[AJS Studios]“Can I upgrade and load FC 6 and still keep FC 5 on the same system?”
Only by creating a dual boot system, or by cloning your system drive to a removable drive and upgrading either the original or the clone to FCS 2.
I cloned my system drive to a firewire drive, put that away for safe keeping, and upgraded the internal system drive to FCS 2. Later, a client still using FCP 5.1.4 brought in a color correcting job thet needed to stay at ver 5, so I simply booted to the firewire clone and went to work on their job.
[AJS Studios]“Is it true you can’t open a FC 5 project in FC 6?”
That is not true. You can always open a project from an earlier version. However, once you save it as a ver 6 project you can’t go back and open it in an ealier version.
“No job is worth doing more than once…”
David Roth Weiss
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Not if you move it to another drive and unmount the drive.
Anyway, I haven’t done any vigorous testing. But just opening 5.1.4 after installing 6 seems to play back and operate. I’m looking for some knowledge that there is a specific reason it won’t work or a reason not to use it if need be.
Hey guys….ever since FCP 3.0 I have simply renamed my app file….Final Cut Pro becomes Final Cut Pro 5.1.4. Then I load the new version….still have the old version. Works for the entire suite. I have Motion 2 and 3 on the same G5. Final Cut Pro versions 3 all the way to version 6…all running fine, all plug ins intact. I always do this to be sure I can do what Walter does with the older version if I have to, but I don’t have to reboot.
Hmmm, not sure why it is so easy, but a reboot drive is not necessary….again, I’m on G5’s still so I don’t have experience using this method on an intel.
Just rename the app file before installing the new version!!!!