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Does EffectsLab Pro run on Intel Macs? [ANSWER]

Posted: Thu, 22nd Jun 2006, 10:34pm

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Will EffectsLabPro work on the new IntelDuo-chipped laptops? :o

Any help would be great, thanks.
Posted: Thu, 22nd Jun 2006, 10:40pm

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The software does run on Intel Macs but it is not a native universal binary yet. This means (like most 3rd part software) that its not running at full speed on the new Intel Macs yet.

From my own tests it runs faster than it did on G4 systems but not as fast as on G5 Macs. We will be moving to universal binaries as soon as we can but are still waiting for some third party software to make the transition.
Posted: Thu, 22nd Jun 2006, 10:42pm

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WOW - that was a fast response thanks!!

So it does currently work, but an update is in the works to enhance its performance on the new Intel Macs? smile

--Mike
Posted: Thu, 22nd Jun 2006, 10:52pm

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There is no specific update in the works currently beyond those which we are always doing trying to make the software better and faster on all systems.

When we can move to universal binary we will as quickly as possible but at the moment we're being blocked from even getting started and we can't say when it will happen. We are applying all the pressure we can to the makers of the 3rd party software involved but (like most current Mac software) they seem in no real rush to move to Intel Macs.

There are several reasons for this...
1) Apple blindsided most developers (even those as important as Adobe) with its really fast phasing out of PowerPC hardware and introduction of Intel Macs where all software needs to be created in Xcode.
2) Apple have held back on making any professional workstations using Intel so far - this is where software companies make their money so they can take their time at the moment. This also means that Apple delays the release of non-PPC high end systems as most of the professional software will still run rather slow on them compared to G5s... A bit of a catch 22 at the moment.

When we can move we will - we have always made our software for the Mac platform and will continue to do so.
Posted: Fri, 7th Jul 2006, 11:15pm

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Drop me an email when you have a UB version ready and we'll buy several copies. Unfortunately the software is just too slow on the imac and macbook pro dua core machines to make it useful for us. Anxiously awaiting an universal binary version...

brandon.smith@nau.edu
Posted: Wed, 12th Jul 2006, 9:41pm

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Zieg

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just check this out and it might work... I remember I asked the same question long time ago...

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23589&highlight=
Posted: Sun, 10th Sep 2006, 10:29pm

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Is there any sort of time frame that we can expect for universal binary? Just getting anxious....thanks.

-Kevin
Posted: Mon, 11th Sep 2006, 8:19am

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I'm afraid we're still being held back by these 3rd party developers, though I believe something is in the pipeline now, and we're going to be on the first beta team for it. Will let you know more info as we do.
Posted: Mon, 11th Sep 2006, 8:22am

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I run the software on a MacBook Pro at the moment and it runs fine - faster than any G4 machines I've tried it on. We are still working towards Universal Binaries for the future but we still can't say when exactly.
Posted: Mon, 11th Sep 2006, 2:17pm

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Lord XT

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Schwar, are you running in boot camp or native OSX?

Thanks.
Posted: Mon, 11th Sep 2006, 2:25pm

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Erm, under Mac OS X. Stating how well it runs under Windows on MacBook Pro is hardly useful information to Mac OS X users.

For the record the software is faster on my 2.16GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro running Mac OS X than it has been on any G4 processor Mac I've tested it on in the past.
Posted: Wed, 4th Oct 2006, 5:10am

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I have a 1.5GB ram 2 ghz iMac with intel, and the programs run probably 10 times faster on my 512MB ram 1.5 GHz powerbook g4. Is there somthing wrong with my iMac?
Posted: Wed, 4th Oct 2006, 8:32am

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If it really is 10 times faster then I would say you need to check out your iMac - make sure you have the latest OS software installed and nothing else randomly slowing down the system.

Our MacBook Pro is a 2.13GHz Core Duo and it runs the software faster than a 1.47Ghz G4 I tested it on although a fair bit slower than our G5 systems.

There will be a release soon (before the end of the year) which makes CompositeLab Pro, EffectsLab Pro and VisionLab Studio multi-threaded. This will mean up to a 60% speed boost on any dual-core/dual-processor machines.

This includes the following processors...
- Apple G4 (dual-processor)
- Apple G5 (dual-core)
- Apple G5 (dual-processor)
- Intel Core Duo
- Intel Core 2 Duo
- Intel Pentium D
- AMD Athlon64 X2

If you machine has 4 cores (like the top of the line G5 and MacPros) then you could get a 150% speed boost!

We still don't have a date set for when we can move to Universal Binary but we intend to do so as soon as we can.
Posted: Wed, 25th Jul 2007, 9:33pm

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It is now almost August 2007..if i buy comp now, will i be able to get a free update to teh universal binary when it arrives?
Posted: Fri, 3rd Aug 2007, 3:48pm

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Lee

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Hi, I just bought EffectsLab Pro, too and am also wondering when and if a Universal Binary will be available? An update would be really appreciated. Thanks smile
Posted: Sun, 6th Jul 2008, 4:52am

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It is now July of 2008 and there doesn't appear to be a universal binary version.
I downloaded the demo of Effects Lab and it is horribly slow on an 8 core Mac Pro.
I'm beginning a new project and we really need Effects Lab...

THX
Posted: Sun, 6th Jul 2008, 12:07pm

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Im having a bit of an Isue trying to install EffectsLab Pro onto my Mac OS X computer. I have installed it but when I run it it says System is Incompatable. Can you help guys!
Posted: Sun, 6th Jul 2008, 5:32pm

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What are your system specs?
Posted: Wed, 9th Jul 2008, 12:51am

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When is this universal binary thing going to come? EffectsLab is kinda slow for an 8 cored mac pro and I'd really like to use it at full speed.
Posted: Fri, 28th Nov 2008, 5:20pm

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Lord XT

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*Sigh* How about now? I can't find the spec anywhere that says if it is or isn't. I can't believe it would take this long. Didn't the intel Macs come out in early '06 or something? We're about to wrap up '08. Losing hope.
Posted: Mon, 22nd Dec 2008, 12:28am

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Looks like there's no love for the mac people. I've waited and waited for the UB version of your software to appear and it's never even seemed likely in the 2 years I've been checking.

I can't get my head around how I can find all sorts of 'crap' software available in UB but the FXhome stuff is 2 years behind.

I give up waiting.