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Resolve brings Advanced New Tools for color correction and professional audio and video post production, together in one application!

The tool of Hollywood’s elite colorists is available for everyone! DaVinci Resolve has been used on more feature films and TV shows than any other color correction/grading tool allowing you to create images that are simply impossible with anything else!


Highlights

DaVinci is also the world’s fastest growing and most advanced editing software! Now, with DaVinci Resolve 14, you get incredible new Fairlight audio tools specifically designed for film and television post production. It’s like getting 3 high-end applications in one! All it takes is a single click to switch between editing, color correcting, audio mastering and delivery! Best of all, if you’re collaborating with a team, you can all work on the same project at the same time! DaVinci Resolve 14 is a revolution in post production!

What's New!

Incredible speed, professional Fairlight audio, revolutionary collaboration and more!

DaVinci Resolve 14 has hundreds of new features for editors, colorists and now, for the first time, audio professionals. The new playback engine dramatically increases responsiveness with up to 10x better performance for editors. You also get a whole new page with the full Fairlight audio post production tools that let you record, edit, mix, sweeten and master sound with full 3D audio space and up to 1000 channels. Colorists will find amazing new filters that include automatic facial recognition and tracking for quickly smoothing skin tones, brightening eyes, changing lip color and more! Plus, DaVinci Resolve 14 features revolutionary new multi user collaboration tools such as bin locking, chat and timeline merging that allow editors, colorists, and sound editors to all work on the same project at the same time! All these new features make DaVinci Resolve 14 the world’s most advanced post production software!

Professional Editing

DaVinci Resolve includes virtually every imaginable editing and trimming tool available, making it perfect for both creative and online editing! The new high performance playback engine, which is up to 10x faster, makes playback instantaneous and trimming more responsive than ever, even for processor intensive formats such as H.264 and RAW.

See how quick and simple it is to change from FCP 7 to DaVinci Resolve - DaVinci Resolve 14 can import timelines from Final Cut Pro 7, shares many of the same keyboard shortcuts, uses a similar editing and trimming model, and gives users far greater audio and color tools.

Creative Editing

Familiar multi track timeline with quick edit pop-up, seven different types of edits, customizable keyboard shortcuts and more.

Advanced Trimming

Context sensitive trimming to ripple, roll, slip or slide based on the mouse position so you don’t have to switch tools.

Multicam Editing

Full multi camera editing with realtime 2, 4, 9 or 16 camera playback views for cutting shows on the fly.

Speed Effects

Quickly create constant or variable speed changes, complete with ramps and editable curves.

Timeline Curve Editor

Animate and add keyframes for virtually any parameter using the inspector or the timeline based curve editor.

Transitions and Effects

Quickly add transitions and filters from the built in library, or add 3rd party plug ins to create incredible effects.

Finishing

Powerful tools, including the new position lock, that make conforming and finishing projects for final delivery faster than ever before.

Color Correction

DaVinci Resolve has been used on more feature films and television shows than any other grading system! You get the industry’s most powerful primary and secondary correction tools, advanced curve editor, tracking and stabilization, noise reduction and grain tools, Resolve FX and more.

Legendary Quality

Patented YRGB color science and 32-bit float image processing lets you achieve looks that are simply impossible with other software.

Primary Correction

Traditional primary color wheels along with 12 advanced primary controls for quickly adjusting temperature, tint, mid-tone detail, and more.

Curve Editors

Quickly sculpt contrast along various highlight and shadow areas of an image with separate curves and soft clipping for each channel.

Secondaries

Isolate and track different parts of an image using HSL qualifiers, keyers and basic or custom rotoscope shapes so you can make targeted corrections.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Work in wide latitude and wide color formats such as Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma, and more!

Broad Format Support

Work natively with camera original RAW files and virtually every other format for total control over your images at the highest quality possible.

Fairlight Audio

New professional tools for audio post production! DaVinci Resolve now includes fully featured Fairlight audio in the same software you use for editing and color correction! You get high end mixing for up to 1,000 channels in real time, plus support for massive Fairlight audio consoles. It’s a true end to end workflow that supports recording and ADR, sound editing, sound effects, sweetening and mixing. You can even mix down and master to multiple formats, including 3D audio space formats such as 5.1, 7.1 and even 22.2!

Up to 1,000 Tracks

Create up to 1,000 audio tracks with 8 main, sub and aux outputs. Add Fairlight Audio Accelerator zero latency realtime performance!

Equalization and Dynamics

Get real time 6 band equalization, along with expander/gate, compressor and limiter dynamics on every single track.

Editing and Automation

Edit clips at up to 192kHz and 24-bit with automation for adjusting fade, levels and more, all the way down to individual audio samples!

Mixing

Full professional mixer with input selection, effects, insert, EQ and dynamic graphs, output selection, aux, pan, main and submix selections, and more!

Plug In Effects

Add 3rd party VST plug ins for even more creative options! You can get real time processing performance for up to 6 plug ins per track!

Mastering

All the tools you need for mastering! Deliver anything from mono up to stereo, 5.1, 7.1, Dolby and even 22.2, complete with full 3D panning!

Media and Delivery

DaVinci Resolve 14 makes importing, syncing and organizing footage fast! Whether you’re going out to the web, tape, or theatrical distribution, DaVinci Resolve features everything you need to deliver projects in virtually any format! You’ll be able to get to work quickly and output files fast, so you’ll never miss a deadline!

