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DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard

Blackmagic Design
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DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard

Professional keyboard with dedicated edit keys and high quality search wheel to dramatically speed up your workflow

Product Code: BMD-DV/RES/BBPNLMLEKB

Suggested Retail Price £805+VAT

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Available September 2019

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  • Professional keyboard with dedicated edit keys and high quality search wheel to dramatically speed up your workflow
  • Premium Metal Design
  • The Fastest Editing Physically Possible
  • Integrated Search Dial Control
  • Fast In and Out Points

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The DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard is designed for professional editors who need to work faster and turn around work quickly. More than just a simple keyboard, the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard has been designed as an alternative way to edit that’s much faster than a mouse because you can simultaneously use both hands at the same time. You also get an integrated search dial built right into the keyboard. Simply plug the keyboard into any USB‑C computer and you are ready to go. While most keys will work as a standard USB keyboard, the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard has been designed for DaVinci Resolve 16 to enable an editing experience that's dramatically faster than previously possible.

Premium Metal Design

The all metal design is more robust because it’s been designed for professional editors who spend hours each day editing and demand a premium keyboard solution. Unlike modern keyboards with flat keys, the keys have a tiered profile so it’s easy to feel your way around. The key switches are the same type used by eSports keyboards and each key is certified for over a million operations. The integrated search dial is machined from solid metal and allows very precise transport and trimming control. There's even a hand rest with a soft feel to help reduce fatigue. Plus the keys caps, hand rest and key switches are all available as spare parts so the keyboard can be refreshed and repaired over time.

The Fastest Editing Physically Possible

The reason the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard is so fast is you can use both hands when editing. Unlike a mouse, you can use your right hand to control the position in a clip, while your left hand is setting in and out points as well as applying edits. This means you can move, mark in and out points, apply an edit, then move again, repeatedly, one after the other, again and again. It’s an extremely fast way to work, using both hands at once. You can even select points and use the search dial to live trim. The search dial is big, so trimming is very accurate. There are also transition selection buttons that let you change between a cut, dissolve and smooth cut, instantly.

Integrated Search Dial Control

The integrated search dial is machined metal with rubber coating so it feels very nice to use and you always feel you have a solid control over DaVinci Resolve’s clip or timeline. There's an integrated electronic clutch that creates end stops when used for shuttle and position, all under software control. With multiple roller bearings, the search dial is very smooth and it can be spun in jog mode to allow a natural timeline scroll. The jog control allows free movement for precise positioning of the playback point. Shuttle uses the clutch and you can rotate forward and reverse wind to move up and down the timeline. Scroll allows scrolling up and down a long edit to navigate quickly.

Fast Source Tape Allows Scrolling Clips

Traditional NLE software uses thousands of clips to organize media, which requires lots of drag and drop of clips which is too slow for fast turn around work such as TVCs, news, promos and training videos. Traditional tape editing allowed all media to be on a single tape for fast access to your media by shuttling up and down the tape. The innovative source button instantly creates a "source tape" of all the clips in your bin. Now you can simply scroll up and down all your media and there's no need to navigate thousands of clips. The clip being viewed is also highlighted in the bin in real time. Plus switching between the source tape and timeline is instant.

Instantly Re-sort Bin and Source Tape

The source tape uses your bin's sort order so you get lots of control over how shots are organized. This gives you the flexibility to find shots by time, camera, duration or even clip name. The moment one of the bin sort buttons is selected, the source tape will be regenerated in that bin’s sort order. Simply scroll up and down the source tape to find the shots needed. Sort by timecode to see all the bin media sorted by time, which is perfect for content shot in time order, such as live events. You can also sort by camera which is great for multi camera shoots where you lay down the wide shot first and then look for cut-aways on other cameras. You can even sort by duration and the clip name.

Fast In and Out Points

Entering edit points is one of the most used functions in editing, so we designed the in and out point buttons larger in size, and to include a small space above to allow locating them by feel. That helps when doing transport control with your right hand and punching in and out points using your left hand. When selecting in and out points in the new DaVinci Resolve cut page, you are also trimming clips with these buttons. Then once the in and out points are set, just reach your fingers up to the edit buttons. The in and out points can also be used to contract the source tape to limit the clips included. Then you can change the source tape back to the whole bin by pressing the escape key.

New Intelligent Keyboard Edit Modes

The editing functions are located just above the in and out keys, to allow a simple movement of your fingers to activate the edit you require. Because editing with a keyboard is quite different to editing on a computer’s user interface, the editing functions have been optimized to take advantage of the speed of a keyboard. Most edits can be performed on the source clip without needing to place edit points on the timeline itself. That's much faster as it eliminates time wasted switching between source and timeline. The edit points can automatically locate the nearest timeline edit, or even match timecode. A good example is smart insert, which locates the nearest edit and inserts at that point.

Smart Insert

Smart insert is similar to the traditional insert edit function, however it’s smarter as it eliminates the need to switch to the timeline and place an in point. All you need to do is select smart insert and it will locate the nearest edit in the timeline and insert the clip in that location.

Append To End

Append to end is fantastic for building edits fast. Simply select an in and out point and then append to end will add the clip to the end of the edit and increase the timeline duration. Append to end is fantastic when adding shots to an edit from content that’s been shot in time order.

