Will FCP survive a reformat with time machine?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kingsly, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    Hey all, so snow leopard really fcsk'd up my Mac Pro (as well as my MBP, and my gf's MB, and her bosse's iMac and MB... :rolleyes: )

    Final cut pro is being crazy, along with the rest of the machine. I feel it's reformat and reinstall time. I have a good time machine backup going.

    I worry though, because my copy of FCS3 is on a volume license from a former employer (NOT a euphemism for piratebay :p ), and I won't be able to recover it if it's lost. Will the time machine restore put it all back okay?

    I'm terrified of wiping it all, but at the same time I have a project due and need to make a decision asap. :eek:
  2. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
    If it isn't working now, what choice do you have? In "theory" migration assistant should restore a working version of Final Cut after the reformat.

    But who in their right depends on such a critical application like FC without having the original copy on hand for times just like this? And why were you upgrading your OS in the middle of an editing project?
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    I'd definitely not count on it.

    Get a full clone of your drive (CCC or SuperDuper) before you start.
  4. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


    This job was going to pay for a personal copy of fcp. :(

    The SL update happened a while ago. fcp was fine until yesterday, and it's not the edl that's bad, I've tried making a new edl... same bugs. Audio issues mainly.

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