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Ben Pirouet
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 on a PowerPC
on Jul 30, 2009 at 8:17:49 pm

Well, I know that they didn't test the software on PowerPCs. And they made no effort to make the features work on PPCs...most of the stuff might just be leftover from the crossgrade code. They designed the software and the new features with Intel machines in mind, because they are looking ahead at Snow Leopard.

Oh ok i'll take your word for that then.

Like i said, i would never recommend that anyone specifically purchases FCS3 just for a PowerPC machine, but if you've got the software already, you may as well test run it on a PowerPC machine to see it works, which for me it clearly does and does everything i want it to.

This is a big deal for me, it saves us a lot of money in the medium term. So i'm keeping FCS3 on our PowerPC machines until such time as i start encountering show-stopping problems with it.

An update to FCS will probably break it eventually. Like you said, Apple won't support it, so for major production houses, this is not a good idea to persue. But we're in Education, we can afford to test these things and hope that they work. We can't afford machine replacements though, ha :)

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