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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve v12.2

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Hollywood’s most powerful color corrector is now also the world’s most amazing editor!

DaVinci Resolve 12 combines professional non-linear video editing with the world’s most advanced color corrector so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system!


Highlights

DaVinci Resolve is completely scalable and resolution independent so it can be used on set, in a small studio or integrated into the largest Hollywood production pipeline! From creative editing and multi camera television production to high end finishing and color correction, only DaVinci Resolve features the creative tools, compatibility, speed and legendary image quality you need to manage your entire workflow, which is why it is the number one solution used on Hollywood feature films.

The world’s most advanced grading tools.

DaVinci color correctors have been the standard in post production since 1984. There are thousands of colorists worldwide who understand the performance, quality and workflow of DaVinci. DaVinci Resolve features unlimited grading with the creative tools colorists need and incredible multi GPU real time performance. That’s why DaVinci is the name behind more feature films, commercials, television productions, documentaries and music videos than any other grading system!

Collaborate with over 70 new editing features!

DaVinci Resolve 12 includes over 70 new editing features including an amazing new collaborative workflow that lets multiple people work together on the same timeline at the same time. Editing tools are context sensitive, that means DaVinci Resolve automatically knows how you want to trim based on the position of the mouse so you don’t have to waste time switching tools! You also get customizable keyboard shortcuts so you can edit quickly and move between applications with ease. DaVinci Resolve 12 has the most advanced collaborative editing tools that help you work fast so you can focus on the visual flow of your edit!

Scalable power and real time performance.

DaVinci Resolve is scalable and supports multiple GPUs all working together as found in the new MacPro, as well as the latest Windows and Linux computers. You get support for up to 8 GPUs so that you can build dedicated systems that are super fast and deliver blazing real time performance. That’s important when you are working on high pressure projects with a room full of clients! Whether you are working in your own post production suite or grading the next Hollywood blockbuster, workstations running DaVinci Resolve can be super charged to keep up with you and your clients!

Work faster with absolute control!

When you have a client looking over your shoulder you need to work fast. The DaVinci Resolve control surface lets you adjust multiple parameters simultaneously, making grading faster. The control surface features dedicated buttons, knobs and perfectly weighted trackballs that give you the subtle control you need for creating the most amazing looks! You get 32 soft knobs with automatic LCD labels so you’ll never have to page through multiple menus to find common adjustments. Save and recall grades to memory, load gallery stills and more at the push of a button while you keep grading at full speed!

Ensure complex jobs are well organized.

Saving and managing media is a critical part of every project! DaVinci Resolve’s new clone tool will back up your valuable camera files on location so you can check your footage before striking the set! The clone tool copies your camera files to multiple destinations with checksum validation for safekeeping. DaVinci Resolve can also edit metadata, sync sound and organize footage for editing, color grading or visual effects. DaVinci Resolve helps you manage media on local drives or over your network and because it works with virtually every camera and video format you don’t need to convert files to begin editing or grading!

Finish and deliver to virtually any format!

Whether you’re creating a master for TV release, a digital cinema package for theatrical distribution or finishing for delivery over the internet, DaVinci Resolve includes powerful delivery options for versioning, finishing and delivery at any resolution. You can export your media in a variety of formats with optional burn-ins, output EXR or DPX files for visual effects work and uncompressed 10 bit or ProRes files for editing in applications like Final Cut Pro X. DaVinci Resolve works from your camera originals so you always get the highest quality output. That means your finished master is a first generation graded copy of the original camera RAW files!

Unique YRGB 32 bit float processing.

DaVinci’s high quality image processing is so revolutionary it won an Emmy™ award for contributions to the television industry! All image processing is at the deepest 32 bit floating point and DaVinci Resolve uses a unique YRGB color space for grading. This allows you to adjust the luminance gain of your video without rebalancing the color of your whites, mids, or blacks. That means you won’t have to chase the correction you’re aiming for! 32 bit processing combined with YRGB color science gives you a dramatically wider color correction range, so you can generate looks that other systems simply cannot match!

The world’s most compatible post production solution!

