What Is the Best Way to Update Libraries in Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and later?

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The latest Final Cut Pro X 10.3 brought groundbreaking changes to the libraries. You can update your actual libraries that were created with Final Cut Pro X 10.1 – 10.2.3 as soon as you launch Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and later versions for the first time; you can also update the libraries later.

Remember that libraries that were updated in Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and the later versions can’t be compatible with the preceding versions of the Final Cut Pro X. You can’t update all events and projects created in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 or earlier for the Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and all later versions. Before the update, make sure to backup all your important files. Also, it’s important to complete and save all of your projects that are currently active before the update is done.

Things to be done before the update

Before updating to Final Cut Pro X, make sure that you back up the currently existing copy of your Final Cut Pro app and all of your current libraries. Having done this backup, you will be able to transfer the files to the other Mac. There, if necessary, you can use the previous version of the Final Cut Pro and keep working on your projects.

Remember that getting the libraries updated might also possibly change the mixes of sound in your projects. After the update, you might need to make some adjustments. Don’t forget to complete all projects that are currently active before the update is done.

Update the libraries

Perform one of the steps below, to get the libraries updated for Final Cut Pro 10.1 -10.2.3.

  • After having the app updated, launch Final Cut Pro X. The app will open those of your libraries that you’ve opened previously and will prompt you to have them updated.
  • Go to File, then Open, and navigate down to that one library in Final Cut Pro X which you’d like to get updated.
  • Click twice on a library which you chose to update on your computer, in Finder with the Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and later.
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