Nacsport for Mac: Everything You Need to Know

By Duncan Ritchie

10-August-2022 on News

13 minute read

It’s finally here…you can download Nacsport for Mac, right now!


The Mac version of Nacsport brings the same great workflows for data collection and analysis that are available on the Windows version, with a few small differences. 


It also boasts a brand-new user interface. More organised, cleaner, and guaranteed to improve your working processes. Windows users needn’t worry, as this beautiful new interface is also available for them with the concurrent release of Nacsport 8.0 on Windows.


Anyway, let’s dive deep into the Mac version of Nacsport and give you all the details of this exciting new release…


A Word from Our CEO


Before we get started, here's Frank Gornés, CEO of Nacsport, to tell you more about this latest stage in the company's evolution, specifically, the release of Nacsport for Mac and the new interface for Windows users.





Nacsport Products Available for MacOS


At launch, Nacsport Basic, Basic+ and Scout will all be available for Mac. Pro and Elite will be rolled out at a later date. 


Meanwhile, Pro and Elite users can still use Nacsport on Mac through BootCamp or emulation software. Read this article for more information.


System Requirements


Here are the minimum and recommended system requirements for running Nacsport on Mac computers:

Minimum Requirements

MacOS Monterrey

Processor: Intel Core i5 (*An M1 processor or higher is recommended for live video capture).

RAM: 8Gb

At least 256 GB storage space


Recommended Requirements

MacOS Monterey

Processor: Apple M1

RAM: 8Gb

At least 500 GB storage space

For more information about the requirements for running Nacsport, please consult our website.



One License, Two Operating Systems


Nacsport licenses are interchangeable between Windows and Mac computers


Yes, you read that correctly, you don’t need to buy a separate license for each machine, if you want to switch between Windows and Mac, you simply need to deactivate your license on one and reactivate it on the other. They can’t be used on both computers simultaneously.


Check out this video which shows you how to activate and deactivate your license on both platforms.



This is great news for analysts who work across multiple platforms. For example, a live analysis could be performed on a Macbook and then the data transferred to a Windows desktop computer for further analysis.


It’s also great for analysis departments whose staff work with different flavours of operating system, ensuring that any analysis done on any platform is compatible with each other.


In fact, cross-platform compatibility is one of the major plus points of having access to both systems.



Cross-Platform Compatibility


If you’ve been using Nacsport on Windows for a long time, you’ve probably built up a sizable collection of analysis templates, analysis work and presentations. Don’t worry, you won’t lose this work by migrating to Mac as everything can be exported, imported and converted quite simply.


In the main menu of the Mac version of Nacsport, you’ll find options for importing and exporting your templates, analyses and presentations from or to Windows. Here's a breakdown of how to do it:


1. In Windows, export your resources using the export option.

2. Send the exported file to your Mac (use a pen drive, external hard drive, email, etc.)

3. Open Nacsport on Mac and import the file using the import option.

4. You can now use this file on Mac.


Check out this video for a more detailed look at the conversion process.



In addition, you’ll find some templates on the samples section of our website which are already fully compatible with Mac without the need for conversion. 


*Please note: you can use any of the Basic, Basic+ and Scout templates that are downloadable from this section, including the Windows templates by importing them to Mac in the same way as described in the video above. However, graphic descriptors on Scout templates will not be functional on Mac.



A New Look for a New Generation


If you’re already a Nacsport user who’s migrating from Windows, you’ll notice a massive difference when you boot the program up for the first time…the brand-new user interface!


We’ve been working hard over the past few months on improving the user experience of Nacsport, and this new interface is a big part of that. The new look is much better organised, and much cleaner and cleaner and it’s also available for Windows users with the release of Nacsport 8.0.


Now, we know that change can be scary, but rest assured, this new interface is extremely user friendly. It might take you a little while to get used to it, but we assure you, all the same features are present (apart from those we talk about below). 


Once you get used to the new layout, we guarantee that your analysis workflows will be more streamlined and quicker.


If you’re a Windows user reading this, don’t worry, the new interface isn’t exclusive to MacOS. It will be rolled out for Windows in the coming weeks too.


We’re currently busy putting the finishing touches to a raft of new tutorial videos that will take you through the new interface. In the meantime, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.



Tools Available at Launch


The majority of the Nacsport suite of analysis tools will be available to Mac users at launch, but there are a few which will be rolled out at a later date.


Dashboards will not be available at launch. But don’t worry, this is not a permanent omission. Dashboards will make an appearance on Mac machines in the near future.


Likewise, for Scout users especially, graphic descriptors will not be available at launch. As with dashboards, a future update will bring this feature to the Mac version of Nacsport.


In the meantime, remember that these tools are still available in the Windows version…and your license can be used on both platforms.


Apart from this, you’ll have an amazing powerful suite of tools available to you right off the bat.


You can check out the software comparison on our website to see exactly which tools are available on both operating systems.

How to Download Mac Version


So, how can you get your hands on the Mac version of Nacsport?


Well, in exactly the same way as you would for Windows.


1. Go to the downloads section of our website using your Mac

2. The website will automatically detect your operating system (there is a toggle to move between Windows and Mac, nevertheless)

3. Choose the product (Basic, Basic+ or Scout) you want to download

4. Complete all your details

5. Open the email and download the program

6. Open Nacsport and activate your license


If you have any problems with this process, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us and our support team will point you in the right direction.

How To Start Using Nacsport


Have you been waiting patiently for Nacsport to appear on Mac and are completely new to the software? Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of resources to help you get up and running.


New to Nacsport? Try before you buy with our 30-day free trial, also available for Mac.


Download sample templates from our website (see Cross-Platform Compatibility for more info).


Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram to keep up with all the Nacsport news, including new tutorial videos and interesting articles about video analysis.



Any Other Questions?


So, there you have it folks…Nacsport for Mac!


This is an exciting development for us here at Nacsport, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities for our products. Like many of you, we’ve been waiting a long time for this too.


And it’s finally here!


We can’t wait for you to get your hands on it and give us your verdict, so get downloading now.


Remember, we offer a free 30-day trial for all of our products, and this includes the new Mac version. Start your trial now by clicking here.


If you have any questions or comments about Nacsport on Mac, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.


Thanks for reading, and get downloading!


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