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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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Web Analytics Explained – Understanding Your Website’s Effectiveness

With each website that Element Engage provides hosting for, we provide an email report detailing your current website’s traffic statistics using the StatCounter service. This is generally sent each week, but can be sent daily or monthly as well. These reports are critical for website owners and managers to know what their websites traffic is, and the visitors it consists of. Although we cannot know who specifically is visiting our site from these stats, we can still learn a lot about them. Heres a breakdown of what everything means. The examples are from an older version of the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fames website. Continue reading Web Analytics Explained – Understanding Your Website’s Effectiveness

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Unexpected Audio On Your Website Why You Should Rethink Having That Auto-Play Music or Sales Pitch

SallySally was at work. The job was boring and the piles of boring work heaped upon her never seemed to end. She decided a little break was in order. She logged onto her Facebook account, even though that was not looked upon well with her employer. Among the usual status updates and friend activities she noticed a link to a website that looked like it might be interesting. She clicked on it and was immediately greeted with music. It was loud, for she had recently watched a training video related to her work. Panic overcame her as she scrambled to turn off the sound, but it was too late. The boss peered over the edge of her cubicle wall and she knew she was in big trouble.

Jim was a skinny guy. He was sitting in his favorite chair in the living room one evening, laptop in lap, surfing the web. His wife wouldnt be considered skinny, but Continue reading Unexpected Audio On Your Website Why You Should Rethink Having That Auto-Play Music or Sales Pitch

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If You Build It, Will They Come?

Search Engine OptimizationYour snazzy new website is all done and now you’re ready for that inevitable flood of traffic to come knock down your door. It’s an awesome website, sporting a modern look, fancy features and lots of great information. People are sure to be impressed. After all, for what you paid to have it built, it better, right? Right! But nobody will be impressed until they see it. And that’s the real hard part when it comes to a new online presence. Continue reading If You Build It, Will They Come?

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My Little Buddy Rootkit.Bubnix

My Little Buddy Rootkit.BubnixAnyone who is computer savvy inevitably is approached with the question; “Will you fix my computer?” Generally it causes an inner groan for us all. I’m not in the computer repair business, so I don’t consider myself as an expert on the subject. But I’ve had a lot of experience with PCs and Macs, so when a friend of family member makes the request I almost always agree. I don’t charge for the help, except for my expenses. I know there are good folks out there who are trying to make a living at computer repair, but it’s tough to say no to someone who works hard just to pay the bills each month. Having your computer go down these days is almost as bad as having car trouble. Continue reading My Little Buddy Rootkit.Bubnix

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From Point A to Point B

A Google MapDon’t you hate when the map is wrong? You’re already running behind and now the building that the map says is there is nowhere to be found. How can that be? The Internet never lies! Well people on the Internet do, but not the maps. They are not people.

Ah, but they are. And people are prone to mistakes. Continue reading From Point A to Point B

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What to Do When Your Webmail Gets Hacked

My email has been hackedThis week I’ve been helping out a friend who had his Yahoo email account hacked. They managed to get into his account and proceeded to start sending garbage to all of his contacts. It didn’t take long for these contacts to start complaining. Hey, why are you sending me this crap?. Getting hacked is not a pleasant experience. The feeling of being violated and helpless to do anything about it is no fun.

I’m seeing this more and more with other services like Gmail and Hotmail (now Outlook.com) too, so I wrote up some tips to help you out. If you find your webmail has been hacked, here are the steps to take as soon as possible: Continue reading What to Do When Your Webmail Gets Hacked

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10 Tips for a Happy Life with Email

10 Tips for a Happy Life with EmailEmail remains the most popular Internet communication method. Even as we witness the evolution of the Net on what seems like a weekly basis, email remains very much unchanged in its technology and importance in our everyday computing lives. Conversations may be taking place entirely within Facebook or Twitter these days, but still it is your email that defines who you are in the cloud. Everyone needs to have an email. Its more important than having a credit card. Without an email address, your are nobody.

The future of email of email appears to hold little change. Although spam filtering and identity verification continues to evolve, the basics of email will stay as they are for the foreseeable future. This means that there is no better time than now to get your own email house in order so you can use it to its full potential and spend your precious time on the things that need doing in your life and business.

Here are 10 tips for a happy life with email: Continue reading 10 Tips for a Happy Life with Email