VisionLab "Upgrade" Store Option (Mac-Win)
Posted: Tue, 9th Oct 2007, 3:35am
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I bought VisionLab way back when, and it rocks. I recently used it on the 2007 Rugby World Cup adds for Heineken, and the 2007 Adds for Yellow Tail Wine for world wide release. (www.kelleher.com.au)
I primarily use VisonLab for pre-vis and rough stuff, but my silly little films with friends greatly exercise the product.
Anyway! my question:
I’m going to Canada and will be stuck with a Mac-Top, my home Windows version of Vision Lab wont work (obviously). I was unhappy, and then I saw that under "Upgrade" I could get Vision Lab for my Mac for a much much lower price.
Since I will be using it on a Mac primarily for the next <insert time here>, I was wondering what the actual mechanic is?
If I 'upgrade' my Vision Lab (Win) to Vision Lab (Mac) will I be able to use both, or pay to switch back each time?
(Either way it doesn’t matter, I just want to know before hand)
Posted: Tue, 9th Oct 2007, 4:17am
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A cross-grade fee such as that doesn't actually authorise use on both platforms, so you could use it only on the Mac after you switched.
Of course, if you have an intel mac, you could always install windows on it and keep your windows version of the program running; just transfer it to the Mac. Since VisionLab isn't an Universal application yet, it actually runs faster on Windows on a Mac than as a native Mac app. According to reports I have heard.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Mar 2008, 11:17pm
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Yeah, I know this is a rather old topic, but I have a quick question that is similar to SyroVision's.. Is there anyway to make a switch to mac OSX with my effectslab and compositelab lite? I could just buy Visionlab for $350 for the mac platform, or get the pro for $75 each, but I'm a little low on money right now. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Mar 2008, 12:18am
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If they are both the Lite versions, then no, unfortunately. Boot Camp is probably the best option for switching on the cheap, provided you have a Windows install disc and an intel Mac. Since the demise of the Lite versions, though, the Pro licenses include both platforms at no extra charge, so you can switch back and forth as much as you like.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Mar 2008, 12:52am
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Thanks Axeman. Now I have the choice of buying XP for $100 or upgrading to pro for $140... Thanks again.