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Craig Alan
Re: Catalina issues?
on Apr 14, 2020 at 4:13:41 am

I hope this group can help me.
I have an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
4 GHz Intel Core i7
40 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4096 MB
I use external just a bunch of drives for photography and video FCPx
and back ups.

My computer would crash a lot when I first got it after a clean install
and a ton of help and hours did not solve it.
At each new macOS update it got better.

I am on macOS Sierra. I am over ready to move on.
Only really cause I can't update the newer Apps.
I have heard for a long time that Catalina is buggy with FCP X.

BUT i read it was getting its act together now.

So Mojave or Catalina? I have used Mojave at work and it was a lot of work to get it all set up.

And any suggestions to start clean again or just update?

And any advice on how to do the clean install. That is a solid how to. I use Carbon Copy Cloner for back ups. I could set up Time Machine. Have never used it. Been told why not?

Also any good places to go in LA to install a bigger internal drive and maybe get this all updated for me. Not because I can't learn but because I never seem to have the time for it. And would prefer that someone who knows it well just gets it done.

And is a new computer a better option? It seems like the late 2015 still are being used. But if its money not well spent, I'll listen to that as well.

Any help would be great.


Imacs (i7), Canon C300, Canon 5D Mark IV, Panasonic ENG HPX250P, , FCP X, teach video production in L.A., Cool Light Productions, Producing series of multimedia Portraits of creative women in the production arts.

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