Final Cut Pro X Background Rendering in OS X Mavericks Not Working? Turn Off App Nap.

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One of the grand new features in OS X Mavericks is App Nap, which saves on power to extend battery life on MacBooks. One of the unfortunate side effects is that is kills background rendering in Final Cut Pro X and other apps that take advantage of background rendering.

To make background rendering work again, simply turn off App Nap. The process is simple.

  1. Right-click on the application.
  2. Choose Get Info.
  3. Check the box “Prevent App Nap.”
  4. Enjoy background rendering again.

[via Planet5D]

Adobe CC and CS6 Compatibility with OS X Mavericks

Apple OS X Mavericks

Apple released OS X Mavericks yesterday. I’m not going to cover all of the new features. It’s free though and there are several things I do like (e.g., tabbed Finder, and Menu Bar/Dock available on all screens); however, one of the first things photographers want to know before upgrading to a new OS is whether there are compatibility issues with photo editing software.

I’ve used Lightroom 5 in OS X Mavericks and have no problems at all with it thus far. Additionally, Adobe released a statement regarding its CC and CS6 apps. In short, everything should work fine (except After Effects requires an update). The full statement is below. [Read more...]

Nikon Software and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Compatibility

Nikon and Mountain Lion Compatibility

Nikon recently made an announcement concerning its software compatibility with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.  Some older versions of Nikon software are getting left behind, including Capture NX version 1.x, ViewNX version 1.x and Camera Control Pro version 1.x.

Check out the full statement on software compatibility issues below. [Read more...]

OS X Mountain Lion and Adobe CS Compatibility

If you are a Mac user, then you probably are well aware that Apple released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion this week.  By all accounts, it’s an improvement over 10.7 Lion.

If you are a holdout (like I was), then you may still be using OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.  I was concerned about losing 32-bit app compatibility, quirks in other 64-bit apps and the death of Spaces (something I use all day, everyday).

Having mulled Mountain Lion over for several weeks, I bit the bullet this week and upgraded from Snow Leopard.  Based on most of what I had read, CS6 app stability and speed improves with Mountain Lion.  Since that’s the software suite I use more than anything else, I went for it.   [Read more...]

Apple Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.13

Apple Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.13

Apple has a released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.13, which adds RAW file support to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11 for the following cameras:

Download the update from Apple’s website.

Novacut Open Source Video Editor

Novacut

The Novacut open source video editing platform is currently in development and looks like it could be quite the special video editing application.  Initially, Novacut is geared to exclusive compatibility with Canon HDSLRs; however, the Novacut team expects supported formats to grow quickly.

The most ambitious part of the Novacut product is the cloud editing possibilities.  Novacut is designed to allow multiple users work with the same project at the same time. [Read more...]

Mac OS X 10.6.7 Update Resolves Photoshop CS5 Bugs

Photoshop CS5

The recent update for OS X fixes a conflict with Photoshop CS5 in OS X versions 10.6.5 and 10.6.6.

One or more of the following issues occur when you use Photoshop CS5 after updating Mac OS to 10.6.5 or 10.6.6:

  • The warning, “Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file?” appears when you open Photoshop.
  • The startup screen reads White Rabbit, instead of Photoshop CS5, and looks different.
  • Tools behave as if the Shift or Option keys are pressed.
  • Your cursor remains the plug sign (+).

Upgrading to OS X version 10.6.7 should resolve these problems.  You can upgrade to 10.6.7 by clicking on “Software Update” from the Apple menu in OS X.

[via Adobe]

Apple Issues Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.5

Apple Aperture 3

Apple has updated its Camera RAW compatibility to version 3.5 and extends RAW image format compatibility to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ‘11 for the following cameras:

  • Canon PowerShot G12
  • Leica D-Lux 5
  • Leica V-Lux 2
  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon Coolpix P7000
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

The update is available via OS X system updates or via Apple’s Support Site.