Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" Qualification for Pro Tools Systems
Pro Tools TDM or LE software version 6.2.2 or higher is required to use Pro Tools on Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)
Pro Tools 6.2.3
Pro Tools 6.2.3 is a free update for all Pro Tools LE or TDM v6.0 or higher owners:
Pro Tools TDM 6.4
Because Pro Tools TDM 6.4 software for Pro Tools|HD systems adds many new features, including auto-delay compensation (ADC), the Pro Tools 6.4 TDM software upgrade for HD systems is a paid upgrade for anyone that purchased a Pro Tools system or Pro Tools 6 upgrade before January 1st, 2004.
Pro Tools LE 6.4
Pro Tools LE 6.4 is a free update for all Pro Tools LE v6.0 or higher owners:
Apple Power Mac G5 Qualification for Pro Tools Systems
Pro Tools|24 MIX, older Digidesign & Third-Party PCI Cards Will Not be Supported on G5
Apple's Power Mac G5 computers include technical changes to PCI card support which renders Pro Tools|24 MIX, and some other Digidesign and third-party PCI cards incompatible.
The G5's PCI slots accommodate 3.3 volt-powered PCI cards only, compared to the G4's PCI slots which supported mixed voltage cards (5.0 V, 12 V, or 3.3 V). While some of Digidesign's PCI cards are compatible with both 5.0 V or 3.3 V PCI slots, others require 5.0 V-capable PCI slots and will not fit in the PCI slots of a Power Mac G5.
All Pro Tools|HD core cards, HD Process cards, and HD Accel cards are fully compatible with the Power Mac G5.
Although MIX Core and MIX Farm cards are 5.0 or 3.3 volt-powered PCI cards, other changes in the Power Mac G5's PCI architecture have reduced performance of these cards to the point where Digidesign cannot support them in a Power Mac G5. Please see the following message from Digidesign:
Pro Tools|24 MIX Systems End of Development
Digidesign PCI Cards Incompatible with Power Mac G5 due to 5.0 volt limitation:
Third-Party PCI Cards Incompatible with Power Mac G5
Older versions of the Igniter, IgniterRT, and IgniterLT card are not
electronically or physically compatible with the Power Mac G5, as they
are 5 volt-only cards. You can tell if your card is compatible by examining
the edge connector. If there is only one "slot" in the PCI edge connector,
it is the older style 5 volt-only card. For details on how to upgrade
to the newer IgniterX card, go to:
Hardware Exchanges to Pro Tools|HD Systems
Many TDM cards and peripherals can be exchanged for Pro Tools|HD system components. Pricing and other details are available in the Hardware Exchanges section, linked from the Support section of the website.
New Pro Tools LE Hardware Exchanges
All registered Digi 001, Mbox, and Audiomedia III owners can upgrade to Digi 002 or Digi 002 Rack systems as well as previously available exchanges to Pro Tools|HD and HD Accel systems. Pricing and other details are available in the Hardware Exchanges section.