Blackmagic RAW now supports Apple Silicon with version 2.1 update

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Blackmagic released DaVinci Resolve for the Apple M1 back in March, shortly after DaVinci Resolve 17 was released. And while Blackmagic’s editing suite itself was now optimised for the new Apple Silicon based machines, not all of its codecs were – including Blackmagic RAW.

Blackmagic has now released an update with version 2.1 of Blackmagic RAW that provides native Apple Silicone support, to more easily incorporate BRAW footage into your Apple M1-based workflow. They’ve also added support for a bunch of Panasonic and Nikon cameras, too.

Blackmagic says they’ve optimised CPU decoding for clips captured by the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K with better Premiere Pro performance. The update also adds desktop playback support for Blackmagic RAW clips captured on the Video Assist 12G HDR monitor recorders when using the Panasonic Lumix S1, S1H and S5 as well as the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II mirrorless cameras.

As well as the usual stability improvements, Blackmagic says they’ve also improved the performance of the Blackmagic RAW plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro with the latest update, too.

The new Blackmagic RAW 2.1 update is available for Windows (Windows 10) and Linux (CentOS 7.3+) as well as both Intel and Silicon-based Macs (Catalina or later (10.15) and you can download it from the Blackmagic website.

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