Ripple Overwrite

Ripple overwrite is a popular edit function and it lets you replace shots extremely quickly. When applied, it will replace the clip in the timeline with the selected clip and if the clip is a different length, it will adjust the space to accommodate the new clip and ripple the timeline duration.

Close Up

Close up is best for creating two camera angles from the one camera. Simply shoot your subject with a wide or mid shot, and then when close up is applied, it will create a slightly zoomed in version of the same camera shot and place it on top of the timeline. Plus you can also apply it to a clip in the timeline.

Place On Top

Place on top is similar to traditional edit functions and this edit mode will place the clip on top of the background layer that’s already in the timeline. If the timeline doesn't have a layer above the background layer, it will add a new timeline track and then place the clip on top.

Source Overwrite

Source overwrite is a faster alternative to multi-cam. It automatically matches source timecode to the source timecode of the clip in the timeline and places the clip on top. If you shoot with multiple cameras and sync timecode, you can lay other camera angles on a base wide shot layer.

Search Dial Live Trimming

With a high quality search dial built in, you get an extremely accurate and fast way to do trimming of edit points. The roll buttons allow the keyboard to take control of the search dial and very precisely adjust edit trimming. You can select the trim mode with your left hand while adjusting the trim with your right. Using roll trimming is easy and is operated by pressing and holding one of the roll buttons, depending on the type of trim you need to do, while then rotating the search dial. There’s also a trim editor button on the numeric keypad that allows a direct switch to trim mode, so you can scroll up and down the edit points in a timeline to allow locating and adjusting multiple edits fast.

Roll In

Roll in is very similar to adjusting trim in on the software however it’s a modifier key on the keyboard. Using roll in on a transition adjusts the in point of the destination clip, while adjusting roll in on a clip adjusts its in point. All adjustments will ripple the timeline duration.

Roll Out

Roll out is very similar to adjusting trim out on the software however it’s a modifier key on the keyboard. Using roll out on a transition adjusts the out point of the source clip, while adjusting roll out on a clip adjusts its out point. All adjustments will ripple the timeline duration.

Roll Transition

The roll transition is similar to the roll edit. It works by rolling the transition between 2 clips and has the same affect as simultaneously adjusting the in point on the destination clip while adjusting the out point on the source clip. Roll edit does not affect timeline duration.

Roll Source

Roll source is the same as slipping the source clip and it will move the shot up and down within the current clip’s in and out points. Roll source allows slipping the clip within the same duration so it won't affect the overall timeline duration.

Roll Destination

Roll destination is the same as slipping the destination clip and it will move the shot up and down within the current clip’s in and out points. Roll destination allows slipping the clip within the same duration so it won't affect the overall timeline duration.

Roll Duration

Roll duration is designed to allow you to change the transition length of any effect that has been applied to an edit point. When selected, adjusting the search dial will interactively adjust the duration of the transition. Because you can select the transition type, you can use roll duration to get the transition perfect.

Select and 
Change Transitions Instantly

Editing software is slow at adding transitions because it requires using drag and drop to place a transition, or a keyboard shortcut for only one transition type. With DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard you can press a key and add or remove a transition with a single button press. The cut key will remove any transition on an edit point and leave it as a simple edit between the 2 clips. Pressing dissolve will add a 1 second dissolve between the two clips, and using roll duration will set the desired transition length. Plus if there is already a dissolve on the edit, then the key will be ignored. There's also a smooth cut button to allow jump cuts to be removed at the press of a button.

Improved DaVinci Keyboard

The new DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard also includes a revised qwerty key layout that’s been updated using feedback from professional editors. However you still get all the traditional editing features for both the cut and edit pages in DaVinci Resolve, so the core qwerty part of the keyboard still operates in a familiar way. All the standard edit modes are included on the main keyboard. Plus you get JKL trimming when you want to do playback and trimming via the keyboard and not the search dial. But you still get new features in the revised layout, such as a viewer button to allow instant change to full screen view, and it’s even possible to edit from the keyboard in full screen view.

Direct Timecode Entry Keypad

When entering edit points and durations numerically, there's a keypad specifically designed for timecode entry. The F/TC button allows switching between timecode or frames. Just press the F/TC button and entry changes to frames. When typing longer timecode values, there's also a double zero button so you don't have to press the standard zero key as often. The plus and minus keys allow time values as offsets to current values vs absolute entry. A dedicated duration entry button allows you to numerically define the duration of a clip. Numeric duration entry is one of the most used functions. For example, if you need to set a 100 frame duration on a clip, just press DUR, F/TC and 100.

Designed for the Desktop or Inset into a Console.

Although the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard has been designed with a modern aesthetic, there's also function to the form. The subtle edge created by the mating of the top keyboard surface and the lower chassis has a pinstripe feel to the design that allows the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard to look good on a desktop. The keyboard is a fantastic match to an iMac Pro and has a subtle energy when placed on your desk. There's even fold out rear feet to increase the keyboard tilt. However the flange has a functional benefit as you can install the keyboard in a cutout of a desk or console. The keyboard will then sit almost perfectly flat on the desk surface. This creates an amazing console look.

Major announcements from Blackmagic Design

Not just some new products and technical updates from Blackmagic Design. No, these are major new products and massive technical updates.

