Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to iamsam1994)
You can't run Final Cut Pro 5.0 reliably on a Mac Book Pro. It will crash, refuse to start and generally do inexplicable things. FCP 5.0 was written for the older Power PC based Macs. Your MBP is Intel based. The earliest version you can use with Mac OS X 10.5.x is Final Cut Pro 5.1 with all updates to 5.1.4 installed.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to Nick Holmes)
I called customer service and told them the version of the macbook pro and gave them the serial to my mac and they said that fiinal cut pro 5 can run on it. My friend also has this version of mac and runs final cut pro 5 on it too.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 2:26 PM (in response to iamsam1994)
I don't care who you talked to. My advice above is absolutely accurate.
"Customer Service" will talk to you all day about iPhones or making ringtones in GarageBand. They are not professional editors who have been using FCP day in, day out for the last 12 years.
As for "looking everywhere", you could have just searched here and paid attention to hands on experts.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to Nick Holmes)
No offense, but I wasn't asking if it could run on a macbook pro, I know that it can. I was asking why it wasn't letting me press ok when putting the serial number in. That's cool that you know a lot about Final Cut Pro and that you used it "day in, day out for the last 12 years" but if you're going to be stuck up with all of your posts than I'd rather you just not post on this thread.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 3:16 PM (in response to iamsam1994)
Apart from the fact that Nicks advice is good, with regard to your serial number, make sure you are entering it correctly. It is easy to mistake a zero for a letter "O" or a number 1 for an "I".
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 4:58 PM (in response to iamsam1994)
I'm having the same problem passing the License field on an older PowerPC (so it's not neccesarily because you're trying to install on a PwerMac).
I'm wondering if you fugured this problem out?