Supported Operating Systems
Blackmagic Design Thunderbolt devices are compatible with:
The following motherboards are compatible with Blackmagic Design Thunderbolt devices:
Apple QuickTime needs to be installed for some applications to function with a Blackmagic capture card, e.g. Adobe After Effects. You can download the latest version of Apple QuickTime for Windows: QuickTime Download
In general, you should choose a CPU that meets or exceeds the system requirements of the software application you are planing on using.
Blackmagic Design recommends a minimum of 4GB of memory for all systems.
For optimal performance, an accelerated graphics card is recommend for use with Thunderbolt Desktop Video Products, Teranex, Cinema Camera, and HyperDeck Studio Pro.
Please see the Graphics Card Requirement Tech note regarding appropriate graphics cards for our products.
You will require hard drive storage with your Blackmagic card that can provide a data rate greater than that of the video compression you are using.
For further information about this, please see the Recommended Disk Arrays for Uncompressed Video Tech note for a list of Storage solutions that have been tested for use with Blackmagic Design products.