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Recommended QuickTime and Mac OS configurations for Final Cut Pro

As the recent QuickTime 7.3 and 7.4 updates show, it is important to choose your Mac OS and QuickTime configurations carefully to match your Final Cut Pro version.

I have been developing this list of optimal configurations for a while now. It is based on my own experiences and the recommendations of others. As such, it is somewhat subjective. If your own experiences differ, feel free to let me know and I will update the page.

Note: This page is designed to give the most compatible configurations for old versions of Final Cut Pro. If you have the latest version of FCP, you should simply use the latest OS X and QuickTime versions. But don't upgrade in the middle of a project.

Final Cut Pro VersionMac OS VersionQuickTime Version
6.0.310.4.11 / /
3.0.410.2.8 Update 26.2 Update 25.0.6
Posted by Jon Chappell on Jan 25 2008 to Apple, Final Cut Studio, QuickTime