Final Cut Pro X bugs, glitches and crashes under macOS 10.12 Sierra



Running FCPX on OS X 10.11 El Capitan and thinking of upgrading to 10.12? You might want to watch this video first.

In this video I document a couple bugs and one terrible crash that can be duplicated over and over on my Late 2015 iMac. And yes, I have deleted preferences to no avail.

Just for some more background, I took this machine new out of the box, immediately downloaded and upgraded the OS to Sierra and then downloaded FCPX. It wasn’t a previous install so there shouldn’t be any…

17 comments on Final Cut Pro X bugs, glitches and crashes under macOS 10.12 Sierra

  1. So yesterday I purchased some new christmas plugins from Pixel Films Studios. I'm running OS X El Capitan. After installing these plugins FCP has started crashing when clicking different projects etc. then today I did a restart on my computer and Final Cut will not even open. Does anyone know what could be causing this? I removed the plugins and its still not opening. This sucks I have a ton of projects to work on. thanks in advance.

  2. Ei Captain. FCPX 10.2.1 Does not Playback my video files!
    Just stucked! I tried many things!
    Still the issue is not gone (((
    I dig the internet to find out what is the fucking Problem with that FCPX!
    I really liked FCP7 in early time. It worked so much better and no bloody stupid issues sitting.
    I hate they dump FCP7.
    FCPX is essentially rubbish for me. It is not Professional stuff!
    That what is my opinion.

  3. This pisses me off. Great video, though, thanks for the info! This is why I don't upgrade to the latest OS X versions. Have they released a fix yet? I'm still running Yosemite, and Final Cut Pro 10.2; it's running great, and I'm hesitant to change anything.

  4. My Final cut pro crashes when I hoover my pointer to the thumbnail preview effect, only happens on Beauty Box effect. it does the exact same thing that happen with the color picker. FCP crashes right away. do not know what to do.

  5. XDCAM U1 and 2 drives don't work now either – Sony's Catalyst is dumb now – XDCAM files wont import–all to my regret – talked to Sonys tech support working on new drivers now – though i still have to ask i can't believe Apple doesn't know how much pain they cause sometimes and cost us time and money

  6. Final Cut Pro in Sierra is the worst upgrade ever! Some icons like the 'T' to access text or Apple FX can't be located or found!The view window randomly jumps into a different place! It's screwed up!!

  7. Since I update to Sierra, I have been having problems with FCPX and Adobe CS6. The color palettes doesn't working correctly in either application. in FCPX, any effects that includes color, do not work. I am going back to El Capitan. Too many problems.

  8. Just an FYI a lot of those model Imacs suffer from heat related failure as they age, the surface mount video chip on the motherboard solder joints loosen from repeated heating up and cooling and can create the problems you are describing, get the mac checked to see if yours suffers from this problem. I enjoyed the video.

    I have a client with two of those and both have the same problem.

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