Pro Tools 5.1.1 CS 4 & CS 5 Updates

Index of All Pro Tools CS Updates


Pro Tools LE 5.1.1cs4 (Mac/Win 98SE/Win Me) - July 2001

Pro Tools 5.1.1cs5 Update for Pro Tools TDM (Mac) - August 2001

  • Enhanced remote slave capabilities when in 9 pin remote deck emulation mode

  • Modify 9 pin remote track arm capabilities available with Machine Control option

  • Correct Spot mode display when using SDII files

  • Ethernet Port correctly recognized by Controls Surfaces when Airport Extension is enabled

  • Pro Tools 5.1.1cs5 also includes the following fixes from Pro Tools 5.1.1cs4 and Pro Tools 5.1.1cs3:

    1. Correct Import of Timestamp Info in SDII Files Created by Zaxcom's Deva & Tascam's MX2424

    2. Recognition of All Region Definitions in Audio Files created by Digital Performer

    3. Remote Machine Control using the SR-4 from Colin Broad Electronics

What's Fixed in Pro Tools 5.1.1cs5 for TDM Mac & Pro Tools LE 5.1.1cs4 for Mac/Win 98SE/Win Me?

Pro Tools 5.1.1cs5 TDM (and PT LE 5.1.1cs4, where applicable) contain the following:

1. New Delay After Play Command Preference for Correct Lock Up When Using Deck Emulation Mode

When using Pro Tools 5.1.1 with Digidesign's Machine Control option to operate Pro Tools in remote "deck emulation" mode, Pro Tools may have difficulty locking up when chasing an inconsistent master device. To address this, Pro Tools 5.1.1 cs5 adds a new "Delay After Play Command" setting in the Operations page of Pro Tools Preferences. This new setting provides the user the ability to specify an amount of time, in frames, during which Pro Tools is able to correctly align its time-code position with the master machine before beginning synchronized playback. Most users will want to start with a setting of 30 frames. The setting can then be further adjusted as needed to achieve smooth lock-ups with the specific master device and machine controller in the system. It is also suggested that the Open Ended Record Allocation/ "Limit to: Ö minutes" Preference (also in the Operations page) be set to a value less than 30 minutes. This will ensure quick record allocation once Pro Tools has aligned its time-code position with the machine control master device.

2. Fix for Incorrect Track Arming when in 9 pin Remote "Deck-Emulation" Mode

When using Pro Tools TDM 5.1 or 5.1.1 (Mac) with Digidesign's Machine Control option to operate Pro Tools in remote "deck emulation" mode, remote track arming could incorrectly arm tracks 9 and above. Pro Tools 5.1.1 cs5 corrects the behavior so that remote track arming operates correctly for tracks 1 through 48. Additionally, it adds specific settings for working as a remote device with Soundmaster ION controllers.

3. Fix for Incorrect Timestamps in the Spot Dialog When using SDII Files

With sessions that include a timeline that extends over 12 hours, incorrect timestamps for SDII files with timestamps over 12 hours are shown in the Spot dialog. The problem exists in Pro Tools versions 5.1 and 5.1.1 for TDM Mac, LE Mac and LE Win 98SE/Me. Pro Tools 5.1.1 cs5 fixes this problem.

4. Ethernet Port correctly recognized by Controls Surfaces when Airport Extension is enabled

With Pro Tools 5.1 and 5.1.1, if the Apple Airport v1.2 extension is present in the System Extensions folder, the Ethernet port, and therefore the Ethernet-based Controllers, will not be correctly recognized by Pro Tools. Pro Tools 5.1.1 cs5 correctly fixes this problem so that ProControl and Control|24 can be used with Pro Tools when the Airport extension is enabled.

5. PT 5.1.1cs5 also includes fix from PT 5.1.1 cs4 — Fix for Incorrect Import of Timestamp Information with SDII Files Created with Tascam's MX2424 or Zaxcom's Deva Recorder

When importing Sound Designer II audio files created by third party products such as Zaxcom's Deva Recorder and Tascam's MX2424, Pro Tools does not correctly import the associated timestamps. This is the case when importing using Pro Tools' Import File dialog or by dragging and dropping files onto the Pro Tools application icon. This problem exists in Pro Tools versions 5.1 and 5.1.1 for TDM Mac, LE Mac and LE Win 98SE/Me. Pro Tools 5.1.1cs4 correctly fixes this problem so that these imported files include the correct timestamp information.

Please note that the Read Mes for Pro Tools 5.1.1 cs2 and cs3 incorrectly state that these versions include the fix for timestamp problems when importing files created by the Zaxcom Deva Recorder. These versions do correct the problem with files created using Tascam's MX2424, but not Zaxcom's Deva Recorder.

