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Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: Install on multiple systems via Apple Remote Desktop, NetInstall, or NetRestore

Follow the steps below to install Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4 on multiple Mac systems using Apple Remote Desktop, NetInstall, or NetRestore.

Before you begin

When deploying an updated version of Final Cut Pro X, it’s a best practice to save a copy of the currently installed version as a backup by following the “Back up the Final Cut Pro X application” steps in the relevant article below. These articles also include important information about backing up your important Final Cut Pro X files before updating.

Steps to install on multiple systems

Note that these steps are for when you're not using an MDM solution (like Profile Manager) to manage your Macs.

  1. Make sure each target Mac meets the minimum system requirements:​

    Note: Each target Mac also needs to have an OpenCL graphics card. For more information, see Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: Graphics card compatibility.

  2. Be sure each target Mac is up to date. Check for available updates by choosing Software Update from the Apple () menu.
  3. On your administrator Mac system, download each application from the Mac App Store. If you purchased volume licenses, you can download each application by entering one of the redemption codes provided.
  4. Deploy the applications to all of the target systems using Apple Remote Desktop, NetInstall, or NetRestore.

Only the Mac you originally downloaded the applications on will be notified of application updates. To deploy updated applications across all target systems, download any updates from the Mac App Store on the original system. Then, deploy the new version to all of the target systems.

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