Final Cut X licencing?

EugW

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How does the licencing for Final Cut work? If I buy it now, do I have the licence forever with perpetual free updates?

Or do the licences only last a few versions?
 

chrfr

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How does the licencing for Final Cut work? If I buy it now, do I have the licence forever with perpetual free updates?

Or do the licences only last a few versions?
At some point Apple will probably release Final Cut 11, and that will most likely be a separate purchase. We don't know, though, because there's only been Final Cut Pro 10 in the App Store and all updates have been free so far.
 
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EugW

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Thanks. I figured they'd eventually update it to a new paid version, but then I checked online and learned that FC10 is already 6 years old.

In any case, I held off buying, wondering if they might release a new version after High Sierra comes out, or perhaps with the release of the iMac Pro.

I guess I'll wait a bit longer. I don't need it right away. Truthfully, I mainly just wanted something more flexible than iMovie initially, and then over time want to learn more with FC. I don't know what Apple was thinking, but iMovie's oversimplification has made it basically unusable.

Note, I'd be getting the edu package, so it's only CAD$259 (US$200) for the entire pro suite.
 

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Thanks. I figured they'd eventually update it to a new paid version, but then I checked online and learned that FC10 is already 6 years old.

In any case, I held off buying, wondering if they might release a new version after High Sierra comes out, or perhaps with the release of the iMac Pro.

I guess I'll wait a bit longer. I don't need it right away. Truthfully, I mainly just wanted something more flexible than iMovie initially, and then over time want to learn more with FC. I don't know what Apple was thinking, but iMovie's oversimplification has made it basically unusable.

Note, I'd be getting the edu package, so it's only CAD$259 (US$200) for the entire pro suite.
No real reason to wait, especially if you can get the student package.
 
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hefterl

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How does the licencing for Final Cut work? If I buy it now, do I have the licence forever with perpetual free updates?

Or do the licences only last a few versions?
I think they fight against the competitors, and keep the updates free after first buy. Maybe they do a payed speed extensions for the new imacpro specifications?
[doublepost=1499788710][/doublepost]I think they fight against the competitors, and keep the updates free after first buy. Maybe they do a payed speed extensions for the new imacpro specifications?