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Lis Brahier
Installing Avid on a Mac with FCP
on Nov 3, 2015 at 10:56:20 am

Hi,
Our company is considering getting Avid Media Composer. All our Macs have FCP 7 and we would be working with files between the two (i.e. converting DNxHD to ProRes and so on). I'm wondering if there is any problems or benefit to either install Avid on a Mac that already has FCP on it or else installing it on a PC without FCP and moving files across the network. Are there ever any problems when Avid and FCP are running on the same computer?
Thanks!!


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Warren Eig
Re: Installing Avid on a Mac with FCP
on Nov 3, 2015 at 5:08:49 pm

Both are installed here with no problems.

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Pat Horridge
Re: Installing Avid on a Mac with FCP
on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:07:36 am

What OS are you running? FCP legacy gets more and more cranky as you move up the OS versions. Current MC versions need newer OS versions.

We ran dual boots for a while but FCP 7 is now long dead.

I'd be seriously looking at the long term viability of building a new workflow based on EOL products dependent on older hardware.

You'd be better looking at Premiere which is functionally similar to FCP 7 but at least current and being developed.

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