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Old July 25th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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Mountain lion experiences?

Anybody try XDCAM software with this new OS yet?

Trying to find out how much of my important software will continue to work with 10.8.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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Oh god.. another new OS.. just got over the last one..
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Old July 26th, 2012, 03:36 PM   #3
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So far so good. XDCAM browser appears to be OK. Have only updated my laptop, won't do the edit machine for a while.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 04:36 PM   #4
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Hi Alister, Hate to change the subject but I was wondering if any of these resent CMEs have produced aroras where you're at?
Every time one hits here it is overcast, then I read where people way south of us had seen some!
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Old July 27th, 2012, 06:36 AM   #5
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No, been clouded out here. Waiting for the longer winter nights and Solar Max is still about 6 to 8 months away. Biggest problem around here is the street lights and light pollution make it impossible to see unless it's incredibly bright, even out of town it's hardto get away from light pollution, probably need Kp +10 to get a shot of seeing it in the south of the UK. Going up to Norway in December and for most of February next year. Northern lights Expeditions to Norway. |
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Old July 27th, 2012, 07:39 AM   #6
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Reports of the Aurora Borealis being seen from Essex last week. Essex not exactly in the sticks, well not that way,


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Old July 27th, 2012, 09:40 AM   #7
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I'm still on snow leopard... Killing off "Spaces" was a no go for me, it's fundamental to my workflow. I tried it and hated all the little changes from previous versions... all those little reasons that I preferred the Mac over Windows. Bad changes for what seems no reason to me. Not big fundamental changes, but little annoying ones.
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Old July 28th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #8
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I'm getting a noticeable performance improvement with Mountain Lion. My laptop is more responsive, applications open faster and and the machine doesn't bog down as much when I have lots of apps open. It feels like I've added a load of extra ram.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 04:14 AM   #9
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Have found being able to view AVCHD footage straight from file to be really helpful. Also FCPX seems to be a bit snappier. Pity the broadcast monitoring through AJA Kona LHi is still a bit iffy though.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 04:03 PM   #10
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Found this nice App Compatibility list for Mountain Lion:

App Compatibility Table - RoaringApps - App compatibility and feature support for OS X & iOS
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 08:01 AM   #11
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No mention of XDCAM Browser 2.1 at all.. ? only much older software ..
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 08:33 AM   #12
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I did some reading last night on the Apple Support Form and it seems people have had a large number of problems with this update. What scares me is the talk of loosing audio or stuttering audio. I use my laptop with Mainstage to run sound for my wife's band and we can't risk problems.

I think I'm going to pass the Mountain Lion by till the complaints subside.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 09:13 AM   #13
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I'd love to say what my ML experience have been, except I've had two redemption download codes sent so far by Apple, neither of which worked.

Doh!

Personally I think they are sending me US codes which don't work on the UK app store. But what would I know? I'm probably not holding it right or something!
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 12:14 PM   #14
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On Snow Leopard I was having some issues with video playback and system crashes with Premiere CS6. Out of frustration I updated the edit suite today to Mountain Lion. What a difference, smooth video playback, better audio handling and no crashes so far.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 12:10 PM   #15
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Had it a day and a half now.

Doesn't seem a huge jump from Lion. But critically nothing seems broken so far.

By the way, for anyone who is entitled to a free copy of Mountain Lion, the code Apple send you via email isn't for the app store. Instead it unlocks a PDF they send attached to another email. Within that PDF is the actual redemption code.

Confusing? Well, yes!
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