Blackmagic Design Releases Desktop Video 12.4 with ARM Support

Blackmagic Design has released an update to its Desktop Video suite of drivers. The update provides support for ARM Architecture processors to the Blackmagic DeckLink Quad 2, DeckLink Duo 2, DeckLink Quad HDMI recorder, DeckLink 8K Pro, DeckLink SDI Micro, DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K, and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K.

Through version 12.4, users can integrate Blackmagic’s Decklink cards into custom hardware rigs by using NVidia’s AGX Xavier and Clara AGX Developer kits.

The result is multichannel 8K capability with real-time machine learning and GPU Acceleration. In short, when going live, the software sets up and manages your DeckLink, UltraStudio, and Intensity for video capture and playback with your computer.

Image Credit – Blackmagic Design

The update is also supported when using Thunderbolt Hotplug kernels older than 3.12, however, users must use an extra step after plugging the device in.

Users must go to the command line and type: # sudo sh -c ‘echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/rescan’. This will tell the kernel to rescan the PCI bus and re-enable it.

The Desktop Video 12.4 update is supported on all three main operating systems, including Windows 10 and above, macOS 11 or later with a minimum of 8GB of system memory, and Linux.

Image Credit – Blackmagic Design

macOS devices support specific products in macOS Big Sur and Monterey:

M1 and Intel Macs:

DeckLink Duo 2
DeckLink Quad 2
DeckLink Quad HDMI Recorder
DeckLink 8K Pro
DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
DeckLink Micro Recorder
DeckLink SDI Micro
DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K
DeckLink Mini Recorder
DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K
DeckLink SDI 4K
DeckLink Studio 4K
DeckLink Mini Monitor HD
DeckLink Mini Recorder HD
UltraStudio Recorder 3G
UltraStudio Monitor 3G
UltraStudio HD Mini
UltraStudio 4K Mini
UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
Intensity Pro 4K
DeckLink 4K Pro
DeckLink 4K Extreme
UltraStudio 4K
UltraStudio 4K Extreme

Intel Macs only:

DeckLink Mini Monitor
DeckLink HD Extreme 3
DeckLink HD Extreme 3D
DeckLink SDI
DeckLink Duo
DeckLink Quad
DeckLink Studio
UltraStudio Express
UltraStudio Mini Monitor
UltraStudio Mini Recorder
Intensity Pro
Intensity Shuttle Thunderbolt

Supported distributions for Linux include:

Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04
Debian 10
Fedora 36
CentOS 7

Blackmagic has also added support for AArch64, but in doing so, it has discontinued support for 32-bit x86 platforms. So if still using legacy computer rigs, it may be a good idea not to update.

The Blackmagic Desktop Video 12.4 Update can be downloaded at the Blackmagic Support Site.

[source: Blackmagic Design]

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