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10.0.6 Feedback - The Wheel In the Sky Keeps On Turnin'

466 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2012 12:24 PM by dpcam1 RSS
Scot Walker Level 2 Level 2 (480 points)
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Nov 15, 2012 1:41 PM

I cut a feature movie in FCP X 10.0.5 on a Mac Pro a couple months ago. I did the 10.0.6 update recently and decided to go in and do another round of editing sound and try to tighten up here and there. I noticed, right away, that I get a spinning color wheel a lot now in 10.0.6. Not a spinning color wheel of death, but it lasts about 5-10 seconds. Same system that was very responsive before the update.

 

I also noticed that some of my clips sound like they are playing out of an aluminum can. Some of them sound fine, but some sound like they are robotic. I have renders of the version before the 10.0.6 update to make sure I'm not imagining anything, and I'm not imagining. The sound is very different (screwed) in some areas.

 

I'm writing my next feature right now and if I do the editing, I'm going to do it in Adobe Premiere. I think any time a company that gets billions in revenue from phones and tablets sells a little software program, they aren't motivated enough to make sure it works well. I think Apple was at its best when it was the underdog and had to show everyone that it "just works". I don't wear armbands. I cheer for excellance. I can't be objective and cheer for Apple in regards to FCP X.

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,845 points)

    Scot Walker wrote:

     

    I did the 10.0.6 update recently and decided to go in and do another round of editing sound and try to tighten up here and there. I noticed, right away, that I get a spinning color wheel a lot now in 10.0.6. Not a spinning color wheel of death, but it lasts about 5-10 seconds. Same system that was very responsive before the update.

     

    I also noticed that some of my clips sound like they are playing out of an aluminum can.

    Yup. This update changed many things and IMO, they must have tried to make too big a splash too soon by giving it to us before it was ready. Even though people have generally cheered the additional features, I found my initial experiences with it to be unpleasant and a step backwards from 10.0.5. Luckily I've not updated my old projects and I retained a copy of 10.0.5. (And FCP 7 is still solid for me.)

     

    Russ

  • pixnvid Calculating status...

    Although I'm not doing features, I have to say that for me and the vast majority of users this upgrade has been fantastic. I can't think of any reason why you are having these particular problems - did you click on updtae projects when you first opened .06? - while so many others are not but maybe it's possible that there is something in your particular workflow that is screwing things up. When someone is having problems while the majority of others are not, maybe one should look at their way of doing things first before blaming the program.

    Not trying to defend Apple - and I imagine I'll get some heat for posting this - but it is a poor carpenter who blames his tools. I hope you have better luck with Premiere. I hear it's flawless.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,605 points)

    Some users with serious problems have found that a clean system install clear a lot of difficulties.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,605 points)

    Make sure you are connected to the Internet. Reboot holding the Option key. You'll get the option to boot from the Recovery HD. The Disk Utility will appear. You can use that to erase the drive. There will then be an option to reinstall the OS. After that you can migrate user content from backup or Time Machine. The whole thing is a very lengthy process.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,605 points)

    I've never done it with Time Machine, but I suppose you can. The ancillary files should be unchanged. You'll have to lose some work by switching back to the Old Versions of events and project.

  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)

    Find a copy of FCP X 10.0.5.  Lesson learned, never update in the middle of projects.

     

    I think reinstalling the whole OS is overkill and may or may not solve anything.  That's pretty drastic.

     

    Get the free app "Final Cut Remover" from Digital Rebellion (dot com), use it to remove FCP X from your system totally.  It will not touch Events or Projets.

     

    Reboot the system, launch the App Store, go to the Purchased tab, click "Install" button to the right of Final Cut Pro X.

     

    Run Disk Warrior to repair the directories on all connected drives.

  • dpcam1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Scott, I experienced lots of silly stuff going wrong after updating. It's my opinion that the updating process is flawed in some way. I went from a fully functioning machine in 10.0.5 to one that drove me crazy. I downloaded a copy of Mountain Lion and did a clean install and FCPXs stability has improved heaps. I was told that professionals do that anyway but that's not the way Apple advertise the process with the App Store controlling everything. It's only fair to presume that a company with Apple's reputation would not release software that not's fully compatible with previous versions.

  • dpcam1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For me, now, the basic rules with anything to do with the apple updating process are these: don't even contemplate updating final cut pro x  in the middle of a project....absolutely anything could happen. If it is a major operating system upgrade, do a clean install because, once again, absolutely anything could happen as well.

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