Thanks! Maybe you'll know the answer to these..haha!
So I wanted to dig up an old movie i edited in 2003 so i took out the old IMac. I found the Final Cut Pro 2 sequence on there but because all the footage (capture scratch, etc.) is saved to an external hard drive i need to reconnect the material to the sequence. i hooked up my WD My Book drive to my G5 to find the clips and sure enough i backed them up on this hard drive (37 gb worth) awhile ago but for some reason all the clips say they're Unix Executable Files?!?! Why did this happen when i backed them up instead of them staying as Quicktime files?
So here are my questions...
Tonight when i go home I want to be able to open up the FCP sequence on Final Cut Pro Studio 2 (fcp7)...will this be possible to open up an FCP 2 sequence that many versions later?
Also, please tell me why the quicktime clips did this? When i do File-->Get Info-->change open with Terminal to Quicktime they play but how will i get them to reconnect to FCP?? Do i need to go one by one and add .mov extension??
I'm very confused...i would rather not have to do the editing on the 2003 machine..i'd like to get it to work on my newest computer (27inch imac).
Can i attach a newer external that the clips are on to the old mac?
The question is if he will be able to open these old FCP 4 on his new iMac that will have Snow Leopard and where he will install FC or FCE.
In FCE, I don't think you will have any chance of opening any FCP project file.
About FCP, whatever your version (not sure which older versions you will be able to install on SL; probably only FCP 7 and 6), IN THEORY is always backward compatible, so you should be able.
However has been some occasions where has been some problems with new versions.
FCP4 is very old and was wrote on the old PPC code.
But you will have the opportunity to check this by your self on your brand new iMac, and please send us your feedback.
PS: If you are unable to open these projects, the only way I can figure out s tryingProbably will be easier to try to rebuild these projects from scratches. to update the project step by step.
Open those projects first on (ie) FC5.0.x (PPC) or FC5.1.x Universal (Intel/PPC) then FCP 6 or 7.