I recently saw apple released their latest OS (Mavericks) yesterday but I would like to know if anyone updated to Mavericks and if FCP X is performing fine? Also, is there are site to check where I can see a collection of apps that are optimized for Mavericks?
You will find some similar threads on this forum. Yes you can update FCPX safely but it's always advised to finish any projects you are currently working on before doing this. That's the case with any major update.
No, there is no site yet with a complete list of what works and not with Mavericks, way too soon for that. But you can google "what works with mavericks" and find more threads about different applications and Mavs.
okay thanks for the info- i run FCP 7.0.3 on a mid 2011 iMac and i have 10.8.5 and it runs great. i'm afraid to go to maverick and it not launch / open.
funny thing is when one purchased a new mac from say like 2012 and beyond - one cannot install fcp 7 at all to those machines, it's not compatible to even load on - BUT if one already has FCP 7 installed on a machine that is then upgraded to 10.6 -10.8.5 - it works flawlessly - so i asked on this thread thinking that so as long as i have fcp 7 already installed - if i upgrade the OS to mavericks - going along this way of thinking as i described, in theory, it should work. i think...
I haven't downloaded Mavericks from the App Store yet because when I tried out what was supposedly the GM copy of Mavericks right before it was released Final Cut Pro X wouldn't let me import anything into it. And that's a problem. So, I'm a little hesitant to try Mavericks again until, say, they update FCPX.
OK Quick question ... One of the jobs that I use Final Cut X for is to finalise the work done by my students on Final Cut Express. I then take the files .. project capture sctratch etc and open it in Final Cut 7 .. then with the oul 7 to X program I can get a XML that I can use in X and finish off the work that couldnt be finished in Express because of the limitations that Express has.
This is the only way round the fact that 7 to X does not work in Express
Ok finally the question ... will Mavericks let me do this workaround ... will it still open 7 .. have heard that there may be compatibilty issues ??
7.0.3 is working fine here on the release version, checkerboard and all. Also, FWIW, it's been working fine on the last couple pre-release versions, for at least a couple months. While there may well be some issues, I haven't seen any in my (sadly) day to day work on a project cut during that time in 7. I say go for it! Just make sure to DL
Quicktime Player 7
if it disappears from your utilities folder during the install.