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Last post 08-01-2008, 13:32 by Marc P.. 19 replies.
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  •  07-08-2008, 19:50 208611

    bonus dvd and s12

    I have Studio 12 installed and I have my bonus dvd from studio 10.

    I tried to install the bonus dvd and it stopped! saying I must have at least studio 10 on my system.

    How can I install this so I can use it with studio 12?

  •  07-08-2008, 23:53 208675 in reply to 208611

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    You use the transfer wizard. It should be Start/All programs/Pinnacle Studio 12/Tools. Run it and it will ask you what version of Studio you want to add content from. Respond withe S10. It will prepare the computer and prompt you from there.

    If you haven't paid to unlock any content, there probably isn't any point, though.

  •  07-09-2008, 18:54 209081 in reply to 208675

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    Jin is right. After the bonus DVD is installed, you should run the wizard again.

    Anybody having problems when they mistakenly chose the wrong Studio version to prepare?

  •  07-09-2008, 21:36 209143 in reply to 208675

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

     

    does that mean I have to uninstall s12, then re-install s10 and the bonus dvd, then re-install s12 and import the stuff from s10?
    I did a reformat a couple of months back and just installed s11. I never bothered install the bonus dvd I got with s10 as I knew s12 was on the way.

     

  •  07-09-2008, 23:15 209161 in reply to 209143

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    No, you don't need to uninstall S12. Run the Transfer Wizard that is part of S12.. It will prepare your computer to enable you to install the S10 bonus disc.
  •  07-10-2008, 15:04 209493 in reply to 209161

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    Jeff's right. Follow his steps that should do the trick.
  •  07-10-2008, 16:36 209525 in reply to 209493

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    Isn't the OP saying that he can't install the S10 Bonus DVD because S10 is not installed on his machine?  He has S11 installed (and also S12).  Under this scenario, will the S10 Bonus DVD install?.  (I've never seen anyone ask this question before.)  Presumably he has the S11 Bonus DVD that would install.  Or maybe not, if he only has the upgrade? 

    In any event, if he can't install the bonus material, the S12 transfer wizard isn't going to be of any use.

    Or are you saying that the transfer wizard can install from a disc, if you don't have it installed on the machine?

    If the transfer wizard sees the S11 installation, will it give an option to transfer from S10?
    Huh? 

    Inquiring minds want to know.   Wink 

  •  07-10-2008, 16:51 209532 in reply to 209525

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    The transfer wizard should be able to allow the installation even if Studio 10 is not installed. I would assume that the transfer wizard should be able to do so.
  •  07-10-2008, 23:20 209620 in reply to 209525

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    Or are you saying that the transfer wizard can install from a disc, if you don't have it installed on the machine?
    That's correct Greg. What the Wizard must do is either disguise S12 as an earlier version, or tweek something else to fool the bonus disc. After installing the bonus disc, you have to run the wizard again to restore things to there correct settings.
  •  07-11-2008, 8:43 209823 in reply to 209532

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    Marc P.:
    The transfer wizard should be able to allow the installation even if Studio 10 is not installed. I would assume that the transfer wizard should be able to do so.

    It would not work for me Mark hence all my whining about the transfer wizard not working.  What surprises the hell out of me is that all those transitions where just sitting there on the machine but the wizard chose not to move them.

    I have a folder of transitions that I built and given how the xfer wizard is supposed to work, it will never transfer them since they are not on any disk. All I can say is that if I had to start from scratch, thank god for backups!!!

    Jerry
     

  •  07-11-2008, 9:54 209856 in reply to 209620

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    jjn:
    What the Wizard must do is either disguise S12 as an earlier version, or tweek something else to fool the bonus disc. After installing the bonus disc, you have to run the wizard again to restore things to there correct settings.

    I'm not exactly sure how it disguised or tweaked S12, but after running the transfer wizard without the previous studio (11) present, I found a new S11 folder in my pinnacle directory along with the S12 folder.  Once done, the Bonus DVD from S11 was happy and installed restoring my old content.

