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Mac OS X 10.6.8 Release Imminent?

Apple has just posted a new support document noting that updating to Mac OS X 10.6.8 is "strongly recommended" for users running any of the new Final Cut Pro X applications released earlier today.
Updating to Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later is strongly recommended when using Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, or Compressor 4.
Mac OS X 10.6.8 is of course not yet publicly available, although it has been in developer testing for some time, with Apple appearing to be winding down development as evidenced by a pair of developer seeds released just a few days apart last week.

While Mac OS X 10.6.8 isn't technically a requirement for Final Cut Pro X and users are successfully running it today under Mac OS X 10.6.7, the strength of Apple's wording in the support document suggests that the software update should be making an appearance very soon to get users of the company's professional-level video production software on firm footing.


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71 months ago

Apple has changed directions on FCP, its not for the "film professional" anymore. Corporate training depts, schools, Video Editors, small businesses will love it, and the base will grow much larger than the niche of " Film Pros"
Change happens. So its not a waste of time.


Yes and sometime not for the better! All this is doing is allowing is bad habits and poor discipline. We waste so much time having to fix stuff by people who think they know what they are doing and so uneducated in work flow not see the errors of there ways! Then think it is our problem !

From playing with it for a few hours Apple just wants to make magic button film making. You have no real artistic control over what its doing. This to film making what the micro wave is to cooking. Has its place just dont say it is for professionals.

Just cos you can buy a guitar does not mean you can play like Jimi Hendrix. But its nice if you can at least tune you own strings!
Rating: 4 Votes
71 months ago
Will you stop calling it 'company's professional-level video production software ' its Final Cut pro X is just a pimped iMovie with none of the features that the pro users needs -
No EDL support
No OMF support
No XML supporr

What is the point of this software it is no use to any film professional!

Apple has just given the advantage to Premiere Pro!

What a total waste of everyones time!
Rating: 4 Votes
71 months ago

What you mean beachballs?

And you know if Apple's SSD for 2011 MacBook Pro is SATAIII?


Freezes/hangs

No its SATAII
Rating: 3 Votes
71 months ago
If it's strongly recommended to have 10.6.8 why bother releasing the FCP etc so soon? Why not wait till the OS update has been pushed out first...

Seems a bit sloppy to be honest.
Rating: 3 Votes
71 months ago
Hopefully MacBook Air graphics performance is fixed since the 10.6.7 combo update crippled it. I had to restore to 10.6.5 then incrementally update to 10.6.6, 10.6.7 and 10.6.7 supplemental.
Rating: 3 Votes
71 months ago
how big is the 10.6.8 update?
Rating: 2 Votes
71 months ago
Bring it on.
Rating: 2 Votes
71 months ago

Yes 10.6.8 is very likely to be the last update to Snow Leopard with a version number. However, we will see security updates throughout the life of Lion probably. Just like Leopard is still seeing security updates.

A 10.6.9 is possible, but that would be an exception that I think has only happened once.


For some reason I think they're going to avoid the 6.9 numbers ... :rolleyes:
Rating: 2 Votes
71 months ago

Will you stop calling it 'company's professional-level video production software ' its Final Cut pro X is just a pimped iMovie with none of the features that the pro users needs -
No EDL support
No OMF support
No XML supporr

What is the point of this software it is no use to any film professional!

Apple has just given the advantage to Premiere Pro!

What a total waste of everyones time!

Apple has changed directions on FCP, its not for the "film professional" anymore. Corporate training depts, schools, Video Editors, small businesses will love it, and the base will grow much larger than the niche of " Film Pros"
Change happens. So its not a waste of time.
Rating: 2 Votes
71 months ago

I thinks some logic could be used here. Those features may not be useful for you? but I know there are plenty of film professionals that really are benefiting from the professional-grade stability, power, features (besides whatever you're talking about), and what I'd assume the sheer amount of sound samples and that's just the tip of the ice-berg.

Again, this is what I'm presuming since I've talked to film professionals and they were always talking about Apple's Pro-Grade software suite.

Maybe it could use those 3 features, but I think there's a reason FC is still widely used.


FCP 7 is widely used because it has deck support, supports EDL's OMF's XML.

The bad:
You can import from iMovie, but not FCP7 (You are prompted to import from iMovie when you first fire it up).

There doesn't appear to be a PDF manual (just a help file)
It appears to do a lot of stuff in the background automatically. I swear I saw the colours on a clip change without me doing anything (there is a background tasks panel that shows what's going on but I didn't keep it open).

There are "presets" in the colour tool like "moonlight" and "sewer". There's also the famed "magic auto color balance" (so I guess that's all you colourists out of a job then).

Most of the icons are different from FCP7, as are the menus. So a bit of a learning curve there.

There is no support for decks. At. All. You can import HDV/DV/etc. but apparently not any grown-up tape formats.

The good:

It seems very fast.

So as I said what is the point, why did they not call it iMovie Pro. Rather than kill a great editing system!

RIP FCP!!!
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