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  • Eric Jurgenson

    April 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks $400. for a point upgrade is totally over the top? The only significant new feature I see in Premiere is closed caption support, and that may not be complete (I’m guessing SDI embedding via 3rd party adaptors only; no MPEG TS file embedding).

    OK, we are getting Audition back, which is great, although I ALREADY HAVE IT.

    Can someone explain to me why this is a good deal?

  • Tom Daigon

    April 11, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Eric, I also feel the $400 point upgrade is ridiculous. I understand that last year was a big enhancement to CS5, so I didnt expect a lot from NAB this year.But for what they are offering $400 is an insult. I certainly WILL NOT upgrade. I can get more bang for bucks with other investments. And since I use FCP for all but compositing and effects, the addition of Audition (which is still weak compared to Soundtrack Pro) is no great motivator for me.

    Tom Daigon
    Avid DS / FCP / After Effects Editor

  • Micah Mcdowell

    April 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    My problem is that the current CS5 has issues… it’s got several unresolvable bugs that make it unusable where I work, and there’s no way in the world that we’re going to pay for a minor upgrade to fix things that should just work in the first place. And they’re issues recognized as bugs by Adobe, no less.

    I don’t need new functionality; what’s there just needs to work without crashes or goofy incompatibility issues.
    NOT happy.

  • Shawn Lam, mpv

    April 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Give it a try before you make-up your mind. Premiere Pro CS5.5 has a .5 name but it is a full update.

    Speed is a big improvement, thanks to additional unlocking of he GPU when using approved NVIDIA CUDA cards. The link audio feature is really nice for DSLR shooters and those with multiple audio tracks and closed captioning support is a pretty big deal too (of note: Sony announced support for GPU on ATI cards and CC support on Vegas today).

    On After Effects the Warp Stabilizer is a feature DSLR and handheld shooters will want to add to their workflow because it works and is easy to use and tweak.

    Here’s a link to my EventDV review of Production Premium CS5.5

    Shawn Lam, MPV

  • John Young

    April 11, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    When was 5.5 released? I just bought CS5 Production Premium on Wednesday. I don’t need the upgrade right?

  • John Young

    April 11, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    And then today, I got an email from Adobe saying I would get a free 5.5 upgrade. OK I feel better now.

  • Micah Mcdowell

    April 11, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I wonder how far back that offer goes? We bought in January.

  • Jason Jenkins

    April 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I just bought the Master Collection CS5 on April 1st! It would be nice to get a free upgrade to CS5.5.

    Jason Jenkins
    Flowmotion Media
    Video production… with style!

  • Jay Gladwell

    April 11, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    You have to have bought CS5 on March 11 or later to qualify for a free upgrade.

    I missed it by 10 days.

  • David Roth weiss

    April 12, 2011 at 12:09 am

    [Jason Jenkins] “I just bought the Master Collection CS5 on April 1st!”

    Turncoat! No more FCP help for you anymore… 🙂

    David Roth Weiss
    David Weiss Productions, Inc.
    Los Angeles


    A forum host of Creative COW’s Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums. Formerly host of the Apple Final Cut Basics, Indie Film & Documentary, and Film History & Appreciations forums.

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