5.0.4 vs 5.1.1

Posted by bdplaid 
5.0.4 vs 5.1.1
July 20, 2006 12:13PM
I know this topic has been here, but I can't find it.

What are the differences between these 2 versions of FCP? AKA, why should I upgrade?


Re: 5.0.4 vs 5.1.1
July 20, 2006 12:29PM
This PDF has details about what's new in 5.1 and 5.1.1

Martin Baker
Unique plug-ins and tools for Apple Pro Apps
Re: 5.0.4 vs 5.1.1
July 20, 2006 02:44PM
Thanks, I didn't see that and it does answer questions. 5.1.1 looks like mostly a maintenance release to me, especially for those using intel-o-mac (sic), but the automatically reattaching externally modded clips is definitely a good thing.

as for me, i have no probs doing what i'm doing, even with the new P2 workflow. definitely a learning curve there, but i like it.

Re: 5.0.4 vs 5.1.1
July 20, 2006 03:34PM
Don't upgrade to 5.1 until you are done with your project. Footage imported from P2 under 5.0.4 have issues when working with them in FCP 5.1...skipping and dropping frames when you add a transition or filter.

But it is more than a maintenance upgrade. It allows FCP to work on Intel macs as well as PowerPC macs, fixes the Media manager, and adds more codec support.
Re: 5.0.4 vs 5.1.1
July 20, 2006 06:11PM
no, i'd never upgrade in mid project. unlike my former boss, who - back in the analog and tape day - switched out the ENTIRE studio in mid-project. everything: edit controller, cameras, decks, CCUs, DVEs, audio, every piece in the place was changed. and he made it work.

talk about brass ones!

Re: 5.0.4 vs 5.1.1
July 22, 2006 02:15PM
I notice that I couldn't upgrade 5.0.4 directly to 5.1.1. Is 5.1.1 only an upgrade to the 5.1 Universal version? That would mean that I must buy that first...

Just curious.

Re: 5.0.4 vs 5.1.1
July 22, 2006 06:55PM
you have to send your 5.0 installer disks back to apple, with some $$,
and they will send you back the 5.1 installer disks.

making disk image backups of the disks before you pop them in the post is a good idea.


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