I’ve dealt with this particular problem before, and I encountered the same one today. I’ve got the call to install Final Cut Studio 2 on a Mac Pro. The owner told me that the installer wouldn’t let him to install Final Cut Pro on his brand new Octo-Core Mac Pro. I remember I had encountered this problem a few month ago, and I do know that it had something to do with Logic Studio installation. The “correct order” is to install Final Cut Studio first, then install Logic Studio. All I needed to do is to delete one particular file in the installation receipt folder, the thing is I don’t quite remember what file to delete.
A short trip to Apple Support page refreshed my memory. Here it is:
Final Cut Studio 2: Option to install Final Cut Pro is dimmed
If you install Final Cut Studio 2 after having installed Logic Studio, the option to install Final Cut Pro may be dimmed so that it is not possible to install Final Cut Pro. Other applications can be installed.
This particular issue specifically occurs on systems on which Logic Studio has already been installed.
Final Cut Studio 2, Logic Studio
Take the following steps to resolve this issue:
- If it is still running, quit the Final Cut Studio Installer.
- In Finder, navigate to /Library/Receipts/.
- Locate the file named ProMediaIO.pkg and drag it to the Trash.
- Run the Final Cut Studio Installer again.
All in all, the installation went smoothly.