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  • Thu, Dec 27 2012 6:18 AM

    • hforsberg
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    Symphony upgrade dilemma

    Hello,

    I have a long term doc I've been editing on MC - I'm up to version 6.  If I purchase the Symphony upgrade I wonder if I will be able to:

    install both MC6 and Symphony 6.5 on the same system;

    use the same media files for both applications;

    switch the project between applications

     

    I guess what I would like to do is just switch the project over to Symphone 6.5 and move forward, but I'd like to have the security that if something goes wrong that I could switch back to the working MC6.

     

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Many Thanks,

    Herb

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  • Thu, Dec 27 2012 6:23 AM In reply to

    Re: Symphony upgrade dilemma

    1) They use a different license.  If you upgrade to Symphony, you'll be abandoning your MC license.  Even a Symphony dongle will not launch MC.

    2) Meanwhile, media is fully interchangeable.  We have MC v5.5 and MC v6.5 sharing projects on our systems.

    3) As long s you keep track of any new effects in v6.5 that don't exist or work differetly in v6.0.

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  • Thu, Dec 27 2012 11:36 AM In reply to

    Re: Symphony upgrade dilemma

    hforsberg:

    if I will be able to:

    install both MC6 and Symphony 6.5 on the same system;

    Only if you have two licenses or dongles, and as long as they are of the exact same version number. In other words, if you crossgrade to Symphony, you will have lost your MC license, and you won't be able to run MC.

    Now that should not matter, as Symphony is the exact same software, with just one and a half extra features compared to MC (advanced color correction is one, Universal Mastering is the 'half' one, since it would also require Nitris DX to work).

    hforsberg:
    use the same media files for both applications;

    You would - again, if you had licenses for both.

    hforsberg:
    switch the project between applications

    Sure, since it's the very same core software.

     

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  • Thu, Dec 27 2012 12:52 PM In reply to

    Re: Symphony upgrade dilemma

    But all that said yes you can have MC and Symphony installed on the same system but as said you need a dongle or activation code for each. In practice it makes little sense to have MC available when you have Symphony.

    It's shame there isn't an option in Symphony to restrict it to MC functions...

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  • Thu, Dec 27 2012 4:16 PM In reply to

    • hforsberg
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    Re: Symphony upgrade dilemma

    Many thanks to all for your thoughtful and prompt responses. 

     

    Happy New Year to All!

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