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  • using FCP7 and FCPX on the same system

    Posted by Steven Moreno on June 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    like a fool, I bought and installed FCPX, Color, and Motion before waiting to see how everything will pan out…now, as I try to open FCP7, I am getting error message

    “This version of FCP is incompatible w/ Motion 5 which is installed on a directory that previously contained Motion 4. Pls move Motion 5 to another directory and restart FCP.”

    what’s the best workaround?

    Steven Moreno replied 12 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Do what it says – move the Motion 4 application to a new folder (call it “Motion 4” why not? Go crazy) and start again. It should work fine.

    Simon Ubsdell

  • Steven Moreno

    June 28, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I didn’t want to move anything or make any partitions until I got some feedback…but I found a FAQ that said:

    Q: Why do I get an error message when I launch Final Cut Pro 7 saying it is incompatible with Motion 5?

    A: After installing Motion 5, you need to launch Motion 4 and then close it again to make this error disappear.

    It worked. FAQ is here:

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