Question on Compressor at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 28th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rocklin, California
Posts: 287
Question on Compressor

Dose anyone know how to reinstall compressor by it self with out having to install the whole final cut studio package. Thanks in advance Gary Williams
Gary Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2008, 09:35 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 487
I think if you put in the first FCS disc and start the install program, it'll ask you which programs you want to install, so you'd just uncheck all the boxes except for Compressor.

I'm not certain of this though.
Chris Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #3
Go Go Godzilla
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ USA
Posts: 2,739
Images: 15
Depending on which version of Compressor you are using, Apple has documents available on their support site for this exact procedure. You do need to delete the old files (which live in several different locations) prior to doing the re-install, so follow the instructions carefully.

This applies to Compressor version 3; if you have an older version I'm not sure if those same instructions will apply.
Robert Lane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2008, 01:49 AM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Winnipeg Canada
Posts: 532
I had problems reinstalling ONLY compressor from the install disc (it wanted to reinstall everything and would not let me 'uncheck' them), so I used the shareware 'Pacifist' program to do so, and also to analyze and crosscheck files after to make sure the install was 100% successful (it wasn't: the HDV codecs were missing, amongst some other things, so I just used pacifist to install the specific missing elements).
Very handy program!
Brian David Melnyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2008, 01:13 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rocklin, California
Posts: 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian David Melnyk View Post
I had problems reinstalling ONLY compressor from the install disc (it wanted to reinstall everything and would not let me 'uncheck' them), so I used the shareware 'Pacifist' program to do so, and also to analyze and crosscheck files after to make sure the install was 100% successful (it wasn't: the HDV codecs were missing, amongst some other things, so I just used pacifist to install the specific missing elements).
Very handy program!
I have the newest version FCS 6.0.2 I did remove the file as stated in the post before yours and when I went to install just like you state it wont let me reinstall just compressor and motion it has everything checked in a faded gray check so I cant uncheck them but it also showed install on only compressor and motion and update on most of the other stuff and it said I will need 9 gig of space to install so I am hoping even though it is prompting me to put in all the discs its not actually installing everything again do to the fact that the whole application is allot more than 9 gigs. so I guess I will find out here soon enough, keeping my fingures crossed.
Gary Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2008, 12:49 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Winnipeg Canada
Posts: 532
I also went ahead with the uninstall/re-install as per instructions from Apple, but it never got Compressor running properly... (FCP Studio 2, iMac intel core 2 duo). Much grief with Compressor!!!
Pacifist was the only solution that worked and showed me exactly which files were missing, and installed them only. The other way seemed like flying blind..
Brian David Melnyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 30th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Renton, WA
Posts: 94
FWIW, I've gone through the same thing. Pacifist was the only solution that worked for me.
Mike Flynn is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:58 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network