4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 4, 2013 1:23 AM by Fourbrick
Fourbrick Level 1 (0 points)

Hi Guys,



Just purchased Final Cut Pro 4 but it wont load on to my Mac Lion 10.7.5. Is there a fix for this, or do I need to change the sotware back to Snow Leopard?


Be gentle, non techie here.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • SoCal Level 4 (1,255 points)

    FCP 4 will not work on the Lion OS.  The highest is Snow Leopard 10.6.8.  FCP 4 is a PowerPC based software which requires an OS that works with it.  The last one was Snow Leopard.  Lion OS forward doesn't work with those.

  • Fourbrick Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the info, SoCal.


    I have exchanged the software, and now have FCS 2, which again won't load as it says that my operating system doesn't have "Power PC". I assume this is the same problem i had previously. If I change Lion OS for Snow Leopard, will it work? If so, what problems would the change cause to other programs?


    Thanks again for your input.

  • Studio X Level 7 (27,030 points)

    If you want to run Final Cut Pro on an Intel Mac, you want Final Cut Studio 2009 (aka Final Cut Studio 3).


    It contains Final Cut Pro 7 and the rest of the suite.


    You will want the Full (not upgrade) version.



  • Fourbrick Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the info, StudioX.