Isadora 3 System Requirements

Isadora 3 will run on almost any contemporary Mac or Windows computer, however, your system requirements may vary based on the scope of your project. 


Supported Operating Systems

Isadora 3 is supported on Windows 10, macOS 10.11.x (El Capitan), macOS 10.12.x (Sierra), macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra), and macOS 10.14 (Mojave).


Minimum System Requirements 

These baseline specifications will provide reliable performance with video playback, video effects, live video capture, and output to one or two displays.

For HD video playback:

•    Dual-core 2.0 GHz i5 Intel processor or equivalent

•    4 GB RAM


Recommended Specifications for eight or more channels of HD video playback, 4K video playback, or outputting to multiple displays:

•    Quad-core i7 Intel processor or equivalent (or greater)

•    16 GB RAM or greater

•    Dedicated AMD or NVidia graphics card

•    Solid-state storage drive with a 1500 mbps transfer rate or higher


We recommend you carefully research computer equipment to find the best option for your project needs and budget. If you’re looking for help finding the right computer, feel free to post on the TroikaTronix community forum to ask for suggestions. Many Isadora designers and artists have found success using a wide range of computer hardware and are eager to share their knowledge.


Unsupported Hardware Platforms

Isadora is not supported on tablet devices such as the Microsoft Surface Pro, Linux machines, and systems which run macOS on non-Apple hardware.

Isadora is not designed for use with external graphics cards (eGPUs) or machines that have multiple discrete GPUs. 

Running Isadora on machines utilizing unsupported hardware configurations may have unexpected and undesirable results in terms of performance and usability.