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Tip #1038: Apple Releases Bug Fix Updates

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Updates fix most of the bugs introduced with the 10.4.9 update.

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Thursday last week, Apple released bug-fix updates to Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4. Apple also updated the ProVideo codecs.

The Final Cut update fixed the color flicker problem that first appeared in version 10.4.9, along with a variety of other bugs. It also, at least on my system, fixed the bug preventing voice-overs from actually recording.

One bug that was NOT fixed is the inability to export chapter markers from FCP X. Apple is still researching this.

Here’s the list of fixes from Apple’s release notes:

Final Cut Pro

  • Fixes an issue in which XAVC media from the Sony PXW-FX9 camera is not recognized
  • Fixes an issue where brightness levels shift when switching between Better Quality and Better Performance in the viewer
  • Fixes an issue in which effect keyframes are not added correctly when using onscreen controls
  • Improves stability when using the transform tool with multiple clips in the timeline
  • Improves reliability when exporting an FCPXML that contains Compound clips
  • Addresses an issue which could prevent sharing at certain resolutions
  • Fixes an issue in which sharing a Compound or Multicam clip from the timeline was disabled.


  • Fixes an issue in which XAVC media from the Sony PXW-FX9 camera is not recognized


  • Fixes an issue in which XAVC media from the Sony PXW-FX9 camera is not recognized


Here’s the complete list of features and fixes in every version of Final Cut 10.4.

Updates to Final Cut, Motion and Compressor are free and available in the Mac App Store. The ProVideo updates are free and available in System Preferences > Software Update.

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  1. Bill Rabkin
    Bill Rabkin says:

    On another forum a user reported that FCPX 10.4.9 actually does export Chapter Markers, though the checkbox is missing. I am still running 10.4.8, so I have not been able to confirm that user’s report.

  2. Brian Thomas
    Brian Thomas says:

    A new feature that might be of interest to those of us at a certain stage of personal development: when “Sharing” a project that will overwrite an older version of the same, FCPX now asks not once but THREE times if I know what I’m doing. Several of my associates are equally thoughtful with me.


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