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16

Features marked with * are in progress.
Features marked with ^ have additional descriptions below

Key new features

  • Addition of all-new Cut page
  • Support for the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
  • Multiple performance improvements with significantly faster Fusion processing
  • Collaboration workflow improvements - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Speed Warp motion estimation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Timeline level resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings within the same project
  • Upload directly to YouTube and Vimeo
  • Quick Export for quickly performing renders from all pages
  • Adjustment Clips to apply filters, effects and grades on top of a range of timeline clips
  • Frame.io integration supporting media imports, direct uploads, marker and comment syncing - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Significantly improved GPU accelerated real-time scopes
  • Initial immersive 3D audio support including Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, MPEG-H, and SMPTE ST 2098 - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Free foley sound effects library available from the Blackmagic Design support website for use in DaVinci Resolve

Cut

  • Dual timelines with the ability to quickly navigate or edit anywhere on the timeline
  • Ability to use Source Tape mode to preview multiple media pool clips as a sequence of shots
  • Dedicated trim tool in the viewer to allow for frame-accurate trimming
  • Fast review mode with adaptive preview speeds to quickly review footage
  • Intelligent editing behavior based on playhead proximity to edit points
  • Dedicated edit and transition buttons
  • Compact viewer controls for context-specific actions including transform, audio, text and effects
  • Ability to access and edit all DaVinci Resolve transitions, effects and Fusion title templates
  • Multiple media pool sort and display modes - including new filmstrip mode and new list mode with thumbnails
  • Easy access to Quick Export options to export and share videos

Performance

  • User selection to preserve video essence for faster rendering of clips without content changes^
  • Improved playback performance with title templates in the effects library^
  • Improved Fusion playback performance
  • Improved caching performance for clips with Fusion comps
  • Improved 3D engine performance for clips with Fusion effects
  • Improved performance when playing back Fusion clips with cached effects
  • Improved performance with support for GPU-accelerated scopes
  • Improved performance for the Super Scale algorithm powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved playback performance on Linux systems with a single NVIDIA GPU

Collaboration

  • Per-system render cache for collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Ability to create and modify markers in the Color page for collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Ability to modify clip metadata and flags from the Color page for collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Ability to display and change clip color from the Color page for collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Ability to load collaboration projects in read only mode - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ in collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Frame.io integration supporting media imports, direct uploads, marker and comment syncing - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Ability to override the output and monitoring settings per collaboration system - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Ability to see the machine and IP address of the user who is currently using a non-collaboration project
  • Options to show or hide flags and markers of specific colors
  • Ability to delete markers and flags by color

Edit

  • Speed Warp motion estimation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Timeline level resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings within the same project^
  • Adjustment Clips to apply filters, effects and grades on top of a range of timeline clips^
  • Ability to analyze video clips for detecting and classifying people powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Custom safe areas for titles and actions^
  • Ability to assign any media pool clip or timeline as an offline reference clip^
  • Video orientation angle in the Clip Attributes dialog
  • Ease in and out position keyframes in the curves editor
  • Ability to view and edit keyframes for OpenFX plugins in timeline curves
  • Stabilize video clips from the Inspector
  • Support for pasting color correction properties from the Paste Attributes dialog
  • Improved audio behavior when scrubbing in the Edit and Media page viewers
  • Temporarily enable/disable snapping for titles on the viewer using the Alt/Opt key
  • All available viewer area is automatically used for 2-up and 4-up displays
  • Blade operations on a selected clip results in the preceding section being selected
  • Ability to toggle viewer overlays on/off and assign shortcuts for specific modes in the Edit and Color page viewers^
  • Support for a larger selection of words in the keyword dictionary from workspace menu
  • Ability to group and manage smart bins using folders
  • User preference to automatically create smart bin categories from media pool clips based on keywords, shot, scene and people metadata
  • Ability to duplicate existing smart bins
  • Ability to toggle between searching all media pool bins and current bin
  • Support for Go to In/Go to Out functions for three point edits even when preview marks are not visible
  • Support for switching the video monitoring output when toggling between source and timeline viewer in gang mode
  • Automatic updating of the Usage in Media Pool list view
  • Project setting to limit reel name matching to a specific number of characters when conforming or color tracing timelines^
  • Project setting to ignore a specific number of characters from the beginning of the reel name when conforming or color tracing timelines^
  • Newly pasted clips are now automatically selected
  • Ability to render broadcast wave files with support for metadata when exporting timelines to Pro Tools
  • Improved handling of video codec defaults and audio file names when exporting timelines to Pro Tools
  • Ability to switch buses for monitoring from the Edit page
  • Options to toggle views for rectified, full waveform and waveform borders in timeline options^
  • Improved alpha channel handling for compound clips with more than two layers^

