Is Final Cut Pro 3 (Three) from 2001 still usable?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by California, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    I don't know if I can learn Final Cut Pro three on a Tiger or Leopard system now?

    Since I know nothing about it, is there anything online that is now unsupported for this older FCP program?

    Is there any reason why I can't use it now?

    Meaning, is there some technical reason why it is out of date?

    I bought an older Cube that came with the full discs/program etc.

    is there any reason why it can't be used to edit stuff or is this just too old school and I am being ridiculous?

    I need to learn it to edit a music video. Haven't edited since the days of Avids on 3/4" tape.
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    If you are running it on some older hardware, like the cube, I don't see why you cant use it. Although it may not work with Tiger or Leopard - you'd have to experiment to find that out.
  3. California thread starter macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Does anyone know what the differences are in the programs?

    How would I find out the specs on FCP3?
  4. davidjearly macrumors 68020


    Sep 21, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
    There is some technical information about it available here.

    Here is the FCP3 page from Apple in 2002.
  5. Yoursh macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2006
    Finding the specs were tough, but I was able to track down the press release for FCP 3 here.

    It should run on the cube without any problems if it running a older copy of OSX or OS9. Like the post above, you would just have to try it on newer versions of OSX. Also since it is a Power PC program, it will run very poorly on Intel Macs. You would have to stick with PPC hardware. Good luck.

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