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17 Nov 2020

Blackmagic releases major update to Resolve

Jake Bickerton - Broadcast
The post-production editing and finishing tool has 300 new features and improvements

Blackmagic Design has released DaVinci Resolve 17, with more than 300 new features and improvements, including HDR grading tools.

The software also has redesigned primary colour controls; a new Fairlight audio engine and support for 2,000 real-time audio tracks; a redesigned inspector; new bin sorting; and metadata clip views.

Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO, said: “This is a massive update and it has amazing new technology and features for colourists, audio engineers, editors and visual effects artists. While the new colour science, HDR grading and improvements and Fairlight usability are the most noticeable features, what I am most proud of are the thousands of small improvements that customers will notice every day.”

DaVinci Resolve 17 features include

  • HDR colour correction with customisable wheels and tonal zones.
  • Mesh and grid based colour warper.
  • Magic mask automatic object isolation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine.
  • Improved colour management with tone mapping and colour space aware tools.
  • Wide gamut colour space for higher quality image processing.
  • High-speed audio editing with new keyboard and mouse context sensitive tools.
  • Fairlight Audio Core engine with auto load balancing and support for 2,000 tracks.
  • FlexBus architecture for audio routing without limitations.
  • Automatic transient detection for beats, words, and sound effects.
  • Support for massive audio projects with thousands of tracks on a single system.
  • Precision audio trimming on the cut page timeline and graphical trimmer.
  • Live effect, title, and transition previews on cut and edit pages.
  • Import and edit projects from ATEM Mini Pro ISO.
  • Proxy media workflows up to 1/16th resolution in H.264, H.265, ProRes or DNxHR.
  • Timeline-based clip syncing to create multicam and compound clips.

A public beta version is abailable for free download now from here.

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