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Rick Foxx
What's the Best Order to Install FCP/FCPX?
on May 1, 2014 at 3:03:10 pm

I have a new Mac being delivered this afternoon. Here's my plan of attack for getting everything loaded. Does anyone have any input to minimize potential conflicts?

1. Install any Mavericks updates
2. Install Final Cut Studio from disk images
3. Install FCPX from App Store
4. Install Motion from App Store
5. Install Compressor from App Store

Thanks!

Rick

MacPro 8 core 2.8 gHz, 16GB RAM, rMacBook Pro, Areca ARC-8050, Final Cut Studio 3, Final Cut X, Adobe Production Premium CS6, Logic X


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Andy Neil
Re: What's the Best Order to Install FCP/FCPX?
on May 1, 2014 at 3:33:00 pm

Here's what I'd do:

Create a 2nd bootable partition.
Install Snow Leopard on one, Mavericks on the other.
Install FCS on Snow Leopard drive, FCPX on Mavericks.

Keep them separate. Snow Leopard was the last solid config for FCS in my opinion although you could probably go up to Lion if you really needed to. FCS has been buggy for me in Mavericks and so I don't trust it, especially since it won't ever be fixed.

Then see how often you boot up into the SL partition. For me, it happens less and less each day.

Andy

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Rick Foxx
Re: What's the Best Order to Install FCP/FCPX?
on May 1, 2014 at 3:39:52 pm

Can Snow Leopard be installed on a 2013 Mac Pro? I thought Mavericks was the only compatible OS.

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Andy Neil
Re: What's the Best Order to Install FCP/FCPX?
on May 1, 2014 at 4:20:11 pm

To be honest, I don't know. I don't own the nMP. But I'm sure someone somewhere has tried.

Andy

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: What's the Best Order to Install FCP/FCPX?
on May 1, 2014 at 5:08:09 pm

Here's what Apple says and it works well:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4722

Jeremy


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Rick Foxx
Re: What's the Best Order to Install FCP/FCPX?
on May 1, 2014 at 5:47:38 pm

Great link! Thanks!

MacPro 8 core 2.8 gHz, 16GB RAM, rMacBook Pro, Areca ARC-8050, Final Cut Studio 3, Final Cut X, Adobe Production Premium CS6, Logic X


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Mathieu Ghekiere
Re: What's the Best Order to Install FCP/FCPX?
on May 1, 2014 at 8:39:24 pm

One thing I had trouble with, or almost forgot:

if you install FCP Studio before FCPX, also remember to install the UPDATES of the FCP Studio before you install FCPX. And you have to get them manually. Because the whole updating mechanism in Mavericks is trough the App Store, and it doesn't have the Updates. So you have to find the .dmg's manually (I think they are still somewhere on Apple's site).


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: What's the Best Order to Install FCP/FCPX?
on May 1, 2014 at 8:41:50 pm

I have found the updates to FCS3 install through the AppStore and haven't had a problem.

All of my machines run X and FCS3.

Jeremy


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Bret Williams
Re: What's the Best Order to Install FCP/FCPX?
on May 2, 2014 at 8:13:29 pm

I have FCP Studio on my Mavericks iMac, thought I rarely use it. I just realized it's stuck at 7.0. No updates show anywhere.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: What's the Best Order to Install FCP/FCPX?
on May 2, 2014 at 8:16:04 pm

I have installed FCS3 on a small slew of Mavericks computers, and the updates show up in AppStore every time. It's something like "Pro Applications Update".

Jeremy


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Bret Williams
Re: What's the Best Order to Install FCP/FCPX?
on May 2, 2014 at 8:19:47 pm

Maybe I need to move them into the Applications folder. Right now they're in a sub folder called FCS 3. But can't muck with that just now.

To answer the original OP's question, the optimal install order would be 1, 3, 4, 5. :)


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Rick Foxx
Re: What's the Best Order to Install FCP/FCPX? - SUCCESS!
on May 5, 2014 at 3:17:38 am

The install went great, and I've stress-tested both Final Cut 7 and X with no detectable issues. Thanks again for the input!

Rick

MacPro 8 core 2.8 gHz, 16GB RAM, rMacBook Pro, Areca ARC-8050, Final Cut Studio 3, Final Cut X, Adobe Production Premium CS6, Logic X


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