Import Footage

Use the media page to import footage, sync audio and prep it for editing. Simply drag and drop files from your storage into bins or even your timeline!

Organize Clips

Create free form or metadata based smart bins to organize clips. You get customizable list views, multiple bin windows and more!

Metadata

Use embedded metadata or add your own to sort and sync clips, change display names, detect starts and stops in Multicam angles, and much more!

Delivery Options

Output to the web, round trip projects and media with other applications, or even create digital cinema packages for theatrical distribution!

Render Queue

Quickly add multiple jobs to the render queue for batch processing. You can even offload output to another workstation!

Easy Round Tripping

DaVinci Resolve give you native compatibility with virtually all major post production file types, formats and even other applications!

Multi User Collaboration

Revolutionary new tools allow simultaneous editing, color correction and audio post!

DaVinci Resolve 14 completely redefines post production workflows! Assistant editors can prepare footage while editors cut the picture, colorists grade the shots, and sound editors mix and finish audio, all in the same project at the same time! You no longer have to waste time conforming and you no longer have to wait for a locked edit before starting color and audio work! That means picture editors, colorists, and sound editors can now work in parallel, leaving more time for everyone to be creative!

Clip, Timeline and Bin Locking

Locking a bin, clip or a timeline lets you safely work on a specific part of the project. You get full access and others have read access until you unlock it.

Built in Chat

The integrated chat client lets you speak with other members of the team without ever having to leave DaVinci Resolve so you can all stay on the same page!

Timeline Comparison

The visual timeline comparison tool makes it fast and easy to see differences between two timelines so you can accept and merge changes!

Open Storage

You don’t need to buy special, expensive or proprietary storage and servers to work as a team in DaVinci Resolve. You can use any shared storage!

DaVinci Resolve Studio

Upgrade to DaVinci Resolve Studio for even more creative tools and options!

The free version of DaVinci Resolve has all of the professional editing, legendary color correction and Fairlight audio tools you need for SD, HD and Ultra HD work at up to 60 frames per second. DaVinci Resolve Studio adds support for 4K and higher, along with frame rates up to 120 fps. It also includes dozens of additional image processing features and filters that are not in the free version. This includes film grain, temporal and spatial noise reduction, amazing new face enhancement tools, lens flares, lens distortion correction, optical quality blur and mist effects, match move, warping and much more!

New High Performance Playback Engine

Fly through edits and color correction with up to 10x the performance!

DaVinci Resolve 14 features an incredible new video playback engine with CPU and GPU optimizations, fast 16-bit float playback, lower latency, faster UI refresh, support for Apple Metal, and more! These upgrades combine to make DaVinci Resolve faster and far more responsive than ever. Working on long timelines with thousands of clips is incredibly fluid and editing is even more precise. Scrubbing and playback are instant, often starting before you lift your fingers off the keyboard! Powerful acceleration for processor intensive formats, like H.264, makes it possible to edit 4K material on a laptop in realtime! Whether you’re working in HD or 4K, with ProRes, H.264 or even RAW images, DaVinci Resolve 14 is completely responsive and fast enough to keep up with your every move!

Legendary DaVinci Quality

Unique YRGB 32-bit float image processing

DaVinci Resolve’s Emmy™ award-winning image processing technology features deep 32-bit float processing combined with unique, patented YRGB color science that processes luminance independent of color. This allows you to adjust the luminance of video without rebalancing the color of your highlights, midtones, or shadows! The massive internal color space is perfect for the latest HDR and wide color gamut workflows, and lets you generate looks that are simply impossible to create on other systems!

Hardware Control Panels

Work faster, be more creative and get absolute control!

When you have a client looking over your shoulder you need to work fast. DaVinci Resolve control panels are designed to give you fluid, hands-on control over multiple parameters at the same time, allowing you to create looks that are simply impossible with a standard mouse! All controls are logically placed near your natural hand positions and are made out of the highest quality materials. You get smooth, high resolution weighted trackballs, along with precision engineered knobs and dials that feature the perfect amount of resistance so you can accurately adjust any setting. DaVinci Resolve control panels let you instinctively touch every part of the image!

Fairlight Professional Consoles

Modular and upgradable desktop or free standing consoles!

Fairlight mixing consoles provide high quality tactile controls for nearly every parameter and feature in the software. Unique user interfaces and fast to use buttons and controls allow quick mapping of the console keys into a configuration that is optimized for the task at hand, allowing you to work faster with Fairlight audio than any other tool in the world! Desktop and free standing consoles are available in a variety of configurations to meet the needs of your facility.

Updates

What's New in DaVinci Resolve Studio 14.3

DaVinci Resolve 14.3 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 14.2.1 and previous versions. We strongly recommend that you backup your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.

