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sharronsuss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Nov 13, 2012 6:25 PM

FCE 3.5 will not reinstall from original disc after manual uninstall.


Error message is:  "FinalCutExpress.mpkg won't run because PowerPc applications are no longer supported."




Please, this really shuts me down.  Any help out there?


Sharron Sussman

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,655 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 6:26 PM (in response to sharronsuss)

    Use Pacifist to manually install it.



  • Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (16,880 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:37 PM (in response to sharronsuss)

    If you only dragged the FCE icon from the Applications folder to the Trash it's not unistalled completely.


    What OS are you trying to Install to?



  • Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (16,880 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 5:24 PM (in response to sharronsuss)

    The message is correct because Lion and FCE are not supported together.


    See if this sheds some light:




  • Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (16,880 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 8:16 PM (in response to sharronsuss)

    sharronsuss wrote:


    Just thought of something - Wasn't Snow Leopard earlier than Liion?  I just upgraded OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger) to OS X 10.7.5 (Some kind of Lion.). 


    If I downgraded partway back, are you saying that I could install my FCE 3.5 onto Snow Leopard?





    10.6.8 was the last OS that supported FCE.

    If editing is your NO.1 priority I'd probably use an OS that is supported.

    10.5 or 6 would be the sweet spot for FCE. Tiger is getting into the maybe category.


    The newer Lion and Mountain Lion is best for FCP X.

    You can't easily move your stuff to FCP X. Anything is possible though.


    I'd go to 10.6 Snow Leopard as you can update to 10.6.8 that gives you the App Store for all the newer applications (purchasing) while being backward compatible for FCE.


    FCP X does not use AIC for HD stuff so you'd be up for converting.

    FCP X is sort of all in or don't bother IMO.


    Personally I had a computer dedicated to the newer Lions with FCP X loaded and used that to learn and see how it operated in my real editing world. With the newer FCP X.06 update (lots of changesthat sold me) I made the decision to jump to it and leave the FCE/Pro behind.

    Eventually we all need to make a decision to go with change, it's a matter of when.



  • Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (16,880 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 12:18 AM (in response to sharronsuss)


    There is a lot of weight in the "if it ain't broken don't fix it (upgrade it)" adage.



  • Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (16,880 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 6:43 PM (in response to sharronsuss)

    I'd only install from an Apple DVD install disc or and Authorised Apple system.

    You can find a step by step on the Net or get your freind to do it. It's pretty straight forward.


    Yes you can downgrade if you have the disc.

    Do a CLEAN install.

    This means the existing System Drive is totally erased and the new OS is loaded.

    Working with Pro Apps like FCE it is unwise to upgrage over existing OS versions.


    Anything important on your existing system drive should be saved before starting the process.



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