Editing Software Versions

Version(s) of Video Production/Editing Software installed on F&DM edit stations:


Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 Release (12.1.2) (All Editing Stations)

This version is not the most recent version. Adobe has released versions 2019, however, we will not be updating beyond version 2018 until further notice. Please note that projects made in the newest version (2019) will not be backwards compatible with our installed version of Premiere (2018). It is important that students who plan to use our editing stations as well as a personal computer install and use Premiere CC 2018 rather than version CC 2019.

Students needing Adobe Premiere on their personal stations should purchase the latest version through Adobe’s Education pricing here:

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4 (Comm 11 Lab, Studio A, and Studio D)

This version is the latest version available from Apple. Please note that projects created in versions prior to 10.4 are not compatible with this new version.

Students may purchase Final Cut Pro X directly through Apple’s “App Store” for use on their personal computer. The “Pro Apps Bundle for Education” is the best option for students desiring to own this application. This includes all five of the Apple Pro Apps for $199, whereas Final Cut Pro X by itself is normally $299.

Students are discouraged from making the investment of Final Cut Pro X (or Davinci Resolve “Studio” version) instead of Adobe Creative Cloud because Adobe Premiere is considered our primary software editing platform.

Please note that Final Cut Pro 7 was “discontinued” by Apple on June 22nd, 2011 with the release of Final Cut Pro X, and is no longer available in our facility

Davinci Resolve (Free version on most stations; Studio version on Comm 203 and 204)

Davinci Resolve is installed as a convenience and creative option for students who desire to use the BRAW format on new Black Magic cameras as well as advanced color grading. The free version is available for personal workstations on Black Magic’s website.

Last Updated: Winter 2019