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VisionLab & Mac OS X Lion

Posted: Thu, 21st Jul 2011, 4:08pm

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Axeman

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FXhome Lab products (including all versions of EffectsLab, CompositeLab and VisionLab) are not compatible with Mac OS X Lion, the latest version of Mac OS X that has just been released. Apple has removed support for Rosetta, meaning that all PowerPC based applications such as VisionLab will no longer run under the new OS.

If you are a Lab user on the Mac platform you will need to use an earlier version of OS X or use Bootcamp to run Windows in order to continue using the software.
Posted: Tue, 23rd Aug 2011, 9:14pm

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mriggins

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Do you have any plans on supporting the intel platform at all on the Mac? I'm not going to waste my hard drive space installing Windows just to run your product, when it should be updated to intel. PowerPC is such an ancient architecture. There's a reason Apple dropped it.

If you have no plans to update, I'll have to look at competitive products.

Thanks!
Posted: Tue, 23rd Aug 2011, 10:51pm

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Axeman

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Our PhotoKey products are all Universal Binary, and fully support Intel chips on the Mac. But as far as VisionLab, the same issue that prevented us from porting the Lab products to UB when it was first introduced (third party development software that was crucial to the Lab products was never ported to UB) is permanent, and means that it will never happen at this point.
Posted: Tue, 13th Sep 2011, 9:16pm

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FXhomer127987

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So let me get this straight....Fxhome has replaced VisionLab Studio with Hit Film and its ONLY available for Mac users? So essentially Fxhome has elected to excommunicate ALL Mac users from their client base. Interesting.

So will Fxhome even bother to support those Mac users that bought the last version of Vision Lab Studio or are they divorced from this community as well?
Posted: Wed, 14th Sep 2011, 1:27am

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Axeman

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FXhomer127987 wrote:

So let me get this straight....Fxhome has replaced VisionLab Studio with Hit Film and its ONLY available for Mac users?
No, HitFilm is not available for Mac, only for PC.

FXhomer127987 wrote:

So essentially Fxhome has elected to excommunicate ALL Mac users from their client base. Interesting.
Not quite, it was a business decision. We didn't have the resources, personnel or budget to develop two versions of the software at once, so we opted to start with the one that will offer a return on our investment. We would still love to release a Mac version of HitFilm, though we don't have specific plans to do so at this point. I'm a Mac guy myself, and I know Schwar is also a Mac user, so we'd love to see it become feasible, and are keeping a close eye on the market.

FXhomer127987 wrote:

So will Fxhome even bother to support those Mac users that bought the last version of Vision Lab Studio or are they divorced from this community as well?
VisionLab is still officially supported, and will be for years to come. Apple's decision to not allow PowerPC software to run in the latest version of Mac OS is unfortunate, and completely out of our control, and will no doubt cause an inconvenience for a number of our Mac users. However, for those who wish to continue running the software, using an older version of Mac OS or through Boot Camp, we will continue to support it and assist with any issues they may run into.
Posted: Thu, 15th Mar 2012, 5:21pm

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loicdh

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Can Fxhome not convert VisionLab to Universal or Intel?

are we gonna be abandoned because that Apple removed one thing?

and then a another thing , why is Hitfilm only Windows when most of the film-creators work on a Mac !!!

i start to feel that the costumer support is getting weaker then in the past 5 years !!!
Posted: Thu, 15th Mar 2012, 5:30pm

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Axeman

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It is not possible to port VisionLab to Universal Binary, due to the fact that a piece of third party software that was pivotal to VisionLab's development never made the transition to UB. In addition, VisionLab was discontinued before Apple decided to remove Rosetta from Lion, so by the time it happened, VisionLab was already out of development.

HitFilm is Windows only for several reasons. First, the market is vastly larger, and since we didn't have nearly the resources to develop for two platforms simultaneously (we had to double our staff just for the PC version!), it was necessary to develop for the platform with the largest market. Second, Apple seems to be moving more and more into mobile devices and the iOS, with far less focus on their professional products, making it unclear what the future of the Mac platform will be. We would love to have HitFilm on Mac, and are watching the market to see how things transpire, but at this point we don't have plans to develop a Mac version.

As a Mac user myself, I agree that this is a bit of a bummer, but the situation is being carefully evaluated from every angle, and its not a decision that was just made offhand.