So far I've upgraded several projects from 5.5 to 6.0.
The only real show stoppers I've found is CS6's inability to playback long / spanned AVCHD clips.
What do you mean by long? And how do you deal with this problem?
Anything that spans more than a single 2GB clip. How long that is depends on the bit rate your camera is recording at.
We get around it right now by either only editing those projects in 5.5 or by transcoding (using media encoder 5.5!!) to something other than AVCHD (take your pick). Media Encoder has the same problem (it's presumably using the same engine), so transcoding / playing back takes significantly longer than it does currently on 5.5.
I'm sure they'll fix it (it's been reported by lots of people), but it's the one show stopper for me. We now have to transcode al AVCHD files for use with CS6 whereas we didn't for 5.5.
thanks a lot
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If you look around the forum you will see that there are a fair amount of problems with CS6. Of course (almost) only people with problems are posting here.
If you have the resources (like a second computer) you should definitely leave a version of CS5.5 running as a back-up.
I work freelance, so doing the switch is not so risky since I'm doing it between jobs. I wouldn't recommend upgrading right now for people with constant client activity.
I'm confident that Adobe will get the kinks out of CS6 pretty fast, but it won't be days.