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Jim Murphy
FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 1:48:13 pm

So I want to run FCX and FCP side by side. I've read all the best practices documents. I plan to install FCX on a separate internal hard drive that I currently use just to store all my projects.

First question... if I install FCX on this drive do I still have to install MAC OS X on that drive? (I assume yes).

Second question... the I have to install the OS on that drive, HOW do I boot to that drive at startup?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Jim


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 2:27:40 pm

1) yes. You can't have FCPX on its own drive, it needs to have the OS on it.

2) Hold option at startup is one way. Choose the "startup disk" in system prefs is another.

Jeremy


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Neil Goodman
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 2:54:15 pm

just want ot say despite the whitesheet. Im running X and FCP 7 on the same drive and it works fine. Just made a new folder called Final Cut X and installed it to there and its all working fine.

Neil Goodman: Editor of New Media Production - NBC/Universal


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Jim Murphy
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 3:02:47 pm

And no issues running either version at all?


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Neil Goodman
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 4:31:04 pm

nope, I barely use X, but no issues on the surface, i use FCP 7 every other day with no problems at all.

Neil Goodman: Editor of New Media Production - NBC/Universal


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Michael Hadley
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 7:17:20 pm

I have both on the same systems and have no problems but run the other way these days. Rarely on 7; mostly on X. No issues. Well, definitely some beach balling with X but I attribute that to the relatively new nature of the beast.


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Mick Ruane
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 3:23:00 pm

I have both FC7 and FCX running on the same drive and I have had absolutely no problems. You cannot have them both running at the same time.

Have to admit using FC7 less and less



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Eric Santiago
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 3:45:48 pm

Past problems way before the recent updates tend to screw up data used in both versions.
Now it doesnt.
However, keep FCPX at its latest version to avoid that.
Now this is on SL not Lion.
I havent tried FCP in Lion to date.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 7:24:17 pm

I have a laptop that has both, and have had no issues either, but my main production machines have separate installs.


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Clint Wardlow
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 8:24:01 pm

As I understand it, the real conflict comes with Motion. If you upgrade to the new Motion (Motion 4 & 5 don't co-exist too well) you lose round-tripping in FCP7. But this is only hearsay as I do not have FCPX or Motion 5. Has this been fixed?


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 9:10:30 pm

When you "Send to" Motion, just choose not to launch motion.

Then open the resulting motion project in 4 and not 5.

Once there, everything is fine, or at least that's been my experience, but I rarely round trip to motion.


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Jim Murphy
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 11:37:38 pm

They haven't come up with a fix for this yet?


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 11:55:25 pm

The only thing it doesn't do is launch on initial send to.

After that, it's fine. Once you're back in fcp7 and right click on "open in editor", motion 4 launches. It's not a huge deal and it still works with one little limitation


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Jim Murphy
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 20, 2012 at 11:58:48 pm

OK. So do a Send To in FC7 after you do the install of FCX... let it do what it does and restart FC7... then it should work. Is that correct?


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCP/FCX Boot Question
on Jun 21, 2012 at 12:16:47 am

No.

Everytime you do a "send to" in Motion from FCP 7, it asks you to save a motion project.

Choose a destination, unclick "launch motion", save. Find the motion project, right click and choose "open with" and choose motion 4. Do the work, hit save, and it is updated in FCP 7.

If you need to adjust, right click in fcp7 and choose "open in editor".

I have no idea what it will do with legacy or restored projects.

You might need to open them within motion 4 first and save.


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