6 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2008 3:23 PM by ndelc
ndelc Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
I have Final Cut Studio 5 and I need to put it on an Intel based Mac. I seem to remember that you need to send in the disks and pay a fee to upgrade to the Intel version (FCS5.1 I believe?), but I can't find anything online about doing that. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


2.4ghz MacBook Pro, Dual 2.5ghz G5 Power Mac, 667mhz TiBook, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Lydilove Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
  • Lydilove Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    Sorry, the link just leads back to Apple. I think you need to contact Apple tech support to have them email you a link if it is still available.
  • Lydilove Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    Here is what I found on the web for you:
    Final Cut Studio Universal apps won't be sold separately

    By Prince McLean

    Published: 02:40 PM EST
    Apple will no longer offer its Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Motion, and DVD Studio Pro audio and video applications as standalone products, and come March will choose instead to sell them exclusively as part of the $1299 Final Cut Studio production suite.

    The company began informing its resellers of the change this week and also said it has stopped accepting new orders for the current versions of Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Motion, and DVD Studio Pro. "The individual applications in Final Cut Studio will only be available as part of the suite," the company wrote in a memo.

    In February, Apple will begin taking orders for a universal version of Final Cut Studio called "Final Cut Studio Universal," which will ship in March for $1299. The company also appears that it will continue to market a PowerPC-only version of the suite under the name "Final Cut Studio 1.1."

    The move to an all-or-nothing bundle will mean that new customers will have to fork over a pretty penny for the complete audio and video production suite. However, owners of the current versions of either DVD Studio Pro, Motion, and Soundtrack Pro will be eligible to upgrade to the entire $1299 Final Cut Studio for just $199. Final Cut Pro 5.0 owners will be able to take Apple up on the same "fulfillment" upgrade offer for just $99.

    Customers who already own a copy of the the current Final Cut Studio can update to the universal version of the suite through a $49 "Final Cut Studio 1.1 Crossgrade Fulfillment" upgrade. Information on how to obtain this and the aforementioned upgrades should begin appearing on Apple's Web site in early February.

    Contacts close to Apple have suggested that fulfillment upgrades may only be available through snail mail, requiring the customer to supply all install discs from the software which they are upgrading.

    Apple will also offer $49 crossgrade upgrades for its other Pro applications, Aperture and Logic Pro 7.1. For users of Logic Express 7.1, the upgrade will cost only $29.

    There is so far no word on plans for Shake, Apple's $2999 advanced digital compositing software.
  • CrazyaboutMacs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you so much for clarifying...

    Sorry to ask this but - from what I read in your post - if I currently have 5.0xx Final Cut Pro on an Intel based machine and want to cross grade to 5.1 I won't be able to do that until Feb 09?

    Is that correct? If not - where do I go for the cross grade?

    Thanks for your help!!
  • ndelc Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
    Thanks for all the info Lydilove. I have the whole 5.0 suite, so I'm not too concerned about them not selling them individually anymore. I remember the info about the $49 upgrade to the 5.1 Universal version, but I can't find anything about it online. I guess you're right, I'll need to call.

  • David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,825 points)
    Apple's special "crossgrade" offer expired over a year ago. Furthermore, FCP 5.1 is no longer available from Apple. But you do have the option of upgrading to Final Cut Studio 2 (FCP 6).

    The article linked above was posted Mar 29th 2006 and has long out-of-date.