  • Added support for the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast camera
  • Added support for RAW footage from the Sony Venice/CineAltaV camera
  • Improved the quality of thumbnails in the Media Pool and Edit page timeline on retina monitors
  • Added support for reading Panasonic Varicam metadata when importing footage
  • Added support for exporting Sony color space and gamma metadata when encoding to MXF
  • Added support for RED SDK v7.0.6
  • Addressed an issue where the audio section in the Deliver page would default to timeline track instead of the Main bus
  • Addressed an issue where editing a transition could sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where syncing video to audio with a different sample rate results in incorrect audio sync and pitch audio
  • Addressed an issue where changes to the Mixer UI layout would not get saved in a dual screen setup
  • Addressed an issue where pressing arrow keys to move volume keyframes would not work after opening the keyframe curve editor
  • Addressed an issue with the option to pick which node to select when switching clips
  • Addressed an issue where a project would fail to save after deleting a group
  • Addressed an issue where a project would fail to save after specific undo/redo operations
  • Addressed an issue with UI artifacts in the DaVinci Resolve Studio activation window
  • Addressed an issue where projects with LUTs would not get exported correctly on Windows
  • Addressed an issue where the current project could not be copied between databases
  • Addressed an issue where relinking to TIFF files with a higher bit depth would result in a crash
  • General performance and stability improvement

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 14.1

This software update adds support for video scopes on the Edit page, user preference presets, improved text rendering, the ability to drag a DaVinci Resolve .drp project file directly into the project manager, and to generate and rediscover optimized proxies in collaborative projects. On the Color page, there is now support for groups in collaborative projects and improved display node graph functionality. For Fairlight audio, this update adds new linked group support for audio tracks, enhanced AC-3 audio decoding on Mac and Windows. In addition, this update adds support for RED IPP2 color processing and GoPro CineForm as caching and optimized media formats, render cache improvements, and a new Project Server application along with general performance and stability enhancements. This version requires either a DaVinci Resolve dongle or a software activation key.

Important Information regarding Database Management
DaVinci Resolve 14.1 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 14.0.1 and previous versions. We strongly recommend that you backup your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.

DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini Panels
Please note that DaVinci Micro and Mini panels will require a firmware update starting from 14.1.

DeckLink Driver
Note we recommend the latest DeckLink Driver from the Blackmagic Support Site, Desktop Video 10.9.7.

  • Added support for a new Project Server application to manage a local PostgreSQL server on macOS and Windows
  • Added support for presets for User Preferences
  • Added ability to simultaneously generate cache files for multiple cache points on a clip
  • Added ability to enable/disable caching of transitions in User Mode in Project Settings
  • Added ability to enable/disable caching of composites in User Mode in Project Settings
  • Added ability to retain the cache when moving clips with speed changes applied
  • Added support for excluding individual tracks from sequence cache in User mode
  • Added support for applying individual color attributes when dragging nodes from the Display Node Graph window
  • Added support for a zoom slider in the Display Node Graph window
  • Added support for accessing both the clip and the timeline node graph for a Still in the Display Node Graph window
  • Addressed an issue where right clicking on a wiped still and selecting apply grade would not work
  • Added an option in the panel settings to switch between classic DaVinci and vectorscope trackball alignment
  • Added support for displaying video scopes on the Edit page
  • Improved title text rendering quality
  • Improved playback and rendering performance on the Radeon Pro WX 9100 GPU
  • Added support for RED IPP2 color processing
  • Added support for decompression and debayer options for Red Rocket cards
  • Added initial Linked Group support for audio tracks
  • Added the ability to drag and drop .drp project files into the Project Manager
  • Added support for a project setting to switch track metering between source and post-fader
  • Added the ability to update the track color of multiple selected tracks on the Fairlight page
  • Surround sound audio channels are now included in the downmix to stereo buses and monitors
  • Added support for a Project Setting to automatically apply convergence to windows and effects in 3D stereoscopic projects
  • Added support for groups in the Color page on collaborative projects
  • Added support for generating and rediscovering optimized media in collaborative projects
  • Added support for viewing audio codec information in the Metadata widget
  • Added support for GoPro CineForm as a caching and optimized media format
  • Added support for higher resolution DNxHR formats for MXF-based Fusion Connect workflows
  • ResolveFX Warper is now GPU accelerated
  • Bus section in the Fairlight page meters is now scrollable
  • Added support for decoding enhanced AC-3 audio on macOS and Windows
  • Improved performance of viewer in Fairlight page
  • Improved behavior and interactivity of timeline and track index in the Fairlight page
  • Added support for 2-D scrolling on the Fairlight page
  • Added support for source audio clips at any sample rate
  • Added support for Dolby Vision trim on compounds clips and Fusion Connect clips
  • Added ability to perform audio only insert to a tape deck
  • Added ability to capture video and audio or video only from a tape deck
  • Addressed an issue where the audio and video would sometimes be out of sync when capturing from a tape deck
  • Addressed an issue where an incorrect frame would sometimes be inserted when performing an assemble edit on a tape deck
  • Addressed an issue where recording microphone input on some tracks would not persist the recorded clip
  • Addressed an issue where the length of a duration marker could not be modified on the Fairlight page
  • Addressed an issue where deleting a bus that is being monitored would result in incorrect control room behavior
  • Addressed an issue where Audio FX in a project would not be persisted if the the Audio FX was not installed
  • Addressed an issue where moving or pasting clips in the Fairlight page would sometimes remove the associated transitions
  • Addressed an issue where assigning an offline reference clip to a timeline would result in loss of audio
  • Addressed an issue where switching timelines would sometimes result in loss of audio
  • Addressed an issue where dynamics would not apply evenly across stereo and 5.1 tracks
  • Addressed an issue where unintended audio fades would sometimes be applied
  • Addressed an issue where there was sometimes a change in audio level when playing back on the Edit and Fairlight page
  • Addressed an issue when duplicating a timeline with layers would result in additional layers
  • Addressed an issue where layers inside a compound clip would not play the correct audio
  • Addressed an issue where moving an audio clip in subframe increments would not update waveform positions
  • Addressed an issue where playback of nested timeline clips would not honor the mute state of the track
  • Addressed an issue where the track volume slider in the Inspector would sometimes be disabled
  • Addressed an issue when using Alt/Option + click to switch multicam angles
  • Addressed an issue where trimming a freeze frame clip would sometimes crash
  • Addressed an issue where video only clips could sometimes not be dragged from the source viewer
  • Addressed an issue where flags and markers from existing projects would not be loaded correctly
  • Addressed an issue where a marker name change would sometimes not get saved
  • Addressed an issue where importing FCPXML files with a subframe video edit would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where exporting an XML from some timelines would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where rendering a clip with synced audio in Individual Clips mode would not render the synced audio
  • Addressed an issue where "Render at source resolution" would not apply ResolveFX Face Refinement correctly
  • Addressed an issue where Fusion Connect clips would be rendered without temporal noise reduction applied
  • Addressed an issue where saving a project would fail in certain collaboration scenarios
  • Addressed an issue with saving a collaboration project when overwriting a clip in certain scenarios
  • Addressed an issue in collaboration where switching clips on the Color page would sometimes not acquire a lock
  • Addressed various issues with tracking of Power Windows when working in Cinemascope
  • Addressed various issues with tracking of Power Windows when using Center crop with no resizing
  • Addressed an issue where stabilization would sometimes not work with Edit and Input sizing applied
  • Addressed an issue where the tracking would be applied incorrectly when changing the timeline resolution or the clip pixel aspect ratio
  • Addressed an issue the FX tracker would sometimes not work correctly when Input or Edit sizing was applied
  • Addressed issues with applying 3D LUTs when using Metal as the GPU processing mode
  • Addressed an issue where some OpenFX plugins would cause flashing of grades
  • Addressed a crash in certain scenarios when switching to the Key Palette on a matte node
  • Addressed issue with playback performance of large projects in the Color page
  • Addressed an issue where render at source resolution would not apply stabilization
  • Addressed an issue where some memories would show up as blank when reloading project from disk database
  • Addressed a crash when opening some stereo projects upgraded from DaVinci Resolve 12.5.6
  • Addressed an issue with importing some DaVinci Resolve 12.5 projects
  • Addressed an issue where easyDCP renders would cause a crash on macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Addressed an issue where the easyDCP KDM generation would not honor the validity dates specified
  • Addressed an issue where decoding certain long QuickTime clips would repeat a frame
  • Addressed an issue where QuickTime ProRes 4444 clips would sometimes lose the alpha channel during playback
  • Addressed a crash when trimming and copying AIFF clips using Media Management
  • Addressed an issue where decoding HEVC clips at 2048x858 would sometimes result in artifacts
  • Addressed an issue where certain MXF clips would show incorrect duration
  • Addressed an issue when decoding certain Sony clips in an ACEScc workflow
  • Addressed a performance issue when media managing a large number of clips from the same source folder
  • Addressed an issue where floating Media Pool windows would not get updated correctly when performing an undo
  • Addressed an issue where resizing the Media Pool would sometimes result in a crash
  • Addressed an issue where a clip with a split edit would not be stored correctly in the Media Pool
  • Addressed some UI issues when running Resolve in full screen mode on macOS
  • Addressed a crash when opening the Effects Library when duplicate plugins are installed
  • Addressed connectivity issues with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced panel on Linux
  • Addressed an issue where large projects would sometimes hang during load
  • General performance and stability improvements

