On November 10, 2020, Apple announced the availability of Macs based on a new architecture known as Apple Silicon.
Although announced at the same time as macOS Big Sur, Apple’s latest operating system, Apple Silicon processors are an independent release with separate compatibility concerns. Compatibility with macOS Big Sur will not ensure compatibility with Apple Silicon processors. You can find out more about the compatibility of our products with macOS Big Sur here.
This article outlines the support of Elgato products on Apple Silicon and the M1 chip. We are working to ensure support across our current products, but time frames for compatibility will vary. We will keep you updated with any new developments on this topic, but in the meantime, please check updates to this page to obtain current information on compatibility with Apple Silicon.
Apple Silicon processors can run apps that are compiled for the Intel chipset through a software technology known as Rosetta 2. This translation layer is automatically enabled. Software running through Rosetta 2 may experience issues and is not guaranteed to function 100% bug-free.
The table below lists the confirmed compatibility status for current Elgato products. The list will be updated with more products as soon as their compatibility status is confirmed:
|Software||Compatible with Apple Silicon|
|Control Center 1.1.4||✅ Fully compatible with Rosetta 2|
|EpocCam Driver 3.1||✅ Supports Apple Silicon Natively|
|Game Capture 2.11.12||🔴 Not compatible, will not be updated for native Apple Silicon|
|OBS Link 1.0.2||🔴 Not compatible, will not be updated for native Apple Silicon|
|Stream Deck 4.9.2||✅ Fully compatible with Rosetta 2|
|Thunderbolt Dock 1.2.10||🔴 Not compatible|
|Video Capture 2.0.5||✅ Fully compatible with Rosetta 2|
|Wave Link 1.1.7||✅ Fully compatible with Rosetta 2|
• When using Thunderbolt Docks, dual displays may not work on M1 Macs. We are looking into this issue now.
• When using Game Capture HD software, 1080p30 video seems to record correctly, but 1080p60 video may have recording and/or playback issues. As a workaround, when using Game Capture HD60 S+, or Cam Link 4K, you can record 1080p60 with OBS Studio.
• When using Video Capture hardware, there are connectivity issues when connecting to a M1 Mac that only has Thunderbolt 3 ports. This issue will happen whether or not USB-C to USB-A adapters are used. If you use the USB-A port built into a M1 Mac Mini with Video Capture, the problem may not happen. We are looking into this issue now.
• When using Wave Link software, please follow the steps in this article as you are installing the software on a M1 Mac: Installing Wave Link on Mac with Apple Silicon
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