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  • 15. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    FCPeditor Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    I am using Logic for audio, and DVD authoring is out the window, I dont really need the whole suite anymore. Just a good video editing app, and I have always loved FCP and can fly on it. I hope FCPX is as nice to work on as the FCP I had been used to. I'll probably go FCPX when I get my OS upgrade from 10.6 to 10.8. 

  • 16. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (27,790 points)

    FCP7/FCS3 will install and run just fine on 10.8. FCP6/FCS2 uses Rosetta for its installer.

     

    Matt

  • 17. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)

    Matt Clifton wrote:

     

    FCP6/FCS2 uses Rosetta for its installer.

     

    Matt

    My theory is that FCP6/FCS2 does not actually need Rosetta to be installed…

  • 18. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    FirefigherDuck Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Andyinbox,

     

    I know this is old but my daughter just bought an iMac and we installed 10.8 on it. She had already purchased FCP 6 and now we have found out about the compatibility of the install. Can you give me detailed-ish instructions on how to get Rosetta installed? I know very little about Mac's and she doesn't know much more. She saved so much money for all of this and now is very frustrated. Any help? Anyone? Thanks.

  • 19. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    what2hell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I could not get the Rosetta deal to install - and had a Mac IT guy try to do it and he couldn't do it either.

     

    I am still using FCP 6 on my old machine - running OS X version 10.6.8

     

    My new machine won't run OS X 10.6.8 - or FCP 6

     

    best bet - either buy FCP X (which just ain't that great in my humble opinion) or go join up with Adobe and get Premier - which feels like an upgrade to FCP 6&7

     

    Of course my new Mac doesn't have a graphics card that works with Premier Pro - so be sure to look at supported graphics cards and make sure you daughter's machine is compatable before going in that direction

     

    Very frustrated here as well.

     

    Good luck,

    Michael

  • 20. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)

    Duck: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL ROSETTA INTO Mountain Lion!  That is old advice and with the passage of time, potential problems have surfaced.

     

    Can your daughter upgrade to FCP X, as suggested by some?

     

    If not, there are workarounds to getting FCP 6 to install into Mt. Lion.

     

    You indicated that you installed 10.8 into your daughter's iMac.  That implies that maybe it was running Snow Leopard before the upgrade.  If FCP 6 is fully installed while Snow Leopard is the operating system, it will continue to run after the upgrade to Mt. Lion.

     

    Under the Apple Menu to About this Mac to More Info... to System Report to Hardware Overview: what is the Model Identifier of the iMac?

     

    I'll wait to hear back from you before responding further (what city is this iMac located?)...

  • 21. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    FirefigherDuck Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay, noted. Will not do. Long story short-ish. She just bought it off of Amazon and it came with no OS. So we bought ML and installed it. I don't have SL but we would be willing to buy it if it solves the issue. She doesn't like the new FC and would do 7 if she could afford it but couldn't so she went with 6. I don't have the iMac with me but she is brining it over tonight so I can fix it this weekend while she is out of town. Other than that we are stuck.

  • 22. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)

    Amazon; no OS; used? 

     

    You purchased ML from another Mac and brought it over?

     

    I still need the model identifier when she brings it over.  If it will boot Snow Leopard, there is the easiest of solutions...

  • 23. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (16,220 points)

    What OS did the computer ship with?

  • 24. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    FirefigherDuck Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It was used and no OS at all. No disk. I will get you the identifier tonight after I get home.

  • 25. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    When you get it, reboot it and hold option-command-R when you hear the chime, if the Mac shipped with Lion or Mountain Lion there should be a recovery system that will allow reinstallation of the original operating system. Try it and see what transpires)

     

    This will be a slow procedure so be patient while it loads.

  • 26. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    andyinbox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't know I can help much as for my approach you needed an OS disk.  It's quite a long time since I did this, but from memory, it involved getting Rosetta from an old Snow Leopard installation disk and then running it to install FCP. I have FCP 6.0.6 installed on Mountain Lion 10.8.5.  I don't know why others are saying you should not install Rosetta - perhaps since I did this something has changed in OS X.  All I can say is that I have had no problems.  The issue is that you need Rosetta to run the FCP installation process. I believe the FCP app itself works just fine once installed and I have all the elements of FCP Studio functioning normally. I'm travelling for the next few days so will not be able to add further information.  But this is the process I followed and it works for me. Maybe search for ways of getting the Rosetta app off an OS install disk. Or see if someone has put the files online somewhere.  I found the solution using web searches but sadly didn't keep the URLs otherwise I would post the link.

     

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  • 27. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)

    Let me take a wild guess:

     

    You "installed" Rosetta into Lion, installed FCP, and then at some later date upgraded to Mountain Lion.

     

    Yet, you, in the face of warnings of the possible danger, confidently advise others to "install" Rosetta directly into Mountain Lion; something that you have never attempted!

     

    How close am I?

  • 28. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    andyinbox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Let me take a wild guess.

     

    You're a quite a "belligerent" and "unnecessarily confrontational" person.

     

    I'm not confidently advising anyone to do anything. As I specifically pointed out, I do not know why one should not install Rosetta into Mountain Lion and I added that perhaps something had changed in the OS - e.g. Lion is different to Mountain Lion. 

     

    What is incontrovertible is that FCP 6 works on 10.8.5. So if installing Rosetta on Mountain Lion has some catastrophic consequence, perhaps the solution would be to backup your work onto a separate device, reinstall a clean version of Lion, run Rosetta, install FCP and then upgrade back up to Mountain Lion.

     

    A lot of people seem to want to find a solution to this issue and are left feeling that FCP doesn't work on Mountain Lion. That is patently not true. Rather than trying to prove how clever you are by being antsy to well intentioned strangers perhaps you could be helpful and suggest clever, lateral thought ways of getting round this impasse.

     

    If on the other hand you just want to be sarcastic and rude, be my guest. I have FCP working just fine. I'll leave you to sort out all the questions of those who don't.

  • 29. Re: does Mountain Lion run Final Cut Pro 6
    MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)

    A. Pacifist

     

    B. Jeremy Johnstone's Terminal method