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Joesph Armstrong
Running FCS 2 on 13" Core i5 with Lion
on Jul 25, 2011 at 3:00:08 am

My Questions are;

1. What apps in Final Cut Studio 2 could be run on a 13" Core i5 2.3 Ghz Macbookpro?

2. Are the integrated Intel Graphics 3000 on the sandybridge Pros supported with FSC 2 rather than the integrated intel graphics that FCS 2's specs lists as unsupported?

13" Specs -
FCS 2 Specs -

3. Would the method of installing FCS 2 through firewire described in the following link work? (

- I realize that optimally one should just get the 17" Core i7 MBP with everything maxed out, however I am not rich and that isn't an option.

- I realize that I could just read the specifications and assume everything doesn't work but I've seen it mentioned without detail that someone ran FSC fine on a 13" of some sort. Also I am not sure about the integrated graphics difference.

- I realize that the Installer for FCS 2 is PPC (Rosetta) which is not supported by Lion. That is why I have posted the question about the feasibleness of the workaround in point #3.

- I am not considering FCPX

Thanks for taking the time to read and I would appreciate any response you can give to any of the above questions.

- JoeA

Power Mac G5 1.8 GHz with 3 GB ram running Leopard

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Andrew Evans
Re: Running FCS 2 on 13" Core i5 with Lion
on Jul 25, 2011 at 2:11:05 pm

I ran FCS 2 on a 13" macbook. 2.2 ghz 2 gb of ram. It ran fine for SD footage but it started choking on HD. A 13" screen is not a fun experience to edit on. I would deff recommend an external monitor.

Andrew Evans
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iMac 2.5G Quad 8GB

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