I guess this is still unsupported by AJA, since they don't have the Adobe AJA plugs updated for CS6 on their site as of an hour ago.
BUT... I copied the AJA folder from my Library>ApplicationSupport>Adobe>Plug-ins>Common>MediaCore>CS5.5 folder into the one for CS6.
AJA shows up in the Preferences>Playback>Default Player option. I can get full-screen external monitoring through the Kona in the Source window, and also with the Hover Scrub. Just nothing in the Program, which means I can't get CUDA external full-screen playback... yet.
So... has anybody figured a workaround to get playback on a Kona with Pr CS6?
Mac 10.6.8, latest drivers, etc. Kona LHi
Excerpt from April 15, 2012 AJA press release:
"AJA ...today announced planned support for the upcoming release
of Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 software with AJA's Io Express, Io XT
and KONA family of products for both Mac and Windows customers.
News: AJA Set to Support the Upcoming Adobe Creative Suite 6 Software Release
by Cow News Droid on Apr 13, 2012 at 6:18:06 pm
Maybe they're still working on it?
I wonder why AJA weren't ahead of the CS6 release like they were with Media Composer and FCPX, at least with betas. I guess that shows us where their priorities are.
BTW, I get FS display in Ae CS6 just fine.
Also, scrubbing is much improved in CS6 over CS5.5 through the Kona with Hover Scrub and Source Playback.
I can't use my old AJA Sequences at all with CS6. I get an error trying to open an old project that uses the AJA Sequence Presets, saying a component is missing.
I emailed tech support at AJA this morning (they are usually very quick in replies) and received a very general response:
>>The release should be available soon. Please visit the AJA website periodically for updates.
I'm kind of surprised that they weren't working closely with Adobe to time the release of their new drivers with the release of CS6. Since it was touted as one of the big enhancements to the new suite, I would have thought that both companies would want to hit the ground running.
I wrote them too, just before posting this. The page that JBP linked to above is from April 15 (or 13th; confusing). That's quite a while ago, and I would agree that at least they could come out with a beta, warts and all, as they did for FCPX and MC6. I hope it doesn't mean there are problems getting Mercury Transmit to work with their products. It's one of the new features that I was anticipating most.
Curious that Bluefish, a smaller (than both BMD and AJA) Australian company beat them to the punch on this. Anybody heard anything about Matrox Mac?
You seem somewhat connected...I'm guessing if you knew something or were entitled to say a date, you would. But it sure would help us plan some edits if we knew hours vs. days vs. weeks. Any insight?
Thanks for your continued help in this community.
The latest from AJA: "any day now". Apparently the drivers were ready for release a few weeks ago when last-minute bugs were discovered. Instead of dealing with user frustration over bugs they decided to pull the version to ensure a stable release (and deal with user frustration over release delays :-) .
One thing to keep in mind: those drivers will require 10.7 Lion.
Well, at this point, the driver for Kona is available, and the bad, bad, news is that it's indeed Lion only.
This is the ONLY reason I have for upgrading to Lion. Every other piece of software I own is running just fine on 10.6.8. This includes Media Composer 6.
I've got a test partition on which I have Lion installed, and it's a freaking nightmare. I've spent almost three days reinstalling software, drivers, plug-ins, with days to go before I get it all done (I have over 5000 fonts, 3/4 of which weren't recognized by FontExplorerX, forcing me to reinstall and recategorize them.).
This is the most painful "upgrade" in my history with Mac, which goes back to System 4 or 5.
I HATE the new auto-correct feature, the security measures that think I'm not an Admin when I am, and the fact it just seems a lot slower than Snow Leopard. Two of the Zaxwerks plugs for Ae are a hundred times slower.
I'm starting to hate Apple. And I'm going to start hating AJA too, if they don't come up with an Adobe driver for 10.6.8.
Sorry, I'm venting. The last three days have been hell.
Wow, Jim. I just had the opposite experience. I did a clean install of Lion on a new drive. Then reinstalled all the software. The only little gotcha was that I had to reinstall the Areca drivers for my raid controller. But I knew that was necessary a head of time.
Sorry it so awful. Maybe the partition approach is what made it so different for us.
Im pretty sure the AJA driver needs stuffs that Lion provides. So dont get your hopes up.
Well, I figured somebody would respond and make feel like an idiot for having such a hard time. In retrospect, I should have wiped my drive clean, installed 10.6.x from disk, then 10.7 via the web, then the 10.7.4 combo updater, then take 24 hours to install all my software, fonts and plug-ins. I might have been time ahead.
Mountain Lion is supposedly just months or weeks away. I really hate Apple now.
A real challenge with a dual-boot system is my AJA Kona requires different firmware for each OS. So, when going back and forth, I have to keep re-flashing the firmware, and reboot again. Bottom line is that I'm going to have to live without full-screen in Pr until I can get a Lion partition stabilized, optimized and as dependable as with Snow Leopard.
I do appreciate the empathy, though, lasvideo.
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