Move projects between your favorite NLE and VFX software! DaVinci Resolve can share sequences and round trip projects with Final Cut Pro X, Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC and more! That means you can edit your project on any system, then using XML, AAF or EDL’s, you can link back to your full quality camera RAW files and finish in greater bit depth with DaVinci Resolve. You can also drop VFX shots from After Effects and Nuke directly into the timeline for final grading and finishing. DaVinci Resolve is the world’s most compatible post production solution and can be used with dozens of other software tools so you can focus on getting your job done.

End to End Color Management

DaVinci Resolve 12 simplifies the color management of multiple clips with different color spaces, allowing you to define individual source, timeline and output color spaces with incredible speed and accuracy. Now you have a complete end to end color managed pipeline that can use DaVinci Resolve’s color managed timelines and ACES 1.0 (Academy Color Encoding Specification) color for high end digital cinema workflows.


True Real Time

Computer based solutions are normally limited to a single GPU or a single computer. DaVinci Resolve smashes this limitation because it lets you add extra GPU cards or even clusters of multiple computers for super computer power! This means you get the real time performance you need when you’re in a room full of clients. Add dozens of primaries, secondaries, power windows, multi point tracking, blurs and more. Then just hit play, it always works!

Wide Camera Support

With an incredible range of digital film cameras available, DaVinci Resolve includes more native camera file support so you can grade directly from the camera files to get the best results. Grade direct with CinemaDNG RAW files, ARRI Alexa™ RAW files, RED One™, EPIC™ and Scarlet™ R3D files with premium de-bayer including 5K, monochrome and HDRx with image blend. Also supported is Cineform™, Cineform 3D, Phantom™, GoPro™, Canon™ C300, C500 and 1D, 5D, 7D and Sony™ F65/F55/F5 RAW and XAVC and many more!

Fast Creative Features

DaVinci Resolve combines powerful features and real time performance so your creativity is never slowed down! Get the following incredible tools; Unlimited Grades, Primaries, Secondaries, Optical ReFraming, 3D Object Tracking, Live Grading, Image Stabilization, High Dynamic Range, RGB Mixing, Custom Curves, Custom HSL Curve Grading, Power Windows, Grouped Clip Grading, Dynamic Timeline, Color Decision Lists, Gallery Stills and Grades, MetaData Management, Export 3D LUT from Grade, Copy and Paste Grades, Safe Area Markers, Blanking Presets and more!

Color

  • The gallery lets you store still frames and color grade information in a single easy to manage location. Store and share grades and between users and keep a library of your favorite grades for use in any project. Load grades for quick access.

Edit

  • Edit and manage clips and timelines in the conform page. Drag clips onto the timeline, trim and edit clips and add transitions. Import and export between Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer for full edit and color grading integration.

Media

  • Gather the media in for your projects. Easily browse local disks, SAN storage or acquisition from broadcast decks, then select and add media to your projects "media pool" where it can be used for editing and color grading.

Gallery

  • The gallery lets you store still frames and color grade information in a single easy to manage location. Store and share grades and between users and keep a library of your favorite grades for use in any project. Load grades for quick access.

Deliver

  • Complete your job and render out a master file, or even play out to tape! The delivery page lets you cue multiple versions of your master and then render out files for different delivery destinations such as broadcast, internet and more.

Powerful Primaries

Get perfect looking images with the world’s most powerful primary color corrector for setting lift, gamma and gain with the control of YRGB colorspace. Primary control includes shadows, midtones and highlight log controls with offset.

Precision Secondaries

Target specific colors or areas of the image with secondary color correctors. DaVinci Resolve includes precise color qualification that lets you target colors with clean edges so no matter how complex your grade, it always blends seamlessly.

Optical Reframing

When you need to reframe a shot, it’s vital that you don’t lose quality. DaVinci Resolve includes optical quality sub pixel processing so when you reframe, or even zoom into a shot, quality is retained. This lets you fix shots with full quality.

Image Stabilizer and Tracker

Includes the world’s most powerful 3D tracker for locking Power Windows™ to on screen objects. No more time wasting on keyframe generation! You can also image stabilize to clean up shots that would otherwise be unusable!

High Dynamic Range

DaVinci Resolve supports HDR source images with real time display, blending and grading for incredible control over your shot. DaVinci Resolve also supports the 16-bit floating point ACES colorspace so you get full quality and dynamic range.

