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Old 03-10-2011, 10:13 PM   #1
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So far there is no intel or universal version of picture controller, only powerpc.
The new version of Mac OSX will be intel only and won't have the powerpc emulation like snow leopard.
Why doesn't exist a intel version of picture controller? Are you planing a intel version or will my ADVC-300 be left in the cold when Lion arrive?
If that happens its a shame because i will have to sell it and search a different solution for my conversion needs. And off course leave a bad image regarding the support for the products.

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Old 03-11-2011, 12:46 AM   #2
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You are correct, all support for PowerPC emulation will be removed from Mac OSX Lion. However, you do not NEED Picture Controller to use the ADVC-300. You only need it if you want to change settings from the computer. If you are happy with the current settings then you don't need Picture Controller. If you do need to change one or two settings, you can either do it using the buttons on the ADVC-300 itself, or you can connect it to another computer which runs Picture Controller and set it that way.

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Old 03-11-2011, 10:11 AM   #3
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I only have one computer and i know about the possibility of changing the settings with the buttons but i use the device to convert a lot of old vhs tapes.
For that i need to constantly be changing and reseting the settings.
Doing it manually will became a pain to do.
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Another possibility would be to use a small Windows XP installation under Bootcamp or Parallels.
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Hello

I know about that solutions, but that is not really a solution because it means i have to buy a Windows XP license and if i don't want to reboot all the time i also have to buy a parallels or vmware license.
The ADVC-300 is not a cheep device and to keep using it i have to keep spending money because the manufacturer doesn't bother to update a simple software to control it?
I'm talking about a product that is still being sold and the picture controller software isn't updated since 2003!
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Believe me, I am not trying to defend the lack of updates, I was trying to give you alternatives so you can keep working. I own an ADVC-300 myself but use Windows.

I would love to see the code for Picture Controller released as open source so that the program could be maintained and enhanced (the ability to create and load profiles would be nice, for instance).
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If you would install windows 7 x64 on your Mac you'll have the best of both worlds, why fight it any longer, your hardware is almost a pc now and windows has improved in a major way, give it try.

There are several 'dual' users here on the forum, I will join them also at my next major hardware upgrade.

Regarding older software, don't count on any update, many older but great working software has been abandoned from their portfolio without replacement, it's just the way it is.
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