I'm needing access to Final Cut Studio 2009 again and it seems that I'm hitting a roadblock at each turn. Couple of questions:
What was the last working version of macOS for Final Cut Studio? (10.12 fails with `colorPicker` errors.)
Have you had any success with Final Cut Studio apps working in a virtual machine? I presume animations could throw a wrench in it, but I also suspect you can disable animations in order to push through the discomfort...
Welcome to the forums.
Various parts of FCS have been dropped at various OS's. STP, Colour, and others will no longer work, however, FCP continued to work for the most part until High Sierra where Apple has red listed the app altogether. It will no longer work at all and there is some discussion that even in VM it may not work with the latest iMacPro. What Mac and model you have also limits what works and doesn't and using VM for OS versions. Graphic card support may play a role here.
AFAIK the color picker should work, but not Color the app in FCS2. Color Picker is a system resource, not app specific and I am not aware of issues inside FCP. Try deleting preferences and see if problems persists. Try different user. Do you have custom colors and is this the issue?
I last used FCP7 in El Captain w/o big issues, but I just export the XML via XtoPro (now X to CC) and use FCPX for editing. Really don't miss 7 at all.
By and by, Motion is an independent app and so you can use the latest version 5 for FCP7 work.
Hey Greg, thanks for that! I've got an old Mac that I'm trying to get it to work on and I was attempting to figure out which version of Mac OS X (macOS) I should run on it in order to get the "best" experience possible.
I tried the VM path on multiple machines and I keep getting problems with not having video acceleration - installation won't even work with that due to tests that are run from the installer, which is where the real hangup is there.
Last working macOS version for Final Cut Studio 2009 on a virtual machine
18 Aug 2019 05:30 #100955
Ive got a couple Final Cut Express projects that I worked on a year ago. Now when I try to open the files I get a message that the file is "too new" for this version of Final Cut Express. I also have FCP7 on the same computer. Im wondering if somehow the projects had been opened by FCP7 and now Final Cut Express cant handle them. If so, how could I open these Express projects in FCP7?