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Tom Johnson4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Will FCP 7 work with Mavericks

Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS 9.0.x
  • RatVega™ Level 4 Level 4 (2,000 points)

    read this.


  • jcohoon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    FCP 7 and Compressor (without qmaster) are working fine for me. Haven't tried DVDSP yet. Didn't have to reinstall anything. Haven't done a ton with FCP yet but projects opened and I was able to do some basic editing. I'll update if I run into any trouble.


    I've read that qmaster no longer works.

  • jcohoon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Today I ran into problems after I ejected the render drive and started FCP. FCP reported not being able to find the drive like normal so I chose 'quit' and plugged the drive back in. At this point FCP crashed on load, citing a thread containing qmaster. I tried reopening a couple times, restarted and did the same to no avail. Compressor failed to load as well. I eventually backed up my Compressor settings folder from ~/Library/Application Support/ and then ran Compressor Repair from Digital Rebellion ( which finally got FCP running again. Hopefully this isn't something I'll have to do regularly.

  • TonyMcGrath Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm on a 2009 iMac and just updated to Mavericks. Working just fine for me on FCPro 7, Motion, Color, Soundtrack Pro, Compressor. They actually seem to be loading quicker than before. The applications actually seem to have been updated during the mavericks install. I installed yesterday Oct 27,2013. Check the modified dates on the apps:

  • Voodoophone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having an issue when the MAS says I need to download the Pro Applications Update 2010-02.

    It then does absolutely nothing and stays in the MAS updates list. I tried downloading it direct from apple support, but it came in with an invalid checksum. Are you having anything similar?

  • TonyMcGrath Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, everything is working fine for me. Not sure how to solve your problem, but all my Pro Apps are running perfectly.

  • Voodoophone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe it's because I'm installing Soundtrack Pro and DVDSP onto a new Mavericks installation.

    It's all very strange, and extremely annoying.

  • TonyMcGrath Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Could be. All my programs were already installed. Installing them fresh might have created the ProApps update issue you have. Wish I was more help.

  • Voodoophone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorted. I disabled 'verify checksum' in Disk Utility. No more App store lock up!

  • TonyMcGrath Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Awesome. Well done.

  • Philip Snyder Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    Hi Tony,


    I'm running a 2011 27" iMac with FCP 7 and all the same apps as you. Almost everyone (including Apple) is telling me to hold off installing Mavericks if I want to be sure FCP 7 and DVD SP4, Soundtrack, Compressor, Motion, Color, Toast keep running well. I upgraded from Lion to Mt. Lion with no problem.

    May I ask what OS you upgraded from? And did you did do a "Software Update" install over your existing OS or wipe the drive. do a clean install of all your apps?


    Thanks for any input,


  • TonyMcGrath Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was on lLon. Just did a regular install, not a clean install.


    I did a clean install on my Mac Pro to a new SSD and it won't open FCP7 at all however. That doesn't really worry me because I've shifted to Adobe Premiere like almost everyone else because Apple refuses to support their professional base anymore. Premiere is an awesome program. I'm now editing 5k Red raw files in real time at half-res. No transcoding. No rendering. Everything FCPX should have been before Apple decide to only make software for children. I actually tried FCPX for a few weeks. Tried to like it. Sadly, it's still a joke.

  • Philip Snyder Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    You mean Lion, right?


    Wow! I downloaded the FCPX trial version and took the Steve Martin tutorial last spring but found the whole thing so alien. I've heard great things about Adobe Premiere so I really have to wonder if it's worth beating my brains out to learn FCP X. I assume it's a 64 bit program and runs OK on Mavericks?


    May I ask did you get just the Adobe Premiere edit program or the whole CS6 package including Aftereffects?


    Also, going from FCP 7, how did you find the Premiere learning curve? I've been editing in FCP since 2001. Did you need any kind of lessons or just pick it up? How is the Adobe customer support?


    Sorry for so many questions but I very much appreciate your valuable input!

  • TonyMcGrath Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I was on Lion. Premiere is 64 bit and runs perfectly on Mavericks as do all the other CC programs. I joined the Adobe program for $50 a month so have access to all their software. Best decision I made. Premiere is a very easy transition for FCP7 editors. You can set your keyboard shortcuts to FCP7 shortcuts (mostly, you have to tweak it a bit). I'm running it on 3 monitors now and editing red raw footage, which was my main reason to leaving FCP7, because it can't edit Red R3D files.


    I just watched YouTube videos on making the transition and the videos on the Adobe site itself. Much, much easier transition than going to FCPX and unlike FCPX, Premiere is made for film professionals.

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