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jsf721

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I have final cut express and I am running snow Leopard. I want to upgrade to Lion but I was told that FC Express will stop working as it is not supported and I would have to buy Final Cut Pro for several hundred dollars. This is for my 13 year old who makes movies for FUN and imovie was not enough. I was also told that the DVD burner drops off wih the upgrade tro Lion.

Can someone confirm this for me? Any suggestions?
 

cgbier

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If you don't do a clean install from a formatted hard drive, it will work (3.5 and up).
 

0000757

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Lion allows FCE to be installed as long as it's not a PowerPC program. If the version of FCE is made for intel Macs it will run just fine. (So version 3 or 4)
 
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Lion allows FCE to be installed as long as it's not a PowerPC program. If the version of FCE is made for intel Macs it will run just fine. (So version 3 or 4)

I just got confused by cgbier's post. I know, that FCE 3.5 is the first UB version of it, thus it should be able to be installed on Lion, unless there is some other barrier.
 

0000757

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I just got confused by cgbier's post. I know, that FCE 3.5 is the first UB version of it, thus it should be able to be installed on Lion, unless there is some other barrier.

I understand what he's saying. He's saying if you don't do a clean install and just upgrade then you won't have to reinstall it.

I think. Anyways OP, If you have 3.5 or 4 then it should work fine.
 

jsf721

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Which Final Cut Express version do you have?
If you have 3.5 and above (4), FCE will run, as it is a universal binary.

If you don't do a clean install from a formatted hard drive, it will work (3.5 and up).

Lion will not let one install FCE?

Lion allows FCE to be installed as long as it's not a PowerPC program. If the version of FCE is made for intel Macs it will run just fine. (So version 3 or 4)

I just got confused by cgbier's post. I know, that FCE 3.5 is the first UB version of it, thus it should be able to be installed on Lion, unless there is some other barrier.

I understand what he's saying. He's saying if you don't do a clean install and just upgrade then you won't have to reinstall it.

I think. Anyways OP, If you have 3.5 or 4 then it should work fine.

Thanks, I will let you know how it works after the Lion Upgrade. I will also post my version number as I do not know it at the moment.
 

cgbier

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Jun 6, 2011
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I meant to not wipe your disk, as I assume, you'd run into the same trouble as with FCS2. It runs on Lion, but you can't install it, as the installer needs Rosetta.

Better save than sorry.
 
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