Recommended Hardware in order to run Focus and/or MatchTracker on a machine.
Mac - Intel
- MacBook Pro
4 (or more) core CPU
Mac - M1/M2
- Any MacBook Pro
4 (or more) core CPU
- Thunderbolt connection for Blackmagic capture
Nvidia GPU with NVENC support for
H.264 (AVCHD) YUV 4:2:0
This can be checked here.
Any iPad Pro
Larger iPad Pros tend to have bigger batteries which seem to last longer and perform better on battery power.
We can’t guarantee these adapters will work, but they have all worked well for us in the past. There will always be a small percentage of adapters that are dead on arrival, so we always recommend testing the adapters when you receive them. It would also be recommended to purchase spares to have on hand to swap out if they go bad.
|Wired Network access||Must be a gigabit Ethernet adapter|
|Wired Network access via USB-C||USB-C to Ethernet adapter||Here|
|Wired Network access and power via a single USB-C connection||
USB-C Hub for Mac or iPad Pro
Listed below are the verified and supported Mac operating systems for Focus, MatchTracker, and Hub.
|Ventura - 13.X|
|Monterey - 12.X|
|Big Sur - 11.X||
If using Blackmagic devices use Desktop video 11.7 or newer
|Catalina - 10.15||Ended Support July 2023|
|Mojave - 10.14||Ended Support July 2023|
Listed below are the verified and supported Window Versions for Focus, MatchTracker, and Hub.
- It is recommended to be on Windows 10.
Listed below are the verified and supported iOS versions for Focus and Hub.
Blackmagic Desktop Video Version
Supported Blackmagic Devices
- UltraStudio Recorder 3G
Note that Blackmagic does not support the Blackmagic Mini Recorder on M1 or M2 machines.
Desktop Video OS Compatibility
The chart below will show what Desktop Video Versions are compatible. Even though there are multiple versions that work for certain operating systems, we'd recommend sticking with a more recent release.
You can download the latest drivers from here.
|Blackmagic Desktop Video Version||Ventura - 13.X||Monterey - 12.X||Big Sur - 11.X|
AJA U-TAP Desktop Video Version
Supported AJA U-TAP Devices
Note: requires Focus Server 6.7 or newer
Video OS Compatibility
AJA U-TAP HDMI and SDI capture devices are bus powered with the ability to bring in video across HDMI or 3G-SDI without any drivers to install, as are supported directly in macOS and Windows*.
|AJA U-TAP||Ventura - 13.X||Monterey - 12.X||Big Sur - 11.X|