Fusion

  • Fusion Studio 16 release concurrent with DaVinci Resolve 16
  • Improved playback performance with title templates in the effects library
  • Improved Fusion playback performance
  • Improved 3D engine performance for clips with Fusion effects
  • Support for MultiSampling in the 3D Renderer
  • Ability to flexibly scale animation with changing clip lengths
  • Improved performance when playing back cached Fusion clips
  • Improved responsiveness of Fusion viewer interactions when using a Wacom tablet
  • Ability to view and edit Fusion composition names from the clip thumbnail context menu
  • Improved memory management on large Fusion compositions with a high layer count
  • Improved GPU memory utilization for Fusion compositions with temporal processing
  • Improved performance for Change Depth with new Error Diffusion option
  • Improved performance and accuracy for Camera Tracker, with support for lens distortion
  • Improved performance with Fusion Dissolve with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance with Fusion TimeSpeed and TimeStretch with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Planar Tracker
  • Improved performance for B-Spline rendering with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Vector Motion Blur and motion blur in other tools with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Fusion Splitter and Combiner with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Fusion BitmapMask with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Fusion CornerPin and PerspectivePin with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance with Fusion Mask rendering with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance with Fusion Color operations with GPU acceleration support

Color

  • All new scopes engine
    • GPU accelerated with real-time performance
    • Option to apply a low pass filter for cleaner views
    • CIE scope for viewing gamut distribution
    • Option to set quality of the scopes
    • Additional YRGB and YCbCr modes in Parade
    • Option to see extents in Parade and Waveform
    • Option to colorize Parade and Waveform
    • Additional luminance and chroma modes in Waveform
    • Ability to set ranges and view shadows, midtones and highlights independently in the Vectorscope
    • Ability to view individual or combined extents for shadows, midtones and highlights in the Vectorscope
    • Additional YRGB mode in the Histogram
  • Option to see input or output histograms in the background of custom curves
  • Option to see input or output histograms in the background of HSL curves
  • Support for new auto-color and color match processing powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine^
  • Ability to gang the zoom on the Color page viewer and the video output^
  • Ability to view individual red, green and blue channels in the viewer^
  • Ability to view and adjust keyframes for ResolveFX and OpenFX^
  • Ability to adjust the thumbnail size for timeline and lightbox to view a larger range of clips
  • Ability to copy and paste attributes between nodes
  • Ability to step forward and backward by 1 second
  • Ability to mark in-out ranges, mark current clip or clear ranges in the timeline for looped playback and to perform quick exports of specific sections
  • New smart filter for clips with edit sizing
  • New smart filter for clips with specific ResolveFX or OpenFX applied
  • Ability to view and set stereoscopic floating windows in pixels^
  • Additional strength controls for advanced video stabilization
  • Tracks can be enabled/disabled from the application menu and using shortcuts
  • Option to monitor stereoscopic content using line by line with the first line being even
  • List view mode for gallery stills and PowerGrades
  • Ability to update and navigate the current timeline wipe using the Timelines section in the gallery
  • Ability to optionally enable scrubbing when performing live preview in the gallery^
  • Support for a new Selected Still Images split screen mode
  • Accessing clip attributes from the thumbnail context menu
  • Revealing media in Media Pool from the thumbnail context menu
  • Revealing applied LUT in LUT browser from the node context menu
  • Support for Canon C700 IDTs in ACES workflows
  • Support for tooltips with track names in the Color page timeline
  • Support for AstroDesign ALog OETF in Resolve Color Management workflows
  • Support for 203 nit gamma mapping in Color Management settings when performing SDR to HDR color space conversions
  • Ability to pan and tilt an image beyond the project resolution in input, node and output sizing
  • Modifying Canon and Panasonic Camera Raw controls from the DaVinci Resolve Mini and Advanced Panels
  • Switching tabs automatically when adjusting primary parameters from DaVinci Resolve panels

ResolveFX

  • ResolveFX Stylize powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • ResolveFX Object Removal in DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • ResolveFX Analog Damage in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • ResolveFX Pencil Sketch in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • ResolveFX Chromatic Aberration in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • ResolveFX Chromatic Adaptation
  • ResolveFX Vignette
  • ResolveFX Invert Color
  • ResolveFX Drop Shadow
  • Support for the ResolveFX Blanking Fill, Lens Blur and Tilt Shift Blur in the Fusion page
  • Support for the ResolveFX Patch Replacer in the Edit page
  • Support for integrated beauty enhancements in ResolveFX Face Refinement
  • Improved ResolveFX Beauty with a new Auto mode, better edge behavior, individual controls and larger parameter ranges
  • Improved ResolveFX Scanline
  • Improved behavior for handling glow sources in multiple ResolveFX plugins^
  • Improved behavior for ResolveFX plugins with support for processing the alpha channel in the Edit timeline
  • Improved ResolveFX Blanking Fill with better defaults, support for more granular cropping and easier controls
  • Improved ResolveFX Warper with support for keyframing
  • Improved ResolveFX Dead Pixel with support for keyframing
  • Improved ResolveFX Colorspace Transform with support for SMPTE-C and Gamma 2.5

