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Old August 6th, 2008, 06:42 PM   #31
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I'm going to get a UPS. I'm guessing one for a 15 plug outlet will be expensive. All the probs I'm having are repeatable, though, even though I've reinstalled the OS and FCS2. I'm going to upgrade to Leopard, which may be the answer.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #32
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Quick Way to Reinstall

I'm sure this may not be a luxury afforded to all of us - but if you happen to have a smaller drive around that you are trying to figure out how to best utilize, I've learned a trick lately that saves a lot of time when reinstalling FCP.

Using Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility) you can make a disk image of all the FCP disks to the hard drive (insert the disk, click "New Image," name the disk accordingly, use the Compressed setting to save space).

Once you have them imaged to that hard drive, next time you have to do a clean install of FCP, just plug in that drive, open all the disk images, and start the install. You won't have to babysit it (feeding it disk 2 then 3 and so on), it will automatically see the next disk and start that install.

Furthermore, your computer can read the hard drive more quickly than the disks, so the install will take about 30 minutes at the most.

This is no different than installing off the disks as far as what is installed and how, it just speeds up the process and frees you to do other things.

Just a handy tip. All told, when compressed, the images for FCS2 are about 55gb. Will barely fit on a 60gb HD if you have one.
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