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Ryan AtkinsFCP7 with Mavericks
by on Oct 22, 2013 at 10:06:43 pm

Anyone know if Final Cut Pro 7 will be compatible with OSX Mavericks? I realize I should just move on from FCP7, but my late 2008 MacBook Pro doesn't run Premiere Pro that well. It runs, but video playback will stick quite often.

With that being said, my current hardware restricts me to using FCP7. Mavericks looks sweet and I'd like to upgrade, but will it allow FCP7 to function properly? I read that Mavericks should work much better with CPU performance and RAM allocation. I'm all for installing Mavericks and FCP7 fresh, if that is what it takes.

Thoughts?


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John DavidsonRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Oct 23, 2013 at 2:43:37 am

I opened 7 on Mavs and it seemed fine.

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Ryan AtkinsRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Oct 23, 2013 at 3:01:54 am

Alright, fair enough. Thanks!


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Christopher S. JohnsonRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Oct 23, 2013 at 3:15:06 am

John, thanks for your report. Did you open a large project with HD ProRes and test playback and timeline navigation? Did you get to test an AJA or BM card or box?



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Ryan AtkinsRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Oct 23, 2013 at 3:18:05 am

I'm specifically wondering how FCP7 specific plugins will function with it. I swear I remember reading that some plugins didn't work with Mountain Lion, but I can't recall exactly. Hopefully everything works?


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Jim ScottRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Oct 23, 2013 at 5:14:10 pm

I recently upgraded to Mountain Lion and found that Boris Continuum 7 (and 8) will cause it to crash on start-up because of the Shaders plug-in. According to Boris this is a known issue in 10.8 and can only be resolved by removing the Shaders plug-in.

Though I can't say for sure, I would assume that this would still be an issue in Mavericks.



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Don GreeningRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Oct 29, 2013 at 1:17:51 pm

For those who can't wait to upgrade to OS 10.9 Mavericks and are NOT in the middle of a project (Don't be a fool Jim!) here's a link to a Tool Farm article that talks about what software works and what doesn't work at the moment with this new operating system.

Thanks to Kevin P. McAuliffe from Toronto for this link that he talked about on his "Post" podcast.

http://www.toolfarm.com/blog/entry/in_depth_video_software_and_mac_os_x_10......

- Don

Don Greening
A Vancouver Video Production Company
Reeltime Videoworks
http://www.reeltimevideoworks.com


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Jim ScottRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Oct 29, 2013 at 4:31:00 pm

"(Don't be a fool Jim!)"

I never said I was even thinking about upgrading to Mavericks yet. I think you have me confused with Ryan. ;)



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Ryan AtkinsRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Oct 29, 2013 at 4:34:19 pm

Mavericks seems to work fine with FCP7


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Don GreeningRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:44:46 pm

It was a reference to Dr. McCoy from Star Trek.

- Don

Don Greening
A Vancouver Video Production Company
Reeltime Videoworks
http://www.reeltimevideoworks.com


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Jim ScottRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Oct 30, 2013 at 12:49:39 am

Oh yeah, got it. Funny!



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Brad GeiszlerRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Nov 5, 2013 at 3:02:15 am

I just installed Mavericks on my system (running FCP 7) and the audio playback plays out if sync. I have a black magic Intensity Pro that I run through my surround sound system. Before I upgraded, playback was fine using this setup. The clips are converted from a Canon 7D to ProRes LT. The sequence is about 20 mins long. I never upgraded to 10.8 from 10.7. Instead I upgraded directly to 10.9. My computer specs are below. Does anyone know how to fix this or what might be causing this playback problem?

MacPro Dual 6 core 2.93Ghz
32 Gb Ram
Ati Radeon 5870 HD
Intensity Pro
Nvidia Quadro K5000

Cheers,

Brad



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Arya BoustaniRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Nov 7, 2013 at 3:33:56 pm

Hi there,

Well, just some typical tech formula:

- try a new session, throw a pro res footage in the time line and play back. Is it still out of sync?
- try a new session with NTSC setup with NTSC footage. Is it still out of sync?

If any of those play in sync, I imagine you need to wait for Apple to upgrade the OS. You can report it to them. I just did that for Premiere Pro not picking up my graphic card Open CL in the settings.

If BM hardware had a driver installed previously, then it could be the case that the driver is not streamlined with Mavericks.

Good luck.


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Roli RivelinoRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Nov 11, 2013 at 2:23:03 pm

I imagine that Apple has absolutely no incentive whatsoever to make the new system work with what is essentially defunct software. They kicked us editors in the nuts once by discontinuing it and replacing it with a child's toy, so why would they bother to fix any issues?

Sorry more an observation than an answer to the original question.

http://www.rolirivelino.com/

System
Mac Pro 2.8Gb quad core
8Gb RAM
1x 320Gb 7200 hardrive
1x 1Tb 7200 hardrive
Nvidia Geforce 8800 512mb Graphics card
1x 1Tb external WD 'My Book' eSata

Equipment
Panasonic AG-HVX 200
Firestore FS-100


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Christopher S. JohnsonRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Nov 25, 2013 at 9:37:09 pm

Sync fixed! New AJA driver 10.4.9. Maybe BM too???
Some have wanted to know. It took a couple of tries at driver updates from AJA, but I can finally say that Final Cut Pro 7, on Mavericks (Mac OS X 10.9), with an AJA capture & monitoring card (io XT for me) for feeding your client monitor, is feeling reliable after testing. There were some crazy lip sync issues at first, but the new drivers from AJA (10.4.9) fixed it. So like the famous Monty Python line goes, “not dead yet!”
Maybe Blackmagic has a fixed driver too?

-Christopher



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Ron ColbergRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Dec 6, 2013 at 4:04:28 am

I just purchased a new MacBookPro with Maverick's OS. I am trying to install my Final Cut 7 application. There is a little check box next to Final Cut Pro on the install page, but I cannot check it. All of the other boxes are checked. The disk I have in is the install disk for my upgrade from Version 6. My new laptop will have nothing to do with it (I guess that should have been obvious to me). I am moving on to Premiere and, maybe, FCPX, but I love FCP7 and would like to keep using it on my spiffy new computer. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Ron Colberg


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Andrew JohnstoneRe: FCP7 with Mavericks
by on Mar 12, 2014 at 8:29:45 am

I wandered into an Apple store yesterday and my first Q to one of the apparent Geniuses on hand was "will Mavericks run FCP7"?

I am in the middle of transferring my edit work flow to Premiere Pro (which feels very familiar to any FCP7 users BTW) but needless to say I have an archive stuffed with FCP& project that I want to be sure will still be accessible through any future upgrades.

There are several options here - the first is to keep an old machine capable of opening FCP7 projects knocking about in my office just in case.This is not a preferred option! The second is to export EDLs or some such into a format that will allow PP to re-create the edits in their entirety, but I am not sure that this is possible or even what to do – although I rough-cut (and even final cut) my own films I am not a post workflow specialist. Help on this would be appreciated.

FCP7 remains a very important tool to me. As I have mentioned on other threads, all the content that I produce for BBC still requires a FCP7 workflow, so dumping FCP7 is not an option at the moment. But future proofing my archive is important.

Thanks for any help.

Andy Johnstone
Wild Dog Limited
film & multimedia production
http://www.wilddogworld.com


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