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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 06 Oct 2017 16:09 #90997

The Grumpy Mod speaking here:

Can we please stay on topic?


(topic is NOT how MSJustine uses the Energy Saving panel… )

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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 06 Oct 2017 16:10 #90998

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At least my laptop works, and the cost of replacement is more than replacement of my car...the cost of a 16GB version is more than year's rent....you can have no idea how ripped we are in the colonies....Resellers rip the ring out of the market...I bought the best I could afford...

Put another way, I could fly from home to Vermont and back 3 times for the cost of replacing this mac!!!
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 06 Oct 2017 17:41 #91000

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Hi MsJ
You have the base MBP without a dedicated GPU so you will not have the option in Energy Saver. Your GPU is the Intel SOC that shares memory with the rest of the computer and does not have dedicated separate Graphics and vRAM.

Sorry Grumpy Mod :P

My recommendation at this moment is that people who depend on FCPX and have SSD internal drives to NOT update to HS till FCPX is updated. This is even more important for folks that use iPhones and the new codecs HEVC/HEIF. Really not ready for prime time IMHO. Again I like APFS, just not how it is being implemented.

Hope this Helps, Greg
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 07 Oct 2017 02:46 #91011

VidGreg wrote:
…Sorry Grumpy Mod :P

no worries, Greg, like your very helpful and profound advices, do not like thread-jacking … the title of this thread let me expect a list of goes/no-goes, not personal advice to fix a prob :whistle:
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 07 Oct 2017 14:47 #91014

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peteramwiggins wrote:
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.

I am guilty of this but would it not be more informative for users to state their hardware setup before commenting on how well HS is working with FC ? Looking at the threads above I see issues with users using fusion drives etc etc.. I think all this is rather off-putting and confusing for a user looking to see if upgrading to HS is viable. Granted, many may be using these drives.. many are also NOT ! I don't even use an iMac but what I've stated below.. a similar setup to many 'working' users. If we knew (properly, and this is my point) what you users are using we would all be better 'informed'

Setup: L2013 8 Core-32GB RAM-1TB SSD - 8TB Ext. Thunderbolt (2014 model) G-TECH RAID 0 HDD - FocusRite 2i2 Audio outboard - 27"Apple Monitor - No money in my bank account!
Last Edit: 07 Oct 2017 16:13 by StingRay.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 07 Oct 2017 15:00 #91015

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Haven't seen it reported here but quite a number of users on the Apple forum have reported FCP when launching with LG Ultrafine and other high res monitors.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 07 Oct 2017 15:36 #91017

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Speaking of "informed", what is a "L2103"? Most of us know model names, not numbers.

But the general consensus here is do NOT upgrade yet, until the updated pro apps are released. And I think it is obvious we'll be getting that in two weeks once FCP Creative Summit event begins, probably the day before, like the last two years.
Last Edit: 07 Oct 2017 15:37 by FCPX.guru.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 07 Oct 2017 16:15 #91019

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FCPX.guru wrote:
Speaking of "informed", what is a "L2103"? Most of us know model names, not numbers.

pretty obvious that was a typo and I meant Late 2013! Most Mac users are aware of what a L2013 model is! :lol:

Anyway, thanks for the heads up!
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 07 Oct 2017 19:18 #91020

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TLDNR version
PROBLEM - had choppy performance system wide while using FCPX
FIX- reset nvram
(photon pro still giving problems)

Conclusion and lesson re-learned - always remember to reset NVRAM after an OS update.

Warning: Spoiler! [ Click to expand ]



FYI-this is a home non-work related machine.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 09 Oct 2017 14:12 #91044

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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 10 Oct 2017 07:37 #91052

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Atamanov wrote:
you need go to the Preferences of MacOs HS then go to "Power..." (dont now how in english) and switch off "automatic switch video cards"]

Yeah that was already checked off, of course.
And wouldn't really matter anyway, since "automatic" implies that FCPX would automatically take advantage of the discrete GPU anyways.
Last Edit: 10 Oct 2017 07:40 by chrisb.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 16 Oct 2017 09:27 #91135

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Conclusion and lesson re-learned - always remember to reset NVRAM after an OS update.

Really? where did you get this info from?! first I've heard of it!
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 16 Oct 2017 20:25 #91150

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It's something I like to do after OS updates. I've found it has become part of my best practices over the years. Seems to solve random graphics and display issues i've come across. One time I had displays just turning off for no reason (that might of been when I updated to Yosemite).

Resting the NVRAM doesn't solve all problems by any means. FCPX still behaves odd... Does the playhead not move durring playback for anybody else? and I mean, not move at all. It only refreshes when I stop playback.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 18 Oct 2017 21:26 #91185

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I’ve recently experienced instances with items on the timeline disappearing. Editing 4K multi cam is causing multiple crashes when connected to shared raid. Apple and ProApps team need to align release schedules going forward.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 20 Oct 2017 17:22 #91219

Just posted a thread regarding an issue I have with FCPX.
I just cannot comprehend how pre-installed Apple software running on a brand new top spec iMac can be so much of a headache. Compared to PCs / Windows the Apple ecosystem is relatively self-contained and controlled. I was even looking at reviews on YouTube before I bought the iMac that were stating that they were rendeing several 4K clips at once and the iMac and software were coping well. Reviewers pointed out that the integration of Apple software on Apple hardware was allowing everything to run optimally etc, etc. Made sense to me. I get the iMac with great anticipation only to find that even though I'm only using small 1080 clips, FCPX is struggling to cope.
I'm frustrated and not a little disappointed.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 21 Oct 2017 02:34 #91223

I did a clean install of HS and after that my Jl Cooper MCS3 works fine BUT not with FCP 10.3.4.

I can import a keyset but when I try to use them, FCP crashes every time.

MCS3 works fine outside of HS though so an FCP problem probably.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 21 Oct 2017 17:29 #91230

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chrisb wrote:
Atamanov wrote:
you need go to the Preferences of MacOs HS then go to "Power..." (dont now how in english) and switch off "automatic switch video cards"]

Yeah that was already checked off, of course.
And wouldn't really matter anyway, since "automatic" implies that FCPX would automatically take advantage of the discrete GPU anyways.


Update Nvidia driver? DaVinci Resolve installs it
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 24 Oct 2017 05:39 #91254

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Just updated to High Sierra and AJA T-Tap stopped working. Current driver (13.0.0, June 2016). Turn on A/V output and video freezes and FCP locks up, requiring a force quit. I can only get it back by launching with deleting preferences to turn A/V back off.

To clarify: T-Tap works fine, just not with FCP.

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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 24 Oct 2017 13:34 #91255

Thanks for the tips!

Tried it but saw min was already set to not change graphic board.

(Waiting for JL Coopers answer re. MCS3 and MCS6).
Last Edit: 24 Oct 2017 13:34 by Basilfawlty. Reason: Missed data.
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MacOS High Sierra - What works and doesn't work? 24 Oct 2017 17:40 #91257

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So about slowdown. Very slow work, no smooth playback. what I did? 1. switched off automatic video card switch. 2. downloaded and reinstalled Nvidia CUDA driver, now ver.9.0.214. (update not helped me) 3. switched off Background render in the FCPX.
now I have about 20 minutes for smooth work then need to reboot. after reboot 20 min again.
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