final cut studio upgrading help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mrbojanglesix, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. mrbojanglesix macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2008
    I recently decided to buy Final Cut Studio and decided that since I didn't needColor I would save a little money and buy FCS 1 instead of 2, so I bought it on eBay. But I didn't look closely enough at the listing and ended up with "Upgrade from Production Suite." But finding an old copy of this for something reasonable has been hard.

    What I would like to know is what this product can upgrade from specifically. Basically, I'm looking to buy a serial, with an older product so that I can implement the software I already have. The product number is M9913Z/A. Could I install this using and older version of Final Cut Pro, and not the Suite? I see there is another product that is M9912Z/A listed as "Upgrade from Final Cut Pro."

    I saw another listing on eBay for M9913Z/A described as "Upgrade from Final Cut Pro." Is this person simply mistaken, or is there no real distinction between these two products?

    Was there a price difference when Apple was selling these? Does anyone know how specific the serial recognition is, or what the authorization process consists of?

    Thanks a lot in advance.
  2. PostTribber macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2007
    Woodland, CA
    M9912Z/A upgrade from...?

    I was able to google this:

    Upgrade Requirements
    Final Cut Pro upgrade: Open to licensed owners of Final Cut Pro (any version). You will need a valid serial number to complete the upgrade. Academic and Not-For-Resale versions are not eligible for this upgrade.

    I thought I'd retire my Sawtooth and pick up a G5. I didn't know my FCP 4 won't play on a Late Model G5 (AGP vs PCI), so now I'm also looking for a way to upgrade FCP. this seems to be the ticket.

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