Fairlight

  • Initial support for Dolby Atmos audio in DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Initial support for Auro-3D audio in DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Initial support for MPEG-H audio in DaVinci Resolve Studio*
  • Initial support for SMPTE ST 2098 3D audio from DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for B-Chain monitoring in the Fairlight page in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for labeling and protecting specific speakers from unwanted signal patching from the B-Chain port setup
  • Support for a larger variety of track formats including support for 3D audio formats
  • FairlightFX Frequency Analyzer
  • FairlightFX Limiter
  • FairlightFX Phase Meter
  • FairlightFX Dialog Processor*
  • FairlightFX Foley Sampler
  • Elastic Wave adaptive audio timing
  • Ability to save and recall multiple track automation mixes
  • Ability to copy, paste, edit and erase user selected portions of track automation data from the Fairlight menu
  • Improved viewing and control of 3D pans in the Fairlight pan tool
  • Support for Fairlight Audio Accelerator via Thunderbolt expander for macOS
  • Support for importing AAF timelines with support for decoding embedded audio content
  • Viewing and editing automation parameters for buses in the timeline view
  • New loudness monitoring standards - including ATSC, 1770 and R128 standards
  • Improved clip normalization with an option to set loudness standards
  • Ability to view integrated loudness curves for the Main bus in the timeline^
  • Ability to reset playback volume by Alt/Opt-clicking the volume slider
  • Media path mapping for the Sound Library
  • Ability to save and recall full console library presets

Codecs and Delivery

  • Quick Export for quickly performing renders from various pages^
  • Rendering all timeline audio tracks individually in single clip mode^
  • Decoding iOS Voice Memo, including lossless formats
  • Improved support for decoding and linking IMF supplemental packages in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for 20th Century Fox IMF preset in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Option for DCP quantization levels when rendering using the Kakadu JPEG2000 codecs
  • User alert when the render resolution is larger than the timeline resolution
  • Ability to use Super Scale in timeline output scaling in order to perform upscaling on renders and deliveries
  • Support for encoding to Panasonic SHV 8K in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for trimming MXF clips with temporal codecs in media management
  • Ability to minimize or disable viewer updates during rendering
  • AMD hardware accelerated decoding of H.264 and H.265 on Windows in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • AMD hardware accelerated encoding of H.264 and H.265 on Windows in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved support for NVIDIA H.264 and H.265 rendering parameters on the Delivery page on Windows and Linux in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved support for Intel Quick Sync H.264 and H.265 parameters on the Delivery page on Windows in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Option to select the hardware acceleration method for decoding H.264 and H.265 on Windows and Linux - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved performance when decoding H.264 and H.265 clips on macOS
  • Improved performance when encoding H.264 and H.265 clips on macOS
  • Option to select hardware or software encoding for H.264 in macOS
  • Ability to set the Entropy mode when encoding H.264 on macOS
  • Improved display of options for H.265 profiles with implicit bit depth selection in the Deliver page on macOS
  • Improved HDR metadata encoding when rendering to H.265
  • Improved performance when encoding to AVI formats
  • Support for D-Gamut and D-Log for DJI RAW clips
  • Support for GPU accelerated decoding of Canon RAW clips using the Canon SDK
  • Support for decoding Canon C700 Full Frame clips
  • Support decoding Canon RAW clips in half res and quarter res mode
  • Support for decoding and encoding Avid DNxUncompressed formats
  • Support for decoding ARRI HDE clips
  • Ability to control QuantScale and MaxFrameSizeInPercent parameters when encoding to Grass Valley formats
  • Improved IMF composition settings options with the ability to rename native assets
  • Improved naming support for native DCP and IMF renders
  • Removed folder extensions from IMF/DCP renders

General

  • Support for the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
  • Exporting videos directly to YouTube^
  • Exporting videos directly to Vimeo^
  • Per OS login preferences and settings with support for local UI layouts, database management, system and user preferences^
  • Ability to check for software updates from the DaVinci Resolve menu
  • Playback speed indicators in Resolve viewers
  • Ability to enable or disable individual pages in DaVinci Resolve^
  • Ability to hide the page navigation bar from the Workspace menu
  • Ability to enable or disable focused panel indicators in DaVinci Resolve
  • Ability to list and navigate to open Media Pool windows from the Workspace menu
  • Support for automatically checking for software updates when connected to the internet
  • Support for Russian user interface
  • Improved Live Save behavior on the Fusion and Color pages
  • Ability to add and edit project notes from the Project Manager and app menu^
  • Support for using timeline name and project name as burn in and render tags
  • Support for editing descriptions and comments columns for timelines in the Media Page
  • Ability to view the GPU Processing mode when set to Auto
  • Support for using DaVinci Resolve Studio dongles to enable Fusion Studio
  • General stability and performance improvements

Developer

  • Ability for OpenFX plugins to access any frame from the current clip
  • Scripting support for python 3.7
  • Discoverable scripting APIs in python and python 3
  • Combo boxes in Davinci CTL plugins
  • Ability to encrypt and specify expiry dates for DaVinci CTLs
  • Ability to query current timecode and current clip using the scripting API
  • Improved scripting support for importing, exporting and restoring projects and archives
  • Improved scripting support for listing, loading, renaming and deleting Fusion compositions and Color versions

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16

Features marked with * are in progress.
Features marked with ^ have additional descriptions below

Key new features

  • Addition of all-new Cut page
  • Support for the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
  • Multiple performance improvements with significantly faster Fusion processing
  • Collaboration workflow improvements - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Speed Warp motion estimation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Timeline level resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings within the same project
  • Upload directly to YouTube and Vimeo
  • Quick Export for quickly performing renders from all pages
  • Adjustment Clips to apply filters, effects and grades on top of a range of timeline clips
  • Frame.io integration supporting media imports, direct uploads, marker and comment syncing - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Significantly improved GPU accelerated real-time scopes
  • Initial immersive 3D audio support including Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, MPEG-H, and SMPTE ST 2098 - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Free foley sound effects library available from the Blackmagic Design support website for use in DaVinci Resolve

