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Is Spectraview ll native on an M1 Mac?
« on: November 18, 2022, 07:35:11 am »

I’m switching to a Mac Studio Ultra from an Intel Mac Mini and am thinking about setting it up from scratch. I can only do that if Spectraview ll can run natively on it. If it can’t I won’t go through the hassle of hunting down all my software again and will just use Migration Assistant. Thanks.
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Re: Is Spectraview ll native on an M1 Mac?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2022, 09:07:17 am »

From the NEC website:

“The new M1 based Macs such as the MacBook and Mac mini are not yet fully compatible with SpectraView as of macOS 11.3. Due to changes in macOS, the SpectraView software is unable to fully detect connected NEC displays. Apple is aware of this issue and it is expected to be resolved in a future macOS update. An special version of SpectraView is available specifically for M1 based Macs so that the display can be detected in most cases.”
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Re: Is Spectraview ll native on an M1 Mac?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2022, 09:22:14 am »

Spectraview runs fine on my M1 with the addition of a USB cable for communication. There is a build for Apple Silicon.
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Re: Is Spectraview ll native on an M1 Mac?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2022, 09:27:19 am »

Spectraview runs fine on my M1 with the addition of a USB cable for communication. There is a build for Apple Silicon.

Thank you Andrew
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Re: Is Spectraview ll native on an M1 Mac?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2022, 01:19:23 pm »

From the NEC website:

“The new M1 based Macs such as the MacBook and Mac mini are not yet fully compatible with SpectraView as of macOS 11.3. Due to changes in macOS, the SpectraView software is unable to fully detect connected NEC displays. Apple is aware of this issue and it is expected to be resolved in a future macOS update. An special version of SpectraView is available specifically for M1 based Macs so that the display can be detected in most cases.”

Thanks for the memory jog, at one point I knew about the special version and USB cable, I guess I just forgot. Thanks again.
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Re: Is Spectraview ll native on an M1 Mac?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2022, 05:24:46 pm »

Got my new Studio Ultra set up and the monitor calibrated. Thanks everyone for your help.
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Re: Is Spectraview ll native on an M1 Mac?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2022, 12:23:44 pm »

I’m having issues with the M1 version of SpectraViewII on a Mac Studio M1 Max with two PA272W monitors. The monitors are connected via DP to the Mac using an OWC Thunderbolt 3 to dual DP adapter. When connecting to one of the monitors via USB, SpectraViewII detects it as a third display and doesn't associate it with either of the two actual displays. The actual displays (Display 1 and 2) are shown as Unknown/Unsupported (which according to the SpectraViewII readme file is to be expected).  SpectraViewII will only allow me to calibrate the "third" display (USB) however will position the calibration window/patterns at the top left of the actual display with most of the window cropped off, the actual calibration pattern/target is not visible thus making it impossible to calibrate.   Has anyone else experienced this?
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Re: Is Spectraview ll native on an M1 Mac?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2022, 03:06:34 pm »

***UPDATE***

Reached to out NEC support today (Sunday) and received a response about an hour later with a beta version that is now working beautifully with both monitors plugged in at the same time. Talk about world class support. The final version 1.1.43 should be out soon.

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Re: Is Spectraview ll native on an M1 Mac?
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2022, 03:10:08 pm »

***UPDATE***

Reached to out NEC support today (Sunday) and received a response about an hour later with a beta version that is now working beautifully with both monitors plugged in at the same time. Talk about world class support. The final version 1.1.43 should be out soon.
I'm doing fine but on 1.1.42, did they give you a link to the newer version? Old one works but there's some GUI oddities on Ventura. And as you can also see, the last 'special build' doesn't detect anything new:
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Re: Is Spectraview ll native on an M1 Mac?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2022, 08:59:31 pm »

Spectraview runs fine on my M1 with the addition of a USB cable for communication.
This is what I discovered in late 2021 when first attempting to use Spectraview 2 with my then-new Mac Mini M1.
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Re: Is Spectraview ll native on an M1 Mac?
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2022, 01:34:48 pm »

Looks like there's a newer (non beta) as of earlier this month:
Version 1.1.43.00 – build 221214 – December 14, 2022
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