Apple reveals that the latest macOS update, High Sierra, is not compatible with Final Cut Pro 7

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Apple has revealed that Final Cut Pro 7 won’t work when the latest macOS update High Sierra comes out this Autumn.

Cinema5d reports on an email sent by Apple to users still operating the older version of the software to warn them that it won’t be compatible with the latest update.

For any project that are left on Final Cut Pro 7, this means the worst as they won’t open once you’ve upgraded to High Sierra.

Apple said in the email: “Older versions of Apple pro video applications — including applications in Final Cut Studio — will not launch on a computer running macOS High Sierra.

“New versions of Apple pro video applications — including Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4 — are compatible with macOS High Sierra.”

Some say this announcement has been a long time coming with Final Cut Pro X having launched way back in 2011. However, existing users of the previous system will have a big decision to make about what software to use next.

There are plenty of options out there with Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro X to name but a few. Alternatively, you can read our tips for editing on an old computer.

An exact date for the UK release of High Sierra is not yet known but it is rumoured to come out at some point in September alongside the much speculated release of the iPhone 8.