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  • New Mac Pro and FCP7 Edit to Tape issue

  • John Heagy

    June 10, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I think I found the first crack in Apple’s hardware compatibly with FCP7.

    We came across a very odd issue where newly created prefs would Edit to Tape as expected but after a custom window layout was loaded it would insist on rendering the entire timeline before outputting. Turns out having the Video Scopes open when attempting an output was the cause. Close the scopes and the rendering requirement vanishes.

    Maybe this is due to the dual graphics cards? Are there more issues lurking?


  • John Heagy

    June 10, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    We’re running Mavericks.


  • Shane Ross

    June 11, 2015 at 12:04 am

    FCP 7 isn’t supported on Mavericks either. Mavericks came out after FCP 7 was EOL. Support for it wasn’t taken into consideration.

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  • Michael Gissing

    June 11, 2015 at 2:11 am

    I always changed the screen layout to standard without scopes to do a playout to tape in the old days. I don’t think you have discovered anything new b ut changing OS and hardware will bring out small differences like that.

    But as has been said, it is sheer luck that FCP7 works on Mavericks or Yosemite. There is no attempt at Apple to maintain compatibility with FCP7 so OS updates will break it terminally one day or render it unusably unstable.

  • John Heagy

    June 11, 2015 at 2:45 am

    We ran Mavericks last year on the old Mac Pro and did not see this behavior. This particular issue is due to something related to the NMP.

  • Roger Poole

    June 11, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Dual GPU’s have not been supported by FCP since V5. Read the system requirements, stick to that good advice and things will be fine. Go “off piste” and you’ll be in all kinds of trouble.

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