Compatible Graphics Cards for GPU enabled packages
Posted by , Last modified by on 19 February 2013 02:48 PM

More Glue Tools products are becoming GPU enabled, as each version is released. Most of the these packages will allow you to choose between CPU rendering, or GPU rendering. In most cases, GPU rendering is very desirable as it is significantly faster than CPU rendering.

Not all Macintosh models can use GPU rendering however. In some cases, you will need to upgrade your version of MacOSX. But in other cases, you may have to use a more powerful card or system. Below is a list of known cards that work, and don't work.

Support Graphics Cards:

  • NVidia Quadro 4000 (MacOSX 10.7.5 and later)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 (MacOSX 10.7 and later)
  • ATI Radeon HD 48xx (MacOSX 10.7 and later)
  • NVidia GTX 285 (MacOSX 10.6.8)
  • NVidia GeForce 9400M (MacOSX 10.7 and later)
  • All iMac systems with Thunderbolt
  • All MacBook Pro models with Thunderbolt

Unsupported (incompatible) Graphics Cards:

  • Intel Integrated HD Graphics 4000
  • Intel Integrated HD Graphics 3000 


If you have a graphics card that is not on this list, please let us know if you are able to work (or not) with our software.

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Comments (4)
Sabrina Fletcher
05 March 2015 07:32 PM
I have a Mac Pro (Late 2013) 3.7 quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with 64 GB of RAM and Dual AMD FirePro D700 graphics cards with 6 GB's of VRAM on each. I'm currently running OS X 10.9.5.
I'm having issues opening up .cine files. My Quicktime keeps crashing.
Robert Monaghan
05 March 2015 08:51 PM
Hi Sabrina,

Please email the crash log to
That will help determine what the problem actually is.
(Have you enabled the GPU in the Phantom Cine Toolkit Preference Pane?)

Chris Giuffre
04 January 2020 09:28 PM
Hi, I'm running an Early 2015 MBP, w/ Intel Iris 6100 GPU. OSX 10.11.6, Thunderbolt, 8GB RAM. I realize this is kind of bare bones system, but I'm interested to know if I can get around having to use Cfast cards, and instead utilize Phantom Cine Toolkit or Seance 3.0 to download directly from camera (VEO4K L) to external HDD.
Any insight would be helpful. Thanks!
Robert Monaghan
07 January 2020 05:29 PM
Yes, you can use Séance v3.0 to download directly from RAM. This is faster than writing to a C-Fast Card.
You also get the bonus ability to trim the shot, and adjust color, before-hand.
Séance also lets you Transcode to ProRes and Checksum the downloads, too.

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