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  • Robert Tompkins Level 1 (85 points)

    I will switch to Premiere upon death and no sooner.

  • egbertfromkingston Level 1 (0 points)

    Haha. Not as bad afterall esp since you can use your fcp keyboard shortcuts and you dont have to convert avchd before working with it and can pull in aeffects projects without needing to render them first. We need quick turnaround in our business so it cut our time significantly.

  • WiseByte Level 1 (10 points)

    Great! Yes, you are right. After the update, some clients will need to redownload the app again from Final Cut Server landing page. That will fix it. Thanks for mentioning that. I had to do it for a client of my too.

  • WiseByte Level 1 (10 points)

    Robert, I know what you mean about Final Cut Server. I'm still in shock that they did that. I was hoping they would atleast spin it off like File Maker.

  • emmag28 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just upgraded to 10.8.2 and also upgraded to the latest Java. I redownloaded the FCP Server app, which downloaded as a JNLP file. When I try to open it it opens up the FCSvr icon, but then nothing else happens. I've rebooted, redownloaded, run software updates... still nothing. Any ideas?

  • jeffpatt2 Level 1 (0 points)

    I assume we're experiencing new problems today due to this:



    I've been fighting it all morning, with no luck.

  • emmag28 Level 1 (0 points)

    well then... I'm giving up for today and will revisit tomorrow. If I manage to get anything to work I'll let you know.


    In the meantime I tried reverting to Java 6 but that didn't solve anything. In fact, when I click on the FCS .jnlp file nothing at all happens now... I reinstalled Jave 7u11 and still nothing is happening.

  • iTimBenson Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Everyone,


    We just spent several hours troubleshooting this issue, and it turns out that Apple has pushed out a silent security update via the XProtectUpdater that disables all versions of Java below 1.6.0_37.


    This kills all Java WebStart apps that don't function under Java 1.7 (including Final Cut Server).


    The real kicker is that you can waste hours reinstalling Java using any combination of the above methods, and you still can't launch any Java Web Start apps, and you get zero logging. The system acts as if Java is not even installed.


    The solution is to edit the minimum supported version in the XProtect property list file located at:


         /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta. plist


    You need to edit the JavaWebComponentVersionMinimum key to read as follows:





    This assumes you have used the 1.6.0_35 reversion tool available at:


    (Please note this is a System file, so you need a tool like TextWrangler or a commandline editor to make the change).


    You then need to reboot for the change to take effect.


    I would also recommend switching off the XProtectUpdater so it doesn't update the file again. Go to System Preferences -> Security and uncheck "Automatically Update Safe Downloads List".



    We had some very angry broadcast and post-production customers today… In my opinion, Apple have done their users a disservice by silently pushing out this update. I understand that Java has major security holes, but not giving any feedback or notification on the client OS that Java is being blocked is inexcusable.


    It is starting to feel like Windows when we have to second-guess security settings like this.


    I hope this helps some people.


    Cheers from New Zealand.


    Tim Benson


    Director + Technology Evangelist


  • Robert Tompkins Level 1 (85 points)

    But what are us mere mortals (who are afraid of things called "text wrangler") supposed to do?

  • WiseByte Level 1 (10 points)

    I'm writing up something and testing it right now. Will post when done later today.

  • Robert Tompkins Level 1 (85 points)

    This is horrible. I have one computer running Final Cut Server and one that was running it until I quit it. Now it won't launch again. I suppose I better not quit the other one. I hate this!

  • WiseByte Level 1 (10 points)

    Give this a try: Hot off the press. Let me know if it works.

  • Robert Tompkins Level 1 (85 points)

    Did not work for me for Final Cut Server

  • WiseByte Level 1 (10 points)
  • Robert Tompkins Level 1 (85 points)

    It says I have Java 7 update 11 but it still did not work. This is the error message:


    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>



      codebase= href="/FinalCutServer/FinalCutServer_mac.jnlp">


        <icon kind="default" href="~fcsvr/webstart/FinalCutServer.icns"/>

        <icon kind="shortcut" href="~fcsvr/webstart/FinalCutServer.icns"/>

        <icon kind="splash" href="~fcsvr/webstart/FinalCutServer.png"/>

        <title>Final Cut Server</title>

        <vendor>Apple Inc.</vendor>

        <homepage href="/FinalCutServer"/>

        <description>Final Cut Server</description>

        <description kind="short">Final Cut Server</description>

        <shortcut online="true">


          <menu submenu="Apple"/>







        <jar href="/~fcsvr/webstart/FinalCutServer.jar"/>

        <j2se version="1.5*" initial-heap-size="64m" max-heap-size="300m" java-vm-args=""/>

        <j2se version="1.6*" initial-heap-size="64m" max-heap-size="300m" java-vm-args=" -d32"/>

        <property name="" value="false"/>

        <property name="file.encoding" value="UTF-8"/>


      <resources os="Mac OS X" arch="i386">

        <nativelib href="/~fcsvr/webstart/FinalCutServer_MacOSX.jar"/>


      <resources os="Mac OS X" arch="ppc">

        <nativelib href="/~fcsvr/webstart/FinalCutServer_MacOSX.jar"/>


      <application-desc main-class="">