allows the software to maintain all tracks at the same time) in addition to Drummer, which has so many configuration options that Apple guarantees that the tool often replaces the use of a real drummer.

Of course, to use this program to its fullest, in addition to a professional capture system, a computer running the macOS 10.13.6 or higher, at least 4 GB of RAM, an OpenCL compatible video card and 63 GB of HD space to install the full version with the entire Apple sound effects library. As in Final Cut Pro X, there are no versions for Windows and Linux.

For now, the official Logic Pro X page on the Brazilian Apple website does not yet have the free test button at the time this article was written, but as this button was already on the Final Cut Pro X page – and allowing registration to a free 90-day period – it is expected that within the next few days this free trial of the professional sound editing program will also be available here in Brazil.

But, if you follow the example of the United States website, as soon as Apple releases the free trial here, the button will not appear in the top menu (as with Final Cut Pro X), but in the middle of the entry page , just below the program name.

Source: LifeHacker, Wikipedia