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Hi Richie, You helped me yesterday . My video in Final Cut

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Hi Richie, You helped me yesterday . My video in Final Cut Pro is now finished. I want to 1. Save it on Mac 2. Export it I have Compressor but it does not operate on this mac for some reason (it has the latest version of Mountain Lion) I have Motion (compressor) which has worked with a previous music video which I uploaded to youtube.



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Hi Simon,

The expert your requested is currently offline.
I am Pete, and I'll be happy to assist with your question.

This problem can occur if you are using an older version of Final Cut Pro.
Check online for any updates to your current version and install them.

Let me know if that helps.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Pete, thanks for your answer.

I have been away for a couple of days.

Resolving this is a matter of urgency, for reasons I shan't bother to go into.

But when I found the latest apple free upgrade for Final Cut Pro and started to download it, this message appeared.


Your computer’s video card does not meet the minimum system requirements.


how can I upgrade my video card?


It's a 4 year old Mac, but I have the latest version of Mountain Lion operating it, and a new hard disk drive just put in.


Hi Simon,
You may still be able to upgrade without upgrading the video card.
1. Go to the Mac App store.
2. Go to the update tab.
You will see the FCP icon waiting to install.
3. Click the sub-menu tab and select the "Try Update in an hour" option from the sub-menu.
4. Leave the app store window open and came back in one hour.
At that time, you should see FCP begin to upgrade without any error.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Where is the sub men tab?

none of the tabs seem to show "Try update in an hour"


This option will only show if a restart is required after the update.
Do you see any message about a restart?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

hi Pete, no message about an restart required seen anywhere.

Where do I go from here?


Hi Simon,
The option may not be showing for your version.
Lets try a different approach: try installing the update in Safe Mode.
To get into Safe Mode, shut down your iMac, then press and hold the Shift key and continue to hold it while you turn on the iMac.
Release the Shift key once you see the login window or the desktop.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


I have tried all the options.

No joy.

I am going for a complete upgrade of the hardware refit for my aged iMac!

Thanks for your help anyway.


Ok, if you need anything else just let me know at any time :)


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