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Jesse Kane
Best OS for a FCP7 clean instal?
on Jul 19, 2018 at 6:53:46 pm

Hello all, I am forced to get a new hard drive and purchase a new copy of FCP7 for my Mac Pro (A 1289). I will need to put a new OS on it. Any advice an what is the perfect OS to put on it and leave it there? I will add that I only use this box for one FCP7 project and nothing else. Thank you in advance.


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Shane Ross
Re: Best OS for a FCP7 clean instal?
on Jul 19, 2018 at 7:55:43 pm

The last OS to fully support ALL of the FCS3 (including FCP 7) apps was 10.6.8. I have my MacPro cheese grater on that OS and sticking to it. 10.7 will work, as will 10.8...10.9 breaks some apps. But the most FCP 7 friendly OS is 10.6.8

Shane
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Jesse Kane
Re: Best OS for a FCP7 clean instal?
on Jul 19, 2018 at 10:22:58 pm

Thank you!!!


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Robert Withers
Re: Best OS for a FCP7 clean instal?
on Jul 20, 2018 at 3:34:23 pm

I defer to Shane but have been running FCP Studio (FCP7) on Mountain Lion (OS 10.8.5) which I thought was the last version to run it.
Apple says:
https://support.apple.com/kb/SP635?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

And this:
Final Cut Pro: Compatible versions for OS X Lion
The versions of Final Cut Pro listed below are compatible with OS X Lion.

Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 (Final Cut Studio (2009) with all available updates applied)


I keep a separate machine with this combo, also to run the first two versions of Premiere CC.

Robert Withers

Independent/personal/avant-garde cinema, New York City


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Jesse Kane
Re: Best OS for a FCP7 clean instal?
on Jul 20, 2018 at 5:02:29 pm

Oh man! Now I have conflicting answers. The last thing I wanted.


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Shane Ross
Re: Best OS for a FCP7 clean instal?
on Jul 20, 2018 at 5:21:09 pm

10.8.5 might be OK...I recall the apps working until I updated to 10.9. But me being my paranoid self, and only using that MacPro for the FCS3 apps, I keep mine on 10.6.8, the last, fully supported OS...that was out when FCP 7.0.3 was released.

Shane
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Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def


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Robert Withers
Re: Best OS for a FCP7 clean instal?
on Jul 20, 2018 at 5:47:51 pm

Sorry, I meant 10.5.8. If you don't want conflicting answers don't search the web where you'll see people report different experiences. Just go with Shane Ross.

Robert Withers

Independent/personal/avant-garde cinema, New York City


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Jesse Kane
Re: Best OS for a FCP7 clean instal?
on Jul 20, 2018 at 6:48:51 pm

I meant conflicting answers, and wrong apparently, within your own comment, don't get snooty with me.


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Jesse Kane
Re: Best OS for a FCP7 clean instal?
on Jul 20, 2018 at 6:49:43 pm

I meant conflicting answers, and wrong apparently, within your own comment, don't get snooty with me.


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Ken Kozak
Re: Best OS for a FCP7 clean instal?
on Jul 23, 2018 at 11:26:20 pm

I'm running Sierra 10.12.6 (not High Sierra), and I can run FCP7 fine. I believe it will NOT work on High Sierra.
However, I'm only using FCP7, not the other studio apps.

Ken Kozak
Principal at Kendo Media/Trios Films
http://kendo.media/


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