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bwright034 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

     With the disaster that FCP X is turning out to be, is there any indication as to whether or not any versions of FCP Studio will still work with OS X Lion?  I have a sneaking suspicion that it will not, considering the approach Apple has taken with the FCP X release, but I haven't heard anything definitive yet.  I'm hoping Apple will come out with some kind of statement regarding FCP X soon, because the way this release has been handled is absolutely bizzare.  If there is no intention of continuing to support the professional community, just say so, and everyone can move on to something else.


Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • 1. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7 (29,835 points)

    Whoops! Ignore

  • 2. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    bwright034 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Those are the specs for FCP X.  What I'd like to know is if Apple is still going to continue allowing older versions of Final Cut Studio to run under Lion.

  • 3. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    mishmumken Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)

    I'd say it's anybody's guess at this point. On the other hand, it's the same as with FCP X .... you don't have to get it. If you have a stable system that runs everything you need, why change it if you don't have to?

     

    mish

  • 4. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    Seho Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    As of this morning, some reader forums have posts from individuals who have been running FCS on Lion beta.

     

    So that's encouraging.

  • 5. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    Ellfire Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Lion runs FCS beautifully, but there is a bit of a catch for FCS2 users at least.  Here's my story:

     

    I'm testing Lion and have been running FCS2 since I upgraded from Snow Leopard.  Yesterday, I decided to pick up FCPX before reading all the issues with it currently.  (My bad.)  Being a diligent user, I actually uninstalled FCS2 prior to downloading FCPX.  After seeing that I would still need to use my FCS2, I tried to reinstall it only to find out that (at least FCS2's) installer is PowerPC and, hence, will not run on Lion.  So Lion will run FCS fine, but you just can't install it with Lion.  Only way I was able to get it back was to restore from a Snow Leopard clone, and re upgrade to Lion again.  Major pain as you can imagine.  Again, not sure if this is an issue with FCS3.

  • 6. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    bwright034 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's not good.  I'm currently running FCS 2, so it sounds like if I have a problem and need to reinstall it after upgrading to Lion, I will have problems.  Here's hoping Apple give some further indication of their intentions with FCP X by the time Lion is released. 

  • 7. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    apandre Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Any news on FCS3?  Or do I have to buy a new computer with Snow Leopard very soon? Apple, why are you doing this? I've always been a loyal customer and now you're selling me out for YouTube 'producers'!

  • 8. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    Jonah Lee Walker Level 3 Level 3 (565 points)

    It had better work. It is good that it has been working for Beta Testers, but disturbing that it will no longer install. I am hoping this uproar last a while so they will either have to go back to offering FCS Studio until X has some more features, or admit that they are done with Pro's and let us move on to Premiere and AVID.

  • 9. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    chucknkd Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Ellfire wrote:

    I tried to reinstall it only to find out that (at least FCS2's) installer is PowerPC and, hence, will not run on Lion.  So Lion will run FCS fine, but you just can't install it with Lion.  Only way I was able to get it back was to restore from a Snow Leopard clone, and re upgrade to Lion again.  Major pain as you can imagine.  Again, not sure if this is an issue with FCS3.

    im confused, since FCPX only runs on intel machines, how were you able to install FCS2 on the same machine with a ppc only installer to start with? 

  • 10. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    the black sun Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)

    do us all a favour and leave now!

  • 11. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    jugney1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I've been running the latest Lion developer preview for a couple weeks and Final Cut Studio 3 (can't speak about FCS 2) survived the upgrade just fine. It also survived installation of FCPX just fine. I don't do a lot of advanced stuff with it, though, so I can't rule out the possibility that something has stopped working that I'm not aware of.

  • 12. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,210 points)

    Wondering if you could share your installation process. Did you do a clean wipe and install everything from the ground up, or did you just upgrade the OS?

  • 13. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,265 points)
    I've been running the latest Lion developer preview for a couple weeks

     

    I hope iMovie 06 works.

  • 14. Re: Will OSX Lion still support FCP Studio?
    jugney1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    It was an upgrade. Lion installs itself through an installer app (not rebooting from a disc), and the only apparent option is to do an upgrade from Snow Leopard.

     

    (Coming from the Linux world, and Windows before that, I used to write off OS upgrades - they almost always produced terrible results. Clean installs were the way to go. But I've been amazed at how well things seem to run after upgrades from Leopard to Snow Leopard and now Snow Leopard to Lion.)

     

    That isn't to say there many not be an option to do a clean install of Lion...if there is, I'll do that when it goes public. But things have run fine having installed it as an upgrade.

     

    That being said, sometimes FCP X is laggier than I would expect on my 2011 13" MBP with a 2.7GHz Core i7...maybe because the graphics are integrated...but I'm hoping it runs better once Lion becomes public and FCPX is optimized for it.

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