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Matt Kohn
Yosemite upgrade and FCP 7 does not recognize media
on Mar 20, 2015 at 12:24:02 am

I know I shouldn't have upgraded my OS to Yosemite, but I did nevertheless. I am still using FCP7 for a major project. I've switched to Premiere for newer projects, and I am not having this problem in Premiere. I'd rather continue to use FCP7 for the major project and that's why I have this question.

Has anyone else had a problem with FCP7 no longer able to manipulate the information on drives? In other words, I can open up the project. I can watch the material that's there, but I can't click on files to bring them into FCP, or even save the project if any of the information is on the external drive. This also seems to happen if the media is on the desktop.


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John Rofrano
Re: Yosemite upgrade and FCP 7 does not recognize media
on Mar 20, 2015 at 2:07:11 am

From reading about this, it seems that Yosemite no longer supports the QuickTime subsystem that's need by FCP 7 in favor of Apple's new AV Foundation. The underlying media framework for Quicktime, QTKit, has been deprecated since Lion 10.7. I believe if you want to stay with FCP 7 you're going to need to stick with an older OS that supports it. If I were you I'd set up a second partition or drive so that you can dual boot into whichever version you need. I have my 2010 Mac Pro dual booting with Yosemite for FCP X and Snow Leopard for DVD Studio Pro and older apps (although DVD Studio Pro does work on Yosemite with some limitations). That's one of the beautiful things about a Mac, you can boot from as many different OS X versions as you need.

I hope someone here has better news for you but you kind of summed it up in your first sentence: "I know I shouldn't have upgraded my OS to Yosemite, but I did nevertheless." ... now you know why you shouldn't have. ;-)

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David Roth Weiss
Re: Yosemite upgrade and FCP 7 does not recognize media
on Mar 20, 2015 at 2:08:36 am

There are numerous issues with Yosemite and FCP 7 discussed here almost every day. It really should be considered non-functional. Some friends folks have not encountered issues, but the vast majority have.

If you didn't clone your hard drive before installing the update you should have, and in the future you should always clone first so you can go back if the update wrecks your system.

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Shane Ross
Re: Yosemite upgrade and FCP 7 does not recognize media
on Mar 20, 2015 at 2:57:08 am

What media? Meaning, what is the codec of this media? How was it brought into FCP 7? Was it converted? Are you using something like MXF4MAc to allow FCP to natively work with MXF files?

ALWAYS stick with the working OS...especially when in the middle of a project. And yes, as David says, before you upgrade, always CLONE your working system so when something bad like this happens, you can always clone back.

Now, the only way to go back to the working OS is to back up your files, erase the hard drive, install the OS from scratch, and all the apps from scratch, and update them. This'll take a day or two...depending on how many apps you need to install, and files you need to back up, and then recover.

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Nick Meyers
Re: Yosemite upgrade and FCP 7 does not recognize media
on Mar 20, 2015 at 6:51:31 am

We're cutting on an FCP7 / Yosemite system right now.
it works for us.

one machine was upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite a little before i came on board, no big problems there.
one of our editors is cutting on an older iMac, 10.6.8.
his projects open just fine on my Yosimtie machine.

i just opened up a project from 2011, no worries, other than a bunch of reconnects that needed doing, and which seem to be working fine


sounds like you might have some sort of Permissions issue.
it might be simpler to fix your problem than to go backwards.
however, i agree that it was a little crazy (over optimistic?) to upgrade!


re the "Quicktime is Dead" argument, here's some comments from Andreas Kiel:
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FCP it not that old it will run as 32-bit app on any current OS X version.

FCP doesn't need to have QT Player 7 (or lower installed), nor does FCP X needs QT Player X,

Both FCP 7 and FCP X use Quicktime and both of them will do in the future. Apple's favourite codecs – the ProRes ones – are QT codecs.
AVFoundation is introduced to cover all (this garbage) new camera codecs, because QT would be the wrong environment for them.

For example have a look at the last ProApps update, it was all about installing new QT codecs for FCP X - the side result was that you got a bunch of new options in FCP as well.
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nick


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Howard Duy Vu
Re: Yosemite upgrade and FCP 7 does not recognize media
on Mar 20, 2015 at 7:02:37 pm

You need to say what type of media you're using, etc. We still run FCP7 on occasion on Yosemite, and it actually works fine for the most part (but Motion 4 no longer works).

I had an old project I had to bring up a couple of months ago, and it kept crashing constantly. This was on a machine upgraded to Yosemite. We did an uninstall and then reinstall of the entire FCP Studio, and then it just worked perfectly. Long story short: REINSTALL FCP Studio after an upgrade to Yosemite.


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Warren Eig
Re: Yosemite upgrade and FCP 7 does not recognize media
on Mar 22, 2015 at 5:28:42 pm

Worked all day yesterday in FCP 7.0.3 on a Yosemite 10.10.2 system. Pushed it hard and had no problems. It was as responsive as on 10.6.8 or 10.8.5.

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connie Bottinelli
Re: Yosemite upgrade and FCP 7 does not recognize media
on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:46:21 pm

Warren, did you have to reinstall FCP7 after upgrading to Yosemite?


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Warren Eig
Re: Yosemite upgrade and FCP 7 does not recognize media
on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:58:04 pm

Connie,

No I didn't. I'm going to eventually install a SSD drive in my Mac Pro so will do a complete rebuild when I do that. But so far, all works fine having upgraded the OS. I still have a clone should I ever have to go back ;)

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