Final cut on MBP 1.1


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 14, 2011
What is the best option for me? I have previously used final cut pro 6 on an other computer I would like something similar (proffessional editing) But now I have this computer and I don't know about the new final cut, will it work on my power book? Or can I do something to it for it to work (renew hardware or software)

I cant afford buying a new computer right now. Thanks for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!


macrumors newbie
Aug 9, 2010
Your post is a little confusing, you mention in the title a MBP 1.1 and in the post you mention a powerbook.

Either way neither machine will run Final Cut Pro X

The MBP 1.1 is only a core duo not a core 2 duo.
The powerbook cant even run 10.6

Final Cut Pro X Requirements

Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better
2GB of RAM (4GB of RAM recommended)
OpenCL-capable graphics card or
Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later
256MB of VRAM
Display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher
Mac OS X v10.6.7 or later
ProKit 7.0 or later
2.4GB of disk space


macrumors 6502a
Mar 7, 2005
Oh well, I guess that leaves out my 2006 MacBook...

Looking through the list of machines that it would work with even some of the older MacPros ore out in the cold...

Any suggestions on how old of a MBP will work with FCPX?

Any word on how to bring in edits from an older FCP?


macrumors newbie
Aug 9, 2010
Yeh I agree with the leaving out in the cold, It seems to be something Apple are doing more and more often,which is a shame.

It Happened to PowerPC machines with 10.6, iPhone 3G with iOS 4.

I would be looking to run it on at least one of the higher end MBPs from late 2008 the ones with the bigger GPUS usually the 17", and max out the RAM.

I admit i haven't tried myself yet but from what i have read it doesnt import FCP7 XML projects

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