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  • Upgrade FCPX and Mac OS

  • Natalie

    March 25, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    It’s been a while since I upgraded. I’m on 10.14.6 OS and FCPX 10.4.8. I’m getting close to finishing a couple major projects, and so considering this a pretty good time if I choose to do so. What are your thoughts on Big Sur, and the latest FCPX upgrade?

  • W thomas Leroux

    March 26, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    My general rule is *never* upgrade mid-project unless I have to – it’s rarely worth the risk. FCP has generally been pretty solid but I have seen plugins stop working properly. If I were you, I would wait until the projects were wrapped up to upgrade.

  • Phil Hyson

    March 29, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Big Sur will not open old tape-based media such as Hi8 or DV.

  • Patrick Donegan

    April 2, 2021 at 3:32 am

    Oh, and dont forget to do a complete clone of your working system before starting the upgrade.

    PS – yesterday was World Backup Day. nuff said.

  • Patrick Donegan

    April 2, 2021 at 3:33 am

    thanks for the reminder.

    I have a bunch of miniDV and Hi8 to digitize soon.

  • Doug Metz

    April 2, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    “Big Sur will not open old tape-based media such as Hi8 or DV.”

    Can you elaborate on this a bit?

    -still getting used to the new forum intricacies-

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