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  • Best OS for a FCP7 clean instal?

  • Jesse Kane

    July 19, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Hello all, I am forced to get a new hard drive and purchase a new copy of FCP7 for my Mac Pro (A 1289). I will need to put a new OS on it. Any advice an what is the perfect OS to put on it and leave it there? I will add that I only use this box for one FCP7 project and nothing else. Thank you in advance.

  • Shane Ross

    July 19, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    The last OS to fully support ALL of the FCS3 (including FCP 7) apps was 10.6.8. I have my MacPro cheese grater on that OS and sticking to it. 10.7 will work, as will 10.8…10.9 breaks some apps. But the most FCP 7 friendly OS is 10.6.8

    Shane
    Little Frog Post
    Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def

  • Jesse Kane

    July 19, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you!!!

  • Robert Withers

    July 20, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    I defer to Shane but have been running FCP Studio (FCP7) on Mountain Lion (OS 10.8.5) which I thought was the last version to run it.
    Apple says:
    https://support.apple.com/kb/SP635?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    And this:
    Final Cut Pro: Compatible versions for OS X Lion
    The versions of Final Cut Pro listed below are compatible with OS X Lion.

    Final Cut Pro X
    Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 (Final Cut Studio (2009) with all available updates applied)

    I keep a separate machine with this combo, also to run the first two versions of Premiere CC.

    Robert Withers

    Independent/personal/avant-garde cinema, New York City

  • Jesse Kane

    July 20, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Oh man! Now I have conflicting answers. The last thing I wanted.

  • Shane Ross

    July 20, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    10.8.5 might be OK…I recall the apps working until I updated to 10.9. But me being my paranoid self, and only using that MacPro for the FCS3 apps, I keep mine on 10.6.8, the last, fully supported OS…that was out when FCP 7.0.3 was released.

    Shane
    Little Frog Post
    Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def

  • Robert Withers

    July 20, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Sorry, I meant 10.5.8. If you don’t want conflicting answers don’t search the web where you’ll see people report different experiences. Just go with Shane Ross.

    Robert Withers

    Independent/personal/avant-garde cinema, New York City

  • Jesse Kane

    July 20, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    I meant conflicting answers, and wrong apparently, within your own comment, don’t get snooty with me.

  • Jesse Kane

    July 20, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    I meant conflicting answers, and wrong apparently, within your own comment, don’t get snooty with me.

  • Ken Kozak

    July 23, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    I’m running Sierra 10.12.6 (not High Sierra), and I can run FCP7 fine. I believe it will NOT work on High Sierra.
    However, I’m only using FCP7, not the other studio apps.

    Ken Kozak
    Principal at Kendo Media/Trios Films
    https://kendo.media/

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