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Can import jpg or any othe stills.

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Oct 8, 2009 11:44 PM
I just got my new macbook pro, and I'm very happy. It came with Snow Leopard, and I moved everything over to my new notebook from my time machine backup. Everything works great, except:

Final Cut Express (3.5) won't import stills of any kind. I've tried importing bmp eps jpg odg pdf png tif etc... nothing. When I drag the still to a bind I get an Unknown File Error. When I import them from the menu they are grayed out and I cannot select them.

Any ideas why this could be and how I could solve it. I really need to get this instructional video done by Monday.

Thanks.
MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,560 points)
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    Oct 9, 2009 3:32 AM (in response to bbogart)
    FCE should not be installed from a backup. You should ONLY install from the original install discs or from a disc image made from the original install discs.

    -DH
    Standards are wonderful ... and there are so many to choose from!
  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,560 points)
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    Oct 9, 2009 8:03 AM (in response to bbogart)
    You need to upgrade to FCE4 if you are using Snow Leopard.

    FCE 3.5 was not supported on 10.5 Leopard; FCE 3.5.1 was. But neither is supported on Snow Leopard.
    MacBookPro 2.66GHz/4GB/5.5TB, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iMacG5/2.0GHz/2GB, eMac/1.25GHz/1GB. Too much other gear.
  • CraigInCO Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 9, 2009 11:12 AM (in response to bbogart)
    Moral problem! Get over it! You can used to anything. I keep getting hit with this stick and I'm finally used to that

    Seriously, why would you not want the new features of the new version... I can understand you not wanting to be forced, but between your time wasted and the new features, doesn't it make sense to pick your battles and just upgrade?

    Really now, you can't get the time back, you can get more money.
    MacBook Pro 17" (late 09 unibody), Mac OS X (10.6.1), VMWare Fusion VM's in use
  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,350 points)
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    Oct 9, 2009 11:22 AM (in response to bbogart)
    Hi -
    Here is the what Apple says about what versions of FCE are supported with Snow Leopard.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3835

    As you can see, it's FCE 4 only. As you suggested, to maintain functionality of your earlier version, you may want to regress your OS.

    Hope this helps.

    Message was edited by: Meg The Dog to fix typo
    Mac Pro 8-Core, MacBook Pro 2.4, Lenovo ThinkPad, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,560 points)
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    Oct 9, 2009 5:24 PM (in response to bbogart)
    Someone forced you to upgrade to a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard? How?

    -DH
    Standards are wonderful ... and there are so many to choose from!
  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,560 points)
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    Oct 9, 2009 8:39 PM (in response to Meg The Dog)
    You should NOT install a version of OSX that is earlier than what came with your Mac when you purchased it. If your MBP came with 10.6, don't go trying to install 10.5 on it.

    FCE 3.5 was last supported on Tiger (10.4). It's now 2 generations out of date with regard to OSX. The smart thing to do is upgrade to FCE4.
    MacBookPro 2.66GHz/4GB/5.5TB, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iMacG5/2.0GHz/2GB, eMac/1.25GHz/1GB. Too much other gear.

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