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  • Philip Snyder Level 1 Level 1

    Well, I don't need to edit RED RAW files yet. Still in HD (1920 X 1080) from Canon 5D Miii & C300 & 100. Just want a forward moving edit system that I can transition to without learning a new language. You've sold me. I'll check out the Adobe videos.


    BTW, do you still use other Apple apps like Compressor & DVD SP4 to make DVDs?

  • TonyMcGrath Level 1 Level 1

    Adobe is free for the first month so you can download and decide for yourself. FCP7 is still fine if your not dealing with raw files. That's the main reason I'm transitioning, but we'll all have to eventually.


    I rarely burn DVDs these days. Almost everything I do goes to Vimeo in HD, but I still occasionally have burn DVDs so yes DVD sp or even iDVD sometimes. I still use Soundtrack too and am considering buying the new Motion. It's only $50 and looks very powerful for graphics. I'm not really a fan of After Effects.

  • Ekely Level 1 Level 1

    I called Apple Support and asked this question. The answer was that Final Cut Pro 7 is not compatible to OS 10.9.1 Maverick and that the solution was to downgrade my OS to OS 10.6 Snow Leopard.

  • Philip Snyder Level 1 Level 1

    I've been running FCP 7 on Mt. Lion for 9 months with no problem.

  • Ekely Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, but you can´t run FCP7 on OS 10.9.1 Maverick. Or can You?

  • Philip Snyder Level 1 Level 1

    See above. Tony Mcgrath was able to. I think the bottomline is there is a risk involved.

  • TonyMcGrath Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, I am on Mavericks 10.9.1 and FCP7 is running just fine.

  • Philip Snyder Level 1 Level 1



    Not to drive you crazy but I just saw this posting on the Apple discussion page re: Mavericks upgrade:

    Thanks for the input, Ronny but I came across one other problem mentioned on the Apple discussions in connection with Mavericks upgrade:



    "My WD 6TB My Book Studio II with RAID 1 reads empty in finder and any other program after updating to OS X Mavericks. When I updated my OS I made sure none of my external drives were connected in case anything went wrong I wouldn't lose 5 years of work. [b]After the update was complete and I plugged my WD drive back in and found nothing[/b] I contacted WD's Tech Support as well as an IT professional I used to work with. Neither were able to help. I contacted a number of data recovery specialists and recieved a number of quotes starting around $1200 and up. Imagine my surprise when I came across this post with so many other similar issues all seeming to stem from OS X Mavericks. At this point I am afraid to connect any of my other external drives for fear they may also lose all the information I have stored."



    Is it possible that Mavericks could cause the external drive not to read its files? I've haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else. This concerns me because I have an external WD 6TB My Book Studio II drive.


    I assume you never had this problem. Were your external drives connected to your HD when you performed the upgrade?





  • TonyMcGrath Level 1 Level 1

    I had nothing connected when I did the install. I have 3 GRaids that I connect using FireWire 800. No issues with those.

  • Philip Snyder Level 1 Level 1

    Good to know. I'll disconnect when I do the upgrade.

  • steadilsr Level 1 Level 1
    Mac OS X



    I ve also  been using Maverick on my MAC PRO TOWER 26 gig ram, late 2008 model.

    BUT:  Mavericks is not using a LIBRARY folder as other OS have so when I went to throw away my FCP7 user data I could not find it easily


    do you happen to have any exp doing this also??

    I ve not lost any data on drives either but the usual bugs of changing  Capt and Seq settings usually throw off

    the program requiring me to dump my pref file and do a restart.


    any help greatly appreciated


  • TonyMcGrath Level 1 Level 1

    I've actually installed an SSD with mavericks - 10.9.2  - on my 2008 MacPro and now FCP7 (which is installed on an older standard drive) won't run at all. But if I boot from the older standard hardrive - 10.9.1 - which has FCStudio installed on it - it works fine.

  • TonyMcGrath Level 1 Level 1

    I'm just going to leave that drive at 10.9.1. The SSD I'll keep up to date and use to run Premiere Pro CC which I need to edit RED raw files. Hope that helps. I think two drives is the solution.

  • Highway Zero Level 1 Level 1

    I've been using FCP7 in Mavericks 10.9.2 on a early 2013 MacBookPro 17", and have found no issues at all.


    (And I have to admit... I've been updating Macs since the days of System 7, and Mavericks has been BY FAR the easiest OS upgrade Apple's ever provided.)

  • Level 1 Level 1

    FCP 7 appears to function in 10.9 Mavericks. I am currently testing a typical one hour timeline, will add more when I take it through typical post operations.


    First thing I notice when upgrading on a cloned-over test partition-- my QuicKeys broke! Gotta update that, FlipforMac, and SnapzPro.


    But FCP playback is smooth.


    It may be that, since I cloned over my 10.7.4 partition to a clean partition reserved for update testing, which provides an upgrade basis for 10.9, I also brought over QuickTime 7 Pro and of course, all its components and all the apps I have that worked under 10.7.4, including Adobe CS 5.5 Production Premium elements. It may be the old QT components coexist with new AV components without issue.