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  • Russ H Level 7 Level 7

    Just to second X's disk image advice.


    It always seemed like a good idea but was something I kept on putting off because of "time constraints". A few years ago I found the time to do it. And glad I did because since then have had 4 complete reinstalls (desktop and laptop). The advantages are speed (I've never timed the sessions, but they're far faster than loading physical disks) and peace of mind because one has a back-up. (Obviously, physical disks  can become damaged.)


    Good luck.



  • R. Bruce Perry1 Level 1 Level 1

    Same with me on the "time constraints". Then something goes whacky and I wish I had of managed my "time constraints" better. We've put disc images of software on a server for several editors to access in the past, FCP 7 included. The circumstances were different from my issues (pre-Mountain Lion/App downloads/Thunderbolt/64bit processing, etc) but the "trick" worked perfectly. I'm going to return to that workflow concept - Living In A Disc-Free World" -  after I've gone the "full 10 rounds" with this situation. Time consuming but a very practical solution to backing up software. Good luck to ya and thanks for your reply!

  • Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7

    >Theoretically, it ought to work.


    It does work. The important bit: make sure the image format in Disk Utility is set to DVD/CD Master and use the title suggested at the Save prompt, not a made up one.

  • bwade3 Level 1 Level 1

    Did you have FCP 7 running with the older OS then upgrade to Lion or did you get a new machine with Lion already running?

  • Syd Rodocker Level 2 Level 2


    I was already running FCP 7 on an older OS and as I mentioned, made the move to Lion and then to Mountain Lion without any issues.  All the best...


    Syd Rodocker

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    Apple iTunes U Administrator

    Tennessee's Electronic Learning Center

  • belamarimages Level 1 Level 1

    Yep! FCP 7 works on my ML iMac and ML Macbook Pro! No problems! It is pretty fast!


  • LifePrints Video Level 1 Level 1

    Hi there


    I've actually never made disk images. I have the whole FCP disk suite here and was wondering if you could step me though making images. Would I need to make images of all the disks or just the install disks?

    I just got off the phone with Apple tech support and the professional apps specialist admitted there are problems for FCP 7 on ML and they're no longer supporting it.

  • j0nn0 Level 1 Level 1

    Here is a good, well-illustrated guide:

    Just remember Nick's advice above re: making them "master" images.


    Here is another, very detailed guide to disk images (probably too much information, but useful to have):


    I would suggest doing a full install of all the elements of FCSuite, and then grabbing all the updates. Your mileage may vary, but most people report being able to run FCP7 on ML without problems, or just minor glitches, like one of the keyers not working.

  • MirandaKate Level 1 Level 1

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    Hi Syd!

    I keep getting these two messages. What can I do to fix it? I just updated my system to 10.8 and now my final cut pro 7 isn't working. Help me if you have a minute? Thank you!

  • mountainhome Level 1 Level 1

    Hey Miranda, did you resolve all your issues with upgrading to 10.8? How is it going...

  • MirandaKate Level 1 Level 1

    it still totally works. Thanks!

  • MirandaKate Level 1 Level 1

    Except now I'm having problems with my final draft 7!!!

  • mountainhome Level 1 Level 1


    Thank you for the response Miranda, I've been really concerned with the upgrade because I haven't purchased FCP X yet. Do you have any trouble with Adobe software? I am runing CS6 Suite


  • MirandaKate Level 1 Level 1

    I don't really use Adobe, sorry I can't be of more help with that. I don't want to use FCP X because I heard it isn't very good and it looks like iMovie.

  • Sixtyhorses Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Miranda,
    I run Snow Leopard. I am thinking of migrating to Lion (in the middle of a huge project...) will install Lion to a new SSD and migrate from my current SSD boot ISnow) to the new one (Lion).
    Is this what you did? Or did you upgrade your boot drive?
    I prefer to migrate. What is your take on this?