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Installing Final Cut Studio 5.1 on Newer Rosetta-less Intel Macs

Can’t Install¬†Final Cut Studio 5.1 on OSX Mavericks, Mountain Lion, or Lion?

Mac-Installer-PackageHope this quick post helps somebody. Because the newer Intel Macs no longer have Rosetta installed (a program used to run older PowerPC apps), you cannot install Final Cut Studio 5.1 using the normal installation method because the installer is a PowerPC application and is no longer supported. FCP will run fine on your Intel Mac, but the installer will not. To get around this, use Terminal to install the suite from the command line.

*Be sure you have a good current backup. This process requires some risk. Also, be sure you know the admin password for your Mac.

  1. Open Terminal by going to Applications > Utilities > Terminal
  2. In the Terminal box, type cd /, which means change directory to the root. This makes sure you are at the top level of the directories.
  3. Now type ls. This will return a list of the directories. Make sure you see the one called Volumes.
  4. Now put in your first Final Cut Studio 5.1 disc, this should be Final Cut Pro.
  5. Copy and paste the first command in the list below into the Terminal box at the prompt.
  6. Terminal will now ask you for your password. Type it in and hit return.
  7. You should hear the DVD drive spin up and the installer will begin. Let it go until Terminal prompts you that the process is complete. If you’re quick with the disc switching, you may not have top run the next command.
  8. Put the next disc in and run the next command. Rinse and repeat.

Final Cut Studio 5.1 Terminal Installation Command List

Disc 1) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Final Cut Studio/Installer/Final Cut Studio.mpkg -target /

Disc 2 ) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Live Type Media 1/Installer/LiveTypeMedia1.mpkg -target /

Disc 3) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Apple Loops for Soundtrack Pro/Installer/AppleLoopsforSoundtrackPro.mpkg -target /

Disc 4a) sudo installer -package /Volumes/DVD Studio Pro.mpkg/Installer/DVDStudioPro4.mpkg -target /
Disc 4b) sudo installer -package /Volumes/DVD Studio Pro.mpkg/Installer/DSPContent.mpkg -target /

Disc 5) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Live Type Media 2/Installer/LiveTypeMedia2A.pkg -target /

Disc 6a) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Motion/Installer/Motion.mpkg -target /
Disc 6b) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Motion/Installer/MotionContent.mpkg -target /
Disc 6c) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Motion/Extras/Motion HD Templates.pkg -target /

Disc 7) sudo installer -package /Volumes/Soundtrack Pro/Installer/SoundtrackPro.mpkg -target /

Have a Different Version?

This process will work for other FCP and OSX versions too, but some changes may be needed to the Volume name and installer file package names.

sudo installer -package /Volumes/ … Volume Name … /Installer/ … Installer Package Name … .mpkg -target /

 

Hopefully, this little bit of info will make someones day.

Mitch

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Ice Fishing Videography

A few weeks ago I got the chance to get behind the camera again and shoot some of the video for Tom Zenanko and his TV Show / Website Ice Fishing Today. It’s hard work, but a lot of fun. When I shoot, I don’t get to fish much, usually. But getting out there and seeing some great fishermen in action is a real treat. Nothing like a ringside education.

Here’s the result of the first of a two-day shoot; Crappie Paradise. The second day’s work is still coming and I will post that when I can.

IFT_Show_Crappie_Paradise

If you ask where I was I’ll have to say I have no idea. It was a private lake and we walked a long way to get there, on about 6″ of ice pulling some heavy gear.

I’m usually just the web guy and video editor, I haven’t shot since the first season. After which I questioned my talent and physical abilities for this career path. However, after watching three seasons of me NOT shooting it and playing arm-chair camera man I thought I’d give it another try. Watch and see for yourself. I know what I did wrong. I’d love to hear your comments.

Mitch

 

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Royalty Free Promotional Video Music

This week I was working on a video project where I had to set two different promotional videos to three different sound tracks each, using a variety of genres. Six videos total, all to be burned onto a looping DVD for in-store play. The single goal of this project is to appease store sales people. They get tired of listening to the same promo jingle and one-liners over and over again. If they get sick of your video, they will stop playing it. I guess I would too. I can remember working trade shows where the TV with too much volume down the aisle played the same theme song all day long. I wanted to go push it off its rickety table by the end of each day. Music can be torture if overplayed, so these videos needed to have a wide enough appeal and just-catchy-enough melodies to keep them playing in the stores.

Because these are in-store point-of-purchase videos, the music had to be legally sound and professionally done. In these days of the RIAA and all of the music sharing issues you cant use just any music. Fortunately there are some great resources on the internet for us.

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