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

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  1. California macrumors 68040

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    Meaning, is there some technical reason why it is out of date?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

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    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

    California

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    Does anyone know what the differences are in the programs?

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

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    There is some technical information about it available here.

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

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    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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