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Michael Petty
Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Nov 13, 2009 at 2:18:58 pm

I have some down time between projects and thought I might use the time to wipe things clean and install Snow Leopard and FCS 3 (both of which are sitting there quietly in their unopened boxes).

What's the current opinion on moving over to Snow Leopard/FCS 3? No hurry for me as my editing system works fine now with Leopard and FCS2.

Just wondering about how y'all feel about things after the latest SL update.

Thanks


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walter biscardi
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Nov 13, 2009 at 2:22:47 pm

We're not running Snow Leopard and while I originally planned to update all the systems to SL over the christmas break, I don't think we're going to do that now. Just too many small issues all over the place with that OS.

Systems are very stable with 10.5.8 and Studio 3. BUT we did a full clean install of Leopard and then updated to 10.5.8 before installing Studio 3.

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Ken Jones
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Nov 13, 2009 at 2:47:17 pm

I was between projects and installed Snow Leopard. I bought a new 1TB hard drive, removed my Leopard HD, and did a clean install of Snow Leopard and all of my applications. It took me a couple of days to install everything but so far I haven't had any problems. I just finished two projects (a 30 minute SD and a 10 minute HD) and didn't have any problems.


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Joel Peregrine
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Nov 13, 2009 at 3:08:30 pm

Hi Michael,

I kept one system on 10.5 while updating the other to 10.6. That was about four weeks ago. Just yesterday I switched the second to 10.6 after a plug in I use often was updated to work with Snow Leopard. I don't notice any differences between the two OS's when working within any of the FCS applications, but I really like the GUI and additional features of 10.6. I don't use any additional capture cards or third party interfaces that might cause conflicts.


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Chris Borjis
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Nov 13, 2009 at 3:30:14 pm


I know some people are not having any issues, but others are,
so unless you really need to I'd wait for another update or 2
for snow leopard and fcs 3. I'm not planning in updating till early 2010.



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Jeff Carrion
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Jan 22, 2010 at 3:55:18 pm

Well, it's early 2010 what's the verdict now everybody?

We have the oportunity to upgrade everything we have to FCS3 and Snow, what do you say, is it finally time to just dive in with both feet?

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walter biscardi
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Jan 22, 2010 at 4:00:05 pm

[Jeff Carrion] "
We have the oportunity to upgrade everything we have to FCS3 and Snow, what do you say, is it finally time to just dive in with both feet?"


We're not running Snow Leopard on any machines at this time. Still seem to be too many issues with multiple drivers out there. We only have SL running on our SAN machine as it fixed some issues with ethernet connectivity.

But all our FCP systems continue to run OS 10.5.8 very smoothly.


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Warren Eig
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Nov 13, 2009 at 4:42:50 pm

I'm in the process of doing this now. I pulled out the 10.5.8 drive and replaced it with a new SATA. I'll keep the 10.5.8 on a shelf if there are problems. It just takes days to reload everything. Plus I have to do it on two complete systems and a server for shared storage. I'll let you know how it works out.

I've had Snow Leopard and FCS3 sitting on a shelf since they came out and now will get a chance to play with them. So far I like the robustness of SL and the interface tweaks.

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Tamas Erdosi
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Nov 13, 2009 at 5:15:36 pm

- Snow Leopard had some issues with the FW ports but now on 10.6.2 everything seems to be fine.
- FCS 3 runs pretty well without any problem so far
- big downside for me is that the P2 Express Dual Card reader doesn't work with my MacBookPro's Express Card Slot, I think a driver update would be essential for this.So at the moment FW only for capturing cards.

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Michael Sacci
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Nov 14, 2009 at 1:03:00 am

From what I have read Duel has dropped future support, there is no plans for a SL driver. While there is a love/hate relationship with the adapter it is my far the cheapest solution (under Leopard) for P2 users.



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Tamas Erdosi
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Nov 14, 2009 at 10:12:05 am

No future support for SL with Duel reader??? It sucks!
Actually I never did research for the future plans for this adapter on SL because it was evident for me that there will be soon.
Well, if it's true and not just a rumour this is one thing I really DON'T like in SL!

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Bob Pierce
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Nov 14, 2009 at 1:22:20 pm

...and, XDCAM transfer is busted under Snow Leopard. As others have mentioned, you should do a fresh install on a new disk to try it out. I've been tinkering around with it (Color 1.5 is great!) and it seems so far so good, but for client projects I'm sticking with 10.5 for now.

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Jiri Fiala
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Nov 14, 2009 at 5:55:14 pm

You can always buy a cheap USB drive and install SL on that. Intel macs support booting from USB drives. This way you can test everything while not putting your current setup to any risk whatsoever.


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Neil Weaver
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Jan 31, 2010 at 7:37:51 pm

Snow Leopard is revealing itself to be pretty appalling as far as I'm concerned. I bought a new machine, MacPro Quadcore with Snow Leopard pre-installed and then installed all my pro apps - FCS2, After Effects - from the discs and I'm finding it very, very buggy.

Loads of crashes, frequently running out of memory and often very slow - and I bought this machine specifically to speed up my editing.

It could be that I've got unlucky and it's a hardware issue, but right now, I am seriously unimpressed.



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drazen stader
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Feb 17, 2010 at 4:18:39 pm

Neil hi,

same case over here...very buggy...in our studio snow leopard got nicknamed windows....
as far as I can see one major problem with snow leopard is its name...who wants an operating system that is frozen by default...no wonder my new mac keeps freezing all the time...I guess its time to go back to leopard...

drazen


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Jiri Fiala
Re: Current Verdict on Snow Leopard
on Feb 17, 2010 at 4:33:50 pm

My iMac would crash (hardcore kernel panics included) all the time with clean install of 10.6., but 10.6.1 solved all stability problems for me. I can go on days with FCP 7.0.1 and Adobe CS4 without crashing.


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