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Author: Topic: Problems upgrading FCP3 from G4PBk to G5
davefielding
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Posted: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 11:13PM
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First-time poster and distinct amateur....

I"m doing a big cine-film to DVD project (my late father's old films + soundtracks) and need the power of FCP to deal with the problems of the captured audio running at a different speed to the cine. He made a lot of films over the years, and I've decided that my 15"Ti PB doesn't have the grunt. OK, that's the flimsiest excuse for a mid-life crisis and splashing out on a 1.8DP G5, but I've told my wife it's cheaper than a Porsche...

The problem came when I transfered all the data to the G5 and tried to open up FCP3. I got a "Security ID file is either missing or invalid" message. Reinstalling from the original disks produced the same message.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Dave

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Author: Topic: Re: Problems upgrading FCP3 from G4PBk to G5
mad dog
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mad dog

Posted: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 05:27PM
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Dave Fielding,

FCP ties itself to the Mac Address of your computer therefore you cannot copy it from one computer to another. I suspect you have left the preference file, from you copy attempt, on the G5 and therefore the programme is looking at that preference and will not work. Try deleting all reference to FCP (do a search) on your G5, restart and reinstall from the CD.

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