Due to changes with the M1 chip, Blackmagic Drivers must be installed in a particular manner. Attempting to install the Blackmagic Drivers in the traditional manner will result in devices being unusable.
Unsure if your computer contains an M1 chip? Check by navigating up to the Apple logo in the upper left and selecting About this Mac.
Then under the Chip area, you will see the Apple M1 listed.
Please note that the following are a list of Blackmagic devices that are compatible with M1 chip that we see frequent use with our services and software, older Blackmagic models like the Mini Recorder or Mini Monitor, are no longer compatible.
Current Supported Blackmagic Devices
Change MacOS Security Settings
On the Mac with Apple silicon, choose Apple menu and choose Shut Down.
Press and hold the power button until you see “Loading startup options”. Click Options, then click Continue.
If requested, enter the password for an administrator account. Your Mac opens in Recovery mode. In macOS Recovery, choose Utilities > Startup Security Utility at the top of the MacOS.
Select the startup disk you want to use to set the security policy. If the disk is encrypted with FileVault, click Unlock, enter the password, then click Unlock.
Click Security Policy.
Reduced Security: Allows any version of signed operating system software ever trusted by Apple to run.
If necessary, select Reduced Security, enter your administrator username and password, then do one of the following:
- Select the “Allow user management of kernel extensions from identified developers” tickbox to allow installation of software that uses legacy kernel extensions.
- Select the “Allow remote management of kernel extensions and automatic software updates” tickbox to authorise remote management of legacy kernel extensions and software updates using an MDM solution.
Restart your Mac for the changes to take effect.