Run FCPX on leopard

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by rory.reilly, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. rory.reilly macrumors newbie

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    Hi I just spent like a lot of money on final cut and and am not currently able to afford snow leopard (being a 13 year old). I want to run it but it wont let me because I'm running Leopard. Is there a way to trick the software or something, if not I'll give it to my dad who also wants to run it on his new imac with lion. I'm th typ of person who researches something before spending that much on it but this time I didn't too much because i can just give it to my dad
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    How did you spend a lot of money on Final Cut Pro X (if that is the version you mean), if you need the 29 USD Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to even have the Mac App Store (MAS) to purchase it?
     
  3. alksion macrumors 68000

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    Exactly my thoughts..
     
  4. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Exactly, you have to have Snow Leopard or Lion to even buy FCPX since it's only available from the Mac OS App Store.
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    If you're talking about Final Cut Pro 7, Make sure your computer is fully updated to Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 (You can check by choosing the :apple: menu and choosing "About This Mac". If you are on 10.5.5 or lower it will not install. Next, make sure you have 1GB of Ram and you are running on an Intel Core 2 Duo (Or Better) Macintosh. To check, choose the :apple: menu and choose "About This Mac".
     
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Again, are you sure it's not FCP7?
    I'm 13 too, so good luck with whatever you make with it!

    Saying that, I do have a dad who has won BAFTA and RTS awards for his editing, so I have a little bit of a head start :p
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Ahh, that makes sense.
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    The OP spent "like a lot of money" on a torrent?
     
  8. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Sadly, it's possible someone sold him a torrent, to add insult to injury.
     
  9. blueroom macrumors 603

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    He also has gotten younger in the last few days (his OP says 13) :rolleyes:
     
  10. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    Rory, assuming you downloaded it via your Dad's machine, you still need SL to install it. There is some stuff in the last 10.6.6 and up, besides the App Store, that FCP X needs to run.
    I was an early buyer and didn't really get FCP X to run smoothly until I had 10.6.8 on my machines.

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    We have notes out on grocery store whiteboards "selling latest Adobe software for $20 each". That stuff seems to sell. Nearly all phone numbers are already ripped off and some of the buyers seem to be students of mine.
     
  11. mBox macrumors 68020

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    Thinking the op got it from someone with legit iTunes account. I know a few folks out there sharing their copy across many. However I didnt think you can even download it without required software/hardware?
     
  12. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    Can't download with Leopard. An installation via remote or Disk Image is possible though. However, Leopard is missing some libraries needed for FCP X to run. They only came with 10.6.6 (or later - can't remember).
     

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