As I’m about to install and start using N5-64 I’m concerned about a few things.
VST 32 vs 64 bit plugins. I used 4.3 in 32-bit mode and on my system root HDD I set up 2 folders, one for 32-bit plugins and one for 64-bit plugins. N 4.3 was pointed to the 32-bit folder, and any host handling 64-bit was pointed to that. Now that N5 is 64-bit, what will happen when I point N5 to both folders? Will it be smart enough to pick and chose the 64-bit versions from their 32-bit counterparts? OR will I have to go through the VST plugin list and manually enable/disable each plugin as it makes sense? What strategy makes sense for this?
Given the extra memory real-estate we get with 64-bit N5, do orchestral users find that they no longer need to use secondary machines for their additional sound libraries? In principle, with enough memory and enough HD (or SDD) speed and volumes, a single workstation could in principle handle very large orchestral arrangements. Is this a practical reality, or are there still physical limitations that prevent a one-workstation solution from being practical?
Video: is video playback working properly and reliably on the monitor (without external hardware)? And do I need QT Pro to get working video playback within N5? I’m not doing much spotting to video these days, but they do pop up and I have to be able to work accurately frame by frame.
Show stopping bugs. When I read that someone leaves a mix and comes back to find that assignments and processing has changed without user intervention… that simply scares me! Are there many of these serious operational issues left in N5?
TIA for any clarifications.