Updating MacOS and Final Cut Pro?

Things to Keep in Mind

We strongly advise our customers to complete all important projects before proceeding with any updates to their macOS or Final Cut Pro versions. It is crucial to ensure the safety and integrity of your work by avoiding updates while in the midst of a critical project. Here are some important points to consider:

1. Plan your updates strategically: Schedule updates during periods when you have completed and safely archived your projects. This way, you can minimize any potential disruptions or complications that may arise during the update process.

2. Prioritize project completion: Make it a priority to finish any ongoing or time-sensitive projects before initiating any updates. This ensures that your work is finalized and protected against any unexpected issues that could arise during the update.

3. Backup your projects: Before initiating any updates, it is essential to back up all your projects and associated files. This includes Final Cut Pro libraries, media files, project files, and any additional assets. By having a secure backup, you can mitigate the risk of data loss and have the ability to revert to previous versions if necessary.

4. Backup your Mac with Time Machine. You can view more information on this process through Apple’s help page here.

5. Test updates on non-critical systems: If you want to explore new macOS or Final Cut Pro versions, we recommend testing them on a separate, non-critical system first. This way, you can assess the compatibility and functionality of the updated software without jeopardizing your ongoing projects.

6. Stay informed about compatibility: Keep yourself updated on the compatibility status of our plugins and any other third-party tools you rely on. Visit our website, check our support resources, or contact our customer support team to ensure that your plugins are compatible with the latest versions of Final Cut Pro before updating.


Remember, our goal is to provide you with the best user experience and protect your valuable work. By completing your important projects before updating, you can minimize the risks associated with compatibility issues and ensure a smoother transition to newer versions.
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding project updates or compatibility, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team.