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 14

Collaboration

  • All new collaboration workflow which allows multiple users to work on the same project at the same time
  • Added ability for collaborating video/audio editors and colorists to work on the same timeline at the same time
  • Resolve Collaboration supports any shared storage technology and works with a PostgreSQL shared database server
  • Support for live saving all collaborator actions in a collaborative project
  • Support for Project Manager indicators to show collaborative projects
  • Ability for collaborators to pick a profile on their shared projects
  • Ability to open a bin in read-only mode by Alt/Option + click
  • First come first serve write access for Media Pool Bins with read access for everyone else
  • Live Media Pool side bar bin updates including user locks and refresh available indicators
  • Timeline indicators to show user locks and refresh available
  • Live update of Color Page thumbnail icons to indicate user locks and refresh available
  • Live sharing of Color Page still galleries
  • New compare timeline tool to simplify merging timelines from multiple collaborative users
  • Live group chat feature on collaborative projects

Improved Performance, Fluidity And Usability

All new image processing engine with numerous performance improvements and optimizations

  • New image processing engine which maximizes single and multi-GPU utilization
  • Support for GPU processing using Metal on Mac
  • New optimized Performance Mode for improved playback
  • New dynamic memory manager for optimized CPU memory usage
  • Improved performance on single GPU laptops and workstations
  • Improved editing and playhead fluidity on the Edit page timeline
  • Dramatically improved latency of JKL playback
  • Improved Color Page playback start/stop latency
  • Improved Multicam playback performance
  • Improved organization of Project Settings, User Preferences and System Preferences
  • Improved organization of the Workspace menu
  • Improved pan and zoom on viewers when using the trackpad with support for an Alt/Option modifier
  • Improved scrubbing and playback performance for compressed CinemaDNG clips
  • Improved performance when scrubbing H.264 and similar codecs
  • Support for hardware accelerated H.264 decoding when using NVIDIA GPUs on Linux and Windows
  • Support for improved CPU usage

All new database engine for improved management and performance on PostgreSQL and DiskDB

  • All new live save option where changes are saved as you work
  • Support for incremental fast saves in the new and improved DiskDB
  • Ability to save, load, update and delete user UI layout presets

