Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2013 3:58 AM (in response to Sixtyhorses)
Fwiw, I would avoid migrating in the middle of a huge project. Snow Leopard is stable and the benefit of moving to Lion is dubious... it took me a while to get used to the new features in the Lion interface. And then there are all the updates etc.
Although I had a painless upgrade (keeping everything on the same drive, just doing a straight upgrade) -- there is always a risk of things going pear-shaped, and you needing to reinstall everything from scratch. Which would be a time cost you may not be able to afford in the middle of a project.
Also, why not go straight to Mountain Lion? From the comments here, it seems that FCP7 is happy on it. I would do a clean install of ML on the new drive, reinstall everything from scratch, and do the upgrades overnight.
Just my 2c-worth.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2013 7:10 AM (in response to j0nn0)
Been in Snow Leopard for three years now.
I never upgrade anything during a project, but this is a 10 month project I am in and I have different hardware coming in that requires the use of Lion. I am therefore to migrate all to Lion or upgrade to it.
I have already used Lion for a while, just not on my editing station.
I never upgrade or update anything before backing it up. I also keep a periodic back up of my boot drive. While it has happened only twice in many years, if an upgrade or update proved to be a problem, I simply went back to my saved working boot drive. There is nothing faster than that.
I am now more inclined to upgrade than migrating, though still to Lion. Mountain Lion is too young to jump into it, but I have not yet killed that possibility.
I simply hope to hear from other FCP 7 users who might have migrated to Lion from Snow Leopard. Or Mountain Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to teja_fcp)
I'm a professional television editor and had to install Mountain Lion to run Avid 7. I have a MacPro Early 2008 running Snow Leopard. I edit using FCP 7.0.3. I first Copy Cloned my Main hard drive using Carbon Copy, just in case FCP7 did not run. Then I downloaded the Mountain Lion App, installed, and every thing works fine with no issues, especially FCP 7. Good Luck!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 10:12 AM (in response to MirandaKate)
Hey all! I've been working in OS X10.7 with an old Cheese grater just bought a new 2012 MAC PRO cheese grater running OS X 10.8 I'm getting the same messages as Miranda and FCP7 quits and has become unstable.