RGB Mixing

For extreme looks and innovative creative styles, DaVinci Resolve supports RGB mixer grading to control individual red, green and blue gain for each color channel, blend and mix channels. You can even swap inputs for extreme effects!

Custom Curves

When you’re after subtle control, custom curves let yout define a custom gamma curve that’s applied for your corrections. This can be ganged for all channels or set per channel. Custom curves also support YSFX luminance and saturation effects.

HSL Curve Grading

Curve grading is a very popular grading method and lets you adjust colors on a curve graph with a workflow that’s similar to grading with popular editing software. You can control high and low clip per node, and set high and low clip softness.

Power Windows

Invented by DaVinci, Power Windows revolutionized grading. DaVinci Resolve features unlimited windows with circle, linear, polygon and PowerCurve shapes. Windows have mask control with inside and outside grading and full multi point tracking!

Real Time Noise Reduction

When running powerful CUDA based hardware with DaVinci Resolve, you can take advantage of digital noise reduction. DNR is perfect for removing noise in digital cameras, and you can even apply noise reduction within Power Windows!

Keyframe Timeline

The built-in keyframe timeline lets you see color corrections, shot framing and transitions in a separate timeline per clip. You can adjust every grading parameter with auto key-framing and adjustable dynamics.

Color Decision Lists

DaVinci Resolve supports ASC color decision lists including full slope, offset, power and saturation metadata. All CDL events are synchronized with EDL events including additional support for stereoscopic 3D size data.

Gallery Stills and Grades

When you’re grading, it’s important to keep stills from earlier in the job so you can compare shots to keep your grades consistent. DaVinci Resolve’s Gallery lets you quickly save and share stills and also copy color grades from your work!

Dailies and Metadata

For on set editing and grading, DaVinci Resolve includes dailies tools for syncing audio and to manage and edit metadata. The one click sync links full quality camera images with system audio for quick on set grading, preview and render.

 

3D and 1D LUT Support

Work with 1D and 3D LUTs simply and easily. DaVinci Resolve supports open standard .cube files and you can add LUTs for input, output and display, or even a LUT for every node! You can even create a 3D LUT from any grade with a single click!

Copy and Paste Grades

When you’re working with media shot on the same location, with the same camera, then the copy and paste grade feature dramatically speeds up your work. Copy grades to any clip, or even a range of clips, and even copy camera raw metadata!

Real Time Proxies

Sometimes when you use lots of nodes on a high resolution source clip you might run out of GPU processing to play real time. No problem with DaVinci. Simply turn on real time proxies and then play, even when adding even more grades!

 

 

Updates

What's new in Version 12.2?

  • Decode support for HEVC/H.265 QuickTime video in DaVinci Resolve Studio on OS X
  • Support for HDR Hybrid Log Gamma using Resolve Color Management
  • Inclusion of Hybrid Log Gamma conversion LUTs
  • Updated ST 2084 HDR color science
  • ACES IDTs for Canon C300 MkII clips
  • Import support for NewBlue Titler Pro titles using Media Composer AAF sequences
  • Reveal in Media Storage now supports mattes
  • ProRes 4444 with alpha channel now defaults to straight mode
  • Power Window opacity and invert settings are now retained when converting to Power Curve Windows
  • General performance and stability improvements

 


Compare the features of DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve is the worlds most advanced color correction system. You get natural 32 bit float YRGB processing, power windows, tracking, primaries and secondary corrections, Log, HSL and curve grading, RGB mixing, 3D object tracker, 3D stereoscopic eye matching, XML and AAF round tripping for NLE systems, optical quality resizing, noise reduction, audio sync and much more!

