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DaVinci Resolve Studio

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DaVinci Resolve Studio

v16 - Integrated solution for editing, colour, audio and visual effects and motion graphics

Product Code: BMD-DV/RESSTUD

Suggested Retail Price £239+VAT

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Stock status: Stock due on 13/06/2019

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  • Revolutionary tools for editing, visual effects, motion graphics, colour correction and audio post production, all in a single application
  • New! - Cut page
  • New! - Editing Features
  • New! - Fusion VFX Features
  • New! - Colour Features
  • New! - Fairlight Features
  • New! - Collaboration Features

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DaVinci Resolve 16 is the world’s only solution that combines professional 8K editing, colour correction, visual effects and audio post production all in one software tool. You can instantly move between editing, colour, effects, and audio with a single click. DaVinci Resolve Studio is also the only solution designed for multi user collaboration so editors, assistants, colourists, VFX artists and sound designers can all work live on the same project at the same time. Whether you’re an individual artist, or part of a large collaborative team, it’s easy to see why DaVinci Resolve is the standard for high end post production and finishing on more Hollywood feature films, television shows and commercials than any other software.

Introducing the Cut Page

Designed specifically for editors working on high end fast turn around work such as television commercials and even news cutting, the cut page is all about speed. It’s an alternate edit page with a streamlined interface and revolutionary new tools that will help you work faster than ever. The cut page lets you import, edit, trim, add transitions, titles, automatically match colour, mix audio and more. Whether you’re delivering for broadcast or for YouTube, the cut page has everything you need to get the job done, all in one place. Plus, the regular edit page is still available so you can switch between edit and cut pages to change editing style right in the middle of a job.

Editing Features in DaVinci Resolve 16

DaVinci Resolve includes everything professional editors need to cut blockbuster films, television shows, and commercials. It’s perfect for both offline and online editing. The high performance playback engine makes editing and trimming incredibly fast, even for processor intensive formats such as H.264 and RAW.

Fusion VFX Features in DaVinci Resolve 16

With over 250 built in tools, Fusion VFX’s advanced 3D compositing engine and node based workflow let you quickly connect effects and tools together in a flow chart style, making it easy to create cinematic feature film quality visual effects and broadcast motion graphics right inside of DaVinci Resolve.

Colour Features in DaVinci Resolve 16

DaVinci Resolve’s legendary colour tools let you manipulate colour in breathtaking ways to get results that are simply impossible on other systems. That’s why DaVinci Resolve has been used on more feature films and television shows than any other grading system. You get powerful primary and secondary tools, curves, tracking, stabilization and more.

Fairlight Features in DaVinci Resolve 16

With Fairlight in DaVinci Resolve, audio is no longer an afterthought in post production. You get a completely integrated and powerful digital audio workstation with full mixer, EQ and dynamics processing, sample level audio editing, ADR tools, sound library support, FairlightFX audio plugins and more.

Collaboration Features in DaVinci Resolve 16

Featuring a universal timeline, powerful database driven design, bin and clip locking, built in chat, timeline comparison tools and more, DaVinci Resolve Studio is the world’s only post production solution that lets different artists all work together on the same project at the same time.

DaVinci Resolve Studio

Upgrade to DaVinci Resolve Studio for even more creative tools and options. You get a huge set of indispensable ResolveFX and FairlightFX plugins, along with support for 4K, 8K and higher resolution projects at frame rates up to 120 frames per second. You also get the new DaVinci Neural Engine which enables features such as facial recognition, speed warp retiming, automatic colour balancing and automatic colour matching. DaVinci Resolve Studio also adds film grain tools, advanced noise reduction, blur and mist effects, HDR grading, 10bit H.264 support, 3D immersive audio, stereoscopic 3D support, multi user collaboration tools and more.

