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Mark Merrill
Final Cut Pro 6 ==> G5 dual core Power Mac OSX 10.5.8
on Feb 12, 2012 at 7:00:16 am

S.O.S. does anyone have a clue: will Final Cut Pro 6 (from FCS2 bundle) install with a GeForce 6600 LE Video Card on my G5 Power Mac dual core 2.0 running OSX 10.5.8 ? I've reviewed the specs of FCS2 and am scouring the web to see if i need to cancel my recent e-bay purchase!?!? Thanks Much to anyone who can give me a definitive answer. also if the GeForce graphic card won't any fix aka .plist? Blessings brothers and sistars....


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Mark Merrill
Re: Final Cut Pro 6 ==> G5 dual core Power Mac OSX 10.5.8
on Feb 12, 2012 at 12:32:05 pm

ok. maybe i've figured this out, we'll see. also any advice on using the prores 422 codec transferring iphone4/4s video into fcp6 with a powerpc g5 dual 2.0 core mentioned above? IS THERE A BETTER CODEC to handle editing for the PPC?


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: Final Cut Pro 6 ==> G5 dual core Power Mac OSX 10.5.8
on Feb 12, 2012 at 2:18:09 pm

I don't think there's a better codec...

Jerry

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Jerry Hofmann
Re: Final Cut Pro 6 ==> G5 dual core Power Mac OSX 10.5.8
on Feb 12, 2012 at 2:17:07 pm

It should install OK. Don't understand the other question.

Jerry

Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: http://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

Current DVD:
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8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX - Cinema Displays I have a 22" that I paid 4k for still working. G4 with Kona SD card, and SCSI card.


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Mark Merrill
Re: Final Cut Pro 6 ==> G5 dual core Power Mac OSX 10.5.8
on Feb 12, 2012 at 4:51:08 pm

Thanks for that info Jerry.

As far as that other question goes -- here's the long version: I'm putting together 'a thing' for youtube's yourfilmfestival and doing so on the cheap. I've used my G4 1.5 Powerbook 10.4.11 -- Final Cut Pro HD 4.5 as far as can take it. I've upgraded to G5 2.0 PowerMac Duel Core 10.5.8 -- Final Cut Studio 2 (both for under $200) my deadline is 3/31 so I have to get this all down fast. There was a fix for FCP4.5 on the G5 (as the program would install but not open giving "AGP car not installed") involving a quick snip to the code in the program's .plist. So far this looks true for a few other wanky issues that may or may not affect me... So, I'm trying to read everything - to get the important bits to make this 'thing' as best i can make it... thanks again...

MEM

"if i dream" http://ifidreamiseethefuture.blogspot.com


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: Final Cut Pro 6 ==> G5 dual core Power Mac OSX 10.5.8
on Feb 12, 2012 at 8:34:03 pm

Studio 2 has FCP 6 included with it. So you don't need to install FCP 4.5 to install studio 2 even if it is an upgrade. You just need both serial numbers. one for the earlier version your upgrading from, and one that came with your new studio 2 software.

But you should perform a clean install. ie. erase your startup disk with your OS disk. Then update that OS all the way before you install the studio from it's discs. Then upgrade studio last. Save what you need first somewhere else first of course as you will erase your startup disk doing this. You can even use a new drive for it, or clone your current one first to another to back it up.

Jerry

Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: http://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

Current DVD:
http://store.creativecow.net/p/81/jerry_hofmanns_final_cut_system_setup

8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX - Cinema Displays I have a 22" that I paid 4k for still working. G4 with Kona SD card, and SCSI card.


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Mark Merrill
Re: Final Cut Pro 6 ==> G5 dual core Power Mac OSX 10.5.8
on Feb 12, 2012 at 9:16:55 pm

I'm with you most of the way - here's the exception... FCS2 will be a full install and not an upgrade. I have no OS X disks to reinstall the OS. FCP 4.5 is on the machine because i initially believed that i would use it for editing, but as i said i've already pushed it to the max. So, here we are back at the start...

i will explain a bit more (see below) in the next post and thanks for any and all input. i worship at the core of your knowledge...

MEM

"if i dream" http://ifidreamiseethefuture.blogspot.com
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Rafael Amador
Re: Final Cut Pro 6 ==> G5 dual core Power Mac OSX 10.5.8
on Feb 12, 2012 at 5:19:27 pm

I have FC.6 on my old G5. No problems.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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John Pale
Re: Final Cut Pro 6 ==> G5 dual core Power Mac OSX 10.5.8
on Feb 12, 2012 at 5:46:34 pm

I used to have a G5 Dual 2.0. You will probably (but not definitely) have difficulty playing ProRes footage without dropping frames. Only the Quad Core PPC machines really handled it well, though some other configurations might work too. I had a very fast RAID that could play uncompressed HD but not ProRes..so it was definitely processor bottleneck.
You will definitely not be able to capture it with that machine.
If you have playback problems you may have consider using the DVCPRO HD codec instead. Not ideal, but ProRes is optimized for an Intel processor. Even a Mac Mini will handle it better than a Dual 2.0 G5.


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Mark Merrill
Re: Final Cut Pro 6 ==> G5 dual core Power Mac OSX 10.5.8
on Feb 12, 2012 at 9:48:09 pm

Ok, then here's this:

1). All the original source material for this project will be iphone4 and 4s video. So far it is my intention to use 1280x720p as the 'base' resolution, so 1080p of the iphone4s will be scaled down (currently using quicktime pro 7 to do this unless there's something better?!?). Also, the final output for all this is Youtube, so there is that...

2). What I got is what I got for hardware, and ok there is the 'learning curve' and yes i'm hoping to get my hands on a quad for this, but my resources are limited, deadline is 3/31 yada yada yada...

3). WWJD? (besides role one hell of a big spliff and see the irrelevance of the whole thing entirely!?!) Seriously, though how would you proceed if u were me...??? And I'm talking codecs here, nothing metaphysical...what's the biggest bang for my buck...???

Thanks to every and all...

MEM




DISCLAIMER: I do and do not condone the use of hallucinatory substances which may or may have not been referred to in this post. have a nice day.

"if i dream" http://ifidreamiseethefuture.blogspot.com
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Jimmy Stephans
Re: Final Cut Pro 6 ==> G5 dual core Power Mac OSX 10.5.8
on Feb 14, 2012 at 5:00:46 am

I have that same machine. Older G5, 2.0, Final Cut Studio with Gforce or whatever the card is called. It ran fine.

I later upgraded card to an ATI but not because it wouldn't run but because I wanted the extra RAM / Power to use higher res monitor.

You'll be fine. Only thing I did was place a second drive in it and keep my raw footage on the second drive. Nice 7200 rpm / Sata / 16mb cache drive and all is good. Still use that machine to this day. Not a rocket but fully servicable.


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