Re: Help! Need to convert an old FCP Project file from 10.0.x to an XML or 10.4.5
Hi TeoAnim -
It's a shame that Apple doesn't still maintain that support for users of their professional applications [like FCPX & Logic] who need to access much older projects. I have two old Macs [one really old] in the closet that have an older OS & software on them, just in case -- not that I was that prescient or anything, I'd just held on to them so long they weren't really worth much to sell or trade in when I finally upgraded] ;-) But one of them came in handy when I had to remix some songs from a ten-year-old Logic Project, and I even got a paying gig recovering a songwriter's Logic archives when Logic Pro X stopped supporting opening really old Projects [as I'm a music guy neither of those old machines has FCP on it]. I'd guess there must be some video studios around that archive their clients' older Projects, and maybe still keep an old FCP install sitting around in case they need to get at them.
I agree, creating a universally-compatible version of a Project when it's done is one of those absolutely key strategies that -- like daily backups -- most of us acknowledge is an excellent idea but few of us really bother to do as regularly as we should. Though I am pretty OCD about backups, I still don't bother to render all the tracks at the end of a project as I always recommend to others to do, but I guess that's pretty much par for the course.. :-)