Version: 4.2.8 (changelog)
Size: 8.2 MB

Older Versions

System Requirements

  • Intel processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6-10.10
  • Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro 3 or higher
  • Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 or Compressor 4
  • Avid Media Composer 5.0 for Mac or higher
  • Avid Symphony 5.0 for Mac or higher
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS 5.0 for Mac or higher
  • Adobe Creative Cloud for Mac
  • Pro Tools 9.0 for Mac or higher
  • Logic Pro X
  • Lightworks 12.0 or higher


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  • Backs up preferences, FCP button bars, keyboard layouts, column layouts, window layouts, track layouts, custom settings, user plugins, Boris text plugin preferences and Compressor settings and destinations
  • Can backup and restore individual Avid user settings
  • Unlimited backups
  • Choose which files to restore from a backup
  • Lock preference files to prevent modification
  • Auto backups occur before a major action such as trashing and can also be scheduled to occur every few days
  • Assign a custom backup location
  • Backups are stored in a single file, making it easier to move them to another machine
  • Store backups in the cloud with Kollaborate
  • Link backups to a particular project so that the backup will be restored when the project is launched, useful for per-project settings such as scratch disks
  • Works with Final Cut Pro 3.0 and above and all versions of Final Cut Studio
  • Works with Final Cut Pro X
  • Works with Avid Media Composer 5.0 and above for Mac
  • Works with Avid Symphony 5.0 and above for Mac
  • Works with Adobe Creative Suite 5.0+ and Creative Cloud for Mac
  • Works with Pro Tools 9.0 and above for Mac
  • Works with Logic Pro X
  • Works with Lightworks for Mac