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Chip Hess
FCP 4 to 7
on Aug 12, 2012 at 1:34:15 am

I have some old project files created on a very old G4 by the previous team.
I am unable to open these on my iMac running Snow Leopard.

Might this be a PPC vs. Intel issue?

How might I export and convert to FCP 7,

so I do not have to totally recreate?


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Michael Gissing
Re: FCP 4 to 7
on Aug 12, 2012 at 4:54:38 am

Chip, it may be PPC vs Intel related but more likely is that Apple do not place a lot of importance on forwards compatibility beyond a few versions of FCP. If you can find someone with an old version perhaps around FCP5 or 5.1 and get them to open and save in FCP format as well as XML then you might stand a chance of getting these into FCP7.

I had 5.1 & 6 on an old G5 but they are no longer available as my stepson just used the old case to rebuild as a Hackintosh for fun.


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Bret Williams
Re: FCP 4 to 7
on Aug 12, 2012 at 6:31:12 am

It must be something else. Just for funsies I just opened a file in FCP 7. The last save date of that FCP project was August 5, 2003. Over 9 years ago. Opened and converted just fine. I know at the time I was using a Mirrored Drive Doors Dual 1Ghz Power Mac G4. Must've been FCP 3 or 4.


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Rafael Amador
Re: FCP 4 to 7
on Aug 12, 2012 at 11:39:05 am

For what I know from the forum, there are no backward compatibility problems with FC.7.
make sure you are updated to FC.7.3
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Chip Hess
Re: FCP 4 to 7
on Aug 12, 2012 at 3:11:59 pm

I have an older machine to use, just investigating to see if there is an easier way. Otherwise it's pulling it outta mothballs and opening on that one.

Thx for the replies.


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Bret Williams
Re: FCP 4 to 7
on Aug 13, 2012 at 5:04:02 pm

There should be no reason it doesn't open. Perhaps add a .fcp extension. They didn't use the extension back then, but my test file opened just fine. But your data resource fork might be corrupt. ( as if I had a clue what a data resource fork is)


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Chip Hess
Re: FCP 4 to 7
on Aug 13, 2012 at 7:52:24 pm

The extension did it, thanks so much! Sometimes the simplest things ...


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Kathy Rose
Re: FCP 4 to 7
on Sep 3, 2012 at 4:27:51 am

Does anyone know how I can upgrade to finalcut pro 7 if I only have fcp4?
Just purchased an iMac, with Lion, and need fcp7 for editing, especially for hd.


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Michael Gissing
Re: FCP 4 to 7
on Sep 3, 2012 at 7:33:04 am

Final Cut Pro 7 is no longer sold or supported by Apple. They dropped it over a year ago. Try eBay or other second hand outlets.


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