Improved media access and performance

  • Improved H.264 encode and decode performance
  • Improved decode performance of 10-bit 4K H.264 media on DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved playback performance for 4K AVC Intra clips
  • Improved performance for file listing in Media Storage
  • Improved scrolling performance in Media Storage folders and Media Pool bins with many clips
  • Improved speed of importing AAF timelines
  • Improve speed of Optimized media generation, transcoding and fusion rendering
  • Support for Optimized Media in 3D stereoscopic clips
  • Support of high frame rate timelines up to 120 frames per second - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
  • Support for up to 16Kx16K source images and timeline resolution
  • Ability to drag a file or folder from Finder/Explorer to Media Storage in order to navigate there
  • Improved performance when loading Gallery stills
  • Improved audio quality when scrubbing a clip in the source viewer

Audio

  • New Fairlight audio processing engine for all audio in Resolve
  • A dedicated Fairlight page with audio editing, mixing, finishing and mastering controls
  • Support for unlimited audio tracks and 8 main, sub and aux outputs
  • Support for Fairlight Audio Accelerator with MADI and Fairlight Audio Interface
  • Support for Fairlight free standing and desktop consoles
  • Single and dual monitor UI configurations on the Fairlight page
  • Fairlight page includes Media Pool, timeline, metering, mixer, effects, video preview, timeline index and inspector
  • Support for Media Pool option to only Show Clips with Audio or Show All Clips in the Fairlight page

Key Features

  • Six band EQ for every track
  • Expander/Gate, Compressor and Limiter Dynamics for every track
  • 2D Pan control for sound placement
  • Timeline toolbar includes a pointer and a marquee tool, automation state, snapping, flags, markers and timeline options
  • Automation includes trim state, touch, latch or off mode, event selection
  • Ability to individually enable fader, mute, pan, EQ, compressor, Gate, Aux, Limiter, and Plugins
  • Ability to render multiple audio buses and tracks
  • Added support for up to 8 faders on 3rd Party Audio Control Surfaces using HUI or MCU protocol on Mac and Windows

Monitoring and metering features

  • Level meters for all channels, Masters, Subs, Aux, and groups
  • Monitoring of main outputs available in mono, stereo, 5.1, Atmos, Auro, DTS, IMAX and multichannel up to 22.2
  • Compound metering, including speaker group selection, phase,  and loudness with integration control
  • Video preview available as docked or popup viewer with SDI video output
  • Ability to setup speaker configurations using
    • Blackmagic Design video I/O hardware devices
    • Blackmagic Design Fairlight Audio Interface
    • System Audio or connected USB audio devices

Timeline features

  • Track sidebar includes controls for gain, automation, lock, solo, mute and record
  • Track sidebar includes indicators for track number, name, color, linked track and meters
  • Timeline clips include user selectable indicators for clip name, gain, FX, group, EQ, source, speed, linked status, stem/channel bit depth, sample rate and source channel
  • Timeline clips include waveforms with borders, gain level, fade handles and automation keyframe control
  • User selection of timecode display with subframes and samples, feet and frames or only samples
  • Five preset and custom user selectable track height with locks
  • New timeline index shows tracks and markers
  • Added support for stepping single frames on the Fairlight page using K+J and K+L keys
  • Added support for half-speed playback on the Fairlight page using JKL keys
  • Added support in the Fairlight page timeline for moving tracks up/down
  • Added support for locking tracks in the Fairlight page
  • Added support for the Razor command in the Fairlight page
  • Support for layered audio editing allowing stacked clips on a single audio track
  • Added option to switch between overwrite mode and layering mode when editing audio clips

UI dialogs for setup and assignment

  • Each mixer track includes input selection, effects, insert, EQ and dynamics graphs, output selection, aux, pan, main and submix selections
  • Mixer also includes track name and color, grouping, record, mute and solo selection and gain fader with meters

General audio improvements

  • Support for pitch correction when performing speed changes on all platforms
  • Support for pitch correction during FFW and FRW playback on the Edit page timeline

Edit

Key new features

  • Support for track colors on the timeline
  • Support for dragging just video or audio from the source viewer
  • Support for a toggle to switch between single viewer and dual viewer mode
  • Support of OFX plugins as filters in Timeline
  • Ability to drag and drop a transition from one clip to another
  • Redesigned Effects Library for easier navigation and search
  • Playback now continues when performing a trim during looped playback
  • Support for improved "Play Around" functionality with contextual behavior depending on selection
  • Support for Blur Dissolve transition
  • Support for audio waveforms on Multicam Clips, Compound Clips and Timeline Clips
  • Support for alpha rendering from source when using Fusion Connect
  • Added support for Live Preview of clip thumbnails in the Media and Edit page source viewers
  • Added menu options and shortcuts for marking and clearing split Video and Audio In and Out marks
  • Added menu option and shortcut for creating a SubClip
  • Improved scrolling on timeline when using Alt/Option + mouse wheel to scroll

Clip adjustment improvements

  • Ability to "Remove Attributes" from one or multiple clips
  • Added support for Crop Softness in Paste Attributes
  • New menu option to freeze frame the current frame under the playhead
  • Ability to select all keyframes in Keyframe and Curve editor using Ctrl/Command+A
  • Ability to linearize/smoothen curves for multiple selected keyframes in the Keyframe and Curve editor

