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.
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...
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.
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 …-
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.
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.
I got this email from iZotope (as per
“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.”