I just got an email from the popular colour grading plugin FilmConvert that the FilmConvert Nitrate doesn't work with the new FCPx 10.5.2 update on the Macs running the new M1 Apple chips.

Following is the text:

Hi there, we wanted to let you know we're aware of an issue affecting FilmConvert Nitrate and the new Final Cut Pro 10.5.2 update on Apple M1 Silicon Macs and are working on a fix for it now.

The issue only affects the new Apple M1 Silicon-based Macbooks and Mac Mini - if you're on an Intel-based machine, you are not affected.

We donít have an ETA for the resolution at the moment, but we will let you know as soon as itís available.

If possible, we recommend not upgrading to FCP 10.5.2 for the time being to avoid disruption to your projects.

In the meantime, there is a workaround you can use to open your projects graded with the FilmConvert Nitrate plugin. Please see the instructions below:

Launch Final Cut Pro in compatibility mode by entering the following command in the Terminal.

screen -d -m arch -x86_64 /Applications/Final\ Cut\ Pro.app/Contents/MacOS/Final\ Cut\ Pro

We apologize for the inconvenience - we are working with Apple on a solution and hope to release an update soon.

Best regards,

The FilmConvert team
As Apple is completely moving into its own processors instead of the Intel processors, for sometime these kinds of compatibility issues are expected. Hopefully these will be sorted out soon.