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Franz BieberkopfOSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 15, 2012 at 2:49:51 pm

Since things are a bit slow here of late, there may be some interested in reading these assessments of certain aspects of 10.8:

Adam Wilt's "Survival Guide for Editors" (which mostly doesn't talk about editing at all):
http://provideocoalition.com/index.php/awilt/story/another_os_x_10.6_to_10....

For those prone to thinking of underlying models, a more detailed critique of the new document model (which Adam Wilt touches on):
http://tidbits.com/article/13187

You'll be either entertained or annoyed by the general curmudgeonly tone of both.

Franz.


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Daniel FromeRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 15, 2012 at 4:05:02 pm

If you're looking for 10.8.0 stories: I upgraded last week. Avid, FCP7 and CS6 all work (as far as I can tell) exactly the same. I gained a bit more battery life when using Safari, probably just a bit more optimizing between the two graphics cards on the laptop...

Other that, it's functionally pretty much the same. I haven't used it enough to be able to discern any speed differences. For a ".0" release this is probably one of their better ones...


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Franz BieberkopfRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 15, 2012 at 4:16:37 pm

Daniel,

Thanks. Hardware? External video?

Franz.


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Daniel FromeRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 15, 2012 at 4:40:45 pm

Just running a 2012 macbook pro with a thunderbolt Pegasus RAID. No video monitoring hardware yet -- waiting on the Aja T-tap.


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Mark DobsonRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 15, 2012 at 5:26:06 pm

So I upgraded to 10.8 and found it the easiest upgrade ever. ( 2008 Quadcore 22GBsRam )

Everything seems to work OK. FCPX solid as a rock. The only thing I've noticed is that it seems to take a bit longer to open up.

The bonus is that supporting software such as Telestream Episode works fine. Matrox have released new firmware for the MXO2 mini I run.

As before I forgot to load new drivers for my Esata card and wondered why I couldn't access my GTech external drives but because I had had this problem before it was quickly resolved.

And as for 10.8 ? Most of the operational features are not for me as I do not use iCloud or Facebook etc etc. The new Safari browser takes some getting used to with the unified address and search field.

Having also installed it on my Macbook Pro ( 2009 ) I've had fun with dictating the text for titles and favourites.

So overall a good experience.


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Lemur HayopRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 15, 2012 at 5:45:04 pm

No Pro Tools. Avid is consistently late to the OS party. Very uncool.

Meanwhile, using PPCS6/LogicPro9 for audio stuff. 'Get back to FCPX/PT when Avid decides to jump onboard.


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Eric SantiagoRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 15, 2012 at 7:35:37 pm

Of late Avid has been good.
I was stuck on 10.5.8 with MC for a few years :P


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Warren EigRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 15, 2012 at 8:19:22 pm

AVID jumped immediately and release an upgrade to Symphony 6.0.3 for 10.8.

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Michael SandersRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 15, 2012 at 9:43:17 pm

I've emailed Adam W about this but to spread the word: the Canon XF and FCP plugins won't install under 10.8. If you've got them installed they will work but the installers don't work so if you have a new machine - tough.

I might tomorrow try copying them across from one computer to another to see if that will work.

Michael Sanders
London Based DP/Editor


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Craig SeemanRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 15, 2012 at 11:50:26 pm

Are you sure this isn't a simple 10.8 GateKeeper issue?
Go into 10.8 PrefPane Security General tab and try changing
Allow Applications Downloaded From
to
Anywhere



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Michael SandersRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 16, 2012 at 8:10:04 am

Craig,

No it's not a gatekeeper issue. Adam found a way round it but without the little hack the installers don't work. The software works if you have them already installed.

Michael Sanders
London Based DP/Editor


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Craig SeemanRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 16, 2012 at 1:53:33 pm

Just a badly written installer so it seems. Looking for the old OS with no assumption that it would ever be updated nor anticipating they'd need to revise the installer for a new OS. Sometimes I wonder if the camera manufacturers actually understand that people use their products with computers, NLEs, OSs.



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Daniel FromeRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 15, 2012 at 10:57:15 pm

Hm? I am running ProTools9 under 10.8 as we speak. It's open right in front of me.


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Eric SantiagoRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 16, 2012 at 2:02:07 am

Maybe he's talking about 10 and HD or HDX?


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Lemur HayopRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 16, 2012 at 7:30:48 am

Looking at Avid's website, no Pro Tools version or Avid/M-Audio interface is officially qualified for OSX8. Some users on the Avid forum say all is well, but most have issues. I get pops, so can't really use Pro Tools at the moment. Kudos to those who have success.


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Eric SantiagoRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 16, 2012 at 12:23:06 pm

These days, most have just dived in and use Avid beyond its tight required grip.
MC/Symphony is just as buggy at required OS/Hardware stage.


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Mitch IvesRe: OSX 10.8 Assessments
by on Aug 16, 2012 at 10:44:14 pm

For me (your mileage may vary) 10.8 seems like one of the more stable updates.

Lion (10.7) was a nightmare when I updated. The MBP was at Apple for two full days while they tried to fix what happened. I was informed that I was not alone, that others had the same problem. The sad part was that I waited until 10.7.2 to update.

No issues with Mountain Lion, other than certain programs requiring updates... which is nothing new.

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