6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2012 1:20 PM by txsbaker
BenB Level 6 Level 6 (8,620 points)



Factorial releases ClipTouch 1.2 with Lion Support

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Wellington based Factorial Ltd released ClipTouch 1.2, an update to their Final Cut Server client for the iPad. ClipTouch connects directly to any Final Cut Server without requiring any additional configuration, and lets you browse, share, collaborate, and present your media assets in a totally new way. Browse, review and approve your video assets, taking advantage of the mobility of the iPad, and its unique MultiTouch interface.


ClipTouch also supports playback of audio files including MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV and more. ClipTouch includes built-in preview of iPad-supported image and document types including PDF, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, Camera RAW, iWork, Microsoft Office, CSV, TXT, RTF and more. ClipTouch also allows you to send documents and images to other apps on your iPad.


New in ClipTouch 1.2 is support for Final Cut Server deployed under OS X Lion or Lion Server. Also ClipTouch 1.2 now authenticates directly to Final Cut Server without the need for an external authentication helper service or internet access.


Please note that although Final Cut Server installs under Lion, neither the Final Cut Server Java Client, nor ClipTouch can authenticate without making some configuration changes on your server.Factorial has published a brief guide on how to install Final Cut Server on Lion and offers support and consultancy for transitioning existing deployments.


For enterprise deployment Factorial offers ClipTouch Pro, a customised version displaying your custom metadata, and branded for your organization.

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  • BenB Level 6 Level 6 (8,620 points)



    Installing Final Cut Server on Lion and Lion Server


    Final Cut Server installs okay on OS X Lion and Lion Server, but in its default configuration authentication fails from both the Java Client, and from ClipTouch. In order to use Final Cut Server running on OS X Lion, please run the following commands:

    Switch the Final Cut Server authentication mode to use CRAM-MD5 passwords by executing following command in Terminal:


    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.FinalCutServer.settings "AUTH_TYPE" -int 2

    Restart Final Cut Server via the System Preference pane.


    If your Final Cut Server is installed on OS X Lion Client, you must also enable CRAM-MD5 password support for any user accounts you have configured to access Final Cut Server.


    For each user account accessing Final Cut Server:


    sudo pwpolicy -u username -sethashtypes CRAM-MD5 on

    And then reset the password of the user using:


    sudo pwpolicy -a username -u username -setpassword

    (The password reset can also be performed via System Preferences).


    Optionally enable CRAM-MD5 password support for new users:


    sudo pwpolicy -setglobalhashtypes CRAM-MD5 on

    Please note that Lion Server has CRAM-MD5 enabled by default for user accounts and does not require this step.


    If your Final Cut Server is installed on Lion Server, you have to also manually configure the webserver to show the Final Cut Server start page. Depending on the webserver sites configuration you use, simply add the required rewrite rule to the appropriate virtual host. The required lines of http configuration can be found here:

    /Library/Application\ Support/Final\ Cut\ Server/Final\ Cut\ Server.bundle/Contents/Resources/share/conf/client_apache2.conf

    Please note that on Lion Client the automatic configuration of the webserver works correctly and this step is not required.

    Your Final Cut Server is now configured to accept authentication from both the Java Client, and ClipTouch 1.2.


    If you require consultancy with configuring, migrating or supporting your Final Cut Server system under Lion, feel free to contact us.

  • Michael Guncheon Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Can someone explain the last step?

  • dcolville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Michael,

    The Factorial Documentation skips over a couple of minor items we found in the redirect for OS X Server.


    To flesh out the configuration, if you want the "servername/finalcutserver" URL structure to work:


    - Java to have been installed.

    - The "fcsvr" user to be created (if it didn't already get created) with a home directory of /Library/Application Support/Final Cut Server.


    You can check this by performing an "id fcsvr" on the Command line.


    - I found the "Virtual Hosts" configuration to work most effectively if you copy the configuration as noted:


    The contents of /Library/Application Support/Final Cut Server/Final Cut Server.bundle/Contents/Resources/share/conf/client_apache2.conf needs to be placed in a file named /etc/apache2/users/fcsvr.conf


    Then going to http://servername/finalcutserver will recognise the user fcsvr, and redirect you to the correct HTML.


    I'm more than happy to document this further or work with you to get this working.

  • Michael Guncheon Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Thanks. I ended up downgrading to a basic install of Lion as we really don't need anything from server.

  • UoD-Apple-Support Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, hopefully someone can help me out here. I've followed the instructions outlined above in order to alter the configuration for a FCSvr install on Lion Server but I still cannot access it through a browser. Could someone possible clarify that I have the Virtual Hosts configuration setup correctly?


    My "client_apache2.conf" file is the same as my "fcsvr.conf" and looks like this:




    LoadModule php5_module        libexec/apache2/libphp5.so



    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

        RewriteEngine On

        RewriteRule ^/FinalCutServer$ /~fcsvr/Sites/webstart/index.php     [NC,L]

        RewriteRule ^/FinalCutServer/FinalCutServer_mac.jnlp$ /~fcsvr/Sites/webstart/macJnlp.php     [NC,L]

        RewriteRule ^/FinalCutServer/FinalCutServer_windows.jnlp$ /~fcsvr/Sites/webstart/windowsJnlp.php     [NC,L]

        RewriteRule ^/FinalCutServer/FinalCutServer_other.jnlp$ /~fcsvr/Sites/webstart/jnlp.php     [NC,L]




    <IfModule mod_mime.c>

        AddType application/x-java-jnlp-file .jnlp




    AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

    AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps



    <IfModule mod_dir.c>

              DirectoryIndex index.html index.php




    <Directory "/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Server/Sites/">

        Options FollowSymLinks MultiViews

        AllowOverride None

        Order allow,deny

        Allow from all





    Any suggestions?

  • txsbaker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just did a clean install of FCS on Lion Server. Install went smooth and easy, but website can't connect.  I tried your suggestion, and it's still not working. All I get is:


    Not Found

    The requested URL /finalcutserver was not found on this server.

    Apache/2.2.21 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.21 OpenSSL/0.9.8r DAV/2 PHP/5.3.8 with Suhosin-Patch Server at daserver.local Port 80