BIG Problems with Final Cut Express 3/FCP 4.5 and 10.4.9

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  1. MacUser37 macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2007

    I have a video production business and noticed big problems on video capture in Final Cut Express 3. Not the oldest software in the world. It has never happened before. I noticed it happened AFTER updating to 10.4.9.

    I phoned mac support and explained the issues. They didn't seem to be aware of a problem.

    I told them yes it's a big problem and it will affect thousands of video editors.

    I then got this email confirming yes there is a problem.


    Final Cut Pro 4.5 and Final Cut Express 3.0: Issues with Mac OS X 10.4.9

    Final Cut Pro 4.5 and Final Cut Express 3.0 may drop frames when attempting to capture video if Mac OS X 10.4.9 is installed. Final Cut Pro 5 and Final Cut Express 3.5 are not affected by this issue.

    Affected Products:

    Mac OS X 10.4.9
    Final Cut Pro 4.5 and earlier
    Final Cut Express 3.0 and earlier

    Currently, Apple is recommending against running Final Cut Pro 4.5 or Final Cut Express 3.0 in Mac OS X 10.4.9.

    Archive and install Mac OS X to revert your operating system to Mac OS X 10.4.8.

    This document will be updated as more information becomes available.

    THIS STINKS....why should I have to buy Final CUT 3.5!!! . Final Cut 3/ Final Cut 4.5 users bewarned. DO NOT UPDATE YOUR SOFTWARE to 10.4.9 it will render your video capture useless.
  2. CaptainHaddock macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2004
    Nagoya, Japan
    One more good example of why it's good to wait a week or two before installing an update. Let other people be bug testers before you risk a stable working system to a buggy update.
  3. stringtheorist macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2008
    I am thinking of buying FCE 3.0 (unused stock clearance). I have an iMac OS X 10.5.2 Leopard. Does this mean it won't work with my system? Do I need to get the latest version of FCE?
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    FCE 3 is for PPC only as far as I am aware. I'd stay clear or at least get version 3.5.

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