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Q100198: Carbon Component Manager warning on Mac OSX 10.11 (El Capitan)


This article provides more information on the Carbon Component Manager warning message that you may encounter when exporting QuickTime formats in Nuke, on Mac OSX 10.11 (El Capitan). This warning should not affect any of Nuke’s functionality or stop it from working as expected.



When working with Nuke on Mac OSX 10.11 (El Capitan), a QuickTimeHelper warning related to Carbon Component Manager may appear in the terminal and cause error messages while exporting QuickTime formats.

The warning looks like:   

2016-10-19 12:58:02.109 QuickTimeHelper-32[3134:316677] 12:58:02.109 WARNING:  140: This application, or a library it uses, is using the deprecated Carbon Component Manager for hosting Audio Units. Support for this will be removed in a future release. Also, this makes the host incompatible with version 3 audio units. Please transition to the API’s in AudioComponent.h.


The warning is specific to El Capitan only and does not appear in previous OSX versions or the latest Mac OSX release (Sierra).

Occasionally this warning may lead to the Exporter throwing an error when exporting formats such as 'Apple ProRes 4444 MOV'. Despite the error, the exports usually complete successfully and Nuke's functionality is not affected.

A general overview of Nuke's error messages can be found here: Q100110 Nuke error codes and their meanings


If you are encountering similar warnings or errors and are experiencing problems with Nuke, then please open a Support ticket and let us know the issue you are encountering and the troubleshooting steps you have taken so far.
For more information on how to open a Support ticket, please refer to the 'Using the Support Portal' article.


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