I'm having problems installing FCP 7 onto my new Macbook pro which runs OS X - mountain lion (the latest version). I've read people suggesting to do a clean install. Is this a clean install of FCP 7? MY fcp 7 was a copy from a friend. Do you think that' what the issue is? When I try installing, it quits unexpectedly. In the applications folder, there is fcp but when i try opening it, it says it can't and to check this fcp version is compatible with os x. My friend also used a copy but his computer is five years old and runs snow leopard. Is there a way I can downgrade to snow leopard without significant problems?
hmm, sorry not sure what you mean by 'dragging the app'. I've got a copy disc + key number that my friend also used to install it on his and it worked fine - but he was using snow leopard.
I'm also looking into downgrading to snow leopard - but don't know if that's possible with a new macbook that came with ML...
Oh I see apologies. I meant were you trying to copy from an old system drive by drag and drop into your new applications folder. Sorry I was not so clear.
Ok so you have a full copy of install disks for FCP v7.0 and the correct license key ? In that case you should be OK.
Try posting in the Apple FCP forum. I have a new 2012 MBP running Lion 10.7.5 and FCP7 works perfectly. I installed from scratch without issue or error.
I know several guys there running FCP7 on ML without issue. Ask Shane Ross in that forum as I know he runs the same MBP as me with ML again without issue.
So I know its totally possible. Obviously this assumes no problems with your "hooky" software :-)
There should be no need to go back to Snow Leopard, I have to confess I don't know if thats even possible on a 2012 machine.
Once you get it installed don't forget to do the ProApps update to 7.03 its free and still available from Apple