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Rob Ruzic
upgrading to FCS 2 with Kona 2 - any caveats?
on Jan 26, 2009 at 3:00:12 pm

I'm doing some work at a place with FCP 5.1.4 and a Kona 2. They'd like to upgrade to Final Cut Studio 2, but are worried that it might not work well with the old Kona. Upgrading to a Kona 3 is not an option.

So I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience working with FCS 2 and Kona 2. Have you had any problems or have things been running smoothly?

The computer is a G5, dual 2.5 GHz processor, 4.5 GB of RAM, running OS X 10.4.11.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Rob


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Arnie Schlissel
Re: upgrading to FCS 2 with Kona 2 - any caveats?
on Jan 26, 2009 at 6:34:52 pm

FWIW, I'm running Studio 2 on a G5 dual 2.5 and a Kona 2. Works pretty well.

Make sure you clone your startup disk before you upgrade or change anything.

Format your startup disk, do a clean install of Leopard, the latest Kona 2 firmware & drivers, FCS 2 & all of your other software, then you should be fine.

Arnie

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Marco Amador
Re: upgrading to FCS 2 with Kona 2 - any caveats?
on Dec 15, 2009 at 3:58:06 am

Did this sytem work for you? I am trying to upgrade my g5 system with a kona 2 card, is it worth it or shoudl i just wait to get a Mac pro?


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David Roth Weiss
Re: upgrading to FCS 2 with Kona 2 - any caveats?
on Dec 15, 2009 at 5:36:26 pm

[Marco Amador] "Did this sytem work for you? I am trying to upgrade my g5 system with a kona 2 card, is it worth it or shoudl i just wait to get a Mac pro?"

That system worked great six years go and still works great today, but it's essentially ancient technology now.

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles

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