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Old August 27th, 2007, 09:06 AM   #1
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FCP studio 2 install help

Hello All, I will be installing FCP studio 2 tonight and Im hoping I could get a few tips.

First, how long do you think it will take? Im installing on a quad core 2.6 gig with intel chip. I have a 10000 rpm operating hard drive and 2 raid storage drives 500 gig each and a data drive of 250 gig.

Do I need to uninstall FCP 5.1.4 first?

Thanks for the help
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Old August 27th, 2007, 09:36 AM   #2
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Hi John,

don't know about the removing of FCP 5 (atlhough I couldn't really see why you would have to keep it) but I've heard a reviewer on a website say that it took him about an hour to install the complete studio on a setup just like yours.

Sidenote: I'm interested in getting a Mac Pro and FCS 2, could you let me know how your experiences (speed, ease,...) are on your setup?
Thanks,
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Old August 27th, 2007, 11:59 AM   #3
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IIRC it took me about 1.5 hours installing the programs on my MBP and the content on an external SATA drive. I think it's 8 DL DVDs and one tutorial DVD. Was a fresh install for me. I read somewhere that some people experienced problems with overwriting the license file.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 10:13 PM   #4
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I went through a whole nightmare on this install and on my simultaneous upgrade to an Octo Mac.

To cut a long story short, after many many problems, I found that the only way for a true clean and working install was (unfortunately) to re-format (ie erase) the main drive, reinstall the system softwware and then install FCS2.

Anything short of that has produced variable results.

I suggest that you will save yourself a lot of time and pain by biting the bullet and doing it this way. And I mean really truly erasing your boot drive. Sorry.

The whole thing took me about 3 hours or something like that - inscluding reinstalling m plugins etc.

Best

Harry
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Old August 28th, 2007, 08:11 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I did it last night,about 1.5 hours and all went smooth. I left FCP 5.1.4 on the Mac and did an "upgrade" in programs that already existed. All programs open ,but I havent tried to use anything yet. I will keep my fingers crossed.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 08:24 AM   #6
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Glad it went smoothly for you!
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