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  • Jonah Krischer

    August 18, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I started a family history documentary project in Summer 2010 using FCP7. Unfortunately, the project fell off the next year and I never converted it to FCPX. I still have the project files and all the raw footage on an external hard drive, but I have no way to open the project. The computer that was running FCP7 is long gone, and my current Macbook Air (2015) running Mojave can’t run FCP7 even if I could get my hands on it. Of course, FCPX won’t open the FCP7 files. Any suggestions on what I might be able to do? Do I need to find someone with an old Mac running FCP7? If so, where should I go to look? I live in Chicago.



  • Eric Santiago

    August 18, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Maybe try REDDIT for local FCP users.
    I would have to resurrect a 2012 cheese grater to get FCP back have had to a few times over the years.

    Good luck hope you find someone local.

  • Doug Metz

    August 19, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve got an old MacPro with FCS7 installed and functioning. If you’re comfortable sending the project file, I’ll export an XML with media offline that you can use to re-link. Do you still have the original media and render files / folders?

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