7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2014 2:22 AM by David Harbsmeier
DBLewis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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. 

 

Questions:

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?

Thx


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Dual 2.8GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon
  • 1. Re: FCP loading issues from new boot drive
    DBLewis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here are the error messages...

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  • 2. Re: FCP loading issues from new boot drive
    David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,650 points)

    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: http://www.digitalrebellion.com/fcsremover/

     

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

     

    -DH

  • 3. Re: FCP loading issues from new boot drive
    DBLewis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My install disks are for version 2.0.1 and my latest running version is 6.0.6 (I assume from free s/w updates because this is my wife's machine and I never use it except when things go bad and I'm the repair guy).  Am I going to be able to get back to the latest version using software updates from FCS? 

  • 4. Re: FCP loading issues from new boot drive
    David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,650 points)

    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.

     

    -DH

  • 5. Re: FCP loading issues from new boot drive
    DBLewis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Final Cut Studio, yes.  Thanks DH.  I decided to make a CCC of my old boot drive (Macintosh HD), copy that to my new boot drive and use that.  I had made a Clone of my old HD onto an external drive for security and it seems to have done a great job of cloning the HD. 

     

    Do you know of any reason why this wouldn't work well?

     

    I will keep my old HD intact and bootable (although it keeps failing) until everything works and then zero it out. 

     

    DBL

  • 6. Re: FCP loading issues from new boot drive
    DBLewis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    All has been going well after cloning etc.  now however when I am working in FCP and tried to export using compressor, I'm getting the spinning wheel and an error report and it shuts down.

     

    Any suggestions.  Srange as DVD studio pro works perfectly.

  • 7. Re: FCP loading issues from new boot drive
    David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,650 points)

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

     

    -DH