Blackmagic RAW 2.1 now supports Apple M1 processors

Blackmagic joins the silicon party with version 2.1 of Blackmagic RAW.

Blackmagic has updated its RAW codec to support not only the latest M1 architecture on Apple Macs, but also Panasonic and Nikon cameras when recording with the external VideoAssist 12G HDR recorder.

With Apple abandoning the Intel platform in favor of its own ARM-based M1 architecture, it was only a matter of time before other companies began to expand support on it.

Adobe is leading with Premiere Pro M1 support out of the box, and now Blackmagic is there with version 2.1 of Blackmagic RAW.

In addition to the ability to natively import BRAW files into your M1 workflow, Blackmagic optimizes CPU decoding for clips captured with the URSA Mini Pro 12K and includes support for Panasonic Lumix S1H, S1 and S5 cameras as well as the Nikon Z6II and Z7II. However, RAW clips that were filmed across both camera lines must be recorded with Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR, as internal RAW recording is not yet supported.

Here is a full breakdown of the other new features in the RAW update:

  • Added native support for Apple Silicon on Mac
  • Added optimized CPU decoding for clips captured with the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K
  • Added technical reference document for Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science
  • Added support for Panasonic Lumix S1H, S1, and S5 Blackmagic RAW clips captured with Blackmagic Video Assist
  • Added support for Nikon Z 6II and Z 7II Blackmagic RAW clips captured with Blackmagic Video Assist
  • Blackmagic RAW Adobe Premiere Pro Performance and stability improvements of the plugin
  • General performance and stability improvements

There are also several performance and stability improvements added in version 2.1 of BRAW, including an improvement to the raw plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro. Last but not least, Blackmagic added Generation 5 of its Color Science Technical Reference document.

Minimum requirements for the latest 2.1 upgrade include Windows 10 and macOS Catalina or higher (vs. 10.15). Linux users can also get in on the fun with CentOS 7.3 or higher.

Download Blackmagic RAW Here.

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