6. PT 5.1.1cs5 also includes fix from PT 5.1.1 cs4 — Missing Region Definitions when Importing SD II Files Created by MOTU's Digital Performer

When importing Sound Designer II audio files created by MOTU's Digital Performer, only the first region definition of all the region definitions associated with a particular audio file is recognized by Pro Tools. This problem occurs with Pro Tools versions 5.1.1 for TDM Mac, LE Mac and LE Win 98SE/Me. Pro Tools 5.1.1cs4 correctly fixes this problem so that all regions definitions for Sound Designer II files created by Digital Performer are imported and recognized by Pro Tools.

7. PT 5.1.1 cs4 and cs5 also includes fix from PT 5.1.1 cs3 — Support for Remote Machine Control of Pro Tools using CB Electronics' SR-4 ControllerPerformer

Pro Tools 5.1.1 with Digidesign's MachineControl option adds support for Pro Tools to operate in "deck emulation" mode and be remotely transport-controlled by certain compatible devices. However, Pro Tools 5.1.1 will not work correctly with the Colin Broad Electronics SR-4. Pro Tools 5.1.1 cs3 and cs4 includes specific support for the SR series of Remote Controllers from Colin Broad Electronics.

Who Should Use this Update?

This update should be used only by:

  • Pro Tools TDM 5.1.1 or TDM 5.1 Mac users with the Machine Control option wishing to:

    1. Remotely track arm over track 8 when in 9 pin remote deck emulation, or

    2. Remotely control Pro Tools using the Colin Broad Electronics SR4 Controller, or

    3. Remotely controlling Pro Tools and having difficulty locking up correctly

  • Any Pro Tools TDM 5.1.x Mac, Pro Tools LE 5.1.x Mac, or Pro Tools LE 5.1.x Win 98SE/Me user who is using Sound Designer II files with timestamps over 12 hours.

  • Any Pro Tools TDM 5.1.x Mac, Pro Tools LE 5.1.x Mac, or Pro Tools LE 5.1.x Win 98SE/Me user who is importing Sound Designer II audio files created by the Tascam MX2424 or Zaxcom Deva Recorder that needs to utilize the original timestamps or regions in the file(s).

  • Any Pro Tools TDM 5.1.x Mac, Pro Tools LE 5.1.x Mac, or Pro Tools LE 5.1.x Win 98SE/Me user who is importing Sound Designer II audio files created by MOTU's Digital Performer

Important: We recommend that only the Pro Tools users specified above use this update. Pro Tools 5.1.1cs5 for TDM Mac and 5.1.1cs4 for LE Mac and Windows are provided as interim "customer support (CS)" releases to address the issues described. While our testing has not shown these changes introduce other problems, these versions have not been fully qualified by Digidesign.

Updating Pro Tools

To use this fix, you'll need to replace your existing versions of the Pro Tools application.
To replace Pro Tools:

  1. Pro Tools Mac TDM & LE Installation: Drag the new Pro Tools application into the Pro Tools Folder within your Digidesign Folder.

    Pro Tools LE for Windows 98/Me Installation: Drag both the ProToolsLE.exe and ProToolsLE.rsr files into the Pro Tools Folder within your Digidesign Folder.

  2. Click OK to replace the older version. If you should ever need to revert to the "older" or original version, remove these newer files and then run the Pro Tools 5.1.1 installer. (Windows users can run the Add/Remove Program application)

  3. Mac users only: Note that if you have changed the memory allocation assigned to Pro Tools 5.1.1 from the default setting, you will need to repeat the process and change the memory allocation for Pro Tools 5.1.1cs4 or 5.1.1cs5.

Download Instructions

These Pro Tools 5.1.1cs4 and 5.1.1cs5 files require that Pro Tools version 5.1.1 is already installed on your computer.*

Your registered Pro Tools 5.1/5.1.1 serial number is required to download. This can be found in one of the following locations:

  • Inside the front cover of your TDM Installation Guide

  • Inside the front cover of your Getting Started with Digi 001 booklet

  • Inside the front cover of your Getting Started with ToolBox XP booklet

  • Confirmation of your online purchase of Pro Tools 5.1/5.1.1

Pro Tools TDM 5.1.1cs5 for Mac OS

Form to Download TDM Mac

Requires prior 5.1.1 TDM Mac installation

 

Pro Tools LE 5.1.1cs4 for Win 98SE/Me - English OS

Form & Download LE Win for English OS

Requires prior 5.1.1 LE Windows installation

 

Pro Tools LE 5.1.1cs4 for Mac OS

Form to Download LE Mac

Requires prior 5.1.1 LE Mac installation

 

Pro Tools LE 5.1.1cs4 for Win 98SE/Me - Japanese OS

Form & Download LE Win for Japanese OS 5.1.1cs4 Update

Requires prior 5.1.1 LE Windows for Japanese OS installation

 

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*These Pro Tools 5.1.1cs4 and 5.1.1cs5 files require that Pro Tools version 5.1.1 is already installed on your computer.

If you have not already updated from Pro Tools 5.1 to 5.1.1:
You will need to run the Pro Tools 5.1 to Pro Tools 5.1.1 Updater before using Pro Tools 5.1.1cs4 or 5.1.1cs5.