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KateBradbury Calculating status...
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Jan 29, 2013 9:54 AM

Ive recently upgraded to Mountain Lion & installed a solid drive. My FCP got wiped off my computer. Now my serial number for FCPStudio2 is not accepted and when I try to reload my FCstudio2 NFR my computer tells me its unsupported  because of my PowerPC.  

 

Many one help?

  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 11:12 AM (in response to KateBradbury)

    Final Cut Studio 2 is incompatible with Mountain Lion. It won't installl, because the installer requires Rosetta, the OS add-on that allowed PowerPC apps to run on Intel machines. Oddly, while FCS 2 is an Intel App, Apple kept the installer PowerPC based. The trick around this in Lion was to custom install Rosetta from your Snow Leopard installer.  I don't think the same thing will work with Mountain Lion...but you can try it.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 2:17 PM (in response to Shane Ross)

    Shane Ross wrote:

     

    The trick around this in Lion was to custom install Rosetta from your Snow Leopard installer.  I don't think the same thing will work with Mountain Lion...but you can try it.

    I have read conflicting reports about this "trick" to install Rosetta into Lion for Final Cut.    It was just repeated in another thread.

     

    Do you have direct knowledge that it works?  If not, we should refrain from repeating it and let it die a natural death!

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 1:28 PM (in response to KateBradbury)

    I will NOT be giving you any advice on attempting to install Rosetta into Mountain Lion because I think it will result in a waste of time.

     

    Shane???  You are the "install Rosetta into Lion" guy.  It is YOUR time to shine!

  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 1:35 PM (in response to MlchaelLAX)

    HA! Not really. None of my production machines have Mountain Lion. I have two MacMinis with it, but one is the kids computer and the other is my entertainment center.  No FCP, no Rosetta.  I haven't tried to install it.  I recommend against it. 

     

    Either stick to an older OS, one that was closer to the time the apps were written, as later ones don't bother to try to keep compatibilty...or upgrade your software to newer, current versions.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 1:57 PM (in response to Shane Ross)

    EXACTLY my point!  Let's not repeat rumors of Rosetta being able to be installed into Lion when none of us have ever seen it done successfully...

     

    Since you are not a user of FCP, you are not aware that when Apple "upgraded" it to work in Intel, they made significantly negative decisions about which features to include.  The editing community is in an uproar about this decision and we are all waiting to see if the "iOSification" of Mac OS X continues to mean that computers have just become a "hobby" for Apple.

  • David Mclaine Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 2:26 PM (in response to MlchaelLAX)

    EXACTLY my point!  Let's not repeat rumors of Rosetta being able to be installed into Lion when none of us have ever seen it done successfully...

     

    I think you meant to say " Mountain Lion", Rossetta has been installed on Lion many times in this forum and FCS2 works with it.

    DM

  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 2:38 PM (in response to MlchaelLAX)

    >Since you are not a user of FCP

     

    Look to the right at the list of top forum helpers.  I beg to differ that I am not "a user of FCP." 

     

    >you are not aware that when Apple "upgraded" it to work in Intel,

     

    Back in version 5.1...yup, I know when they did that.

     

    >they made significantly negative decisions about which features to include.

     

    Not one thing changed when they went from 5.0 to 5.1...other than 5.1 was now Installable on an intel machine. What they DIDN'T do until FCP 7 (Studio 3) was make the INSTALLER intel native.  Which is really friggin' odd.

     

    >The editing community is in an uproar about this decision and we are all waiting to see if the "iOSification" of Mac OS X continues to mean that computers have just become a "hobby" for Apple.

     

    Ohh...you are talking about FCP-X?  That wasn't when they "upgraded it to work on Intel." That, as I said, was done YEARS before with FCP 5.1.  FCP has been intel based for a long time, since Macs have been intel based for a long time.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 4:05 PM (in response to David Mclaine)

    David Mclaine wrote:

     

    EXACTLY my point!  Let's not repeat rumors of Rosetta being able to be installed into Lion when none of us have ever seen it done successfully...

     

    I think you meant to say " Mountain Lion", Rossetta has been installed on Lion many times in this forum and FCS2 works with it.

    DM

    So, you, David McLaine, can tell us, here and now, that from your direct experience that Rosetta can be installed into Lion and Final Cut Pro 2 will install after the installation of Rosetta.  No "many times in this forum" please...

  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 4:29 PM (in response to MlchaelLAX)

    >So, you, David McLaine, can tell us, here and now, that from your direct experience that Rosetta can be installed into Lion and Final Cut Pro 2 will install after the installation of Rosetta.

     

    I'm not David, but I can state, for a fact, that I have done this twice, for two friends. Me, personally. And I have instructed two other friends how to.  And then also posted many times...oh, wait...

     

    >No "many times in this forum" please...

     

    Sorry. So the fact that we tell people here to do that (for Lion)...and on other forums, and they come back to say "Hey, that worked great, thank you!" doesn't count? 

     

    Ah...

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 4:34 PM (in response to Shane Ross)

    You told us:

     

     

    No FCP, no Rosetta.  I haven't tried to install it.  I recommend against it.


    Now you recommend for it!?

     

    While I have confidence that you instructed these people properly, I have no idea what these people attempted to install after listening to your advice and what they achieved.  I am not discrediting these 2nd hand stories; I just want to find ONE credible story by a person who installed Rosetta into Lion and then installed their PPC installer required software so that I can ask this person some follow up questions.

  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 4:59 PM (in response to MlchaelLAX)

    For LION...10.7.  I can recommend it for Lion, and say "yes, it works." But not Mountain Lion.  I haven't done this for people running Mountain Lion, and I have read mixed results of this working on the forums.  Whenever I hear mixed results, I recommend not to do it.  I can only recommend when I hear mostly, like 90%, success stories. 

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,540 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:08 PM (in response to Shane Ross)

    Please link me to some of the "success in Lion" stories, so I can attempt to contact those posters for further discussions.

     

    Since they are your friends, have them email me at MichaelLAX at AOL dot com.

     

    And: more importantly, how are you going to help Kate:

     

     

    KateBradbury wrote:

     

    How do I try and install Rosetta?

     

    You told her to try it, now she needs further instruction.

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