Clip trim improvements

  • Ability to Alt/Option+Shift drag to resize a clip's In or Out point over an adjacent clip toautomatically create a transition
  • Ability to Alt/Option+Shift drag a clip from the Media Pool to overlap a clip in the timeline to add a transition
  • Support for two new trim commands in the Trim menu
  • Slip Playhead to In
  • Slip Playhead to Out
  • Support for slip functionality when performing an Extend Edit
  • Ability to duplicate and superimpose dragging selected clips from a track while holding down Alt/Option + Shift
  • Support for snapping when dragging and placing text elements in a Title in the Timeline viewer
  • Support for improved snapping when performing ripple edits
  • Ability to perform playback using JKL in Dynamic Trim Mode when no clip or edit point is selected
  • Added support for displaying the composited preview in 2-Up and 4-Up modes when trimming

Conform improvements

  • Support for user selectable conform criteria when performing "Reconform from Bins"
  • Ability to "Reconform from Media Storage folders" for a Timeline
  • Reconform from Bins now has support for selected clips or all clips
  • Force Conform has been renamed to Conform Lock
  • Support for missing on disk indicators and missing in Media Pool indicators in the Timeline
  • Support for importing 3D Warp Pitch and Yaw parameters in AAF from Avid Media Composer
  • Support for the following Index filtering options
    • Show Clip Color
    • Show Clips with Composite Effects
    • Show Clips with Transform Effects
    • Show Clips with Filters
    • Show Clips with Speed Effects
    • Show Fusion Connect Clips
    • Show Compound Clips and Nested Timelines
    • Show Clip conflicts
    • Show Flags of a particular color
    • Show Markers of a particular color
    • Show Stills and Freeze Frames
  • Ability to see conflicts in the Index Match column
  • New Position Lock on toolbar to lock ripple on tracks and timelines for Online Editing
  • Project setting to enable/disable automatically Conform when adding clips to Media Pool
  • Ability to set default number tracks and types in Project Settings > Editing > New Timeline Settings

Marker improvements

  • Ability to display marker information as viewer overlays
  • Ability to list clip markers in the Media Pool list view
  • Ability to convert an In and Out point selection into a duration marker
  • Ability to navigate between markers from the option menu in the viewers
  • Ability to search and filter in the Index using Marker Name and Marker Notes fields
  • Ability to multi select timeline markers using a marquee

Media Pool improvements

  • Support for multiple Media Pool windows either as a 2-up/4-up docked view or as new pop-up windows
  • Ability to hover over Media Pool thumbnails to mark in and out
  • Ability to "Rediscover Optimized Media" in the Media Pool
  • Ability to "Unlink Selected Clips" in the Media Pool
  • Support for missing on disk indicators in the Media Pool for both the thumbnail and list view
  • Support for Smart Bin and Smart Filtering based on Display Name
  • Ability to Create Bin With Selected Clips
  • Ability to create Smart Bin filters using Marker Name and Marker Notes
  • Ability to search in the Media Pool using Marker Name and Marker Notes fields
  • Ability to perform comma separated text matches in Media Pool search, Smart Bins and Smart Filters
  • Ability to add/remove items from current selection with keyboard modifiers (Ctrl/Command, Shift and Alt/Option)
  • Ability to Alt/Option drag clips in the Media Pool to duplicate them and put them in another bin
  • Added ability to edit and update existing Media Pool custom column layouts
  • Added a new column for audio codec in the Media Pool

General improvements

  • Previous/Next clip now ignores selection when the selected clip is not visible
  • Support for a "Playback post-roll" option in the Timeline menu
  • Ability to drag video only or audio only from the timeline to the Media Pool
  • Support for retaining playhead position and in and out positions when swapping timelines
  • Ability to drag a OpenFX/ResolveFX filter onto one or multiple selected clips
  • Support for selecting resize algorithm per clip in the Inspector
  • Support for a progress bar when applying Lens Correction
  • Support for 100% levels in EBU Color Bar generator
  • Ability to search "All Fields" when applying a search filter in the Index
  • Support for toggling "Show Reference Wipe" is now available on the Edit page
  • Ability to Alt/Option click only the audio or video to override a linked clip selection
  • Added support for new Four Color Gradient generator
  • Added menu options and shortcuts for marking and clearing split Video and Audio In and Out marks
  • Added menu option and shortcut for creating a SubClip
  • Added support for viewing track layers in the Edit Index

Color

ResolveFX improvements

  • ResolveFX plugins are now sorted into logical groups of effects
  • Support for starred favorites for OpenFX is now available on the Color page
  • Ability to paste tracking data between the FX tracker and the Power Window tracker
  • Improved ResolveFX Lens Flare
  • Support for Gamut Mapping in the ResolveFX Color Space Transform plugin
  • Support for Tone Mapping in the ResolveFX Color Space Transform plugin

New ResolveFX Plugins

  • ResolveFX Face Refinement - GPU Accelerated - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
  • ResolveFX Warper - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
  • ResolveFX Match Move - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
  • ResolveFX Color Stabilizer - GPU Accelerated - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
  • ResolveFX Timelapse Deflicker - GPU Accelerated - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
  • ResolveFX Contrast Pop - GPU Accelerated - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
  • ResolveFX Color Compressor - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Abstraction - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Watercolor - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Lens Distortion - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Gamut Mapping - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Dead Pixel Fixer - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Alpha Matte Shrink and Grow - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Color Palette - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Dehaze - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Sharpen - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Sharpen Edges - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Soft Sharpen Skin - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Camera Shake - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Deband - GPU Accelerated
  • ResolveFX Grid - GPU Accelerated

