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Apple now offers a 90 day extended trial for Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X

over 2 years ago by IanDorfman

Apple has extended the free trial periods for its Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X video and audio production software to 90 days. The company joins the likes of Serif (makers of Affinity) in order to provide those who are unusually relegated to home for an extended period due to COVID-19 with software to learn and try with the additional time they have.

Apple describes the extended trial periods via its official support website. The support articles describe how both Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X now have these 90 day evaluation periods that start when the respective application is opened for the first time.

Though the 90 day trial period for Logic Pro X does not come with any limitations outside of the 90 day period, Apple has published a support article that states the following features aren't available for the trial version of Final Cut Pro X if used on macOS 10.14 Mojave or later:

• Importing from photos apps in the Photos and Audio sidebar • Recording from input sources like built-in and external microphones • Recording live video from the FaceTime camera into Final Cut Pro • Sharing in email • Sharing to Apple Devices and the "Add to iTunes" option

The trial versions of both Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X are available on and respectively.

Further coverage: Apple Support (Final Cut Pro X | Logic Pro X) The Verge

  • Mac

Final Cut Pro provides non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime-compatible video format including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM (via plug-in), and 2K film formats.