We have been cautiously installing Mac OS X Leopard on all of our systems. We have heard a few horror stories about peoples systems being trashed by the installation, but as of yet we have had nothing but success.
We have done 3 of our 5 systems. Two of them have had 100% success and we love the OS. On our “shooting” laptop the installation showed that the new OS is not fully compatible with some of the software out there and that updates are necessary for some applications.
With Phase One Capture One Pro, it proved incompatible. For us Capture One has been on it’s way out for a while. This may have sealed the deal. On a shoot this week we relied on the Canon EOS Capture software (which does function with the new OS) and Lightroom to accomplish the shoot. Capture One is coming out with a new version but there is no tethered capabilities at this point so for us… why bother?
At any rate we are probably going to upgrade the last two systems this weekend and hope that we continue to have the same good luck as we have been having so far.
We know that some pieces of software (like our video board for our editing system) will not be fully functional until software upgrades trickle in over the next few weeks, but our primary software packages work, so we are going ahead with the transition and we’ll let you know if we hit any major hiccups!