Color

  Real Time Performance DaVinci
Resolve
DaVinci
Resolve
Software
DaVinci
Resolve Lite
  Real time resolution independent in-context preview, grading and playback. check check check
  Real time multi-track timeline grading and playback. check check check
  Real time optical quality sub pixel image resizing. check check check
  Real time On-The-Fly extremely high quality proxy generation without disk cache. check check check
  Real time noise reduction with window and grade qualification using CUDA and OpenCL GPUs. check check No
  Real time concurrent left and right eye Stereoscopic 3D grading. check check No
  Real time and interactive Stereoscopic 3D convergence adjustments. check check No
New! Real time and automatic render cache of source clips, optical flow effects, NR, clip grades and timeline. check check check
  Faster than real time rendering for many formats. check check check
  Unlimited Creative Grading DaVinci
Resolve
DaVinci
Resolve
Software
DaVinci
Resolve Lite
  Unlimited video tracks. check check check
  Unlimited audio tracks. check check check
  Unlimited nodes of color correction. check check check
  Unlimited primaries and secondaries. check check check
  Unlimited noise reduction node position using CUDA and OpenGL GPUs. check check No
  Unlimited image gaussian blur. check check check
  Unlimited OpenFX Plug-ins per clip. check check check
  Unlimited windows - Circle, linear, PowerCurve and gradient. check check check
  Unlimited same shape Power Windows per node. check check check
  Unlimited Object Tracking for precise window and grade control. check check check
  Unlimited image stabilisation nodes. check check check
  Unlimited matte and key defocus. check check check
  Automatic Processes for Speed and Accuracy DaVinci
Resolve
DaVinci
Resolve
Software
DaVinci
Resolve Lite
  Automatic grade to color balance clips. check check check
  Automatic selection of Camera Raw control based on source clip. check check check
  Automatic 3D LUT generation of grades. check check check
  Automatic 3D object multi point tracker. check check check
  Automatic clip stabilizer with camera pan smoothing. check check check
  Automatic Stereoscopic 3D image alignment. check check No
  Automatic Stereoscopic 3D color matching. check check No
  Automatic conforming of XML, AAF and EDL with source clips. check check check
  Automatic re-linking of color corrections between all sessions in one project. check check check
  Automatic relinking of proxy with high resolution clips. check check check
  Automatic timecode sync of dual-system audio. check check check
  Automatic timecode update using audio channel LTC. check check check
  Automatic scene cut detection. check check check
  Colorist Inspired User Interface DaVinci
Resolve
DaVinci
Resolve
Software
DaVinci
Resolve Lite
  User interface is fast to use, clean, pictorial, logical and easy to navigate. check check check
  Graphical representations of every project, timeline, track, clip, grade, node and still are updated as you grade. check check check
  Grading controls are on one screen so its quick and easy to change a grade. check check check
  Real time viewer display including cursors and extents markers. check check check
  Lightbox view of all thumbnails, or those selected by flags or other sort and filters. check check check
  Enhanced Lightbox view includes color control palettes and keyframe timeline. check check check
  Lightbox view available on SDI output. check check check
  Split screen viewer and SDI display for quick comparison of grades. check check check
  Display multiple grade versions, clip before and after current, selected clips or clips in a group. check check check
  Playback speed and real time playback indication. check check check
  Node graph pictorial view of signal processing workflow. check check check
  Name nodes for quick identification. check check check
New! Gallery page now selectable directly from the Color page. check check check
  Stills, memories and PowerGrades shown visually and selectable with a mouse click. check check check
  Stereoscopic side-by-side, checkerboard and anaglyth difference display. check check No
New! Option to hide the mini timeline. check check check
  Clip keyframes and transitions visually represented and independently adjustable. check check check
  User selectable viewer, stills and node graph window sizing. check check check
  User selectable multiple timecode, frame number and keycode displays. check check check
  System status display on color screen for instant review. check check check
  Hover over node to reveal list of changed items. check check check
  Hover actions for tool tips. check check check
  Hover node over link to auto connect. check check check
New! Timecode type display selection now uses a context menu. check check check
New! Edit timeline markers now shown on Color page. check check check
New! Color page viewer toolbar for selection of Reference wipe, Split screen and Highlight. check check check
New! Node icons to display tools used on each node. check check check
New! Option click Enhance Viewer mode to display full screen viewer. check check check
  One click selection of timeline to play and grade. check check check
  Clip details window for instant review of source clip format and image type. check check check
  Sort and filter timeline thumbnails by flags, markers, shots not rendered, not graded and shots modified since xx time. check check check
  Filters also for grouped, different frame rate, NR, Input PTZR and matte clips and with common Media Pool source. check check check
  Media and Edit screen viewers include zoom to fit and size selector. check check check
  User selectable switching clip selection for first, last or current node position on node editor. check check check
  User selectable automatic viewer switching to SDI video output. check check check
  Enhanced viewer mode for accurate window and qualifier selections. check check check
  Cinema mode offering clean full screen review of graded material. check check check
  Full screen viewer for accurate freeform shape drawing. check check check
  Power Windows Overlays of selected window is highlighted for easy identification. check check check
  Highlight difference to quickly see grade impact on node. check check check
  Menu bar for quick selection of user options. check check check
  Dedicated page for creating rendered deliverables including viewer and timeline with thumbnails. check check check

