Everytime I import a raw quicktime footage AE 6.5 gives me some error message and then crashes. Is it possibly my system? Is it because 720p and 1080p are not yet supported? do I need to upgrade? Sometimes it let me import but when it comes to rendering and converting it to a movie (i.e. AVI...) it crashes and ask me to save first... but when I open the saved file it crashes again... Anyone I need help please... Thanks
Ahem... Did AVCHD and other MPEG 4 stuff exist in 2003? Did Windows Vista and Windows 7 exist way back then? I know this sounds harsh, but you are trying to software from the last century and expect it to support formats and operating systems that even a fortuneteller couldn't see coming in his/her crystal ball. Inevitably, this simply cannot work, so yes, you will have to upgrade, which in your case means buying a new license of CS5 or at least a used copy of CS4 from someone willing to part with it...
No offence but I LOLed when you said, "AE 6.5".