Final Cut Pro X and AJA

Final Cut Pro X is the latest update for Apple’s popular non-linear editing software. It features a new user interface and boasts new, exciting features for editors. However, the way editors interact with third party tools, like the AJA KONA cards, is different from the previous versions of Final Cut Pro. AJA has prepared a document that explains how editors can use AJA products with the latest version of Final Cut Pro. Please click here to download the PDF document.

Introduction

Final Cut Pro X is the latest update for Apple's popular non-linear editing software. It features a new user interface and boasts new, exciting features for editors. However, the way editors interact with third party tools, like the AJA KONA cards, is different from the previous versions of Final Cut Pro. This document describes how editors can use AJA products with the latest version of Final Cut Pro.

AJA Recommendations for Configuring Your Final Cut Pro X System

You may want to use Final Cut Pro X right away, but you are likely to have some projects that you are still working on using a previous version of Final Cut Pro. AJA recommends that instead of installing Final Cut Pro X alongside your current version of Final Cut Pro, you create a new boot drive for your computer with a clean Snow Leopard OS install, then install Final Cut Pro X to this alternate boot drive. This way, you can continue to work on your older version of Final Cut Pro with your AJA products as you have been and begin to work on the new Final Cut Pro X with the AJA KONA X Beta drivers. This will give you the most flexibility if you find you need to use the older or newer version of Final Cut Pro.

Note:

with respect to the system configurations required for AJA products, refer to the AJA documentation available on the AJA website. For the recommended system requirements for using Apple Final Cut Pro X, refer to the Apple website.

KONA X Beta drivers are available for KONA users running Final Cut Pro X with KONA 3G, KONA 3, or KONA LHi in our Support Area. Users running Final Cut Pro 7 should use our KONA version 9.0.1 drivers. Before installing KONA X Beta software, ensure you thoroughly read the PDF mentioned above.

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