>If I change to OS Lion my Final Cut Pro 6 won't work.
Yes it will.
The FCS 2 Installer is Power PC based, the suite is a Universal Binary and runs on both PPC and Intel.
If you ever need to reinstall FCS2 onto Lion, you need to install Rosetta from a Mac OS X 10.6 DVD first.
But then you should never upgrade in the middle of projects anyway.
Mobile Me will be available thru June 2012.
Nick, if I am to understand your answer correctly then, 1) you are saying that we should not experience any issues with FCP in upgrading to Lion, correct?
2) Your comment about needing Rosetta, emphasis should be put on "IF" you ever need to reinstall... but it's safe to say that we should not have to reinstall FCP in upgrading to Lion, correct?
Appreciate Nicks' answer and Keefer for asking as I got through to the fifth step on the upgrade and got cold feet when I thought about my FCP projects.
I upgraded to Lion from 10.6.8 with FCS 3 installed last September.
I wanted LiveType from FCS 2 because I have hundreds of LT projects. (It's no longer in FCS 3)
On trying the installer, it was rejected. On a whim, I went back to the Mac OS X 10.6 DVD and installed Rosetta.
The FCS 2 installer worked and I was able to add LiveType.
I posted here about it and several others were able to do a complete install of FCS 2 on Lion using this method.
Here's a way you can use iCloud and yet be running Tiger, Leopard or Snow Leopard.
I had the same problem as you do, and this extremely easy to follow set of instructions solved my problem and allowed me to run Snow Leopard and keep my MAIL and FCP 6.0.6.