Do I have a copy of Final Cut Studio Academic or Retail? I'm Confused!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by aedude01, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. aedude01 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so this may sound like a stupid question, but I really need some advice.

    A few years ago, when I was till a college student, I received a copy of what I thought was the academic version of Final Cut Studio. (It was a gift from my Grandpa). Most recently I've been looking to upgrade to Final Cut Studio 2, but I know that you can't do this with the academic version. That's what makes this so weird.

    When I went to install my old FCS on my new mac I had I noticed my serial number sticker for FCS read something like "############## - Final Cut Studio- RETAIL" . I checked the copy of my software and when it boots I get the usual FCP Splash screen (there's no indication that it's an Academic Version). I called my Grandfather who purchased the software for me and he can't remember what version he bought.

    My question is, do I have a copy of the Academic FCS or FCS Retail? If its Academic I have no issue buying the full version, but if I have a retail copy I'd like to be able to upgrade.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    -Lee
     
  2. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

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    Sounds to me like you have the retail version, though I'm sure it'll be easy enough to check when you try to upgrade it!
     
  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    If "Academic" does not appear under "Final Cut Pro" on the splash screen, chances are that it's a retail version. And you pretty much answered your own question when you stated that your serial number says "RETAIL."
     

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