updated 12:40 pm EDT, Tue September 20, 2011
Firmware fixes Thunderbolt Display stability
Apple has posted a trio of new software updates, the most important of which are Thunderbolt-related. The Thunderbolt Display Firmware Update fixes unspecified stability problems with Apple's latest product, and apart from the monitor requires a Mac running either OS X 10.6.8 or 10.7.1. A new Thunderbolt Software Update for Snow Leopard is required to use the Thunderbolt Display with the OS, and also fixes compatibility issues with other Thunderbolt devices. A matching Lion update was released late last week.
For video editors Apple has meanwhile produced updated ProApps QuickTime codecs. These include new or upgraded support for formats like ProRes, the Apple Intermediate Codec, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, HDV, XDCAM HD/EX/HD422, MPEG IMX and Uncompressed 4:2:2. The release is specifically aimed at users of Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4.