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Roger Poole
Re: FCP and Lion 10.7.4 on a MacBook Air
on Apr 9, 2015 at 10:12:27 am
Last Edited By Roger Poole on Apr 9, 2015 at 10:44:11 pm

Mabel, FCP7 is a 32bit application and as such can only address a theoretical 4gig of ram, in practice 2.5gigs. So it doesn't matter how much ram you throw at it, it can't use any more. FCP7 is not processor aware, so it cant use the extra processors or cores as separate instances in the way that Compressor can. For these reasons we all wanted Apple to give us a 64bit version but they didn't.

FCP7 is fine under 10.7 but is not supported in the newer operating systems such as Mavericks and Yosemte. You are OK with your Mac pro but if you get a new mac of any description you wont be able to instal an earlier operating system in order to run FCP7.

I'm a big fan of G-Tech drives. They are so well put together and crucially have top quality drives inside.


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