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Mabel Valdiviezo
Is FCP7 compatible with a Quad Core and Mac OSX Lion?
on Oct 8, 2011 at 8:27:50 pm

Hello,

I am looking into buying either the Quad-Core or the 8-Core Mac desktop
http://store.apple.com/us_edu_325885/browse/home/shop_mac/family/mac_pro?mc...
My goal is to use for editing in FCP7 (and wait for a better FCPX version).

Are these Mac Pro models compatible with FCP7? I believe these are Lion and probably released this year.
Are there any issues with migrating a long form documentary cut in FCP 6 to FCP 7 from an old Mac OSX 10.4.11 to a new mac Quad Core with OSX Lion?


Thanks very much!

Mabel Valdiviezo
Editor


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Steve Eisen
Re: Is FCP7 compatible with a Quad Core and Mac OSX Lion?
on Oct 8, 2011 at 8:31:50 pm

Yes

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Is FCP7 compatible with a Quad Core and Mac OSX Lion?
on Oct 8, 2011 at 10:36:34 pm

I just setup a colleague on a brand new 12core. You can't install Snow Leopard on these new machines without a lot of craziness, but you can boot Snow Leopard from already built systems. I'd recommend cloning your current system on another drive and shove it in your new MacPro and work from there.

It's not the best, but I'd wait on Lion for a while.


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Bret Williams
Re: Is FCP7 compatible with a Quad Core and Mac OSX Lion?
on Oct 9, 2011 at 1:19:47 am

Lion seemed ok until the .1 update. Then things just started crashing more. And since the proApps codec update things have been really getting odd and more crashig. Lion doesn't seem to release memory very well. I can't run AE and FCP together. I've had FCP giving memory errors and a few times I've quit every app and the available memory was pretty much nil. On leopard if I quit everything there would be 5.6 gigs available. I'd go months without rebooting. I'm lucky to go all day now. It's like OS9. If you want to keep updating your system like I do, then I'm not sure how long FCP is going to be feasible.


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