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Kristin Jo
OS X and FCP 7
on Nov 30, 2012 at 11:21:57 am

Hi all,

I'm having problems installing FCP 7 onto my new Macbook pro which runs OS X - mountain lion (the latest version). I've read people suggesting to do a clean install. Is this a clean install of FCP 7? MY fcp 7 was a copy from a friend. Do you think that' what the issue is? When I try installing, it quits unexpectedly. In the applications folder, there is fcp but when i try opening it, it says it can't and to check this fcp version is compatible with os x. My friend also used a copy but his computer is five years old and runs snow leopard. Is there a way I can downgrade to snow leopard without significant problems?


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Neil Patience
Re: OS X and FCP 7
on Dec 3, 2012 at 12:18:06 pm

If you have the original install disks you should not need to downgrade.
Have you tried the ProApps update to get you to 7.03 ? http://support.apple.com/kb/DL949?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
I am running a 2012 MBP with Lion and FCP7 and that works perfectly but there are many running Mountain Lion without issue

best wishes
Neil
http://www.patience.tv


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Kristin Jo
Re: OS X and FCP 7
on Dec 3, 2012 at 12:20:56 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the response. The problem is I don't have the original discs. I'm thinking about getting a shop to do a clean install for me but not sure if that'll work.


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Neil Patience
Re: OS X and FCP 7
on Dec 3, 2012 at 2:38:19 pm

Ah so are you just trying to drag the app into the applications folder ? I am pretty sure that wont work. You need the install disks

best wishes
Neil
http://www.patience.tv


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Kristin Jo
Re: OS X and FCP 7
on Dec 3, 2012 at 2:41:51 pm

hmm, sorry not sure what you mean by 'dragging the app'. I've got a copy disc + key number that my friend also used to install it on his and it worked fine - but he was using snow leopard.
I'm also looking into downgrading to snow leopard - but don't know if that's possible with a new macbook that came with ML...


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Neil Patience
Re: OS X and FCP 7
on Dec 5, 2012 at 8:52:04 pm

Oh I see apologies. I meant were you trying to copy from an old system drive by drag and drop into your new applications folder. Sorry I was not so clear.
Ok so you have a full copy of install disks for FCP v7.0 and the correct license key ? In that case you should be OK.
Try posting in the Apple FCP forum. I have a new 2012 MBP running Lion 10.7.5 and FCP7 works perfectly. I installed from scratch without issue or error.
I know several guys there running FCP7 on ML without issue. Ask Shane Ross in that forum as I know he runs the same MBP as me with ML again without issue.
So I know its totally possible. Obviously this assumes no problems with your "hooky" software :-)
There should be no need to go back to Snow Leopard, I have to confess I don't know if thats even possible on a 2012 machine.
Once you get it installed don't forget to do the ProApps update to 7.03 its free and still available from Apple

best wishes
Neil
http://www.patience.tv


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