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DVD Studio Pro issues after Mavericks update

2226 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2014 1:53 PM by Richard Hooper1 RSS
Nortynorts Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 7, 2013 4:23 AM

Hi all. We've just upgraded to Mavericks and have started having issues with DVD Studio Pro. Firstly, it won't let us move titles around the page and secondly we can't change any of the buttons' colors. Reinstall DVD Studio? Wait for an update? Scrap Apple software altogether and go Adobe like so many others are doing? Thanks for the help in advance.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4), 12GB RAM
  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,800 points)
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    Nov 7, 2013 5:18 AM (in response to Nortynorts)

    sorry, but upgrading an OS for software that's quite a few years old with out any notice of compatability from Apple seems like a recipe for disaster.  And Apple's never going to officially support any of final cut studio apps on anything later than snowleopard as.


    Did you do a clean install of Mavericks and then install dvdsp?  That's the recommended installation practice. 


    Here's a link to a user tip I compiled regarding the best methods of installing OS and FCP. 



    When I wrote this, I think that Lion was the latest OS.  Not sure how completely this will apply to Mavericks.

  • bradhotdog Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 13, 2013 4:28 AM (in response to Nortynorts)

    Any luck? I'm also having huge issues with DVD Studio Pro 4 after upgrading to Mavericks.

  • Richard Hooper1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 8, 2014 1:53 PM (in response to Nortynorts)

    I just got around to upgrading to Mavericks and thought I'd add my 2 cents' worth. The software still works, with 3 exceptions, two of which already popped up in Mountain Lion. 1) DVD's burned within Studio Pro seem to be fine, but they always stall about 3/4 through. The work-around is to print the DVD folder from Toast Titanium. My guess is that StudioPro can't keep up with the disk drive. 2) It is impossible to reset the standard size for subtitles, which is much too large. That's because the change font dialogue box in preferences brings up Font Book, which always crashes the program! Workaround is to convert stl subtitles to text and insert instructions above the subtitles for fontsize, font, and color. This overrides the presets, and you'll find spruce-micro formats in the manual. 3) The new problem, as I've seen reported here, is that pull down menus for changing buttom colors are now blank. This is less of a pain if you write out the order of the colors that used to be there. To save you time, here they are: red, black, blue, white, pink, aquamarine, light green, yellow, magenta, orange, purple, green, dark blue, light purple, olive, brown-red. Hope this helps!


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