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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 24 Sep 2017 21:54 #90767

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Our previous OS update info worked well, so here's a new pinned Forum post for information about Apple's new OS, High Sierra.

Please post what works, what doesn't and any other problems.

Do we need to say don't upgrade mid project and always have a backup?
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 25 Sep 2017 13:07 #90777

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Hi
you stated "but if you are running an iMac then you might be in for more pain as the Beta versions did not support Fusion Drives with the new APFS (filesystem)"

But based on what I read the final version does neither support fusion drives on iMac so no migration to APFS yet. But maybe I interpreted your statement in a wrong way ;-) Upgrading my iMac will not trigger any APFS mig.
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MacOS High Sierra - CoreMelt Plugins 25 Sep 2017 18:50 #90785

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Got this reply from CoreMelt (couldn't find it via normal nav on their site):

coremelt.com/blogs/news/updating-to-high-sierra
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 25 Sep 2017 19:55 #90790

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I have flashing on playback when using a mask in Chromatic. Have notified CoreMelt. But that's minor. Running it on a late 2013 15" rMBP with SSD system drive. FCPX seems snappy and fine. Not any major issues so far...
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 25 Sep 2017 20:01 #90791

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The only version of FCP, legacy or X, that High Sierra will currently run is 10.3.4, no earlier version of 10.3 or 10.2.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 25 Sep 2017 20:05 #90792

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No earlier versions of any pro app, in fact. Only the latest releases.
support.apple.com/en-us/HT207888
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 25 Sep 2017 20:05 #90793

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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 26 Sep 2017 05:22 #90797

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After that I upgraded to the high Sierra. my final cut got super slow, it crashes all the time.
Imac 27. late 2013 with 32 of ram
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 26 Sep 2017 07:37 #90799

conc. Fusion Drive…

www.macrumors.com/2017/09/25/apfs-fusion...-high-sierra-update/
reports, that Mr Federeghi announces compatibility for FDs in a future update of HighSierra.

… strange - you get actually lots of iMacs with Fusion Drives, even the 'beasts'/top spec ones. So, why in a future Version, Fusion Drive shouldn't be really new to Apple Developers … (??)
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 26 Sep 2017 11:34 #90800

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Fusion Drive is a complex thing, it was included in earl beta versions, as was traditional spinning HDD. But late in beta testing too many bugs came up for those drive types, so Apple put them off until the bugs could be worked out. No, "Fusion Drive" isn't new, but it isn't simple, either.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 26 Sep 2017 15:36 #90801

FCPX.guru wrote:
Fusion Drive is a complex thing,… isn't new, but it isn't simple, either.

"…Nobody knew health-care could be so complicated…" , LOL.

With all respect, Ben, but if someone knows how complex FD is, then the folks in Cupertino. One should think.
Apple has hundreds of hardware-configurations in its quality control dept., hard to believe only in the last stage of dev-process, a public beta, errors occurred, that demanded a last minute pull …-

Anyhow…
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 26 Sep 2017 15:57 #90802

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I think this comes when the machine gets out in the wild with a large number of different machine configurations and drives that problems become apparent. Just as when an OS is released or an FCP version is released and suddenly millions of users have the software and problems are found, which simply aren't seen by a couple of hundred hardware and software engineers in Cupertino. Fusion drives are a mess and should be banned anyway in my view.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 26 Sep 2017 18:18 #90804

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If you use SoftRaid make sure you update or Kernel Panics will ensue.
Hearing in FCPX you cannot use the new HEVC or HEIF codecs/containers yet. This is despite HS supporting both hardware encoding decoding on very latest Macs and software based for older Macs. I suspect we will see more spinning beach balls on older Macs using this codec.
SkyLake processors limited to 8bit color and KabyLake can do 10bit hardware accelerated encoding/decoding.
Question, will we see a minor update to FCPX to use HEVC or will Apple wait to release bigger version of FCPX (10.4.???)
iMovie just got updated to use them.

When sharing from iOS11 you can export as h264 and JPEG photos and record in this format using the "Most Compatible" in Settings > Camera. My 7+ default was set to HEVC/HEIF when I updated.

Hope this helps, Greg
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 26 Sep 2017 19:00 #90805

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Anyone know if iZotope RX 5 works?
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 26 Sep 2017 19:28 #90806

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You can edit HEVC in iMovie 10.1.7.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 27 Sep 2017 11:40 #90818

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Seeing reports of FCP crashing with external monitors attached.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 27 Sep 2017 12:18 #90821

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rgpearson wrote:
Anyone know if iZotope RX 5 works?

RX 6 officially isn't supported, so I doubt 5 is.

"Supported operating systems
Windows: 7, 8, and 10
Mac: OS X 10.8.5 - 10.12"
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 27 Sep 2017 16:36 #90830

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I got this email from iZotope (as per my blog).
“Since OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) is a brand new operating system, iZotope software is currently being tested for compatibility with this OS. Although testing is ongoing, so far we have received no reports of issues from users or from our own Quality Assurance team.”
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 28 Sep 2017 05:41 #90836

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Exactly. My iMac 27 with FD is less than a year old and I have to wait for an 'update of an update' because FD are 'complex'?????
Last Edit: 28 Sep 2017 05:42 by Navigator.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 28 Sep 2017 06:55 #90841

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Why do you have to wait? What are you waiting for?
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