1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 29, 2010 8:34 AM by Colin Brougham

    CS3 prproj files in CS5 ?

    jacvanbergen

      While extensively searching I see contrary information which puzzles me and makes me doubt if I could buy CS5.

       

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      Could CS3 .prproj files ( ex XP 32 bit )  be opened in CS5, on a 64 bit i7 950 machine,  without problems after having installed a new fresh CS5 ( no upgrade from CS3 to CS5 ) ?

      Do I loose CS5 features while processing CS3 files in CS5 ?

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      And, most important, are the CS3 files ( opened in CS5 ) also prone to the Mercury video card acceleration while rendering into mpeg2 ( no avchd ) and playback those mpeg2 files =

       

      Sorry if these are too basic questions, but I need help anyway which I was unable to trace anywhere else.

       

      Thanks for any help.

        • 1. Re: CS3 prproj files in CS5 ?
          Colin Brougham Level 6
          Could CS3 .prproj files ( ex XP 32 bit )  be opened in CS5, on a 64 bit i7 950 machine

          Yes.

          without problems

          Probably. Always backup your original project before proceeding.

          after having installed a new fresh CS5 ( no upgrade from CS3 to CS5 ) ?

          There is no such things as an "upgrade," per se. Each version is a standalone installation.

          Do I loose CS5 features while processing CS3 files in CS5 ?

          No. A CS3 project becomes a CS5 project on import/opening. You may lose some CS3 effects, but nothing in CS5 is unavailable.

          And, most important, are the CS3 files ( opened in CS5 ) also prone to the Mercury video card acceleration while rendering into mpeg2 ( no avchd ) and playback those mpeg2 files =

          Yes. Sort of. I think so. Mercury Playback Engine does not accelerate rendering, but instead accelerates certain effects. But I think the answer to your question (or the gist of it, anyway) is still "yes."

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