Installing Third-Party Audio Units Filters
If you install third-party Audio Units filters, they will be available to all applications on
your computer that are capable of using them, including Final Cut Pro. You only need
to install them in one location.
Before purchasing third-party Audio Units filters for use with Final Cut Pro, check with the
third-party manufacturer to make sure the filters are compatible. Currently, Final Cut Pro
works only with Audio Units filters that are capable of accepting mono audio as input and
can output a mono signal. Also, Audio Units filters that don’t support certain properties
required by Final Cut Pro for real-time playback may require rendering before playback.
For information on how to install third-party audio filters, see the information that
came with the filters.
If you open a project that uses a filter that is not installed on your
computer, Final Cut Pro warns you that the filter is missing. If you install the filter and
open Final Cut Pro, the warning goes away. Clips that have missing filters applied still
play back in the Timeline, but the effects are missing.