I'm running the older Avid codecs without any problems... but the newer codecs crashed other machines.
Also... for some of our machines the SHEER CODEC seemed to also crash FCP 5.1.2... but other machines running the same version of Sheer had no problems at all.
Sounds like there is some type of flawed QT plugin scanning/authenticating routine in 5.1.2
So does this mean that those of us who have both Avid and FCP on the same system are SOL?
Since Avid and Apple LOVE talking to one another about compatibility...I would think that 5.1.2 and Avid on the same system would be bad. Although I heard one person mention that they reinstalled the codecs after they removed them and they worked...but that sounds dubious. Don't go to 5.1.2 if you have Avid software on your computer.
(one a side note, I wonder when Brummel is gonna call us...?)
I don't think it is specific, but rather overall. Here is the LAFCPUG FAQ on that:
NOW...what is causing me to crash is the FXPlugins. I see them, and when I drag them onto a clip in the timeline...Boink! FCP crashes. I tried three different filters with the same effect. I won't try a fourth.
Is it crashing immediately on startup?... or is it crashing when it tries to load your project?
If it's crashing on startup... then it's likely a QT plugin problem.... I recommend moving all the plugs out of the folder... restart FCP and see if it crashes then. If it doesn't... then force quit FCP and slowly reintroduce the QT plugs until you find the culprit.
I'm pretty sure this is an FCP scanning/authenticating plugin process error. Hopefully they will find a fix for this el pronto.
These are the plugins I have currently sitting in my /Library/Quicktime/ folder and FCP DOES work with these installed:
3ivx D4 4.5.1. for OSX
AvidAVDJCodec.component (05/01/02-version 9.4.2)
AvidAVUICodec.component (05/01/02-version 9.4.2)
Blackmagic RT Color Correction.component
Blackmagic RT Dissolves.component
Blackmagic RT Image Control.component
DivX 6 Decoder.component
FCP Uncompressed 422.component
Flip4Mac WMV Export.component
Flip4Mac WMV Import.component
Media 100 Transcoder.component
SheerVideo™ HD Pro.component
Sorenson Video Pro OSX.qtx
Now.... on two of our machines we were unable to get FCP 5.1.2 to run with the same version of Sheer codec installed.
I also want to note that I did restart FCP once after it running without problems and I had to remove all my codecs... restart FCP.... kill FCP... move my codecs back into the Quicktime folder and then it worked fine.
I put the dates on the Avid codecs to let you know which ones I know are working.
As far as I know all other codecs listed are up to date.