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Lightworks for Mac 9 years ago #12218

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Don't forget that Lightworks Beta already runs on a Bootcamped Mac.
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Lightworks for Mac 9 years ago #12220

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Yup I know. I've honestly never run Bootcamp on my macs. If I had a copy of Vista or XP I'd maybe try it but Windows in general gives me the heebie jeebies...
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Lightworks for Mac 9 years ago #12221

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Well, Windows is Windows, and Macs are PCs, if you want them to be.
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Lightworks for Mac 9 years ago #12222

A friend has a two year old Mac Pro. He tells me that Lightworks running via Bootcamp has access to all the Mac's resources just as if it were running on OSX. Do others agree with this?
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Lightworks for Mac 9 years ago #12224

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shaunthesheep wrote:
A friend has a two year old Mac Pro. He tells me that Lightworks running via Bootcamp has access to all the Mac's resources just as it would running on OSX. Do others agree with this?


Bootcamp drivers from Apple allow Windows to run natively: they are, literally, Windows drivers for Mac resources, as Shaun says.

But note that this is not the same as running Lightworks under OSX. We've had reports that it can be made to do so under Windows virtualisation software, like Parallels, but, whichever way you look at it, and however well it works, it's not the same as running natively, which is what it does under Bootcamp.
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Lightworks for Mac 9 years ago #12240

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I'm not too keen on Bootcamp as it would be too disruptive for my work, but I'll give it a try in Parallels.
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Lightworks for Mac 9 years ago #12256

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Does anyone know how Lightworks runs on VMware Fusion 3?
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Lightworks for Mac 9 years ago #12274

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I'd give Virtual box a shot when i'll have spare time. This one is free and i'm curious how it behaves with LW. (Specially DirectX stuffs).
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Re: Lightworks for Mac 9 years ago #12578

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An interesting bit of trivia: LW began 20 years ago as an application that ran on DOS, not Windows. A Windows NT version appeared a few years later. I ran my DOS Lightworks up until FCP came on the scene around 2000. Now I can go back to LW!
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Re: Lightworks for Mac 8 years, 11 months ago #13016

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i went ahead and did a test with virtualbox (4.0.12r) and win7 64 bit:

- installed win7
- installed guest additions in safe mode to get direct3d working
- installed matrox vfw, installed lightworks
- start lightworks (complains about the lack of ram, i have only allowed 1.5 gigs for the virtual machine)
- nothing would import as it should, certain xdcam mov files will pass without errors, but playback is white window
- my mac 3 drive soft raid0 is patched as network drive and win7 can see it however lw wont allow its use as a material drive as it seems?

so far fail.

(p.s. if i go bootcamp way and boot into windows my soft-raid is not visible from windows as well of course, so thats not an option)
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Re: Lightworks for Mac 8 years, 11 months ago #13020

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XDCam is not supported.
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Re: Lightworks for Mac 8 years, 11 months ago #13040

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Greg_E: you are right, funny thought with prores it gives error like: unregistred format.

But that is really offtopic for this thread, the point is that native app is needed or we will fcpx (just kidding)
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Re: Lightworks for Mac 8 years, 11 months ago #13059

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Prores is another unsupported codec that is not part of the standard Quicktime install. They say all of this is coming and that there may be an announcement very soon about an updated roadmap, I get the feeling that things are moving a little quicker than the old roadmap indicated so we'll see what happens.

Also I think Cineform codecs would be a better choice than ProRes, but we sure aren't going to get Cineform for free.
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Re: Lightworks for Mac 8 years, 11 months ago #13060

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right, actually whatever codec/container that is not plagued with gamma issues is better than prores.
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Re: Lightworks for Mac 8 years, 11 months ago #13064

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Greg_E wrote:
Also I think Cineform codecs would be a better choice than ProRes, but we sure aren't going to get Cineform for free.

I don't mind paying to use the Cineform codecs as long as LightWorks will use them after purchase from Cineform.
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