MBP 13" using Final Cut Pro?

kpooky

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 9, 2009
24
0
I just got a MacBook Pro 13" and I tried installing final Cut pro and it has an error message that comes up saying that I don't have the right components or something. any help?
:apple::apple:
 

spinnerlys

Guest
Sep 7, 2008
14,329
7
forlod bygningen
Which Final Cut Pro/Studio version were you trying to install?

As you can see from the Technical Requirements of the latest release, your MacBook Pro should handle any Final Cut version: http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/specs/
.

May the DVD be damaged?

Can you post a screen shot of the message and during which part of the installation does the message appear?
 

spinnerlys

Guest
Sep 7, 2008
14,329
7
forlod bygningen
What Mac OS version do you use?

Is Rosetta installed? Final Cut Pro 5 still uses the PPC architecture and the 5.1 update included the universal binary to run seamlessly on Intel Macs.

SO if you have Snow Leopard and want to install a software that has no universal binaries, you need to install Rosetta from the Mac OS X installer DVD.
 

kpooky

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 9, 2009
24
0
i installed rosetta and it still doesn't work. and I use snow leopard.
 

kolax

macrumors G3
Mar 20, 2007
9,188
114
Obvious things first - how much hard drive space do you have? What are you running when you are trying to install it?

Try creating a new user account and installing it in that.
 

kpooky

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 9, 2009
24
0
like 105 GB. and im usually not running anything but the installer.
 

spinnerlys

Guest
Sep 7, 2008
14,329
7
forlod bygningen
Does your 13" have integrated or discreet graphics?
According to the manufacturer of the notebook, it's an integrated graphics card called nVidia 9400m.
More technical data can be found here: http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs-13inch.html

As for FCP 5, it doesn't take any Intel Integrated graphics, but the nVidia chip will be fine, as even FCP 7 will run on that.

Editing doesn't rely on GPU, but CPU.
 

ryanvalle

macrumors member
Jun 14, 2009
84
1
Here's the answer to what I think is the problem:

You are running FCP5 on the macbook pro. FCP5 goes through a system check and requires that you have a PPC system.

You will need FCP 5.1 or higher to run on an intel machine like the macbook pro. A simple rosetta install will not solve this issue.
 

spinnerlys

Guest
Sep 7, 2008
14,329
7
forlod bygningen
Here's the answer to what I think is the problem:

You are running FCP5 on the macbook pro. FCP5 goes through a system check and requires that you have a PPC system.

You will need FCP 5.1 or higher to run on an intel machine like the macbook pro. A simple rosetta install will not solve this issue.
Why would a Rosetta install not help?
Isn't Rosetta made for PPC software running on Intel hardware? Wouldn't a system check by FCP get "fooled" by Rosetta in thinking: ah, this seems to be a cosy PPC chip, let's heat here for awhile?
 

spinnerlys

Guest
Sep 7, 2008
14,329
7
forlod bygningen
Even FCP 7.0 is still PPC. It runs just fine on my 13" w/rosetta. Sorry can't really help with your version....
Are you sure?

From Final Cut Pro 5.1 onwards all Final Cut Pro versions have been Universal, meaning being able to run on Intel CPUs without Rosetta.

FCP 7 was declared as not being able to run on any PPC machines, but it worked nonetheless.


Where did you get your version kpooky?

Have you asked Apple if the could get you an upgrade?