8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2012 3:38 AM by 1ricca
scottfromhigh river Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Just bought Compressor 4 and having a problem sending a sequence to it from Final Cut 7, and the old version of Compressor is gone. Any ideas what to do?


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  • scottfromhigh river Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok found the old version of Compressor is still on my Mac, but no idea how to tell Final Cut 7 to send it a sequence.

  • usatraveler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It isn't the answer I wanted to hear either, but....you don't, at least not directly.

     

    To send to Compressor 4 from FCP7, you can export a QuickTime Reference - QuickTime Movie same-as-source, UNcheck make self-contained movie...you CAN choose self-contained if you want, but reference is a smaller file because it simply points to the media files and render files that are already there.  Then, bring that QT Ref into Compressor 4.  Yes, it adds a step and rendering time.  Not much to do about it, except send to Compressor 3.5 instead.

     

    To keep FCP7 linked to Compressor 3.5, you might have to move Compressor 4 into a new folder within the Applications folder, called "Final Cut Pro X".  Then, move all apps from the "Final Cut Studio" folder into the main Applications folder, where they were before.  Then, for whatever reason, once all that is moved, Apple says open "Motion 4" before you open anything else for the first time after moving everything.  After you do all that, you should be set again.

     

    Sure, it's not making full use of your new Compressor 4.  I'm gonna guess Apple would say that you simply need to purchase FCPX for that...

  • besottedly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hope this works for you... this adds maybe 20-30 seconds (yeah seconds) to the total work flow (basically no time added just annoying)

     

    Here is what I do...

     

     

    In FCP 7

    Click file  -->

    Click Send to -->

    Click compressor -->

     

    Now that the old version of compressor is open.

    Click File  -->

    Click Save --> (create s name of you choice)

    (Save in the location you want)

    Now close the old version of compressor

     

     

    Next find the .compressor file you just saved.

    Right Click/control Click the .compressor file

    mouse over to open with and you will see both the old and new versions of compressor as options

    select the new version and then you can now use FCP 7 sequences with the new compressor!

  • BenB Level 6 Level 6 (8,155 points)

    Move all the new apps (FCP X, Motion 5, Compressor 4) into their own folder.

    Move all the old Final Cut Studio apps OUT of the "Final Cut Studio" folder, and into the normal Applications folder, and they'll all work like they used to.  When round tripping (Send To) those older apps are looking for their cousins inside the Applications folder, not inside the folder the new apps put them in.

  • igarti 1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You mean to create several new folders each one with the name of the individual new app, for FCP X a folder called FCP X, for Motion 5 a folder called Motion 5, and so on.

    BTW, all the old app to the root aplication folder?

  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,265 points)

    If you have FCP X, Motion 5, Compressor 4 and FCS 3 installed, FCS 3 should work as intended. You don't need to place FCP X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4 into a folder and move FCS out of it's folder. If you do this; FCP X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4 won't be able to be updated and you probably won't be to add plug-ins and add-ons to them.

     

    I have the setup like the above paragraph and everything works as intended.

     

    besottedly... I figured out the other day the work-around that you posted. Makes life easier!!!

     

     

     

     

     

    iMac 27", 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB 1333MHz DDR3, 2TB HD + 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5 FCS 3 FCP X Motion 5 Compressor 4 OS X 10.7 (Lion) iPad 1&2 Apple Tv 2

  • BenB Level 6 Level 6 (8,155 points)

    One folder called FCP X, move FCP X, Motion 5, Compressor 4 to it.

    In the folder already called Final Cut Studio, move all apps out of it and into the root level of the Applications folder.

    Simply because the apps all look for each other on this level, and you can't have two apps with the same name in the same folder.

  • 1ricca Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Bump this people. This solution works perfectly. Thank you brother!

     

     

    " Hope this works for you... this adds maybe 20-30 seconds (yeah seconds) to the total work flow (basically no time added just annoying)

     

    Here is what I do...

     

     

    In FCP 7

    Click file  -->

    Click Send to -->

    Click compressor -->

     

    Now that the old version of compressor is open.

    Click File  -->

    Click Save --> (create s name of you choice)

    (Save in the location you want)

    Now close the old version of compressor

     

     

    Next find the .compressor file you just saved.

    Right Click/control Click the .compressor file

    mouse over to open with and you will see both the old and new versions of compressor as options

    select the new version and then you can now use FCP 7 sequences with the new compressor! "