Final Cut Pro 4 Jan 2003

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by peter2002, Nov 23, 2002.

  1. peter2002 macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Spymac reports a major overhaul for FCP with new features and runs on OS X only. To be displayed at MWSF.

    Makes sense to update if Apple debuts new PowerMacs with a new processor. FCP would have to be juiced-up to be optimized for the new processor.

    Peter :D
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    I'm hoping for full RT in every filter/generator. A tall order, I know, but Premiere has raised the bar there.

    And yeah, it will probably require some beefy hardware, but as long as my new Gigabook runs it, I'll be happy. :D
  3. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2001
    FCP already support RT on all effects and filters, but there is a limitation built into the application, that only makes some effects RT, based on your computer specs. There is a hack to this behavior, but I do not remember the link. The hack enables all effects and filters to be RT. You can see as many effects you want in RT, until the prosessor chockes, and you get dropped frames, and is forced to render. I've heard of people sucessfully getting RT content even on an iMac DV 400...
  4. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2002
    FCP on an iBook?

    Has anyone tried Final Cut Pro on an iBook? I'm wondering if one of the new 800mh will run it ok... I'm sure rendering times would take quite a while, but other than that, would it function properly, or crash the system completely?

    I can't wait to see what's on FCP 4. They have been expanding that program by leaps and bounds the last few years, and hopefully will continue to do so!
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles

    Yer a bit off base. There used to be a hack (but it was disabled by the 0.2 update) that would allow you to trick FCP into thinking yer computer as faster than it actually was, thus letting you use RT FXs you normally wouldn't be able to. But not all FX in FCP are RT capable<sp?>.

    Personally, I want a better media manager, and titleing tool. More RT stuff would be nice, but it's not on the top of my list.

  6. drastik macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2002
    Re: FCP on an iBook?

    Fcp will run fine on an iBook. You don't want to do a whole film on wone, the render times would be horrible.

    I run FCP 3 on my G3 Pismo Powerbook and I have never had a real problem. The key here is to do small load batch captures and minimal cuts. The pismo is excellent as a portable rig, allowing good capture capacity with Offline RT and the ability to do quickcuts and little effects on the not so great quality video. This is usefull to show clients where you are going without having to get the final product rendered several times. Leaves lots of room for correction.

    Once you have what you want, do an EDL export and move to a G4 tower with a lot of drive space and recapture.:D
  7. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2001
    You're right. Not all FXs would be RT, but many of them would. I also belive the developer of the modified scripts made it work on 3.0.2 as well, until the scripts was removed by Apple Legal :mad: :mad: :mad:
  8. kiwifilm macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2002
    Any news on getting rid of "Preparing Video for Display"???
  9. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2001
    Re: FCP on an iBook?

    It runs fine on my 500Mhz just have to max out the ram and get an 7200rpm external firewire drive.

  10. BenderBot1138 macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2002

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  11. elohim01 macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2002
    How hard do you guys find it to run FCP on a 12.1-inch screen?
  12. HasanDaddy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2002
    Los Angeles

    once you get used to the screen size, its actually not that bad

    honestly though, if you're doing major editing, the PowerBook is A LOT better for editing, but the iBook will get the job done............

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