My trial version of PrPro is about to run out, just as my Lynda.com tutorial month does!! With both of those and your help, I've learned a fair amount, with still miles and miles to go.
I believe CS5 is due in April, as Adobe runs in 18 month cycles, so I'm thinking of waiting at least until some announcement (they'll do a free replace within a month of purchace, I believe)--to avoid a new purchase, and then an upgrade soon thereafter. What I'm wondering is, am I going to have to upgrade my computer also at the same time to a 64 bit one--I've heard that will be a minimal requirement? If one isn't careful, the cost of all of this could be considerable.
Any thoughts on any of this?
Depends on the computer you have now. It might be "64bit ready" due it's motherboard and CPU, and you might just have to go to a 64bit OS (like Windows 7 64bit). If you can identify the mobo and chip, you can usually work it out by googling around.
Adobe have confirmed that AE and PP will be 64bit-only (at least, that's how I've read it). someone please step in if I've gotten that wrong.