Blackmagic Design have just announced that their products are Mountain Lion ready...
Manchester, UK - 25 July 2012 - Blackmagic Design today released a series of new software updates for its products that adds full support for Apple’s new Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system. These software updates include support for Apple’s new Gatekeeper anti malware security protection for all products, including DaVinci Resolve 9, Desktop Video products including DeckLink, Intensity, UltraStudio, H.264 Pro Recorder and Media Express, ATEM Switchers, UltraScope, Mini, Heavy Duty and Battery Converters, Videohub Routers, SmartView Monitors, HyperDeck Studio and Shuttle Disk Recorders, HDLink and Video Recorder.
Gatekeeper is a new security feature which protects your computer from downloading and installing malicious software. Blackmagic Design is one of the first companies to support this new security standard from the first day Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is available to customers. As an Apple Identified developer, when Gatekeeper is set to the default option, our customers will continue to be able to download software, easily maintaining full security protection.
“Being an Apple Identified Developer has enabled Blackmagic Design to take full advantage of the many exciting new features in Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, such as Gatekeeper, right from the very first day of its release,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. ”Our customers can be assured that they will continue to be able to easily download our software and enjoy performance improvements when they upgrade to Mac OS X 10.8 and Blackmagic Design products.”
Quicktime Player X has gotten a bit of an upgrade. You can now export "same as source" which is great, as before you could only export to h.264
The dictation doesn't yet seem to be able to work with anything besides the mic input, so that's a bit wonky for trying to do the transcribe thing.
Overall, "seems" better for everyday use over 10.7.4 and while I don't have much road time in FCPX, operation of it in 10.8 seemed better there than in 10.7.4
You'll want to change the sandbox thing right away - by default, unless the application is specifically signed by the dev, you'll get an error when trying to install. You can change this setting so you can install what you darn well please.
Oh yeah, be sure to go through ALL of the System Preferences after the upgrade! There are bunches of new cool ones, but some revert to defaults you may not want (like putting drives to sleep).
I just launched FCP 7 and all the FCS 3 apps ok. No clue about stability. Someone who actually still uses them can bang on that a bit. It seems that the upgrade makes your legacy pref files un-accessable. It asks me to set scratch disk an all like I had trashed them.
I was told by Apple that the folks running the LAFCPUG event had badly worded the promo, and should never have said, cause they were never told, that "new features" would be shown. They both are very sorry for that misunderstanding.
But a warning about AirPlay, it does NOT work on any Mac Pros, and only on mid-2011 Macs and later. There's some fine print on Apple's OS X site with the info.
Airplay or Airdrop?
Airplay should work either wifi or ethernet, on any ML mac.
Airdrop requires a wireless card with "adhoc" capabilities. Think late macs.
You can change out wifi card or enable "AirDrop" on any network via terminal.