3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2012 6:27 AM by Russ H
krogers121 Level 1 Level 1

Thanks in advance, it is really frustrating doing something in my office and then coming to the lab and it not working in front of the students.

Solved by MartinR on Nov 15, 2012 10:12 AM Solved

Final Cut Express was discontinued about 18 months ago, before the release of Lion (10.7).  It is no longer a supported product and was never supported on Lion, nor on Mountain Lion.

 

While some FCE users have had success running FCE on Lion, many have reported problems including problems with chroma keying.   I do not recall any solution to the chroma keying problem, but you might try searching this Forum to see what others have discovered or tried.

 

Final Cut Pro X is the app supported on Lion & Mountain Lion, and the future direction Apple has taken.  Since your computer lab has already moved to Lion (10.7.5) and presumably will move to Mountain Lion in the future, you should begin the process of moving to Final Cut Pro X.  I appreciate there are implications for cost, training, inconvenience and re-doing lesson plans.  But technology moves on and at some point we need to move with it too.

  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6

    Final Cut Express was discontinued about 18 months ago, before the release of Lion (10.7).  It is no longer a supported product and was never supported on Lion, nor on Mountain Lion.

     

    While some FCE users have had success running FCE on Lion, many have reported problems including problems with chroma keying.   I do not recall any solution to the chroma keying problem, but you might try searching this Forum to see what others have discovered or tried.

     

    Final Cut Pro X is the app supported on Lion & Mountain Lion, and the future direction Apple has taken.  Since your computer lab has already moved to Lion (10.7.5) and presumably will move to Mountain Lion in the future, you should begin the process of moving to Final Cut Pro X.  I appreciate there are implications for cost, training, inconvenience and re-doing lesson plans.  But technology moves on and at some point we need to move with it too.

  • krogers121 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you very, very much!  This helps me out and I will let my IT people know.

  • Russ H Level 7 Level 7
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    Just thinking you might also want to check out Motion 5, which is available as a stand-alone app @ $49. It includes an outstanding keyer – far better than available in FCE or in legacy FCP. (And it runs on 10.6 thru 10.8)

     

    Russ