Apple’s pro apps and macOS High Sierra

Apple advised via a support document that folks on earlier versions of its pro apps update them via Mac App Store to be compatible with macOS High Sierra, which released today.

If you use Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Motion, Compressor or MainStage, the following versions are required for compatibly with macOS High Sierra:

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4 or later
  • Motion 5.3.2 or later
  • Compressor 4.3.2 or later
  • Logic Pro X 10.3.1 or later
  • MainStage 3.3 or later

To check the version number of your pro Apple apps, choose Applications from the Go menu in Finder, right-click a desired pro app and choose Get Info from the popup menu.

You can see the version number in the General section of the window.

Apple warns that previous versions of the aforesaid apps, including all apps in Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio, are not supported in macOS High Sierra.

macOS High Sierra brings core OS improvements and new media technologies, including support for High-Efficiency Video Coding, also known as the twice as efficient H.265 codec.

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2017 Mac models and later can play back 4K HEVC video using hardware acceleration. Mac models from mid 2015 or earlier work with HEVC video that was captured at no greater than 1080p at 240 fps.

Apple updated iMovie for Mac earlier today with support for importing HEVC videos on macOC High Sierra. HEVC is also supported in tvOS 11 and iOS 11. On the iOS side, capturing HEVC video requires an iOS device with Apple’s A10 Fusion chip or later.