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Stefanie Rieder
FCP 4.5 to FCP 7 -- backing up files?
on Sep 10, 2012 at 7:33:10 pm


I have a lot of files I made with FCP 4.5 that I would like to backup onto discs and hard drives (via the old mac software on my old laptop with 4.5 installed). If I install FCP 7 onto my computer, will it corrupt or damage my 4.5 files in any way? These files are very important to me so I don't want to cause any harm to them.

I want to know what the best way to backup a file and update it so that it is editable on FCP 7. I know you are unable to move backwards on the software editions, but I don't know whether moving up from 4.5 to 7 is a problem.

Also, what is the best way to move up to FCP 7 with these old files? I want to make sure I don't lose anything in the process.


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