Upgrade to Final Cut Studio 2

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Daud C, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Daud C macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys

    Bought an academic version of Production Suite and upgraded it to Final Cut Studio 1 a while back. I now want to upgrade to Final Cut Studio 2 but am not sure if it will work, given the academic version of Production Suite.

    Any thoughts or anyone tried this path?
     
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    nope... with apple's academic license, there is no upgrade path... you must re-purchase the whole thing.
     
  3. Daud C thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the reply:

    does that mean then, that my Final Cut Studio 1 Upgrade/Crossgrade of Production Suite was also an academic license? is there simply continuity depending on the original license?
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    if u still have the box it would say on the front.
    I too hate the fact that i have to repurchase FCS2 to upgrade. I searched ebay and you the academic versions are going for about 300
     
  5. Daud C thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The FCS 1 Upgrade (from Apple online) came only with the discs (no box) and the installation instructions (inc serial numbers), hence i have no indication of whether it is an academic version or otherwise.
     
  6. BigJimSlade macrumors member

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    If you have the crossgrade to 5.1 then you have a full version.

    Academic licenses where eligible for the crossgrade. When you fire up FCP, does it say Retail or Academic next to the serial number?
     
  7. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    not necessarily true... Academic 5 users were allowed to crossgrade to 5.1, but were not given retail licenses.
     

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