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Apple Mac future for FXhome

Posted: Tue, 13th Dec 2011, 10:34pm

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FXhomer99855

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Hi, When I was born I was using windows PC for about 4 years then instantly I became a MAC man and I am slightly disappointed about Hitfilm not being compatible for the MAC and I also understnd why fxhome made that decision but there are many and I mean lots of people using MACs for fxhome and what would be great for the people using MACs is for fxhome to work on a product similar to Hitfilm but either only for MACs or compatible for MACs. It would help MAC people having to be forced to use bootcamp or get a new computer and instead to use the platform they are comfortable with.
Posted: Tue, 13th Dec 2011, 11:27pm

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Mow Mow

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I agree, and just so I am not blamed for trying... I do have bootcamped WinXP but I can not get the HitFilm to run on my Intel Macbook... I also have a windows tablet... (but I wouldn't dream of submitting that poor thing to the computing power needed for composite work)...

But I would put a mac version of hitfilm to a lot of use, and am sad about the choice not to support the system... unsure
Posted: Tue, 13th Dec 2011, 11:48pm

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I too have tried to get hitfilm to work I tried to use vmware(it works like bootcamp) on my imac but unfortunately it didn't work because of some kind of graphic card problem but I also tried on one of my old PC but its also had the same problem. so i have tried but nothing has worked frown I don't want to buy any extra software just the hitfilm program. and so that why I came up with this solution to the many MAC users. smile
Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2011, 1:44am

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Biblmac

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If you read through this forum you will find that most Mac computers don't have the computing power to handle hitfilm at the moment, not even the "higher end" ones, therefore it would be nearly impossible to transfer it to a mac version that would work on any mac's more than a year or so old.

Essentially, if it doesn't work when you run it in bootcamp, or vmware due to a graphics problem then it won't work if it was a dedicated Mac version either simply because it is far too graphics heavy for a mac to handle.
Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2011, 9:51am

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As Biblmac says, there are technology complications that make a Mac version of HitFilm challenging. The Mac market is smaller than the PC market, of course, but on top of that you then have only a very small portion of the Mac market with the tech specs required to run something like HitFilm, and of those computers only a portion of them will actually be used by filmmakers, only some of which will invest in HitFilm.

Once that is all factored in it makes it a difficult case for creating a Mac version, given the cost/resources involved. It's not that we don't want to make a Mac version - as a software developer we'd rather our software was on EVERY platform possible - it's that it's a more complicated investment than it might first appear.
Posted: Wed, 14th Dec 2011, 11:48am

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Joshua Davies

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Furthermore I would just like to point out that vmware doesn't work like bootcamp. vmware won't work or will be unacceptably slow even on the most powerful Mac Pros with high-end graphics cards unlike bootcamp.

Bootcamp is just Apples marketing term for allowing your Mac to run as a PC. The internal components of a Mac are exactly the same as a PC so bootcamp just lets it boot Windows rather than Mac OS X. Provided your Mac has a decent graphics card (this includes top end iMacs, top end MacBook Pros and Mac Pros, all of which are unfortunately a minority of Mac sales these days) then you'll have no trouble running HitFilm.
Posted: Sat, 17th Dec 2011, 10:57pm

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I'm a little confused on the minimum spec requirements for Hitfilm on a PC? On the requirements page it says for an AMD/ATI Radeon the minimum HD spec is 3850? However, on the link below, it suggests a minimum spec of HD 6670 GPU?

http://community.hitfilm.com/index.php?/topic/457-hardware-buying-tips-for-running-hitfilm/
Posted: Mon, 19th Dec 2011, 9:12am

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Simon K Jones

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The topic you linked to isn't listing the minimum requirements, it's recommending the best card if you're on a tight budget. HitFilm will run on less powerful hardware, but we wouldn't recommend you upgrade your machine by buying the least powerful card possible. smile
Posted: Tue, 10th Apr 2012, 9:33am

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FXhomer197144

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Please please please make HitFilm available on mac.