macOS Big Sur Compatibility
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Big Sur, the next generation of the macOS operating system, is coming soon! People speculate that it will be released next week. This version brings macOS to version 11 and seems to have important changes under the hood. Please look back on this page if we hear of compatibility successes and issues with your video and audio tools.

Apple announced Big Sur at WWDC in June 2020 and was in a public beta. The The 10th beta was released today for developers. It's a complete overhaul, so we expect compatibility issues with software and plugins as companies struggle to update their products.

Mac Rumors has a great list of software that works in Big Sur.

If you are a tool farm supplier, please let us know whether your software is compatible or incompatible. Thank you very much!

This page will be updated as soon as we have more information from our providers. So bookmark it.

Here's how to prepare your Mac to upgrade to macOS Big Sur

  1. Make sure your Mac is compatible
  2. Clean and backup your Mac.
  3. Choose how to upgrade (migration or reinstallation).
  4. Update!


Notes on MacOS Big Sur compatibility


They are still testing and not yet supporting it. Adobe recommends that you wait until it is no longer in beta to install it and run the Adobe software. It is also suggested that you run your Adobe apps in a test environment. Continue reading.

According to Mac Rumors, below is the status for the current Big Sur Beta.

  • Illustrator 2020 – Working in beta
  • Photoshop 2019 & 2020 – Works in beta
  • Adobe Bridge 2020 crashes in beta
  • Indesign CC 2019 & 2020 – Kind of work in beta, but it's buggy


  • Final Cut Pro X version 10.4.8 is compatible with Big Sur.
  • Logic – reports say it works in beta


v7.2.1 has bug fixes, better performance, and improved support for macOS 11 Big Sur Beta.


The latest Redshift Open Beta is for testing on Big Sur Beta 3 or higher. In other words, they're testing it now. More info


Steinberg recommends that you wait until the entire compatibility table for Steinberg products has been approved for trouble-free operation. Continue reading.


ScreenFlow. The current version works in the Big Sur Beta


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