General improvements

  • Support for a new advanced Stabilizer in the Tracker palette
  • Improved ResolveFX tracker when using multiple tracking points
  • Ability to add and control ResolveFX and OpenFX plugins under Modes from the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel
  • Support for improved jog and shuttle control on DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel
  • Ability to toggle LightBox SDI output from the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel using Shift Down + CONFORM
  • Ability to toggle full screen LightBox from the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel using Shift Up + CONFORM
  • Ability to press and hold Reset on the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini panels to reset the node graph
  • Ability to press and hold Previous/Next Frame on the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini panels to jump to the beginning/end of the clip
  • Ability to press play/reverse repeatedly on the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini panels to increase playback speed
  • Ability to set the LCD brightness of the DaVinci Resolve Mini panel using LCD brightness in Control Panel settings
  • Ability to set the key backlighting of the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini panels in Control Panel settings
  • Ability to remember Bars vs. Wheels when switching to Primary from a Control Panel
  • Improved various knob and parameter sensitivities on the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini panels
  • Added support for manual IP configuration for DaVinci Mini panels
  • Support for white balance picker to automatically set temperature and tint
  • Support for white and black point picker for automatic color balance
  • Improved quality when using Hue vs. Lum curves
  • Support for Gamut Mapping from Timeline to Output Color Space in Resolve Color Management
  • Support for Tone Mapping from Timeline to Output Color Space in Resolve Color Management
  • Support for the Common LUT Format (CLF) with examples - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
  • Support for scopes as an overlay on the Cinema viewer
  • Support for new commands and shortcuts to move selected keyframes
  • Selection of multiple keyframes no longer needs a modifier key
  • Support for track color on Color page timeline
  • Added support for a locked node indicator in the node graph
  • Support for plugin name on FX nodes
  • Support for full height OpenFX inspector in full screen mode
  • Ability to set default number of neighboring clips for Split Screen in Project Settings > Color
  • Support for Clip Color indicators in the Color page Timeline
  • Support for adding any Media Pool clip as a matte to the current clip on the Color page
  • Added support to ARRI look (CDL + LUT) for Alexa SXT Quicktime clips
  • Added Canon Log 2 support in Resolve Color Management
  • Added RED Wide Gamut colorspace and Log3G10 gamma support in Resolve Color Management
  • Ability to generate LUTs in Resolve Color Management, ACES and ACEScc projects
  • Improved support for ACES v1.0.3
  • Support for ACEScc, ACEScct and ACEScg color spaces in Resolve Color Management
  • Support for ACEScc, ACEScct and ACEScg color spaces in the ResolveFX Color Space Transform plugin
  • Support for ACEScc, ACEScct and ACEScg IDTs and ODTs when using ACES
  • Added a new LMT Neon Suppression CLF
  • Support for clip output render caching from pre and post group node graph
  • Support for showing picker RGB values in 8 bit or 10 bit available in the View menu
  • Ability to to toggle the viewer overlay mode on/off using Shift + `
  • Support for Ctrl/Command and Ctrl/Command+Shift for half and quarter increments in Printer Lights Hotkeys
  • Added support for selecting all clips in the Color page using Command/Ctrl+A
  • Added Color page thumbnail indicator for Edit page OpenFX applied on clips
  • Improved viewer image quality when zooming in and out of the Color page viewer
  • Added support for latest X-rite ColorChecker chart
  • Improved color match behavior for X-Rite Color Checker Classic color chart

Media

  • Support for source viewer video I/O playback of clips not at the project frame rate
  • Support for user selectable checksum methods in Clone Tool option menu
  • Ability to unmount drives from Media Storage on Mac and Windows
  • Ability to set custom whole number frame rates from 1 to 120 fps in Clip Attributes
  • Support for option to import ARRIRAW clips at the Open Gate resolution in Project Settings > CameraRAW > ARRI
  • Support for automatically cropping ARRI Quicktime clips to show only the active area of the sensor
  • Added support for additional clip metadata in CinemaDNG files, including shutter, ISO, focal length and lens information
  • Added support for viewing location metadata for QuickTime clips with geotagging
  • Added support for viewing location metadata on Blackmagic Design CinemaDNG clips
  • Support for decoding clips from the Canon C200 camera
  • Support for decoding AC-3 audio in MTS and Quicktime files on Windows and Mac
  • Support for latest EasyDCP library
  • Support for decoding Nikon RAW files
  • Support for encoding and decoding Cineform files on all platforms
  • Support for decoding MultiPart OpenEXR
  • Support for decoding and encoding 32-bit float OpenEXR clips
  • Support for Constant and Variable bitrate in Quicktime ProRes and DNxHR codecs
  • Support for H.264 multi-pass encoding on Mac
  • Support for decoding H.264 Intra 422 10bit - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
  • Support for encoding to the MP4 format
  • Support for decoding High 10 Profile H.264 files on DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for encoding VP9 profiles with higher bit-depth
  • Support for Network Optimization option in Quicktime renders
  • Support for 10b and 12b encoding options for DNxHR HQX and DNxHR 444
  • Support for Rec.2100 metadata in QuickTime renders
  • Support for decoding and encoding 32-bit float WAV files
  • Support for QuickTime reference movies on Linux and Windows
  • Added support for automatically searching the current folder when a QuickTime reference clip is not found
  • Support for drop frame timecode when performing a 3:2 pull down during encode

