Been trying to find a solid answer to this all day, and everything seems to be hypothetical only.
I have a 1st gen Mac Pro, and I'm currently using Production Premium CS4. Currently have 8GB of RAM but I could easily upgrade that. I now shoot video with a Canon 5D and 7D. I would really like to start editing native DSLR video, and would like to stick with the Adobe Production suite so I can bounce back and forth between PP and AE easily. However, the 64-bit requirement is where this gets tricky.
Due to the original Mac Pros being not quite 100% true 64-bit, I am concerned that I may spend $500 on an upgrade that won't work. (Defintiely can't afford a new Mac Pro) Most answers I've found speculate that there shouldn't be a problem. But I'd like to hear confirmation from anyone actually using a 1st Gen Mac Pro with CS5.5 to edit DSLR footage.
So, is anyone actually using this setup to edit? And how does it work?
Thanks for any help!
Defintiely can't afford a new Mac Pro
PCs are much cheaper when spec'd similarly. It'll definitely work, and be a lot faster than what you have now (even if it also works).