With the new macOS OX 10.14 Mojave, you can now use Final Cut Pro X with an eGPU. Why do you want to run an eGPU? To sum it up… performance! You will have improved playback and faster rendering with projects that have complex effects and 3D Titles.
It’s VERY easy to enable this new feature.
- If Final Cut Pro X is running, quit the application.
- Go to the Applications folder. A quick way to get there is to go the Finder, then choose Go > Applications (or Shift-Command-A if you like keyboard shortcuts).
- Select the Final Cut Pro X application then choose File > Get Info (Command-I).
- An Info window will pop up. Check the Prefer External GPU box.
Note: This option is only available if an eGPU is connected and you are running macOS Mojave.
Read the Apple Support Doc: Use Final Cut Pro X with an external graphics processor (eGPU)
I first read of this new feature in Peter Wiggins (idustrial Revolution)’s article How One Checkbox Just Might Change the Way You Work with Final Cut Pro X.
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