8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2012 4:03 AM by Gary Scotland
abelvideo Level 1 (0 points)

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  • mishmumken Level 5 (4,000 points)

    You will need an Intel Mac with at least a Core 2 Duo processor and an Open CL capable graphics card running 10.6.8. See the full specs here: http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/specs/

     

    You can get the trial version here: http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/trial/

     

    You can also run FCS and FCP X side by side: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4722

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,285 points)

    Adding to what Mishmumken has told you:

     

    You should be aware that if you still want to create full-featured DVDs after upgrading, you'll either have to find a way to make Compressor>DVDSP work for you, switch to the more limited iDVD, or invest in a third party authoring solution. FCX does have DVD burning capabilities, but it's very limited.

     

    Russ

  • Brian Kaempen Level 3 (625 points)

    Adding on, I can tell you that my 6 year old MacBook Pro can't run FCPX because it's not a Core 2 Duo procesor so it's not 64 bit.

     

    Now why don't we look at your issues with Comrpessor and DVDSP and see if we can solve those.  I use both all the time and they work well for me, so maybe I (we) can help you with that instead.

     

    -Brian

  • abelvideo Level 1 (0 points)

    My Mac Book Pro is from 08 anad has a Core2Duo, I can try to open Compressor in or out of FCP and nothing happens, the same with DVD Studio, except with DVD Pro I get the spining disc and then nothing. I have resorted to using iDVD but because of it's limited capabilities I''ve lost clients over my issues, it's been a couple of years since I have even tried to open up these applications,  I still get the same results when I try to open Compressor and DVD Pro. I spent a couple of months at first trying to track down my problem,Someone even suggested that I uninstall FCP and reinstall, I did that twice, still Compressor and DVD Pro won't launch, If I knew there were going to be issues like this with FCP, I would of stayed with Adobe, Premiere. Window based OS may not of been as stable, but atleast everything worked and I could do sooooo much more than with FCP for the bucks that I spent on this software..

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,285 points)

    abelvideo wrote:

    I can try to open Compressor in or out of FCP and nothing happens, the same with DVD Studio, except with DVD Pro I get the spining disc and then nothing.

    Sorry to hear your story. The overwhelming majority of users find FCS to be stable. (do a search). Your experience is unusual and could be caused by any number of fixable problems. Hard to be any more specific without getting a lot more details about the crashes.

    Russ

  • abelvideo Level 1 (0 points)

    On the contrary I did do a searchand I found  a few people that where having the exaxt same issues, and frustrations, because Apple thinks there products are so flawless and would never need to be uninstalled I first had to find a third party app to uninstall then the solution I finally did find involved clicking and dragging folders and files one by one to try it fix it from deep into utlity folders and such that I just gave up and  been working with what I got, it really *****, but thank you for responding, I am looking to go to a editing software that isn't Apple but will operate on a mac and has custum DVD capabilities included. But we'll see, best regards and thank you for your time.

  • mishmumken Level 5 (4,000 points)

    abelvideo wrote:

     

    ..... I finally did find involved clicking and dragging folders and files one by one to try it fix it from deep into utlity folders and such that I just gave up and  been working with what I got, it really *****

     

    If you have difficulties fixing problems with software that is acting up I would suggest that you do a clean install of your OS and the software. That is, after backing up your files, of course.

     

     

    abelvideo wrote:

     

    I am looking to go to a editing software that isn't Apple but will operate on a mac and has custum DVD capabilities included. But we'll see, best regards and thank you for your time.

     

    Adobe CS is probably what you are looking for. But I'd go erase & install before throwing the towel.

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 (12,784 points)

    mishmumken wrote

     

     

    But I'd go erase & install before throwing the towel.

     

     

    I cant endorse mishmumkens suggestion high enough.

    I would urge you to try one last effort.

     

    For the sake of two hours of your time you can reformat the drive and install final cut studio completly fresh, your OS will perform at its best as well.

     


    click the link for best practice with clean install:

    how to clean instal Leopard

     

    good luck.