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I've read through the existing threads on using FCE on Mt Lion and looking for updated experience

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flushme06 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 12, 2013 9:41 AM

Hope I'm not beating a dead horse (or Apple) on this -- but I'm considering buying a new Mac Mini which of course has MLion.  When I've asked Apple about using my FCE 4.0 HD disc on it they say it will load -- but there could be rendering and exporting problems.  Has anybody else used their FCE disc on a new Mac with ML in the last few months and can share their experience?  I would hate to have to go to the dreaded FCX.  Thanks!

  • Christopher Richards Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)

    Just starting using it today on Mountain Lion....It does seem kind of buggy, and very slow.

  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,560 points)

    May I suggest the Final Cut Pro X is not to be dreaded.  Yes, it was a shock 12-18 months ago when it was released because the interface was so different from FCE & FCP/Studio and it lacked some of FCP/Studio's more advanced features.


    However, in the intervening months (years), FCP-X has shown its colors and gained new features and I'd say it's more than ready for prime time.


    If you are on Mt. Lion, my recommendation is don't fool around with FCE, an application that was discontinued over 18 months ago and was never supported on Lion, much less Mt. Lion.  It's time to move on.  FCP-X is the currently released & supported product, and it's pretty d**** good.

  • Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (16,885 points)

    I would hate to have to go to the dreaded FCX.  Thanks!


    FCP X has matured over time since it's release as Martin points out.

    It will require a change of thinking as it doesn't follow track based editing principles.

    After some initial learning pain, it's a nice piece of editing software.

    If you want to stay with Apple and it's editing apps then this is the way forword.


    FWIW:  I have loaded and used FCE on two different Macs running Mountain Lion (to see if it can) and found it mostly works for me. The testing was not exhaustive. Apple does not support FCE on the Lions. Stick with 10.6.8 if you can, dual booting is one method.

    Pretty much in my editing world, FCE has been put on the shelf and is gathering dust.




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