Ask Your Question

Opencv and OAK on Mac with new chip M1

asked 2020-11-28 10:14:28 -0600

jacubit gravatar image

updated 2020-11-29 09:33:18 -0600

crackwitz gravatar image

I was wondering if opencv works (or will work) on the new MacBook Pros (2020)? These new laptops have their own apple chips (not intel based). I am also curious if the OAK( Opencv AI Kit) coming on 2021 will be also compatible?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete


Absolutely. chip M1 runs on many languages. But need to install third party on MAC such as linux, etc. New version is OAK(Opencv AI Kit).

supra56 gravatar imagesupra56 ( 2020-11-29 04:26:00 -0600 )edit

2 answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2020-12-12 00:13:23 -0600

jacubit gravatar image

Update: The OAK and depthAI works on the M1 as described here

edit flag offensive delete link more

answered 2020-11-28 15:22:09 -0600

crackwitz gravatar image

the Apple M1 chip is based on ARM. OpenCV builds fine for ARM. The Raspberry Pi is an ARM processor and many people use OpenCV on their RPIs. OpenCV even has optimized code for ARM. I'm sure Apple will also support OpenCL on their new system, so OpenCV will be able to use the integrated GPU as well.

there may have to be some adaptation to the operating system, build toolchain, and new CPU for it to "just work" but it's very likely going to work.

I don't know what an "AOK" is.

edit flag offensive delete link more


Oh no, that was a careless mistake. Sorry, I’m new here. I meant OAK as in Thanks for your answer!

jacubit gravatar imagejacubit ( 2020-11-29 04:13:23 -0600 )edit

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2020-11-28 10:14:28 -0600

Seen: 5,092 times

Last updated: Dec 12 '20