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  • j0nn0 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Hi 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.



  • Sixtyhorses Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    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.


    Thanks Jon!

  • chizad540 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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!

  • saxcanc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • amerkincynic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been told that Final Cut 7 requires Rosetta to run the installers.  If I make a disk image of all of the installers, will I then be able to install on a fresh copy of Mountain Lion or Mavericks while running on the newer system ( without Rosetta )?


    If I have to boot from an external drive running Snow Leopard to get the Rosetta, how do I get all of my libraries, etc to install on the Mountain Lion disk and not the disk I'm booting from.  Have been told that if I try to boot from the external, the app will go where I want, but the libraries go on the currently used boot drive ( Snow Leopard in this example )


    Sorry for the confusion, but the more people I speak with at Apple, the more my head wants to explode.  From the sounds of it, some of you have actually done this successfully, and aren't speaking "theoretically"...  while trying to force me into accepting X


    thanks for your help!

  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 Level 7 (20,335 points)

    FCP6 requires Rosetta.  Not FCP 7.  Recently installed it on Mavericks without any issues (as far as the installers go).

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,970 points)

    Thank you for that confirmation about installing FCP 7 in Mavericks, Michael.


    Others have also been diseminating the misinformation that FCP 7 won't install in Mavericks, and I now have a link to point to for correction.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,970 points)

    PS: Michael, Have you tried using FCP 6 in Mavericks, aside from its installation problems (or your many minions for whom you have assisted in installing FCP 6 in Lion and Mt Lion updated to Mavericks)?

  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 Level 7 (20,335 points)

    Nope.  And I don't think any of my "minions" have upgraded to Mavericks from Mountain Lion.  At least not with my knowledge.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,970 points)

    Please post when you have some substantial news about Mavericks and FCP6 (FCS2).


    PS:  According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, minion is defined as



    someone who is not powerful or important and who obeys the orders of a powerful leader or boss


    The Tech online dictionary defines it as:



    Someone who attempts to install Rosetta into Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks in the mistaken belief that it will solve their FCS2 installation problems without causing more problems down the road


  • ghulam mustafa gopang Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    yes fcp 7 working v,good upgrade ur OS and then install fcp 7 u get fine result.

  • Claude_Isbell Level 3 Level 3 (950 points)

    Just curious. Have a new MBP 13", and have been trying to use disk images to install FCS 3. Have used this installation method a number of times. It worked on my Mac Pro with Lion, but can't finish it in Mountain Lion. It gets to "Audio Content 1", and doesn't find it. Waited 30 minutes. Have everything on the desktop, and after the initial install, the other images aren't found. Will use discs, but would still like to figure out the problem. Wondering if anyone else has had problems using Disk Images in Mountain Lion for installation


    MBP 13"


    240GB SSD

  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 Level 7 (20,335 points)

    it's not a mountain lion problem per se, as I installed fcp7 on it with disk images without any issues. 

  • Claude_Isbell Level 3 Level 3 (950 points)

    It's not. In the past, I had been able to simply mount the dmg on my desktop, WITHOUT having to open the image. I remembered many saying they had to open all dmgs first. Tried that and it worked. Thanks. Though someone told me, you have to open the dmgs first, I didn't. Once that was done, it installed in less than 15 minutes(SSD:-).

  • Maria A Martin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Final Cut Pro 7 is an End Of Life product

    Although Apple upgraded Final Cut Pro 7 to work with Mountain Lion, Apple has discontinued Final Cut Pro 7 and replaced the product with Final Cut Pro X.  The new NLE from Apple is quickly becoming a valuable and cost-effective tool for the professional editor.  Apple is listening to its user base and making significant upgrades. Expect more improvements to the product in the not too distant future.

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