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  • Nw Macpro needs OpenGL test?

     Erik Naso updated 13 years, 1 month ago 4 Members · 7 Posts
  • Erik Naso

    August 19, 2009 at 3:12 am

    I have a new Macpro with FCS 2. I installed BCC 5 and can’t get openGL effects to work. I want to use lens flare, I get “Filter Disabled Please click the test openGL HW button in the options for more information. I cant find “Option”. Its not in the interface. Please help.

  • Matt Mullen

    August 19, 2009 at 5:14 pm


    The button you are talking about should be in the filter controls.

    The first things you need to look at is the graphics card model, OS version, and processor in the machine.

    Post this information and I may be able to tell you why you are seeing this.


  • peter mcauley

    August 19, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Hi Erik,

    Sorry to say that’s a mistake in the doc as there is no hardware test button in the FxPlug filters.

    To solve the problem, you should:

    • make sure you have the last version of BCC 5 or better yet use the BCC 6 version

    • if you have After Effects, run the BCC OGL filter in AE and perform the hardware test by clicking the options button at the top of the filter, which pops up the OGL test window. If you click the Test Open GL Hardware button and it passes then it will enable use of the OGL filters in FCP. If it fails, you can manually enable the filter by clicking the enabled button in the pop-up

    • check your system against the system requirements page on the website – if your video card is listed then the filters should work.

    Once again, I suggest upgrading to the latest version for the best OGL performance but at a minimum, the filters should work on a MacPro system.

    I hope this helps,


  • Erik Naso

    August 20, 2009 at 3:54 am

    All fixed. Thanks for the help. I updated to 5.0.7 and that fixed the problem.

  • Rick Sebeck

    August 26, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Where did you get the 5.0.7? Boris’ site only goes up to

    When I click on the Options button, AE freezes. This happens on two of my machines.

    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
    Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 2
    Total Number Of Cores: 8
    L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
    Memory: 6 GB

    ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT:

    Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 2600
    Type: Display
    Bus: PCIe
    Slot: Slot-1
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x9588
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-B1480A-252
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.252
    DELL 2005FPW:
    Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz
    Depth: 32-Bit Color
    Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Rotation: Supported
    DELL 2005FPW:
    Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz
    Depth: 32-Bit Color
    Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Quartz Extreme: Supported
    Rotation: Supported


  • peter mcauley

    August 26, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Rick,

    I’m not actually sure where you can find that – I suggest you send an email off to and one of the tech support gurus will be happy to assist you with this.



  • Erik Naso

    August 26, 2009 at 5:24 pm
    this is for bcc5 fxplug for final cut. It’s on the bottom of the page for macs.

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