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  • FCP registraton info?

    Posted by Tom Matthies on March 10, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    I’m setting up FCP5 on a new Quad G5. I finally have some free time, so today I plan on loading FCP itself onto the G5. This is a new install using a brand new copy of FCP Studio. Now, for the question.
    I’ve already copied all of my user information from the old computer, whick will still be used as another edit station using the existing version of FCP. I’m assuming that while copying my user info (supervisor) that I’ve copied all lf my old FCP4.5 registration information. Do I need to delete this before installing the new copy of FCP? We need two workstations with separate registrations for each. I looking to find out just where the registration info is kept in the computer so I can go in and delete it before installing the new version of FCP. Make sense?
    Thanks in advanc,

    Paul Nevison replied 18 years, 4 months ago 5 Members · 12 Replies
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  • Arnie Schlissel

    March 10, 2006 at 3:43 pm

    I don’t think You need to delete the old info. Try it & see what happens. You can always quit out of the installer & root around to find the info if you have to.


  • Tom Matthies

    March 10, 2006 at 4:00 pm

    Yea, I’m installing it on the new machine right now. I actually used to know where the resiatration info was, butI can always reserialize it later. I’m like a little kid. I can’t wait to get the quad up and running on an actual project.

  • Arnie Schlissel

    March 10, 2006 at 4:13 pm

    I feel your giddiness! I felt the same way a year ago when my dual 2.5 showed up at the door. It replaced the single g4 400 which is now relegated to DVD burning or some web surfing while I’m capturing or laying off to tape.


  • Tom Matthies

    March 10, 2006 at 5:07 pm

    Interesting. I’m still running MY original single 400 as well. I use it for script writing and printing labels. These things just keep running and running and running… The thing just won’t die!

  • Arnie Schlissel

    March 10, 2006 at 5:17 pm

    A friend of mine who’s a graphic artist is still running his beige G3. He looks at my G4 with envy! 😉 He’s hoping to scrounge up the $$ for a new mini or iMac someday soon.


  • Bryce Whiteside

    March 10, 2006 at 5:46 pm

    Is this what you are looking for?
    /Library/Application Support/ProApps/Final Cut Pro System ID

    Bryce Whiteside

    Don’t worry Mr. B. I have a cunning plan…

    PowerBook 1.67 Ghz ATI 9700 128 MB 2 GB
    Mac OS X 10.4.5 QuickTime Pro 7.0.4
    Final Cut Pro HD
    DVD Studio Pro 3
    After Effects 6.5

  • Tom Matthies

    March 10, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    I guess it is all relative. One mans Escort is another mans Escalade.

  • Tom Matthies

    March 10, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    Yes, that would be it. I just finished the install a few minutes ago. I had problems with the “Motion 2” disk during the install. The computer woulodn’t recognize it at all. I had to run home and get my FCP5 disks. Ran theinstall again. I used my Motion disk and the rest of the install went fine. I’m going to do the on-line updates and then fire it up.
    Film at eleven.
    Heck, with a little luck, I’ll even edit that film on the new machine. I think that I will make sure the FCP ID matches the new software by deleting that file. That way I can make sure that it didn’t get transferred from the old machine.

  • Debe

    March 10, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    Ahh, and I was going to chime in with my first generation Blue and White G3 is still an administrative workhorse…but the beige G3 trumps that!


  • Arnie Schlissel

    March 10, 2006 at 8:29 pm

    I used to have a Mac Plus that lasted something like 10 years. It finally died sometime in the middle 90s. The 30 MB external drive that we got to run it off lasted a couple of years beyond that.


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