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migrating from 6.5 to 8 and back
migrating from 6.5 to 8 and back
by Desireena Almoradie on Feb 22, 2015 at 10:59:07 pm

Hi all,

I just found out that Scripsync does not work on MC 8. I have been editing on 8 since the new year, and now I need to downgrade to be able to use Scriptsync again. If I uninstall 8, will I be able to open my projects in 6.5?

Thanks for your help!

Regards,

Des


Re: migrating from 6.5 to 8 and back
by Shane Ross on Feb 23, 2015 at 2:15:10 am

Yes, you will.

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Re: migrating from 6.5 to 8 and back
by Pat Horridge on Feb 23, 2015 at 11:13:21 am

You need to have the latest point release for bin compatibility. But even then many features from V8 can't be understood. Iike frame flex and LUTs

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Re: migrating from 6.5 to 8 and back
by Desireena Almoradie on Feb 23, 2015 at 6:01:39 pm

Is there a way to keep both 8 and 6.5 on the same computer? How do I toggle back and forth between the two versions without uninstalling 8? As of now I have 8 installed and don't know how to access 6.5 on my computer. Was it automatically uninstalled when I upgraded to 8?

Thanks again for your expert help.


Re: migrating from 6.5 to 8 and back
by Shane Ross on Feb 23, 2015 at 6:07:36 pm

[Desireena Almoradie] "Is there a way to keep both 8 and 6.5 on the same computer? "

No, sorry. One or the other. Unless you partition your hard drive and make a separate OS on the other partition...dual boot.

[Desireena Almoradie] " As of now I have 8 installed and don't know how to access 6.5 on my computer. Was it automatically uninstalled when I upgraded to 8?"

Yes...if you want to have access to MC 6.5, you need to uninstall MC 8 and reinstall MC 6.5. You might need to deactivate MC8 first and Activate MC 6.5. Before you do anything it's best to contact Avid and ask them the best course of action to maintain your activation. Do this on the Avid forums, or the Avid Editors of Facebook page...ping Marianna Montigue, as she's the leader in this type of thing.

http://community.avid.com/forums/48.aspx

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2244549459/?fref=ts

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Re: migrating from 6.5 to 8 and back
by Ricky Barrow on Feb 26, 2015 at 10:33:06 am

Script Sync does work on MC 7.0.4. We have several systems and left one on this version just for scriptsync and are having no issues. Unless you need something very specific from v.8 then v.7 is pretty solid for us - might be a good compromise.

Ricky





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