Apple Releases Digital Camera RAW and MainStage Updates

While Mac OS X 10.6.5 was the big software update news for the day, Apple also released a pair of other updates targeting users working with cameras shooting in RAW format and users of the company's professional live performance software, MainStage.

Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.4 brings compatibility for a number of cameras to iPhoto and Aperture.

This update extends RAW image format compatibility to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '09 for the following cameras:

- Canon EOS 60D
- Canon PowerShot S95
- Hasselblad H4D-40
- Nikon D3100
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
- Sony DSLR-A290
- Sony DSLR-A560
- Sony DSLR-A580
- Sony SLT-A33
- Sony SLT-A55

The update weighs in at 6 MB and requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or Mac OS X 10.6.2 or later.

MainStage 2.1.2 offers several compatibility improvements and bug fixes for Apple's professional live performance software.

Issues addressed in MainStage 2.1.2 include:

- Improved compatibility and stability with MainStage 1.x documents
- Better handling of Pitchbend and Sustain events
- Performance and stability fixes in Playback

Additional details are available in the release notes accompanying the update.

MainStage 2.1.2 weighs in at 211.70 MB and requires Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later for 32-bit mode and Mac OS X 10.6.2 or later for 64-bit mode.