Trying to use track camera option and keep getting [analysis solve failed] any ideas??? p.s. using a mac
Without knowing anything about your project and footage nobody can say anything. Most solves fail simply because the footage is unsuitable and the shot was not planned properly to support tracking.
Most of the time "Analysis Failed" means that there is not enough detail in your shot that can be tracked to compute a camera solution. For example, if you hand hold a camera and walk through a crowd of people all trying to get into a sporting event then everything in the frame is moving in different directions, the camera is moving, and there are no physical features in the shot that can be used to calculate the movement of the camera. Another kind of shot that cannot be solved is someone walking down a beach with a camera photographing the waves coming in. Again, all that water moving and the featureless sky give no details that may be used to calculate camera movement, figure out the focal length and come up with a solution.
Without seeing your shot it's impossible to do anything but speculate. Usually the only hope for a solution is to trim the shot or remove or mask part of it.