DaVinci Neural Engine

The new DaVinci Neural Engine uses state of the art deep neural networks and learning, along with artificial intelligence to power new features such as speed warp motion estimation for retiming, super scale for up-scaling footage, auto colour and colour matching, facial recognition and more. The DaVinci Neural Engine is entirely cross-platform and uses the latest GPU innovations for AI and deep learning to provide unparalleled performance and quality. The DaVinci Neural Engine provides simple tools to solve complex, repetitive and time consuming problems. For example, it enables facial recognition to automatically sort and organize clips into bins based on people in the shot.

New and Improved ResolveFX

DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 features major improvements to existing ResolveFX, along with several new plugins that editors and colourists will love. You get new ResolveFX plugins for adding vignettes, drop shadows, removing objects, adding analog noise and damage, chromatic aberration, stylizing video and more. There are also improvements to the scanline, beauty, face refinement, blanking fill, warper, dead pixel fixer and colourspace transformation plugins. Plus, you can now view and edit ResolveFX keyframes from the timeline curve editor on the Edit page or from the keyframe panel on the Colour page.

No Monthly Cloud Licensing

Unlike cloud based software, DaVinci Resolve Studio does not require a connection to the internet and there are no monthly subscription fees. DaVinci Resolve Studio is only £239, which is 50% less than the cost of popular cloud subscriptions. Plus, you get full nonlinear editing, advanced colour correction, Fusion effects and motion graphics, and Fairlight professional audio tools, all included in the one easy to buy solution. It’s like getting 4 high end professional applications for the cost of one.

Legendary DaVinci Quality

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

Blackmagic RAW

Blackmagic RAW is a new and modern codec that gives you stunning image quality and blazing fast performance in an intelligent new file format. Featuring advanced de-mosaic technology and a revolutionary intelligent design, Blackmagic RAW gives you both the quality and benefits of RAW with the speed, ease of use and file sizes of traditional video formats.

Blackmagic RAW is a hybrid codec with an intelligent design that moves part of the de-mosaic process into the camera where it can be can be hardware accelerated by the camera itself. This gives you incredibly efficient encoding and small file sizes. Blackmagic RAW files are much more than just a simple RAW container because they combine image data along with information about the unique characteristics of the camera’s sensor. This gives you much better image quality, even at high compression settings. Plus, you get total control over RAW settings such as ISO, white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation and custom colour spaces. Blackmagic RAW also includes extensive metadata support including user customizable sidecar metadata files, plus GPU and CPU acceleration, new Blackmagic Design Generation 4 Colour Science, different encoding options for constant quality or constant bitrate and more.

With Blackmagic RAW you can shoot, edit and grade projects all from a single file format. Picture adjustments and settings that you make in the camera will come into DaVinci Resolve via metadata and are completely editable. You can even make changes to the RAW settings in DaVinci Resolve, open the files in other applications that support Blackmagic RAW and automatically see the settings. You get a consistent look and controls between software applications, even on different platforms. Blackmagic RAW is the world’s fastest and highest quality RAW format.

Hardware Control Panels

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.

Mac, Windows and Linux

DaVinci Resolve runs on all major platforms so you can use it at home or in a post facility on a Mac, at a broadcast facility running Windows, or a VFX studio on Linux. This gives you the freedom to use the platform of your choice, making it easy to integrate with your existing systems and workflows. If you’re running Red Hat or CentOS Linux, you can even build your own workstation using low cost motherboards, extremely fast processors, massive amounts of RAM and up to 8 GPUs. Imagine building your own super computer for incredible real time performance.

Open and Compatible

With all of the different workflows and systems out there, you need a post production solution that’s compatible and open enough to handle anything. DaVinci Resolve has been designed to work with all major file formats, media types, and post production software. You can use XML, EDLs, or AAF to move projects between DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Premiere Pro. Deep integration with Fusion makes it easy to send shots out for VFX work, or you can roundtrip with software such as After Effects. For audio, projects can easily be moved between DaVinci Resolve and ProTools. When you’re on a tight deadline, you can count on DaVinci Resolve to “just work.”

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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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