General

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio now also supports license key based activation
  • Support for an improved Project Manager with an integrated Database manager
  • Added ability to resize the Project Manager window
  • Added support for manually updating thumbnails in the Project Manager
  • Ability to copy and paste one or multiple projects between databases
  • Ability to sort list of databases in Database manager
  • Support for a new Bicubic resizing filter option
  • User settings such as layout preferences are now saved locally on the machine
  • Ability to drag a bin into another bin in the Media Pool right hand side view
  • Support for a smaller page switcher on smaller screens
  • Ability to type in Project Manager and browse dialogs to automatically navigate to and highlight matches
  • Support for searching for shortcuts by command name or shortcut in Project Settings > Keyboard Mapping
  • Support for displaying conflicts when assigning shortcuts in Project Settings > Keyboard Mapping
  • Modifying default keyboard mapping presets are now automatically stored as Custom
  • Tags now support non-text parameters such as Timecode, Dates, Numbers and Resolutions
  • Data Burn-In is now a floating window available on the Edit, Color, Fairlight and Deliver page through the Workspace menu
  • Support for undo/redo history available in the Edit menu
  • Support for an option to stop playback when frames are dropped on the SDI output
  • Support for remembering the last open page across multiple sessions
  • Added JKL playback support when in Cinema mode
  • Added a shortcut for Blackmagic Design's Training resources in the Help menu

Pre-installation Notes

  • CUDA is only supported on NVIDIA GPUs with compute capability 3.0 or higher (Kepler architecture or newer)
  • Automation of clip audio effects is no longer supported
  • Audio clip mixer is no longer supported
  • Support for DaVinci ACES has been removed
  • Support for older versions of ACES has been removed
  • Support for render cache and groups is not currently available in Collaboration
  • Support for the Login page and Resolve users has been deprecated
  • Dual machine servers are no longer supported on Linux. Please ensure that your system has been re-configured appropriately prior to upgrading to this version.
  • The “Configure DaVinci Resolve” application will no longer be supported on Linux. DaVinci Resolve Preferences can now be accessed from the DaVinci Resolve application menu similar to Mac and Windows.
  • Some H.264 clips, incorrectly decoded as video range on Windows and Linux, are now decoded as correctly in Auto mode as full range. To retain grades on existing projects created on Windows and Linux, set Data Levels to video range in Clip Attributes

Pre-installation Notes

CUDA is only supported on NVIDIA GPUs with compute capability 3.0 or higher (Kepler architecture or newer)
Automation of clip audio effects is no longer supported
Audio clip mixer is no longer supported
Support for DaVinci ACES has been removed
Support for older versions of ACES has been removed
Support for render cache and groups is not currently available in Collaboration
Support for the Login page and Resolve users has been deprecated
Dual machine servers are no longer supported on Linux. Please ensure that your system has been re-configured appropriately prior to upgrading to this version.
The “Configure DaVinci Resolve” application will no longer be supported on Linux. DaVinci Resolve Preferences can now be accessed from the DaVinci Resolve application menu similar to Mac and Windows.
Some H.264 clips, incorrectly decoded as video range on Windows and Linux, are now decoded as correctly in Auto mode as full range. To retain grades on existing projects created on Windows and Linux, set Data Levels to video range in Clip Attributes

Minimum system requirements for Mac

  • macOS 10.12.6 Sierra
  • 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 8.0.63
  • NVIDIA Driver version - As required by your GPU
  • RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
  • RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 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 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
  • RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later

Minimum system requirements for Linux

  • CentOS 6.8
  • 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 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
  • RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
  • DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini Panel firmware

Upgrading your PostgreSQL database server on Mac

Until DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2, the Mac installer used to ship with PostgreSQL version 8.4.2. Starting from macOS Sierra 10.12, PostgreSQL version 8.4 is no longer supported. If you intend to upgrade to the latest OS, you will need to upgrade your PostgreSQL database server to version 9.5.4 prior to upgrading macOS. Once your PostgreSQL installation has been upgraded and your data has been ported, you can then proceed with your macOS upgrade.

We have provided apps to simplify upgrading your PostgreSQL version on your Mac.The apps along with instructions can be found in the:

/Library/Application Support/Blackmagic Design/DaVinci Resolve/Upgrade PostgreSQL

folder. Starting from DaVinci Resolve 12.5.3, new installations will include PostgreSQL version 9.5.4.

Installing DaVinci Resolve Software on Mac

Double-click the Resolve Installer icon, follow the onscreen instructions and then restartthe computer after installation.

Installing DaVinci Resolve Software on Windows

Double-click the Resolve Installer icon, follow the onscreen instructions and then restart the computer after installation.

Installing DaVinci Resolve Software on Linux

Open a Terminal shell, login as root and run the command:

# DaVinci_Resolve_Studio_<version>_Linux.sh

Removing DaVinci Resolve Software from Mac

To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, double-click the Uninstall Resolve icon from the DaVinci Resolve folder in Applications.

Removing DaVinci Resolve Software from Windows

To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, go to the Programs and Features control panel, select DaVinci Resolve, click on Uninstall and follow the onscreen prompts.

Additional Information

Please refer to the latest DaVinci Resolve Configuration Guide for your platform detailing support, including certified driver versions for third party hardware. It is available from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.

You will also need to download and install the latest Blackmagic Design Desktop Video software for monitoring with your Blackmagic Design video hardware. Desktop Video is available from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.

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