Compare the features of DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve is the worlds most advanced color correction system. You get natural 32 bit float YRGB processing, power windows, tracking, primaries and secondary corrections, Log, HSL and curve grading, RGB mixing, 3D object tracker, 3D stereoscopic eye matching, XML and AAF round tripping for NLE systems, optical quality resizing, noise reduction, audio sync and much more!

Color

  Real Time Performance DaVinci
Resolve
DaVinci
Resolve
Software
DaVinci
Resolve Lite
  Real time resolution independent in-context preview, grading and playback. check check check
  Real time multi-track timeline grading and playback. check check check
  Real time optical quality sub pixel image resizing. check check check
  Real time On-The-Fly extremely high quality proxy generation without disk cache. check check check
  Real time noise reduction with window and grade qualification using CUDA and OpenCL GPUs. check check No
  Real time concurrent left and right eye Stereoscopic 3D grading. check check No
  Real time and interactive Stereoscopic 3D convergence adjustments. check check No
New! Real time and automatic render cache of source clips, optical flow effects, NR, clip grades and timeline. check check check
  Faster than real time rendering for many formats. check check check
  Unlimited Creative Grading DaVinci
Resolve
DaVinci
Resolve
Software
DaVinci
Resolve Lite
  Unlimited video tracks. check check check
  Unlimited audio tracks. check check check
  Unlimited nodes of color correction. check check check
  Unlimited primaries and secondaries. check check check
  Unlimited noise reduction node position using CUDA and OpenGL GPUs. check check No
  Unlimited image gaussian blur. check check check
  Unlimited OpenFX Plug-ins per clip. check check check
  Unlimited windows - Circle, linear, PowerCurve and gradient. check check check
  Unlimited same shape Power Windows per node. check check check
  Unlimited Object Tracking for precise window and grade control. check check check
  Unlimited image stabilisation nodes. check check check
  Unlimited matte and key defocus. check check check
  Automatic Processes for Speed and Accuracy DaVinci
Resolve
DaVinci
Resolve
Software
DaVinci
Resolve Lite
  Automatic grade to color balance clips. check check check
  Automatic selection of Camera Raw control based on source clip. check check check
  Automatic 3D LUT generation of grades. check check check
  Automatic 3D object multi point tracker. check check check
  Automatic clip stabilizer with camera pan smoothing. check check check
  Automatic Stereoscopic 3D image alignment. check check No
  Automatic Stereoscopic 3D color matching. check check No
  Automatic conforming of XML, AAF and EDL with source clips. check check check
  Automatic re-linking of color corrections between all sessions in one project. check check check
  Automatic relinking of proxy with high resolution clips. check check check
  Automatic timecode sync of dual-system audio. check check check
  Automatic timecode update using audio channel LTC. check check check
  Automatic scene cut detection. check check check

Minimum system requirements for Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later
  • 16 GB of system memory is recommended and 8 GB is the minimum supported
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
  • CUDA Driver version 7.0.36
  • NVIDIA Driver version – As required by your GPU
  • RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.31.0 and Firmware 1.4.1.16 or later
  • RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit with SP1
  • 16 GB of system memory is recommended and 8 GB is the minimum supported
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
  • NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU
  • RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.31.0 and Firmware 1.4.1.16 or later
  • RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later

Minimum system requirements for Linux

  • CentOS 6.4
  • 32 GB of system memory is recommended and 16 GB is the minimum supported
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
  • NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU
  • RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.31.0 and Firmware 1.4.1.16 or later
  • RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
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