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  • FCP7 with Mavericks

     Andrew Johnstone updated 6 years, 6 months ago 10 Members · 17 Posts
  • Ryan Atkins

    October 22, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Anyone know if Final Cut Pro 7 will be compatible with OSX Mavericks? I realize I should just move on from FCP7, but my late 2008 MacBook Pro doesn’t run Premiere Pro that well. It runs, but video playback will stick quite often.

    With that being said, my current hardware restricts me to using FCP7. Mavericks looks sweet and I’d like to upgrade, but will it allow FCP7 to function properly? I read that Mavericks should work much better with CPU performance and RAM allocation. I’m all for installing Mavericks and FCP7 fresh, if that is what it takes.

    Thoughts?

  • John Davidson

    October 23, 2013 at 2:43 am

    I opened 7 on Mavs and it seemed fine.

    John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.

  • Ryan Atkins

    October 23, 2013 at 3:01 am

    Alright, fair enough. Thanks!

  • Christopher S. Johnson

    October 23, 2013 at 3:15 am

    John, thanks for your report. Did you open a large project with HD ProRes and test playback and timeline navigation? Did you get to test an AJA or BM card or box?

  • Ryan Atkins

    October 23, 2013 at 3:18 am

    I’m specifically wondering how FCP7 specific plugins will function with it. I swear I remember reading that some plugins didn’t work with Mountain Lion, but I can’t recall exactly. Hopefully everything works?

  • Jim Scott

    October 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I recently upgraded to Mountain Lion and found that Boris Continuum 7 (and 8) will cause it to crash on start-up because of the Shaders plug-in. According to Boris this is a known issue in 10.8 and can only be resolved by removing the Shaders plug-in.

    Though I can’t say for sure, I would assume that this would still be an issue in Mavericks.

  • Don Greening

    October 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    For those who can’t wait to upgrade to OS 10.9 Mavericks and are NOT in the middle of a project (Don’t be a fool Jim!) here’s a link to a Tool Farm article that talks about what software works and what doesn’t work at the moment with this new operating system.

    Thanks to Kevin P. McAuliffe from Toronto for this link that he talked about on his “Post” podcast.

    https://www.toolfarm.com/blog/entry/in_depth_video_software_and_mac_os_x_10….

    – Don

    Don Greening
    A Vancouver Video Production Company
    Reeltime Videoworks
    http://www.reeltimevideoworks.com

  • Jim Scott

    October 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    “(Don’t be a fool Jim!)”

    I never said I was even thinking about upgrading to Mavericks yet. I think you have me confused with Ryan. 😉

  • Ryan Atkins

    October 29, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Mavericks seems to work fine with FCP7

  • Don Greening

    October 29, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    It was a reference to Dr. McCoy from Star Trek.

    – Don

    Don Greening
    A Vancouver Video Production Company
    Reeltime Videoworks
    http://www.reeltimevideoworks.com

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