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My story is a tragic one: one i hope everyone here can learn from.

 

I used to be a hardcore PC-user a while ago. I shunned Macintosh and everything it stood for: the Apple, the stupid OS (OS X hadn't come out at the time, mind you...) and everything that at that time made it stupid. and then i got into Video editing and quickly saw that PC's are not at all outfitted to edit anything. Thus i began to use a Mac and found that OSX was actually quite nice. i ended up loving it so much that I bought my own G4 Powerbook strictly for Final Cut Studio, Logic, and Protools.

 

But after a year went by, I lost the need to produce media and the allure of the PC began to rear its ugly head once again. I gave in after finding a buyer for my well-used Powerbook and bought a Toshiba Laptop. (its one of the sexy tablet-screened ones...i like to draw and thought the pen->screen setup was quite sexy.) I then realized after a short while that i missed being able to produce videos and music. Thus i began looking for a way to run Final Cut (at least) on my Toshiba. VMware (or whatever its called) didn't work for me. i needed OSX...not windows running OSX....

 

then i found you guys.

 

I followed the instructions to install OSx86 and it all worked nicely. Hardware was fully supported and everything went without any big hitch. But then i installed my Final Cut Suite on my shiny new 'born-again' mac...

 

and the damned thing didn't work.

 

Thus my question after much unnecessary explanation:

 

>>>Is there any forseeable support for the Higher-End software such as Final-Cut Pro (or even express....i'll take Final Cut Express....)?

 

Just a simple question, if anyone thinks that its at all feasible...just so that my dream can be stopped before i try too hard to make it work.

 

anyways, thanks for reading through all that {censored}...lemme know what you think.

 

~kykin

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This is probably not going to be too helpful, but my guess is the problem with Final Cut stems from the video subsystem. You didn't say exactly what isn't working - like it doesn't load, it crashes, the screen is scrambled, you can't see anything in the monitor windows?

 

Final Cut uses video overlays and features of the graphics card which are probably not supported except on the official Apple development kit - or something very close to it. If you're using anything other than the Intel graphics subsystem which the DK has, you might not get Final Cut to work without some serious effort. However this is just a guess and others are welcome to shoot me down on this (and probably will!). Anyone else got it working?

 

People are working on new drivers and patches all the time, so maybe this will be fixed. Other high-end apps do work, and when Apple start to sell the Intel boxes the code from that install base will no doubt be analyzed and rolled into our work, so don't give up just yet! There is hope...

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yeah. see, Final Cut loads and all, and i can load files but as soon as i start to cut anything in it, it tells me the system has missing memory. now, i've heard of insufficient memory..but cmon.

 

anyways, if what niteice says about the Rosetta emulating the g3, then i guess that's where it ends.

 

now, i know for sure that Final Cut Express runs on iBooks. but what i don't know is if the iBooks can be considered the same thing as the PowerPC. i thought ibooks weren't powerPC-ish at all.

 

but really in the end, i wouldn't know.

~kykin

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iBooks use the PowerPC. All Apple computers utilize the PowerPCs, and I assure you it won't be long after the first Intel Macs come out that Apple releases x86 Final Cut Pro. If you're considering an iBook purchase, wait, because the x86books will be significantly cheaper.

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I have an Intel 915GL , onboard graphics, Celeron 330J cpu. I have just installed 10.4.3, tahnks to Maxxuss and the install went perfectly. I got out my copy of Final Cut 5, did a typical install. Next, went into Applicaions, right clicked on the Final Cut icon, opened up Info.plist, removed the lines regarding RAM and G4, saved the changes, clicked on the icon and fired up FInal Cut and it works like a charm.

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I have an Intel 915GL , onboard graphics, Celeron 330J cpu. I have just installed 10.4.3, tahnks to Maxxuss and the install went perfectly. I got out my copy of Final Cut 5, did a typical install. Next, went into Applicaions, right clicked on the Final Cut icon, opened up Info.plist, removed the lines regarding RAM and G4, saved the changes, clicked on the icon and fired up FInal Cut and it works like a charm.

 

alas, we've been visited by an angel!! it works just well enough that i can use most of its main functions! thanks!!

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