Streaming services and software are going to help stop a lot of people from being extremely bored at home in the coming weeks and months. Apple knows this, and so is offering an extended free trial period on its popular video and audio editing software.
As 9To5Mac reports, Apple already offered a 30-day free trial on its video editing suite Final Cut Pro X. However, in light of coronavirus confining so many people to their homes, the trial period is being extended to 90 days. If you’re already using a previous version of the Final Cut Pro trial, Apple is offering you an additional 90 days. After that, it’s $299 to purchase.
For digital audio editing, Apple offers Logic Pro X, which until now hasn’t had a free trial period. Just like Final Cut Pro X, it gets a 90-day free trial after which you’ll need to pay $199 to keep using it. Using Final Cut Pro X requires macOS 10.14.6 or later, at least 4GB of RAM, 3.8GB of disk space, and a Metal-capable graphics card with 1GB of VRAM. For Logic Pro X, you’ll need macOS 10.13.6 or later, 4GB of RAM, 6GB of disk space, and an OpenCL-capable graphics card with 256MB of VRAM.
The extended Final Cut Pro X trial is already available, while the Logic Pro X trial is expected to appear within the next few days. If you own a Mac capable of running the software and have weeks of staying at home ahead of you, now is your chance to have a serious play around with these professional tools for free.