  •  07-11-2008, 18:29 210048 in reply to 209856

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    Actually, the transfer wizard will basically tell the computer to allow the install of the Bonus DVD without the previous version installed. No special thing here.

    Once installed, it then look for it and tell Studio to use it.

    Jerry, you may want to try doing the transfer 2-3 times as this worked for others.

  •  07-12-2008, 10:00 210225 in reply to 210048

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    Marc,

    The truth of the matter is that I probably spent less time moving everything manually than screwing around with the transfer wizard.  Besides, it was NEVER going to move the transitions that I had created in HFX!

    BTW, for whatever reason, at least some of the old menu items were not transfered either. I discovered that when I converted a v11 project to v12 and a menu button could not be found. Again, manual worked fine.

    From my point view, the wizard probably works fine for a clean install but for an in-place update, it is severely broken. It should take everything from the previous installation and move it - no ifs ands or buts.

    Jerry 

  •  07-15-2008, 17:06 211724 in reply to 210225

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    Marc,

    The truth of the matter is that I probably spent less time moving everything manually than screwing around with the transfer wizard.  Besides, it was NEVER going to move the transitions that I had created in HFX!

    BTW, for whatever reason, at least some of the old menu items were not transfered either. I discovered that when I converted a v11 project to v12 and a menu button could not be found. Again, manual worked fine.

    From my point view, the wizard probably works fine for a clean install but for an in-place update, it is severely broken. It should take everything from the previous installation and move it - no ifs ands or buts.

    Jerry


    I'm sorry that you had to resort to a manual fix. But just for reference how did you do it?

  •  07-16-2008, 10:09 212018 in reply to 211724

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    Marc P.:

    I'm sorry that you had to resort to a manual fix. But just for reference how did you do it?

    When finesse fails, resort to brute force Smile

    Here (probably the last entry) is what I did.  Note the striking resemblance to the fix for modified/new HFX's not appearing in the menus for version 11. The most time was spent finding where the new folders and files were. Once I had those, the fix went very quickly. I have to admit that I ran out of patience with the transfer wizard so perhaps it would have worked if I kept flailing away.

    BTW, for clarity, I uninstalled Studio v11 but did not uninstall any the bonus material.  I suspect that is the main reason everything was just sitting there in  it's old home. If I had removed them, the backup disk would have been the next option.

    Some observations: 

    1. For a true clean install, the transfer wizard is the only thing that will work (exception below).

    2. For an update, the existing files should just be copied to where ever they are needed.  The transfer wizard is a waste of time for this.

    3. If I was doing a clean install, I would still skip the wizard and rely on my backup disks and a manual install if at all possible.  The time saved is significant! (Now that I know where everything is, I would estimate I could "install" everything in less than 3 minutes)

    4. For "homemade" effects, you are screwed unless you have them backed up because the wizard ain't gonna touch 'em!
     

    Jerry
  •  07-16-2008, 20:21 212210 in reply to 212018

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    On the contrary, the transfer wizard transfered all of my stuff from S10 and S11 into S12 the first time. It even copied all of the third party transitions I had installed. Total updated time was the fastest of all versions of studio I have used (8, 9, 10, or 11). I might have had about 1/2 hour from start to finished to do the hole update.
  •  07-16-2008, 21:34 212227 in reply to 212210

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    Just to be clear - the main update process went fine and was fairly quick.  The transfer wizard didn't on anything.

    Jerry 

  •  07-16-2008, 22:09 212237 in reply to 212227

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    Thank you for sharing the details Jerry.
  •  07-31-2008, 14:56 217561 in reply to 212237

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    Maybe i'm in the wrong thread here, but I have installed 12 Ultimate and transferred my bonus over from studio 11 Ultimate, everything appears to be working (touch wood). Is it now safe for me to uninstall the bonus DVD from the add remove progams?

     Thanks

    Paul.

  •  08-01-2008, 13:32 217843 in reply to 217561

    Re: bonus dvd and s12

    IMHO I think it should be left installed, Uninstalling it might break what have been "Transfered" by the Content Transfer Wizard.
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