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Robin lewis
Mac book pro partition for FCP7 and FCP X
on Aug 2, 2011 at 5:45:30 pm

HI

I am going to Partition my 500GB Drive to have one partition running only Snow leopard with FCP 7 and avid on, the other partition needs to run Lion, FCPX and all my personal apps and files.

My question is what would be the smallest recommended size for the Partition containing my Snow leopard and FCP 7??

thanks


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Mac book pro partition for FCP7 and FCP X
on Aug 2, 2011 at 6:01:57 pm

You can probably safely get away with 160Gb if you don't intend to install many other apps. However, boosting that to 175 or 185Gb will give you a greater margin of safety, especially if you're not running a lot of RAM.


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Robin lewis
Re: Mac book pro partition for FCP7 and FCP X
on Aug 2, 2011 at 6:05:12 pm

My Macbook pro has 8GB ram and is the newest i7 i only have 200GB spare and each partition will need it's 10% of empty space.

The FCP7 partition will have nothing on it but Avid and FCP7 the capture scratch ETC will be directed to an external drive i was hoping this would mean 100GB or even 80GB would be enough.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Mac book pro partition for FCP7 and FCP X
on Aug 2, 2011 at 6:08:56 pm

Snow Leopard is tiny (like 7Gb), but as I recall FCS3 is over 100Gb.

Are you installing the entire studio or just FCP 7?

Not sure how big Avid is...


David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

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Michael Hancock
Re: Mac book pro partition for FCP7 and FCP X
on Aug 2, 2011 at 6:18:47 pm

[David Roth Weiss] "FCS3 is over 100Gb"

That's with all the extras for Soundtrack and motion templates though, right? If you don't install those it's a much smaller footprint.


[David Roth Weiss] "Not sure how big Avid is..."

Maybe 2GB.

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Michael Sanders
Re: Mac book pro partition for FCP7 and FCP X
on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:53:56 pm

why bother? I'm running Lion on my 17" i7 MBP with FCP7 and FCPX installed and all works fine.

I have a clone's of my HD before FCPX and before Lion but so far its fine.

Yesterday I spent all day editing on FCP7, working in Motion 5, Compressor 4 and Photoshop CS5 without a single crash or hiccup. The only thing I can't get to work is compressor/qmaster networked rendering.

Michael Sanders
London Based DP/Editor


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Robin lewis
Re: Mac book pro partition for FCP7 and FCP X
on Aug 4, 2011 at 7:34:42 am

FCP 7 turned out to be 50GB and now everything works fine.

The reason why i had bothered doing this now as it does seem that in future updates that FCP7 will be affected by FCP10 and i don't want to get caught out, also i do some work on AVID and that does not work on Lion only Snow leopard.


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Michael Sanders
Re: Mac book pro partition for FCP7 and FCP X
on Aug 4, 2011 at 12:33:26 pm

Fair enough - makes perfect sense. I currently don't use Avid but I am thinking about it so wise words for the future!

Michael Sanders
London Based DP/Editor


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