I presently own the CS4 MC but am up against the deadline for getting Creative Cloud for $29.99/month.
What is not clear to me is whether I can continue to capture in 720p or 1080i direct to my computer somewhere in the Cloud apps, presumably PP. What format will it capture in from the Panasonic via firewire?
Presently, OnLocation in CS4 nicely captures sound as .wav's and video as .avi's from the Panasonic. Plus, I've been able to take my laptop on location to capture in HD using OnLocation. If I'm not mistaken, I lose that with Creative Cloud.
This post (http://forums.adobe.com/message/4464073) seems to recommend keeping OnLocation, but how is that done if Creative Cloud replaces my existing CS4? Also, since I don't have those rediculously expensive memory cards for the Panasonic, I capture direct to my editing workstation most of the time in house and rarely use the laptop. Works great via firewire. In fact, CS4 is still "adequate" for my needs.
One final question: Is everyone on board with CS6 being worth it in Creative Cloud? Compared to CS4, are the features worth it (everything being 64-bit seems to be a big plus)? Are a ton of bugs still being worked out?
>ton of bugs
Not a "ton" but maybe a few pounds?
CS6 Bug Clip Name http://forums.adobe.com/message/4654667
As for OnLocation... if you don't un-install CS4, you will still have OnLocation
>take my laptop on location
Do you always have an Internet connection when you are on location?
how is that done if Creative Cloud replaces my existing CS4?
CS versions do not replace each other. They get installed along side each other so you can easily have multiple versions of the software on the same machine. Many people do this.
Compared to CS4, are the features worth it
Overall, YES! But there are some bugs and quirks in CS6 that didn't exist in previous versions. Your best bet is to install the trial and give it a go.