Trouble Launching Final Cut Pro

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bertomactic, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. bertomactic macrumors member


    Feb 26, 2011
    Santa Ana
    I in stalled Final Cut Academic version on my PowerMac G5 1.6 ghz, 1 TB hard drive and 2 gb of ram. But when I try to open Final Cut Pro it attemptes to open i can see all kinds of files rushing by ( i am assuming they are loading) but when it gets to " Audio Filters" Final Cut hangs and the little wheel things just keeps spinning, and spinning and FCP never opens, why,why,why?????Help help help??!!
  2. simsaladimbamba, Apr 5, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2011


    Nov 28, 2010
    What exact FCP version on what exact Mac OS X version do you use?
    Did a complete removal of FCP and reinstallation work?
    Can FCP launch in another (even temporarily created) user account?

    Btw, maybe a better thread title would be "Final Cut Pro X.y (version) does not start in Mac OS X 10.x.y on a G5 PowerMac".
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  3. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    Is Final Cut 4 even supported on 10.5? That's ancient.
  4. TorpedoIPA macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2011
    Has this version of Final Cut Pro (whatever you are using) worked on this G5 previously?

    Example: FCP 5.1.4 on a G5 D1.8, and D2.0 running Mac OSX 10.4.11..... both machines run this just fine, but both machines also have PCI-X Blackmagic capture cards in them too which I am still using for audio playback, but don't capture much tape anymore.

    Since it seems to hang upon launch, I'd first recommend killing your FCP preferences.

    User>Library>Preferences> find: "" and toss it out. empty trash, and re-launch FCP.

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