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EffectsLab Pro not compatible with Mac OSX Lion?

Posted: Thu, 21st Jul 2011, 6:23pm

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JoKron

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I upgraded to Mac OSX Lion. Now when I try to run EffectsLab Pro OSX states "You can't open the application FXhome EffectsLab Pro.app because PowerPC applications are no longer supported".

Any tips on going around this?
Posted: Thu, 21st Jul 2011, 9:02pm

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Axeman

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Yeah, Apple decided to do away with Rosetta in Lion, so no PowerPC applications will run under Lion. You'll either need to use an older version of OS X or use Bootcamp to launch Windows in order to run EffectsLAb.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Jul 2011, 10:07pm

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Jalxster

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OMG!!!!!
Will you have a effects Lab upgrade for Mac's Lion?
Posted: Tue, 26th Jul 2011, 12:46pm

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Simon K Jones

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Unless Apple change their mind and decide to support older products it will unfortunately not be possible to use the Lab products on the latest version of OS X. The Lab products rely on certain technologies that have now been removed from OS X. We will not be able to release an update for the same reason.

We're really sorry about this - but unfortunately we don't have any control over how Apple develops its platform. Anybody using a version of OS X prior to Lion can of course still run the Lab software.
Posted: Wed, 27th Jul 2011, 2:53pm

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killzone45

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Wow FX Home your gonna lose a large market of mac user's if there is no update or newer version that will work on lion, i haven't had my Effect lab for very long, and i'm gutted sad Seriously how did you not see this coming? you need to do something about it! I now have to bootcamp my effects lab!
Posted: Wed, 27th Jul 2011, 3:05pm

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Joshua Davies

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The Lab products are not the only software which is incompatible with Lion. Even before it was fully confirmed that Rosetta was going to be removed from Mac OS X Lion we stopped selling the Lab products for Mac just to be sure.

The Lab products were never Intel native but they continue to work on the Mac operating system which was current before they were discontinued.

The fact that Apple has updated their OS and removed support for these applications is not something we can control. Furthermore, the reasons which stopped us ever making the Lab products Intel native mean that it is impossible to update them for Mac Intel or Lion.

If you're already running bootcamp then you've probably noticed the Lab software is several times faster under Windows than on Mac OS X so this is what we recommend.
Posted: Tue, 30th Aug 2011, 12:29am

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slvonthun

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I'm curious, what are the reasons for not making it Intel native? Considering that so much of the amateur video community is on OS X does it really make sense to only support an architecture that hasn't been used for 6 years? I love the ease of use of the Lab products, I'm sad to see them go...
Posted: Tue, 30th Aug 2011, 7:45am

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Joshua Davies

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When Apple switched from PowerPC to Intel some 3rd party development tools decided it wasn't worth making the transition and abandoned the platform altogether. Some other companies just went under as they couldn't afford to make the transition.

Unfortunately the Lab products relied on some of these 3rd party technologies which never made it to Intel Macs therefore we could not port from Windows to Mac OS X as we had in the past.
Posted: Wed, 31st Aug 2011, 3:50pm

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Anise

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I have also lost the use of Effects Lab, too. But then I got Final Cut Pro X because iMovie 09 decided it didn't want to play with Snow Leopard. Then invested in Apple's Motion 5 which seems to do what I want it to effects wise. Oh, the Lion upgrade was what did me in. I suppose I could go back to SL but I find Lion OK.

I feel for FXhome guys.

Motion 5 £35.00. It's an out if you need one. I don't find it as easy to use as EffectsLab, though. I'll keep EffectsLab on my laptop, just in case.

Best regards.

Vikki.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Sep 2011, 11:11pm

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farazali

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Simply awful.

Lost hundreds of pounds on FXhome. Can't use it on my 3K iMac with OSX Lion.

WIll stick to other effects software and recommend the same to my apple fraternity. It's a shame as FXhome was on the best softwares I've used.

I understand it's not viable to change the way your software works. Just one of those things.