Cut

  • Dual timelines with the ability to quickly navigate or edit anywhere on the timeline
  • Ability to use Source Tape mode to preview multiple media pool clips as a sequence of shots
  • Dedicated trim tool in the viewer to allow for frame-accurate trimming
  • Fast review mode with adaptive preview speeds to quickly review footage
  • Intelligent editing behavior based on playhead proximity to edit points
  • Dedicated edit and transition buttons
  • Compact viewer controls for context-specific actions including transform, audio, text and effects
  • Ability to access and edit all DaVinci Resolve transitions, effects and Fusion title templates
  • Multiple media pool sort and display modes - including new filmstrip mode and new list mode with thumbnails
  • Easy access to Quick Export options to export and share videos

Performance

  • User selection to preserve video essence for faster rendering of clips without content changes^
  • Improved playback performance with title templates in the effects library^
  • Improved Fusion playback performance
  • Improved caching performance for clips with Fusion comps
  • Improved 3D engine performance for clips with Fusion effects
  • Improved performance when playing back Fusion clips with cached effects
  • Improved performance with support for GPU-accelerated scopes
  • Improved performance for the Super Scale algorithm powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved playback performance on Linux systems with a single NVIDIA GPU

Collaboration

  • Per-system render cache for collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Ability to create and modify markers in the Color page for collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Ability to modify clip metadata and flags from the Color page for collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Ability to display and change clip color from the Color page for collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Ability to load collaboration projects in read only mode - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ in collaboration projects - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Frame.io integration supporting media imports, direct uploads, marker and comment syncing - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Ability to override the output and monitoring settings per collaboration system - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Ability to see the machine and IP address of the user who is currently using a non-collaboration project
  • Options to show or hide flags and markers of specific colors
  • Ability to delete markers and flags by color

Edit

  • Speed Warp motion estimation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Timeline level resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings within the same project^
  • Adjustment Clips to apply filters, effects and grades on top of a range of timeline clips^
  • Ability to analyze video clips for detecting and classifying people powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine - DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Custom safe areas for titles and actions^
  • Ability to assign any media pool clip or timeline as an offline reference clip^
  • Video orientation angle in the Clip Attributes dialog
  • Ease in and out position keyframes in the curves editor
  • Ability to view and edit keyframes for OpenFX plugins in timeline curves
  • Stabilize video clips from the Inspector
  • Support for pasting color correction properties from the Paste Attributes dialog
  • Improved audio behavior when scrubbing in the Edit and Media page viewers
  • Temporarily enable/disable snapping for titles on the viewer using the Alt/Opt key
  • All available viewer area is automatically used for 2-up and 4-up displays
  • Blade operations on a selected clip results in the preceding section being selected
  • Ability to toggle viewer overlays on/off and assign shortcuts for specific modes in the Edit and Color page viewers^
  • Support for a larger selection of words in the keyword dictionary from workspace menu
  • Ability to group and manage smart bins using folders
  • User preference to automatically create smart bin categories from media pool clips based on keywords, shot, scene and people metadata
  • Ability to duplicate existing smart bins
  • Ability to toggle between searching all media pool bins and current bin
  • Support for Go to In/Go to Out functions for three point edits even when preview marks are not visible
  • Support for switching the video monitoring output when toggling between source and timeline viewer in gang mode
  • Automatic updating of the Usage in Media Pool list view
  • Project setting to limit reel name matching to a specific number of characters when conforming or color tracing timelines^
  • Project setting to ignore a specific number of characters from the beginning of the reel name when conforming or color tracing timelines^
  • Newly pasted clips are now automatically selected
  • Ability to render broadcast wave files with support for metadata when exporting timelines to Pro Tools
  • Improved handling of video codec defaults and audio file names when exporting timelines to Pro Tools
  • Ability to switch buses for monitoring from the Edit page
  • Options to toggle views for rectified, full waveform and waveform borders in timeline options^
  • Improved alpha channel handling for compound clips with more than two layers^

Fusion

  • Fusion Studio 16 release concurrent with DaVinci Resolve 16
  • Improved playback performance with title templates in the effects library
  • Improved Fusion playback performance
  • Improved 3D engine performance for clips with Fusion effects
  • Support for MultiSampling in the 3D Renderer
  • Ability to flexibly scale animation with changing clip lengths
  • Improved performance when playing back cached Fusion clips
  • Improved responsiveness of Fusion viewer interactions when using a Wacom tablet
  • Ability to view and edit Fusion composition names from the clip thumbnail context menu
  • Improved memory management on large Fusion compositions with a high layer count
  • Improved GPU memory utilization for Fusion compositions with temporal processing
  • Improved performance for Change Depth with new Error Diffusion option
  • Improved performance and accuracy for Camera Tracker, with support for lens distortion
  • Improved performance with Fusion Dissolve with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance with Fusion TimeSpeed and TimeStretch with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Planar Tracker
  • Improved performance for B-Spline rendering with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Vector Motion Blur and motion blur in other tools with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Fusion Splitter and Combiner with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Fusion BitmapMask with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance for Fusion CornerPin and PerspectivePin with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance with Fusion Mask rendering with GPU acceleration support
  • Improved performance with Fusion Color operations with GPU acceleration support

