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News Archive for Thursday, December 6th, 2012

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Final Cut Pro 10.0.7, Motion 5.0.6, Compressor 4.0.6 Updates:

"Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.7
This update improves overall stability, performance, and compatibility. Updates include:
  • The Letterbox effect "Offset" slider is restored.
  • Fixes an issue that could occur when creating a single layer DVD.
  • Fixes an issue in which some third-party effects could cause Final Cut Pro to stop responding during background rendering.
  • Fixes an issue in which some third-party transitions would incorrectly use black instead of source media.
  • Adds support for editing MXF files that are still ingesting.
  • Fixes an issue with rendering Motion Templates containing Image Units.
  • Fixes an issue with the display of the Modify RED RAW settings button in synchronized and compound clips.
  • Fixes an issue with the upload of clips that are larger than 1 GB to Vimeo.
  • Fixes an issue in which an incorrect frame size is used with filters on two adjacent clips with different pixel aspect ratio.

There's also updates to Compressor (4.0.6) and Motion (5.0.6).

OS X Server 2.2 Update Info and Problem Reports/Tips:
Available today via the Mac App Store. Here's the doc with info
about the OS X Server v2.2 Update.

Shortly after its release, reports on some problems with the OS X Server 2.2 update appeared in Apple's OS X server forum. Here's some sample threads on OS X Server 2.2 update problems (some have later posts w/tips or fixes).

BTW - some have asked about the new Caching service in Server v2.2. Here's a later doc apple posted on Advanced configuration of the OS X Server Caching service.

Apple OS X Server Troubleshooting Articles and Tips:
And here are some later posted Apple Troubleshooting articles on OS X Server problems, some with tips/fixes:

Apple/product related News/Tips/Op-Ed/SW Updates

New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:

Other News/Aritlces/OT:

Recent Articles/Tips/Tweaks/Reviews:
Listing/links to updates, articles, tips and reviews you may have missed. (Including Info/tests of 2012 Mac Mini video problems, DIY Fusion drives in older Macs and more.)
Previous news summary:
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 News Archive
  • (Late-2012) 27in iMac Review
  • (Late-2012) Mac mini review
    (no mention of tests for any HDMI video problems many owners have reported)
  • Notes on IBM/Seagate Hard Drive Issues and Firmware Updates (iso) (comments on intel mac updating w/iso images (often FreeDOS), which isn't new)
  • Updated iMac from Apple is a knockout (almost an iPad (less touchscreen) on a stand)
  • Indigo 6.0.0 beta3 (Home control w/X10 & INSTEON support)
  • YouTube iOS app v1.1.0.4136 (adds airplay, iPad screen support)
  • New/Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
    - Redeem iTunes Gift Cards on a Mac with a FaceTime camera
    - iTunes Store: How iTunes Store purchases are billed
    - iTunes: Language settings for video
    - Mac mini Server (Late 2012/Mid 2011): How to install OS X Server on a software RAID volume
    - Recommended OS X Software Updates for Late-2012 Macs (mini/iMac/13in Retina MBPro)
    - Troubleshooting Home Sharing
    - iCloud: Backup and restore overview
    - iCloud: Troubleshooting creating backups
    - iCloud: Troubleshooting restore issues with iCloud Backup
    - iTunes Store: iTunes Plus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    - iTunes Store: How to submit a podcast to the iTunes Store
  • Other News/Reviews/Tips/Alerts/Humor/OT:
    - Radeon HD 7950 vs. GeForce GTX 660 Ti revisited
    - AMD's next-gen Bobcat APU could win big in notebooks and tablets
    - 3D Printing Giants Stratasys and Objet Merge
    - New '4D' transistor is preview of future computers
    - HP sues 2 display manufacturers for LCD price fixing damages
    - Tiny Transforming Robot Inspired by Protein and Junkyard Magnets
    - Breakthrough in augmented reality contact lens: Curved LCD display
    - The 'Red Dawn' Case for Cutting Defense Spending
    - ATM Thieves Swap Security Camera for Keyboard
    - Know What You'll Look Like in 30 Years
    - Apocalypse-Ready 2012 Gift Guide

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