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#1 David Ralph Smith

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 09:39 AM

I am Running OSX 10.3.9 and Final Cut Pro 5. Every time I try to run it, it crashes. How do I fix this?

I have reinstalled it. I also ran all of the updates that came up on "software update".
All of the other programs in the suite are working (Soundtrack, Live Type, DVD Studio Pro).
It's just Final Cut Pro that won't work.
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#2 Dan Goulder

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 09:58 AM

I also ran all of the updates that came up on "software update".

That may be your problem. I may be wrong, but I believe the latest updates are supposed to work with OSX 10.4.
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 09:27 AM

Final Cut 5 was designed to run on Tiger. You need to update to OS 10.4
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#4 Dan Goulder

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 10:31 AM

Final Cut 5 was designed to run on Tiger. You need to update to OS 10.4

Actually, FCP 5 was designed to run on Panther (10.3.9). The latest version of FCP 5 (5.1.4) is designed to run on Tiger (10.4). If you don't want to change the operating system, you need to reinstall an earlier version of FCP 5 that will run with OSX 10.3.9.
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 11:21 PM

Tiger 10.4 was released on April 29th 2005. FCP 5 was released in May 2005. FCP 5.1 is the universal binary version of FCP 5 that runs natively on both Intel and Power PC Macs.

If David wants a stable system using Panther 10.3.9, he needs FCP 4.5.
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#6 Dan Goulder

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:03 AM

Tiger 10.4 was released on April 29th 2005. FCP 5 was released in May 2005. FCP 5.1 is the universal binary version of FCP 5 that runs natively on both Intel and Power PC Macs.

If David wants a stable system using Panther 10.3.9, he needs FCP 4.5.

OK, my turn. You are correct that FCP 5.1 was designed to run on OSX 10.4. However, FCP 5.0 was originally designed to run on OSX 10.3.9 (Panther) or higher (Tiger, 10.4). Since his original post clearly stated that he was trying to run FCP 5 on OSX 10.3.9, I suggested he reinstall the earlier 5.0 drivers for that reason alone. That will work.
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Posted 19 July 2007 - 12:29 PM

Apple made extensive changes to image rendering and processing in Tiger, as well as updates in OpenGL. Entirely new video and audio API's were developed called Core Video and Core Audio which aren't available in 10.3.9. FCP 5 and Quicktime 7 will look for Core Video and Core Audio to use. While they can work without the API structure, stability and crashing can be an issue.
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#8 Keith Mottram

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 05:06 AM

just picked up on this thread, your problem could well be that your quicktimen is too advanced for your version of FCP this has been known to cause issues - have you updated your quicktime beyond a panther build?
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