Color

  • All new scopes engine
    • GPU accelerated with real-time performance
    • Option to apply a low pass filter for cleaner views
    • CIE scope for viewing gamut distribution
    • Option to set quality of the scopes
    • Additional YRGB and YCbCr modes in Parade
    • Option to see extents in Parade and Waveform
    • Option to colorize Parade and Waveform
    • Additional luminance and chroma modes in Waveform
    • Ability to set ranges and view shadows, midtones and highlights independently in the Vectorscope
    • Ability to view individual or combined extents for shadows, midtones and highlights in the Vectorscope
    • Additional YRGB mode in the Histogram
  • Option to see input or output histograms in the background of custom curves
  • Option to see input or output histograms in the background of HSL curves
  • Support for new auto-color and color match processing powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine^
  • Ability to gang the zoom on the Color page viewer and the video output^
  • Ability to view individual red, green and blue channels in the viewer^
  • Ability to view and adjust keyframes for ResolveFX and OpenFX^
  • Ability to adjust the thumbnail size for timeline and lightbox to view a larger range of clips
  • Ability to copy and paste attributes between nodes
  • Ability to step forward and backward by 1 second
  • Ability to mark in-out ranges, mark current clip or clear ranges in the timeline for looped playback and to perform quick exports of specific sections
  • New smart filter for clips with edit sizing
  • New smart filter for clips with specific ResolveFX or OpenFX applied
  • Ability to view and set stereoscopic floating windows in pixels^
  • Additional strength controls for advanced video stabilization
  • Tracks can be enabled/disabled from the application menu and using shortcuts
  • Option to monitor stereoscopic content using line by line with the first line being even
  • List view mode for gallery stills and PowerGrades
  • Ability to update and navigate the current timeline wipe using the Timelines section in the gallery
  • Ability to optionally enable scrubbing when performing live preview in the gallery^
  • Support for a new Selected Still Images split screen mode
  • Accessing clip attributes from the thumbnail context menu
  • Revealing media in Media Pool from the thumbnail context menu
  • Revealing applied LUT in LUT browser from the node context menu
  • Support for Canon C700 IDTs in ACES workflows
  • Support for tooltips with track names in the Color page timeline
  • Support for AstroDesign ALog OETF in Resolve Color Management workflows
  • Support for 203 nit gamma mapping in Color Management settings when performing SDR to HDR color space conversions
  • Ability to pan and tilt an image beyond the project resolution in input, node and output sizing
  • Modifying Canon and Panasonic Camera Raw controls from the DaVinci Resolve Mini and Advanced Panels
  • Switching tabs automatically when adjusting primary parameters from DaVinci Resolve panels

ResolveFX

  • ResolveFX Stylize powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • ResolveFX Object Removal in DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • ResolveFX Analog Damage in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • ResolveFX Pencil Sketch in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • ResolveFX Chromatic Aberration in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • ResolveFX Chromatic Adaptation
  • ResolveFX Vignette
  • ResolveFX Invert Color
  • ResolveFX Drop Shadow
  • Support for the ResolveFX Blanking Fill, Lens Blur and Tilt Shift Blur in the Fusion page
  • Support for the ResolveFX Patch Replacer in the Edit page
  • Support for integrated beauty enhancements in ResolveFX Face Refinement
  • Improved ResolveFX Beauty with a new Auto mode, better edge behavior, individual controls and larger parameter ranges
  • Improved ResolveFX Scanline
  • Improved behavior for handling glow sources in multiple ResolveFX plugins^
  • Improved behavior for ResolveFX plugins with support for processing the alpha channel in the Edit timeline
  • Improved ResolveFX Blanking Fill with better defaults, support for more granular cropping and easier controls
  • Improved ResolveFX Warper with support for keyframing
  • Improved ResolveFX Dead Pixel with support for keyframing
  • Improved ResolveFX Colorspace Transform with support for SMPTE-C and Gamma 2.5

Fairlight

  • Initial support for Dolby Atmos audio in DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Initial support for Auro-3D audio in DaVinci Resolve Studio^
  • Initial support for MPEG-H audio in DaVinci Resolve Studio*
  • Initial support for SMPTE ST 2098 3D audio from DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for B-Chain monitoring in the Fairlight page in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for labeling and protecting specific speakers from unwanted signal patching from the B-Chain port setup
  • Support for a larger variety of track formats including support for 3D audio formats
  • FairlightFX Frequency Analyzer
  • FairlightFX Limiter
  • FairlightFX Phase Meter
  • FairlightFX Dialog Processor*
  • FairlightFX Foley Sampler
  • Elastic Wave adaptive audio timing
  • Ability to save and recall multiple track automation mixes
  • Ability to copy, paste, edit and erase user selected portions of track automation data from the Fairlight menu
  • Improved viewing and control of 3D pans in the Fairlight pan tool
  • Support for Fairlight Audio Accelerator via Thunderbolt expander for macOS
  • Support for importing AAF timelines with support for decoding embedded audio content
  • Viewing and editing automation parameters for buses in the timeline view
  • New loudness monitoring standards - including ATSC, 1770 and R128 standards
  • Improved clip normalization with an option to set loudness standards
  • Ability to view integrated loudness curves for the Main bus in the timeline^
  • Ability to reset playback volume by Alt/Opt-clicking the volume slider
  • Media path mapping for the Sound Library
  • Ability to save and recall full console library presets

