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Capture Card Drivers

Blackmagic Capture Card Drivers #

Blackmagic Capture Cards for both Thunderbolt and PCIe connections require ‘Desktop Video’ software to be installed. Desktop Video includes all the drivers, plugins and applications needed to use your Blackmagic Capture Card ready for streaming.

Blackmagic Driver Mac OS Installation #

Make sure you have administrator privileges before installing any software.

  1. Ensure you have the very latest driver. Visit https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/capture-and-playback
  2. Download and launch the latest Desktop Video Installer
  3. Click the ‘continue’, ‘agree’ and ‘install’ buttons to install the software
  4. Restart your computer to enable the new software drivers

 

NOTE: If you are installing Desktop Video on macOS for the first time, then you will need to enable your Mac to use Desktop Video extension during the installation process. 

To enable extensions see below:

  1. When instructed, click on ‘Open Security Preferences’ or open ‘System Preferences’ and click on ‘Security and Privacy’
  2. In the ‘Security & Privacy’ preferences, under the ‘General’ tab click ‘Allow’ to enable the Desktop Video software on your computer.
  3. Back in Desktop Video Installer, complete the software installation by clicking ‘Restart’.

Blackmagic Driver Windows Installation #

  1. Ensure you have the very latest driver. Visit https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/capture-and-playback
  2. Open the “Desktop Video” folder and launch the “Desktop Video” installer.
  3. The drivers will now be installed on your system. An alert will appear: “Do you want to allow the following program to install software on this computer?” Click ‘yes’ to continue. 
  4. You will see a dialog bubble saying “found new hardware” and the hardware wizard will appear. Select “install automatically” and the system will find the required Desktop Video drivers. 
  5. After all drivers have been installed, a dialog bubble will appear saying “your new hardware is ready for use.” Restart your computer to enable the new software drivers.

Magewell Pro Capture Drivers install (Mac & Windows) #

Please navigate to the following link and select the correct family of your card

https://www.magewell.com/downloads/

Then Click on the ‘Tools’ tab and select Mac or Windows depending on your OS and download and install the latest driver.

A restart of your computer will be required after the installation completes.

 

AJA Drivers install (Mac & Windows) #

Please navigate to the following link and select the correct family of your card

https://www.aja.com/support

Select your card from the Mobile I/O section. Then click on the ‘Software’ tab and select Mac or Windows depending on your OS and download and install the latest driver.

A restart of your computer will be required after the installation completes.

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