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Graphic Card Driver to Support OpenGL for FCP6 on OLD COMPUTER???????


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I have a fairly old Power Mac, the last generation of G4 right before the G5 came out. I am trying to install Final Cut Pro 6 because my assistant editor uses it and I need to upgrade to use the files she's given me. Otherwise I would be fine with FCP 5. My computer seems to have all the system requirements to use FCP 6 except when I try to open Final Cut it tells me that my graphics card does not support the OpenGL features recommended. I was thinking of buying a new graphics card (I can't afford a new computer) but a technician I was talking to said its unlikely I would find a new card that could work with my computer. He suggested that there MIGHT be some drivers that could upgrade my graphics card to support OpenGL.
Does anyone know if those drivers exist and where I could find them. My card is an ATI Radeon 9000 Pro chipset ATY RV250.
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It does support OpenGL already, but Radeon does have a drivers page
Has the card got enough memory to support FCP

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People in this Creative Cow thread suggest getting the ATI Radeon 9800 will fix your problem. I think you may need to consider what OS version you are running.

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yes it seems the only option is to find a Radeon 9800 card....
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yes it seems the only option is to find a Radeon 9800 card....

This may help:

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