Codecs and Delivery

  • Quick Export for quickly performing renders from various pages^
  • Rendering all timeline audio tracks individually in single clip mode^
  • Decoding iOS Voice Memo, including lossless formats
  • Improved support for decoding and linking IMF supplemental packages in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for 20th Century Fox IMF preset in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Option for DCP quantization levels when rendering using the Kakadu JPEG2000 codecs
  • User alert when the render resolution is larger than the timeline resolution
  • Ability to use Super Scale in timeline output scaling in order to perform upscaling on renders and deliveries
  • Support for encoding to Panasonic SHV 8K in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Support for trimming MXF clips with temporal codecs in media management
  • Ability to minimize or disable viewer updates during rendering
  • AMD hardware accelerated decoding of H.264 and H.265 on Windows in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • AMD hardware accelerated encoding of H.264 and H.265 on Windows in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved support for NVIDIA H.264 and H.265 rendering parameters on the Delivery page on Windows and Linux in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved support for Intel Quick Sync H.264 and H.265 parameters on the Delivery page on Windows in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Option to select the hardware acceleration method for decoding H.264 and H.265 on Windows and Linux - DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved performance when decoding H.264 and H.265 clips on macOS
  • Improved performance when encoding H.264 and H.265 clips on macOS
  • Option to select hardware or software encoding for H.264 in macOS
  • Ability to set the Entropy mode when encoding H.264 on macOS
  • Improved display of options for H.265 profiles with implicit bit depth selection in the Deliver page on macOS
  • Improved HDR metadata encoding when rendering to H.265
  • Improved performance when encoding to AVI formats
  • Support for D-Gamut and D-Log for DJI RAW clips
  • Support for GPU accelerated decoding of Canon RAW clips using the Canon SDK
  • Support for decoding Canon C700 Full Frame clips
  • Support decoding Canon RAW clips in half res and quarter res mode
  • Support for decoding and encoding Avid DNxUncompressed formats
  • Support for decoding ARRI HDE clips
  • Ability to control QuantScale and MaxFrameSizeInPercent parameters when encoding to Grass Valley formats
  • Improved IMF composition settings options with the ability to rename native assets
  • Improved naming support for native DCP and IMF renders
  • Removed folder extensions from IMF/DCP renders

General

  • Support for the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
  • Exporting videos directly to YouTube^
  • Exporting videos directly to Vimeo^
  • Per OS login preferences and settings with support for local UI layouts, database management, system and user preferences^
  • Ability to check for software updates from the DaVinci Resolve menu
  • Playback speed indicators in Resolve viewers
  • Ability to enable or disable individual pages in DaVinci Resolve^
  • Ability to hide the page navigation bar from the Workspace menu
  • Ability to enable or disable focused panel indicators in DaVinci Resolve
  • Ability to list and navigate to open Media Pool windows from the Workspace menu
  • Support for automatically checking for software updates when connected to the internet
  • Support for Russian user interface
  • Improved Live Save behavior on the Fusion and Color pages
  • Ability to add and edit project notes from the Project Manager and app menu^
  • Support for using timeline name and project name as burn in and render tags
  • Support for editing descriptions and comments columns for timelines in the Media Page
  • Ability to view the GPU Processing mode when set to Auto
  • Support for using DaVinci Resolve Studio dongles to enable Fusion Studio
  • General stability and performance improvements

Developer

  • Ability for OpenFX plugins to access any frame from the current clip
  • Scripting support for python 3.7
  • Discoverable scripting APIs in python and python 3
  • Combo boxes in Davinci CTL plugins
  • Ability to encrypt and specify expiry dates for DaVinci CTLs
  • Ability to query current timecode and current clip using the scripting API
  • Improved scripting support for importing, exporting and restoring projects and archives
  • Improved scripting support for listing, loading, renaming and deleting Fusion compositions and Color versions

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 15.3

  • Support for the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro G2 camera
  • Support for the latest Blackmagic RAW SDK 1.3
  • Improved support for audio metadata in AAF exports including clip volume, pan data, track volume and automation
  • Improved performance when selecting clips in the Edit timeline
  • Improved responsiveness when using Wacom tablets on Windows
  • Improved playback behavior on the Edit page
  • Improved timecode support for high frame rate EXR clips
  • Improved handling of AAC audio on Windows
  • General performance and stability improvements

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 15.2.4

  • Improved Edit page viewer playback performance
  • Improved performance when rendering H.264 and H.265 clips on MacOS
  • Improved stability when using the latest version of Intel OpenCL drivers on Windows
  • Improved performance when saving timeline changes in a project
  • Improved performance when loading a project with a large number of audio tracks and buses
  • Improved handling of 5.1 and 7.1 audio when working with IMF clips
  • Improved support for decoding some Canon XF-AVC clip formats in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Improved font detection on Windows with support for fonts installed in user directories
  • Support for the Sony Venice 3.0 firmware update
  • General performance and stability improvements

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