macOS High Sierra drops support for older Final Cut Studio, Logic Studio apps

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macOS 10.13 High Sierra, the latest version of Apple's operating system for Macs, has arrived, and as with any major system release, some things are getting left behind. If you're a longtime user of Apple's suite of legacy professional apps, Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio, you'll need to to make arrangements to transition to new apps if you plan on using High Sierra.

The following Apple Pro apps do not work with macOS High Sierra:

Final Cut Studio:

  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Soundtrack Pro
  • Color
  • Cinema Tools

Logic Studio:

  • Soundtrack Pro
  • WaveBurner
  • Studio Instruments
  • Studio Effects
  • Apple Loops
  • Apple Loops Utility
  • Impulse Response Utility

Logic Studio apps, which included Logic Pro, Mainstage, Apple Loops Utility, and more, eventually gave way to Logic Pro X and an updated version of Mainstage. Most of the Final Cut Studio apps, similarly, have also fallen away, supplanted by Final Cut Pro X, though Motion and Compressor are still regularly updated.

In addition to these pro apps, you'll also need the following versions of Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor, Logic Pro X, and Mainstage to ensure compatibility with macOS High Sierra:

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4 or later
  • Motion 5.3.2 or later
  • Compressor 4.3.2 or later
  • Logic Pro X 10.3.1 or later
  • MainStage 3.3 or later

If you'd like to start moving your workflows over to Apple's newer professional apps, you can find them on the Mac App Store.

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.