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Re: Speed, stability concerns and learning curve

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Bill Davis
Re: Speed, stability concerns and learning curve
on Nov 17, 2011 at 11:07:36 pm


You're kinda over-thinking this.

FCP-X will run fine on any MacBook Pro from the past couple of years. Period.

The better the laptops specs, the faster it will run.

This is NOT something that's all that "fragile"

As an example of that, I have one MacPro system with an incompatible graphics card that is NOT open Cl compatible. That system would NOT let us "download-install" FCP-X because of the card issue.


When I used target disc mode to move a from my laptop to that old system for backup - and decided to try running it - FCP-X actually opened and ran pretty darn well!

I'm sure Apple doesn't want people running the new code on old, tired hardware because we all know EXACTLY what would result - a flood of posts from people going "it's SLOOOOOW" and "it's a DOG." when the REAL problem is they're trying to use it in a setup it was NEVER intended to be used on.

So take a deep breath and relax. You'll be fine.

"Before speaking out ask yourself whether your words are true, whether they are respectful and whether they are needed in our civil discussions."-Justice O'Connor

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