3193 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 3, 2011 7:44 AM by BenB
You are using an older version of Final Cut Server with the latest version of Final Cut Pro and expecting things to work smoothly. It doesn't make any sense.
Neither you paid for Compressor with the same serial number run on two machines.
Upgrading to Final Cut Server 1.5 is not a lot of money, IMHO.
I have a similar case. Maybe someone knows how to solve it:
We installed Final Cut Server and on the same MacPro we installed Final Cut Studio.
After a while we dedicated this machine to Final Cut server and used the Final Cut Studio license on another nachine.
Now, if I want to change or add a transcode setting in the compressor, I'm getting the error message: 'conflicting serialnumber' or something like it.
So compressor thinks it's still part of th FinalCutStudio installation. But I don't quite understand, because Final Cut Server has its own compressor, isn't it?
How can I solve this without loosing the custom transcode settings I've made in compressor.
Since FCStudio was there first, the FCSvr installer would have skipped Compressor. So your Compressor is keyed to the serial for FCStudio. You can remove Compressor.app and then reinstall it with the FCSvr disc and it should key to the FCSvr serial. As long as you don't remove the settings from their place in Library, they will remain for the new installation of Compressor.
When you install FCSvr, you don't need to install Compressor and QMaster, they're there with FCSvr.
On the FCSvr machine that has the original install of FCStudio, get Preference Manager from Digital Rebellion (.com), remove all of FCS, but not "shared files" (or you'll have to reinstall FCSvr). The license duplication issue should go away.
When you move a copy of FCS from one Mac to another, you have to wipe it clean from the first one. When on a FCSvr system, it's tricky, cause Compressor & QMaster are installed/used by both.