Pro Tools 5.3cs2 Update

Pro Tools 5.3cs2 Update

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March 22, 2002

Pro Tools TDM 5.3cs2 Update for Pro Tools|HD (Macintosh Systems Only)

  • Fixes a problem with MachineControl, where the 9-pin deck may have failed to play back when using the SYNC I/O's serial ports

  • Fixes a problem where the Undo Queue was cleared when spotting into Pro Tools from certain third party applications

What's Included in Pro Tools TDM 5.3cs2?

Fix for a problem with MachineControl where control of the 9-pin deck may have failed if using the SYNC I/O serial ports

When using the MachineControl option to control a 9-pin deck connected to either of the SYNC I/O's 9-pin ports, if Pro Tools transport is set to "Transport = Pro Tools", the 9-pin deck did not consistently locate properly when given a play command. Instead of the deck locating to the pre-roll position and starting playback after playback was started in Pro Tools, the deck did not always locate to the pre-roll position properly, so the play command was never executed. This problem did not occur if the 9-pin deck was connected using a compatible Modem-to-Serial or USB-to-Serial Converter.

Also Includes Fix from Pro Tools 5.3cs1

Fix for Incorrect Undo Queue Clearing when Spotting into Pro Tools from certain Third Party Applications

With Pro Tools TDM 5.3, spotting regions from third party applications (such as Gallery's SampleSearch and Soundminer Inc.'s Soundminer), into Pro Tools TDM 5.3 would cause the Undo queue to be incorrectly cleared. Consequently any preceding changes that were not saved before spotting into Pro Tools were lost. Pro Tools TDM 5.3cs1 (and 5.3cs2) corrects this problem.

Who Should Use this Update?

This update should be used only by:

  • Pro Tools TDM 5.3 Macintosh users with the MachineControl option wishing to use one of the serial ports on the SYNC I/O to communicate 9-pin serial commands to a 9-pin deck

  • Pro Tools|HD System owners using Pro Tools TDM 5.3, who wish to spot regions into Pro Tools from third party applications (such as Gallery's SampleSearch and Soundminer Inc.'s Soundminer).

Important: We recommend that only the Pro Tools users specified above use this update. Pro Tools TDM 5.3cs2 is provided as an interim "customer support (CS)" release to address the issues described. While our testing has not shown these changes introduce other problems, this version has 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.

  1. Drag the new Pro Tools application into the Pro Tools folder within your Digidesign folder.

  2. Click OK to replace the older version.

  3. Note that if you have changed the memory allocation assigned to Pro Tools 5.3 from the default setting, you will need to repeat the process and change the memory allocation for Pro Tools 5.3cs2.

If you want to revert to the earlier version of Pro Tools, replace the 5.3cs2 version with the original version of Pro Tools 5.3, by dragging the original version from the Pro Tools 5.3 Installation CD-Rom.

Download Instructions

This Pro Tools TDM 5.3cs2 file requires a Pro Tools|HD system with Pro Tools 5.3 already installed.

Your registered Pro Tools 5.3 serial number is required to download. This can be found in the following location:

  • Inside the front cover of your Getting Started With HD Guide

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