5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 5:19 AM by Studio X
brainstain Level 1 Level 1

hi there

a bit confused here

i am using fc studio 5.1 with installed updates 5.1.4  - i am running leopard 10.5.8 on a mbp

right now i am in post of a 30min film - finally visuals edited

now  working audio tracks

this is the first time i will take a project all the way to dvd and so will use the final cut studio soundtrack pro and. dvd pro.

until now i have only been using the final cut pro 5.1.4 part of the studio

 

i have been using logic express 8 to prepare music track. but need to explore how that works with fcp

my confusio is:

1- can i update fcs 5.1 using pro applications update 2010-02? it jumps all the way to fcp 7

2- do i need to install prokit update 5.1?

3. will this impact my project files at all? should i wait?

also

4. i don't have  quicktime - do i need this? should i download "quicktime 7.7 for leopard"

 

thanks for  help!

celia


mbp
Solved by Shane Ross on Nov 22, 2012 11:56 PM Solved

FCP 5.1.4 is as high as that version goes.  If you want FCP 7, you need to purchase it.  The update won't make 5.1.4 into FCP 7. 

 

If you have a Mac, you should have Quicktime. It's part of the OS...it's installed with the OS.  The only way NOT to have it is if you deleted it.  And since it is a core component to FCP...you should have it.

  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8

    FCP 5.1.4 is as high as that version goes.  If you want FCP 7, you need to purchase it.  The update won't make 5.1.4 into FCP 7. 

     

    If you have a Mac, you should have Quicktime. It's part of the OS...it's installed with the OS.  The only way NOT to have it is if you deleted it.  And since it is a core component to FCP...you should have it.

  • brainstain Level 1 Level 1

    thanks shane!

     

     

    yes i do have qt 7 pro afterall.  dummy me. a search revealed it in system preferences.

     

    the other question perhaps you can answer is

    do you think i should install the prokit update 5.1 ?  and how would i find out if i already have it?

     

    and also

    should i update to qt 7.7

     

    or leave well enough alone?

     

    thanks again!

    c

  • Shane Ross Level 8 Level 8

    do you think i should install the prokit update 5.1 ?  and how would i find out if i already have it?

     

    You said you were running FCP 5.1.4, that's as far as FCP 5.1 goes.  So you are running the highest version you can get.

     

    >should i update to qt 7.7 or leave well enough alone?

     

    Leave a working system alone.  Updating to 7.7 won't get you anything.

  • Detlef Kretschmer Level 3 Level 3

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  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7

    There is no FCS 5. The OP has Final Cut Pro 5.1

     

    And I second the "if it isn't broke, don't change it" path while in the middle of a project.

     

    x