Blackmagic Design Releases Support for New OS X Mavericks™


Blackmagic Design today released new software updates that add full support for Apple’s new OS X Mavericks operating system.

Last Updated: October 23, 2013 12:25 am GMT
(Fremont, California--October 23, 2013) Customers can now download the Blackmagic Design software updates, free of charge, from the Blackmagic Design web site. The new updates include OS X Mavericks compatibility and interface enhancements for the new operating system and are immediately available for DeckLink, UltraStudio and Intensity Desktop Video products.

"We are very excited to be releasing software updates for our Desktop Video solutions on the same day that OS X Mavericks is available," said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. "Blackmagic Design works hard to make sure our customers can use the latest features and up to date software in sync with major OS updates. Our customers can be assured that they will continue to be able to easily download our software and enjoy performance improvements when they upgrade to OS X Mavericks and Blackmagic Design products.”

Availability and Price

The software updates are available now free of charge for all DeckLink, UltraStudio, Intensity, Media Express and HDLink customers from the Blackmagic Design web support page at

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check



Re: News: Blackmagic Design Releases Support for New OS X Mavericks™
by Benjamin McGuire
Don't upgrade just yet if you have a UltraStudio Express. The audio from FCP 7 is delayed by 1 second on Mavericks.

-- Benjamin
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Releases Support for New OS X Mavericks™
by Bret Williams
I'll add to that. The audio is even more funked up with FCP X. The audio with X is screwy in the first place in that you have to send it out via the audio out system control panel. And that's where the problem is. In Premiere it's fine because it's controlled by the app like in FCP 7 (which apparently has a problem). But if you make your system sounds go through BMD on ultra studio express, they'll essentially not work. Increasing the volume for example- the little click noises, you'll hear maybe every 4th click. And in FCP X you have to send sound out the headphones or it just locks up X.

Do they test this stuff? 9.8.0 was actually working just fine with mavericks. All the above is with mavericks btw. I'm going back to 9.8.0.
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Releases Support for New OS X Mavericks™
by Bret Williams
FWIW this is all over the BMD support forums and they're looking into it. I had to go. Ack to 9.7.7 and turn off the volume up/down sfx. It appears that even if you have that sound routed to go out the headphones/speakers, it still tries to force its way out the BMD sound, unless you have All the mac sound going out speakers/headphones.
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