Pro Tools 6 Compatibility: What's Changed from Pro Tools 5.x for OS 9

See also: What's New in Pro Tools 6.1 at the bottom of this page.

Newly Supported:

  • DigiTranslator 2.0 on Mac LE
  • ATTO ExpressStripe Disk Utility
  • DigiDrive Storage Manager (For DigiDrive SCSI Drives only) [ Download Here ]
  • ATI Radeon 8500 Macintosh Edition display card
  • Aurora Igniter LT/IgniterX Lite video capture card

No Longer Supported (Explicitly Will Not Work)

  • SampleCell II Card [ more information ]
  • SampleCell II TDM Module
  • SampleCell Editor
  • Soft SampleCell [ more information ]
  • MasterList CD [ more information ]
  • PostConform
  • Export as RealAudio format
  • AVoption (ABVB video)
  • Pinnacle MiroMotion DC30+ video capture card *
  • Aurora Fuse video capture card *
  • Appian Jeronimo 2000 dual monitor card *
  • ProMAX DH-Max Dual monitor card *
  • ATTO Express Pro Tools disk utility
  • DigiDriveTuner [ Replaced by DigiDrive Storage Manager: Download Here ]
  • Floppy disk authorizations **
  • GeeThree Stealth Port for G4 modem-serial converter ***
  • Griffin gPort II modem-serial converter ***

* Not supported by manufacturer with Mac OS X
** Not compatible with Mac OS X
*** Modem-to-serial port adapters and serial MIDI devices are not supported with Pro Tools systems for Mac OS X. Only USB MIDI interfaces (or the Digi 001, 002 and 002 Rack built-in MIDI interfaces) are supported with Pro Tools systems for Mac OS X.

May work but will not be tested with Pro Tools 6:

  • ATTO EPCI Single-channel SCSI HBA
  • Adaptec SCSI HBA cards
  • SBS 13-slot chassis Model DD23
  • SBS 7-slot chassis DD22 (not the Digidesign version)
  • Magma 7-slot chassis model P7R/P7RQ

DirectConnect and Mac OS X

DirectConnect is not compatible with Pro Tools 6 or Mac OS X. For more information, please see the following:

Unsupported Pro Tools Options and Expected Support Time Frame

Pro Tools 6.1 software does not include support for the following features and options. Digidesign plans to add support with a Pro Tools release in Q3 2003:

  • Avid Unity MediaNetwork Shared Storage Systems

Pro Tools 6.1 adds support for the following, previously not supported in Pro Tools 6.0 and 6.0.1:

  • AVoption|XL
  • FilmFrame

Pro Tools 6.1 New Features: What's Changed from Pro Tools 6.0 for Mac OS X

Pro Tools 6.1 on Mac OS X includes the following new or enhanced features from Pro Tools 6.0.x:

  • AVoption|XL and FilmFrame 2.0 support (Pro Tools TDM systems only)

  • DigiBase browser display of OMF video metadata

  • Support for Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) with DigiTranslator 2.0

  • New plug-ins and processing features

    • New interface for DigiRack plug-ins

    • New DigiRack ReWire plug-in

    • Waves Time Shifter and TC/E Plug-In Preference

  • Support for DigiTranslator 2.0 on Digi 002 and Digi 002 Rack systems

  • DV Toolkit Option for Pro Tools LE

  • Up to 32 levels of Undo

  • Scroll Wheel navigation of Pro Tools windows

For more information and details on all new features added in Pro Tools 6.0 & 6.1 for Mac OS X and Pro Tools 6.1 for Windows XP, see the "What's New in Pro Tools 6.1" document in the Support/Tech Support section in the Technical Document Library

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