Compatible Blackmagic Design capture/playback devices for Livestream Studio Software

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Please note: Must have Livestream Studio Software and at least one of the Blackmagic devices listed in the "Compatible Blackmagic Hardware" list below. Promo code good on up to 20 compatible Blackmagic devices. If you have difficulty getting the code to work, simply give us a call at 1-855-874-2278 to get it resolved.

PCIe Capture and Playback
USB 3.0 Capture and Playback
Thunderbolt Capture and Playback

Blackmagic USB 3.0 encoding devices are not supported on all machines. Please see Blackmagic Design's notes about USB 3.0 system requirements below:

Operating Systems

Blackmagic Design USB 3.0 devices are compatible with the following Windows based operating systems:

  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • Windows 10 64 bit


Apple QuickTime needs to be installed for some applications to function with a Blackmagic Desktop Video device, e.g. Adobe After Effects. You can download the latest version of Apple QuickTime for Windows: QuickTime Download.

CPU Requirements

In general, you should choose a CPU that meets or exceeds the system requirements of the software application you are planing on using.


Blackmagic Design recommends a minimum of 8GB of memory for all systems.


For optimal performance, an accelerated discrete non-onboard graphics card is recommend for use with Blackmagic UltraStudio SDI and Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0.

Please see the Graphics Card Requirement Tech note regarding appropriate graphics cards for Blackmagic Design products.


You will require hard drive storage with your Blackmagic card that can provide a data rate greater than that of the video compression you are using.

For further information about this, please see the Recommended Disk Arrays for Uncompressed Video Tech note for a list of Storage solutions that have been tested for use with Blackmagic Design products.