IMO and experience:
CS5 is more stable... and I can think of no reason why one would use CS4 if one had CS5.
(The above assumes the system is set up properly and meets / exceeds all specs)
CS5 is way more stable than CS4 in my experience.
I was very happy to be done with CS4 forever
I never have too much issue with CS4 at all...and still use it often in one suite.
Using both qualifies my opinion that CS5 is more stable though.
CS5 is like a rock.
I just upgraded from CS4 to CS5 on the same rig. I see very significant performance improvements across the whole suite, not just Premiere Pro.
thanks, i'm really just looking for feedback to help convince someone to change to cs5
even though they fear cs5 will crash worse than cs4
Actually, CS5 itself had some bugs. The latest version 5.03 is quite an improvement
over the original CS5.
RS yes it is worth it
CS5 is far more stable than CS4. Since I upgraded (which was on the release date), I think that Premiere Pro has locked up/crashed once and none of the other Programs (AE, Photoshop, etc.) have locked up at all. The "secret" is that the code is 64 bit and extra RAM helps make for stability, since a lot of the programming shortcuts that were needed to make a complex program run in a 32 bit environment, are no longer necessary.
I had some more bad luck. My new rig with CS5 is far more unstable than CS4.
Dynamic Linking crashes all the time, AE standalone says it crashes very often but sometimes it keeps working.
NOTE: You can't put things on tape anymore, only with crash record.
When it works, it renders a lot faster. I guess I'm just having bad luck with my configuration.
CS5 crashes and corrupts .fla files. It doesnt happen to me in cs4. Can I use cs4 if I have a license for cs5?
> CS5 crashes and corrupts .fla files. It doesnt happen to me in cs4. Can I use cs4 if I have a license for cs5?
Are you sure that you posted this in the right place? You posted this in the Premiere Pro forum.
oops, sorry. found this thread through google search... :/
I agree with the other posters, CS5 has been very stable for me.
However, there is a caveat: If you use thrird-party pluggins, you may find that they will not work in CS% because they have not yet been convert to 64-bit applications by their respective vendors. I, myself, am waiting on 64 bit versions of BorisFX and Boris Graffiti. I use CS5, but I have to use CS4 and export the effect so that I can import the exported effect to CS5. Not a smooth workflow.