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sharronsuss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

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

  • 1. Re: Sinking Fast!
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,115 points)

    Use Pacifist to manually install it.

     

    (71581)

  • 2. Re: Sinking Fast!
    sharronsuss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    What's Pacifist????

  • 3. Re: Sinking Fast!
    Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (17,195 points)

    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?

     

    AL

  • 4. Re: Sinking Fast!
    sharronsuss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    OS X 10.7.5, recently upgraded from OS X 10.4.11 because of problems with crashing on this 5-yr-old Intel Core Duo MBP. 

     

    Not only the FCE icon, but all the other files I found & deleted to uninstall FCE (per Article TA38198) are still in the Trash.  Should I empty it (gulp!) and try again?

     

    Sharron

  • 5. Re: Sinking Fast!
    sharronsuss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Well, I emptied the Trash and retried the install and got the same message:

     

    You can't open the application FinalCutExpress.mpkg because PowerPC applications are no longer supported.

     

    Could this Intel Core Duo MBP be lying to the FCE install disc?  Saying it's a PowerPC.  How can I make it tell the truth?

     

    Sharron

  • 6. Re: Sinking Fast!
    Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (17,195 points)

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

     

    See if this sheds some light:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/18451292#18451292

     

    Al

  • 7. Re: Sinking Fast!
    sharronsuss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Al -

     

    The linked discussion shed light - but little hope - on my problem.

     

    That thread ends by advising FCP-X as the only editing program usable with Lion.  But I've been told recently on this forum that my FCE project files can only be read by FCE or FCP and NOT FCP-X.  Is that true?

     

    If so, buying FCP-X would give me a new editing program and 3TB of underwater video clips that would have to be reviewed, described and sorted all over again. 

     

    If the FCE project files can be imported into the FCP-X Browser, that would be all I'd need.  What's the story?

     

    Sharron

  • 8. Re: Sinking Fast!
    sharronsuss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    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?

     

    Sharron

  • 9. Re: Sinking Fast!
    Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (17,195 points)

    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?

     

    Sharron

     

    Yes.

    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.

     

    Al

  • 10. Re: Sinking Fast!
    sharronsuss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    This really did help me think about the situation, which was beginning to seem like a swampy existential trap. 

     

    Thank you!

     

    I'm working on getting my Lion downgraded to a Leopard and will let you know when FCE becomes a little lamb again... (Must say, though, that it ran beautifully for over four years under Tiger.  Going with change is also a matter of why, isn't it?)

     

    Sharron

  • 11. Re: Sinking Fast!
    Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (17,195 points)

    Absolutely.

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

     

    Al

  • 12. Re: Sinking Fast!
    sharronsuss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Al -

     

    Will I be able to downgrade from Mountain Lion to Snow Leopard myself via Software Update?

     

    The non-Apple computer repair guy who installed Mountain Lion for me may not be able or willing to do it. 

     

    I think it's legal software - I registered it and Apple welcomed me as if I had bought a new computer.  But the world of no-longer-supported Apple products is a jungle to me, if not an altogether alien planet...

     

    I sure would rather be playing with my fish & critter footage!

     

    Thanks for your help,

    Sharron

  • 13. Re: Sinking Fast!
    Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (17,195 points)

    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.

     

    Al

  • 14. Re: Sinking Fast!
    sharronsuss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Downgraded to a CLEAN Authorized Apple install of OS 10.6.3, upgraded it via Software Updates to 10.6.8, reinstalled a couple of old friends I will need (Verizon Wireless modem driver, Carbon Copy Cloner) and am about to reinstall FCE 3.5 from original disc and, I hope, get back to crash-free editing. 

     

    Fingers crossed that this has "solved my question"!

     

    I am not clear about what version of Quicktime I should be running, but that will be another question.

     

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