Silverstack Products Running on Apple Silicon (M1) or in the Rosetta 2 Translation Environment

Last updated: July 7th, 2021

We are working on optimizing the Silverstack products (Silverstack Offload Manager, Silverstack, Silverstack XT and Silverstack Lab) for running natively on Apple Silicon (M1).

Products Running Natively on Apple Silicon (M1)

  • Silverstack Offload Manager version 1.3
  • Silverstack, Silverstack XT, Silverstack Lab version 7.4

How to Run Silverstack on Apple Silicon (M1) in the Rosetta 2 Translation Environment

You can select to “Open using Rosetta” in the application’s “Get Info” window¬† (context menu or via Cmd+I):

Known Issues

We list known issues in this article temporarily until the transition is completed.

  • SDI output limited with AJA devices due to AJA driver not yet supporting macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Offload from Codex VFS not available due to Codex Device Manager not yet supporting macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Some older Blackmagic devices not supported on Apple Silicon Macs:
    • As of¬†Desktop Video 12.0:
      • 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
  • The following video file formats and camera types don’t have full advanced camera support yet running natively on M1 :
    • Cinema DNG
    • Panasonic Varicam
    • Vision Research Phantom
    • Canon C300
  • Every transcoding that includes a destination to the op1-atom DNxHD codec is running automatically on Rosetta independent on the source codec
  • Exporting of ARRI ALF-2 Looks (*.aml) not yet supported