Final Cut Pro and FCPX

Installed Base by the numbers


FCP launch at NAB 1999

2006 - .6 million seats

2007 - .8 million seats FCP 6

2008 - 1 million+ seats - 8 years

2009 - 1.4 million FCP seats - FCP 7 - 10 years

2010/2011 - 2 million FCP Seats - 11-12 years

(These numbers were probably a bit optimistic and not easily verifiable)


FCPX launch June 21, 2011

2014 - 1 Million+ - 3 years

2017 - 2 million - 6 years

2018 - 2.5 million - 7 years

(These numbers were verifiable through sales receipts from the App Store)

2022 - 4 to 5 million - guesstimate

Apple Exhibiting at NAB 2007. Photo credit AppleInsider

Apple also officially Attended and Presented at NAB 2018

at the Las Vegas Convention Center

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So classic FCP took almost 12 years to get to around 2 million seats while FCPX took about half that time at around 6 years to reach 2 million seats.


In 2022 a guestimate is around 4 to 5 million FCP seats.

FCP became very popular during the global pandemic with Apple having a trial version for 90 days.

Apple officially Attended and Presented at NAB 2017

at the Las Vegas Convention Center