We’re here on the road looking to capture and edit HDV on the go. I pop in my Final Cut Studio install disc to try out on my loaner MacBook Pro, and — huh? It skips installation of Final Cut Pro no matter what I do? Turns out the culprit is installing Logic Studio, then Final Cut Studio. The solution? Delete your /Library/Receipts/ProAppsIO.pkg file, which makes the Final Cut installer think FCP is already installed. Thanks to Zoom-In for the tip:

Problem & Solution: Installing Final Cut Studio 2 After Logic Studio [Zoom-In Online]

Final Cut Studio 2: Option to install Final Cut Pro is dimmed [Apple Support]

See, musicians and visual people just don’t spend enough time collaborating. Or they don’t have quite enough software on their Macs. Problem solved.