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Old March 9th, 2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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Which FCP for older Mac PPC G5?

I hope I am not asking an often-repeated question, but I have learned an expensive lesson once and am trying to avoid a repeat. With your help.

Some time ago I bought (on advice from my graphic-designer-Mac-user daughter) an older Mac G5 with double 2.5Ghz PPC processors. I couldn't afford a newer version, but wanted to buy Final Cut Pro to edit a load of video footage from two shows, a motor race and several choir concerts. FCP was looking too expensive so I checked on a Mac website and found that the new Adobe Premiere Elements 9 was an ideal choice as it has a user licence for a pc and a mac. So I bought it.

Sadly, having bought the software I was not able to return it when I found that was not possible to load the software as it requires a Mac with Intel processors.

So, finally to my question: Can I run any version of FCP on my Mac? FCP 6? Where can I buy a copy?
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Old March 9th, 2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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Re: Which FCP for older Mac PPC G5?

FCP 6 will run well on your G5. Nothing later. You can find people selling their copies occasionally. They must sell the original disks for it to be a legal transaction.
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