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Old November 16th, 2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Do I need the new FCP updates?

I just bought the FCP Studio 2 about 14 days ago ,do I need the 6.0.2 updates or dose my software already have them in it. Thanks in advance Gary Williams
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Old November 16th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #2
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Do you have a reason not to get it? It's a software update that does all kinds of good things for you...come on in, the water's fine...so, run Software Update to find out...
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Old November 16th, 2007, 11:22 PM   #3
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Do you have a reason not to get it? It's a software update that does all kinds of good things for you...come on in, the water's fine...so, run Software Update to find out...
I did not say I did not want it what I was asking is do I already have in the software I bought.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 02:24 AM   #4
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I did not say I did not want it what I was asking is do I already have in the software I bought.
Jeffrey made the right suggestion. Use Software Update. It will check and tell you what you need. You could have done this faster than post here. :)
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Old November 17th, 2007, 02:31 AM   #5
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Just hit Apple-I on the FCP icon in your apps folder. You'll then see what version you've got. Even faster than Steve's suggestion!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:30 PM   #6
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Just hit Apple-I on the FCP icon in your apps folder. You'll then see what version you've got. Even faster than Steve's suggestion!
Thanks as it turns out I did need the updates, did them last night. Thanks again for the help in the future I will know what to do. Gary
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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #7
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Do you have a reason not to get it? It's a software update that does all kinds of good things for you...come on in, the water's fine...so, run Software Update to find out...
I'm glad it worked out fine.

FWIW, personally, I'm more cautious about updates. I ran a network integration business for 20 years and we would never apply software updates (particularly o/s updates) automatically. Our experience was that the user community ends up testing updates much more thoroughly than the developers; so it often pays to wait at least a few weeks before applying updates. If the update release notes show a fix for a specific bug that you're experiencing, that's one thing, but updates for the sake of updates is another. I like to check www.macintouch.com to see what other, braver souls are reporting before I jump in. As an example, a bunch of people had problems in Final Cut with a recent Quicktime update, I think it was 7.2; it really paid to wait for the next iteration. My two cents...
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Old November 18th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #8
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10 years of professional IT...I also wait for early adopters to kill their machines before doing updates...I'm reminded of one of the early iTunes updates that would delete all of your music if you stored it on any partition other than the main one. I stored my music on a separate disk as I had imported every CD I own (hundreds of them). I'm very glad I waited for that one.

There are always folks who will use the systems in ways that can't be accounted for in any company's QA testing before releasing the system updates. not only macintouch (previously mentioned), but also http://www.macfixit.com http://www.macrumors.com http://www.architosh.com http://www.macnn.com

These all cover the mac world from separate angles and can catch things (plus info sharing w/ one another - voluntary or not) from different sectors' workflows.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #9
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I don't think the original post was asking if it was safe to update but wanted to know if their new version already had the updates in it. Hence the hint of brevity in some of the responses.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #10
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Figured that had been covered, just expounding on more resources based on the previous post.
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