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FCP loading issues from new boot drive

236 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2014 2:22 AM by David Harbsmeier RSS
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Feb 9, 2014 8:27 PM

My Macintosh HD drive started failing so I made a new boot drive on a clean (all zeroes) internal HD, loaded OSX Snow Leopard, used Time Machine to copy all files to the new boot and it boots up and stuff mostly works, except for Final Cut Pro.  Starting FCP gives me a "FCP quit unexpectedly.." box and a "handler" issue saying I have low memory, which I don't: both shown below.    FCP will open but it's not looking good. 



1) What's the standard operating procedure for getting FCP healthy after "restoring" my original HD contents onto a new Boot Drive?

2) I looked for FCP Attic and found a questionable download site.  Is this still the right stuff, or has Apple developed their own FCP fix SW?


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Dual 2.8GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon
  • David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,570 points)
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    Feb 10, 2014 2:41 AM (in response to DBLewis)

    You probably shouldn't have used Time Machine to create a new bootable drive; Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper do a much better job of that.  But now that you['ve done it, I'd recomend uninstalling all of the FCS apps using this utility:


    Once you've properly uninstalled the apps, reinstall them from the original discs (or disc images).



  • David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,570 points)
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    Feb 10, 2014 2:51 PM (in response to DBLewis)

    If you're referring to Final Cut Pro 2, then no; each upgrade had to be purchased (upgrade pricing was typically $499.00 USD) and each upgrade required  its own set of install discs.  Upgrades ALWAYS required install discs. However, updates to any given version were free downloads.


    But if you're referring to Final Cut Studio 2, FCP 6 was one of the included apps so those install discs that you have may be right.  Once you reinstall from the install discs, run software update to get to the 0.6 level.



  • David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,570 points)
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    Feb 12, 2014 2:22 AM (in response to DBLewis)

    Try exporting a self-contained QuickTime Movie form CP.  Import that movie into Compressor.




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