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Michael Harrington
?? FCP 7 Works best with which OSX ??
on Apr 26, 2014 at 4:54:22 pm
Last Edited By Michael Harrington on Apr 26, 2014 at 5:00:21 pm

After a 2 year hiatus from editing I've returned with 3 huge jobs. I was going to simply clone my clean install drive from a few years ago only to discover it was somehow updated to 10.6.7 and can't remember best OSX to run with FCP 7. Clone would of been easy, thanks Walter for that tip. I have time to clean install on my MacPro and MacBook Pro.

Whats best OSX to run FCP Studio 7 installed from original Disk, I have original OSX install DVD's for Snow Leopard, and Mac OS X v10.2 was that Lion? and Panther 10.3. I also need to know which QT version, etc. Will "software update" work and can I control them to stop at the best version?

If all this info exist somewhere please point me to it, I couldn't find the definitive listing of such anywhere. Discussions with pro and cons about FCP7 running on current OSX but I know better than to trust that.

Projects are tapeless workflow, ProRes LT, Output for YouTube and DVD, 80 - 150/hr footage per project.

Thank you, very much.

Mac Pro
Processor 2 x 2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Memory 12 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4870 512 MB
Software OS X 10.9.2 (13C64)
4TB Internal
Matrox MXO2
Gtech GSpeed es
FSI LM-1760

Macbook Pro
Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
200GB Internal
GTech GSafe 3TB

Michael Harrington
Mac Pro, Dual Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz, 12 GB, FCP7, Mavrick, ATI Radeon HD 4870, 30-inch Cine Display, 4 - 1TB internal, G Speed 6TB Raid 5, 1.25TB Esata, Numerous FW 800 external drives, Matrox MX02Max, FSI 17" Broadcast Monitor, Black Magic Mini Sync Generator, Mackie 1402 & Event 20/20 monitors.

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Shane Ross
Re: ?? FCP 7 Works best with which OSX ??
on Apr 27, 2014 at 12:34:49 am

FCP 7 came out when Snow Leopard came out. 10.6. Works best with that....10.6.8.

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Ryan Holmes
Re: ?? FCP 7 Works best with which OSX ??
on Apr 28, 2014 at 1:11:23 am

10.6.8 is the last official and stable OS for FCP 7 (I think FCP was at 7.0.3 at the time).

I'm running 2 Mac Pro's with 10.7.5 and FCP 7.0.3 with no problems (I've heard many people running 10.8.X or 10.9.X as well), but 10.6.8 is the last official OS.

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