Final Cut Pro For Windows? Is It Possible To Run FCP On PC?


No! You can’t use Final Cut Pro on a PC running Windows. Unfortunately, FCP is only for Apple computers running macOS (10.15.6 or later). So, if you own a Windows computer, consider alternatives like Premiere Pro or Davinci Resolve.

Luckily, there are great alternatives out there, and here you can see a great article on the best free video editing software available for Mac, PC, Linux, and online.

However, even if you own a Mac, you should still consider Premiere Pro. The workflow is slightly different and integrates with the rest of the Adobe Suite. Here’s a comparison: Premiere Pro vs Final Cut.

Running Final Cut Pro on other Apple devices

Final Cut Pro is not even available for iOS systems such as the iPad Pro yet, though rumors have been circulating online that that might change. So far, nothing has been confirmed.

However, you can airstream (essentially use the iPad Pro as a second screen) your Mac desktop to your iPad Pro and edit with the pen if you want to. It will introduce a bit of lag, though.

If you want to run Final Cut on a PC, the only way would be to go the Hackintosh route. But that would still not allow Final Cut to run on Windows—only on macOS running on PC hardware not built by Apple. And that can introduce a boatload of new problems.

So all in all, if you want to run Final Cut, buy a Mac!

Check out the best places to learn video editing for beginners.


  • Jan Sørup

    Jan Sørup is a indie filmmaker, videographer and photographer from Denmark. He owns and the Danish company Apertura, which produces video content for big companies in Denmark and Scandinavia. Jan has a background in music, has drawn webcomics, and is a former lecturer at the University of Copenhagen.

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