How do I install Final cut on my notebook/external drive??

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by lia77, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2007
    I just got the final cut studio 2 and wanted to install it on my macnotebook. 80GB). Since the program demands about 50 GB of space I tried to install the program on my external hard drive, but it does not work...

    Does anyone have a suggestion? Is there no way to install final cut on an external drive? Can it be a proble of my external drive, or is it simply just not possible?

    Also, are there any other ways to get around the problem? To just install parts of the program? I have just used imovie so far and am not an expert, but would like to progress in my film editing...

    I would be very thankful for some advice!!!

  2. macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    I Answered HERE and there wasn't really need for this thread as you asked the same question if the other thread but i will write again FCS2 is 52GB and you have 80GB HDD. Upgrade the HDD to max you can afford if you have an external drive transfer all important docs/videos/pictures as not to lose them when you upgrade. With you old HDD you can buy an HDD enclosure and have it as a back up
  3. -DH
    macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    The good news is that the applications included with FCS2 only take up about 4gb of space. The remaining 62gb of "extras" can be installed on another drive. You'll be given the opportunity to do so during the install process. For more details, READ the "Installing Your Software" booklet that came packaged with FCS.


    From Apple's FCS site:
    Available Disk Space
    • 4GB of disk space required to install all applications
    • Additional 62GB required to install all optional templates, content, and tutorials (may be installed on separate disks):
    - 9GB for DVD Studio Pro content
    - 8GB for Motion templates and tutorial media
    - 24GB for Soundtrack Pro audio content
    - 12GB for LiveFonts and LiveType animated elements and templates
    - 2GB for Apple Pro Training Final Cut Studio Tutorials media
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2007
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hi again,
    i did not find the option you tolf me about, to only install the applications. however, i managed to only install the final cut pro 6 and the cinema tool on the space i had on my notebook. Those programs should be enough for a while right?
  6. macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    Have you tried transferring everything on your mac to an External Drive and uninstalling programs so that you have 65GB (To be safe) then install FCS2 then move all the extras to External HDD after all that then put your other stuff back on your mac.

    But as i said in the other thread you should upgrade your HDD to 200GB if you can, And there are loads of guides floating around the internet ( and The Forums)
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2007
    alright, good suggestion then, i might give it a try. right now i will look into the fc pro first and see how it comes along:)

    upgrading i hope to later, these 80GB quite easily fill up....

    Thanks again!

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