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PVP3 System Requirements

While the software may work on systems that do not meet these requirements, those systems will not be supported. As always, you will be able to download the software at no charge to test performance on any computer prior to making any purchase to make sure your system performs as needed.


ProVideoPlayer 3 (minimum Mac specifications):

  • Processor: 64-Bit Intel i3 processor or better
  • OS:
    • macOS 10.12 (Sierra)
    • macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
    • macOS 10.14.4 and above (Mojave)*
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive Space: 100MB of available hard-disk space to install the application; additional 200MB to download sample show
  • Internet: connection required for product activation and sample project download

*For Mojave (macOS 10.14) users, we recommend that you run PVP3 on 10.14.4 or above for optimal performance due to deprecation in the OpenGL technology on the Mojave macOS.  Common issues on macOS Mojave are dropped-frames and sub-optimal playback in some cases.

All Macs sold today will meet these specs, however, your best results will be with an iMac or MacBook Pro with a dedicated graphics card (AMD or NVIDIA), or a Desktop “Pro” computer (iMac Pro, or Mac Pro), especially for higher-end uses (such as multiple outputs,  multiple layers, HD content, etc.).

Additional consideration should be given to any hardware limitations of a given device (such as the number and type of ports available on the computer). For example, some MacBooks and MacBook Airs meet the specs to run PVP, however, they have limited ports available and as such we don’t recommend those as production computers. Additional hardware such as video cables and adapters may also be needed based on your computer’s connections and the input options of your devices.

If you have questions about a specific setup and what computer we would suggest, please contact our Support team

NOTE: PVP3 requires macOS Sierra (10.12) or newer and a working Internet connection in order to be able to install the software, register, and receive updates. An internet connection is not required to run the software. As projects get more complex with more outputs, higher resolutions, or higher compression quality, a powerful Mac with more RAM, faster processor, or a faster GPU will definitely help. Please download and try PVP3 in demo mode to test the performance prior to purchasing.