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Jane Lurie
Want to buy an older model Mac Book Pro to dedicate to FCP 7
on Jun 7, 2017 at 4:26:24 am

I am looking to buy the last model of MBP where FCP 7 worked smoothly. Would that be the 2015 or the 2013 models? Or? Thank you.

Jane


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Want to buy an older model Mac Book Pro to dedicate to FCP 7
on Jun 7, 2017 at 3:21:41 pm

That would be a laptop with OS 10.8.6 installed, the last OS certified to work with FCP 7.

Now, you DO realize that it won't be able to work with a lot of newer kinds of footage, correct?
No 8K for you! Hell, no 5K, either! Moreover, codecs invented within the last five years will be useless.

There's a price to be paid for relying on software that's been essentially dead for the last half-decade.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Shane Ross
Re: Want to buy an older model Mac Book Pro to dedicate to FCP 7
on Jun 7, 2017 at 5:59:17 pm

Dave, slightly dislexic. Last fully supported OS was 10.6.8. But it did OK under 10.7, and 10.8. SO you need a laptop that can run those OS versions at least. Need to make sure they can run it, if a computer was released at a time that 10.7 came out, you wouldn't be able to install 10.6.8 on it.

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Jane Lurie
Re: Want to buy an older model Mac Book Pro to dedicate to FCP 7
on Jun 7, 2017 at 7:08:43 pm

Yes I know. I am retired and I really prefer FCP 7 to X. I have no problem staying in the world of Snow Leopard. I will basically take the computer offline. Actually a friend pointed out that I have an old 17" MBP that was a workhorse with FCP 7. So I am going to wipe and then re-install Snow Leopard and upgrade it to 10.6.8 and and FCP 7 and then take it offline and see how it does.

Jane


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Want to buy an older model Mac Book Pro to dedicate to FCP 7
on Jun 8, 2017 at 2:10:40 pm

Can't blame you for preferring FCP 7 over FCPX! If you can get along with legacy software on a legacy machine, more power to you.

I have a friend who's doing the same. He got sick of constantly updating and upgrading and finally said, "That's it. I'm sticking with what I have."

Heck, I have a legacy machine at home, too. It's just fine for my volunteer gigs. At work, things stay up-to-date.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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