Can I run FCP6 and FCStudio3 simultaneously

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by tmarket, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. tmarket macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2010
    I have Final Cut Pro 6 installed on my MacBook Pro, it works great and have many projects saved with this version. I want to instal Final Cut Studio 3 which include Final Cut 7, but would like to keep FC6 as it is, as a backup software I should say, to be sure that I'll still be able to work on my old projects that I don't want to be updated.

    Will a new version of the program overrun, update the old version (FC6) making it unusable?

    Thanks a lot for that
  2. smokescreen76 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Unfortunately this isn't possible as when you update Final Cut Pro it also updates a number of core components.

    The only way of having both applications is by having two separate boot drives - not particularly convenient on a laptop.

    (also you should purchase both full versions of the software - buying an upgrade but continuing using the old app is a bit of a cheat)

    Although realistically you should just upgrade and not look back.

    (remember that the best way to upgrade FCP is to do a fresh install of the entire operating system. Installing over the top of the old application is not recommended)
  3. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee

    But there is a way ... just not viable on a laptop. On a MacPro, you could always have multiple internal boot drives - each with its own OS, QT version and FCP version. Just choose which one you want to boot up on at any time.

    On a laptop, you'd need to partition the hard drive and make each partition bootable.


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