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DaVinci Resolve 15 is the world’s first solution that combines professional offline and online editing, colour correction, audio post production and now visual effects all in one software tool. You get unlimited creative flexibility because DaVinci Resolve 15 makes it easy for individual artists to explore different toolsets. It also lets you collaborate and bring people with different creative talents together. With a single click, you can instantly move between editing, colour, effects, and audio. Plus, you never have to export or translate files between separate software tools because, with DaVinci Resolve 15, everything is in the same software application. DaVinci Resolve 15 is the only post production software designed for true collaboration. Multiple editors, assistants, colourists, VFX artists and sound designers can all work on the same project at the same time. Whether you’re an individual artist, or part of a larger collaborative team, it’s easy to see why DaVinci Resolve 15 is the standard for high end post production and is used for finishing more Hollywood feature films, episodic television programing and TV commercials than any other software.
DaVinci Resolve 15 now has full Fusion visual effects and motion graphics built in. The Fusion page gives you a complete 3D workspace with over 250 tools for compositing, vector paint, keying, rotoscoping, text animation, tracking, stabilization, particles and more. With new Apple Metal and CUDA GPU processing, the Fusion page is faster than ever. Fairlight audio gets a massive upgrade with new ADR tools, audio normalization, 3D panners, audio and video scrollers, a sound library database, and built in cross platform plug-ins such as reverb, hum removal, vocal channel and de-esser. There are also dozens of new features and improvements that editors and colourists have asked for. These include a new LUT browser, shared grades, multiple playheads, Super Scale HD to 8K up-rezzing, stacked timelines, on-screen annotations, subtitle and closed captioning tools, better keyboard customization, new title templates and much more.
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.
Familiar multi track timeline, dozens of edit styles, precision trimming, customizable keyboard, stackable timelines and more.
Fast, context sensitive trimming tools, asymmetric trimming, dynamic and realtime trimming during live playback.
Full multi camera editing with realtime 2, 4, 9 or 16 camera playback views for cutting shows on the fly.
Quickly create constant or variable speed changes, complete with ramps and editable speed curves.
Animate and add keyframes for virtually any parameter or plug-in using the inspector or the integrated timeline curve editor.
Quickly add transitions and filters from the built in library, use 2D or 3D title templates, or add 3rd party plug‑ins.
Create metadata based Smart Bins that auto populate, add markers with new on screen annotations and more.
Fusion brings the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists and motion graphic animators right into DaVinci Resolve. So now you can create cinematic feature film quality visual effects and stunning broadcast motion graphic animations without having to switch software applications.
Resolution independent paint tools with flexible brush styles, blend modes and strokes for removing items or painting new elements.
Isolate objects for other elements in a scene using bezier and B-spline tools to quickly draw and animate custom shapes.
Create swirling, sparkling fantastic effects in full 3D, complete with physics and behavioral forces like gravity, avoidance and bounce.
Key any element using the new Delta keyer, Ultra, Chroma, Luma and differential keyers to create the best composite.
Combine live action with 3D models, cameras, lights and more in a true 3D workspace to create amazing photorealistic effects.
Use 3D and planar trackers to track, match move and stabilize anything. Match camera movement with the camera tracker.
Create amazing animated 2D and 3D titles with extrusion, reflections, shadows and more. Use the follower tool to animate individual characters.
Use linear, bezier and b-spline curves to create keyframe animations that can be looped, reversed, ping ponged, stretched, squished and more.
DaVinci Resolve has been used on more feature films and television shows than any other grading system. You get the industry’s most powerful primary and secondary correction tools, advanced curve editor, tracking and stabilization, noise reduction and grain tools, ResolveFX and more.
Patented YRGB colour science and 32-bit float image processing lets you achieve looks that are simply impossible with other software.
Traditional primary colour wheels along with 12 advanced primary controls for quickly adjusting temperature, tint, mid-tone detail, and more.
Quickly sculpt contrast along various highlight and shadow areas of an image with separate curves and soft clipping for each channel.
Isolate and track different parts of an image using HSL qualifiers, keyers and basic or custom rotoscope shapes so you can make targeted corrections.
Work in high dynamic range and wide colour space formats including Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Hybrid Log Gamma, and more.
Work natively with camera original RAW files and virtually every other format for total control over your images at the highest quality possible.
With Fairlight audio built in, you get a complete digital audio workstation with professional mixer, automation, metering, monitoring, sample level editing, new ADR tools, a sound library database, native audio plug-ins and more. You can even mix down and master to multiple formats, including 3D audio space formats such as 5.1, 7.1 and even 22.2.
Full professional mixer with input selection, effects, insert, EQ and dynamic graphs, output selection, aux, pan, main and submix selections, and more.
Get real time 6 band equalization, along with expander/gate, compressor and limiter dynamics on every single track.
Edit 192kHz 24-bit source clips with automation for adjusting fade, levels and more, all the way down to individual audio samples.
Use new native cross platform plug-ins, VST plug-ins or Mac OS X Audio Units with realtime processing for up to 6 plug-ins per track.
Professional automatic dialog replacement and spotting tools with multi take layered recording.
All the tools you need for mastering. Deliver anything from mono up to stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and even 22.2, complete with full 3D panning
DaVinci Resolve 15 makes importing, syncing and organizing footage fast. Whether you’re going out to the web, tape, or theatrical distribution, DaVinci Resolve features everything you need to deliver projects in virtually any format. You’ll be able to get to work quickly and output files fast, so you’ll never miss a deadline.
Use the media page to import footage, sync audio and prep it for editing. Simply drag and drop files from your storage into bins or even your timeline
Create free form or metadata based smart bins to organize clips. You get customizable list views, multiple bin windows and more
Use embedded metadata or add your own to sort and sync clips, change display names, manage starts and stops in Multicam angles, and much more
Output to the web, round trip projects with other applications, or even create digital cinema packages for theatrical distribution
Quickly add multiple jobs to the render queue for batch processing. You can even offload output to another workstation
DaVinci Resolve give you native compatibility with virtually all major post production file types, formats and even other applications
DaVinci Resolve 15 completely redefines post production workflows. Assistant editors can prepare footage while editors cut the picture, colourists grade the shots, effects artists work on VFX, and sound editors mix and finish audio, all in the same project at the same time. You no longer have to waste time conforming and you no longer have to wait for a locked edit before starting colour and audio work. That means picture editors, visual effects artists, colourists, and sound editors can now work in parallel, leaving more time for everyone to be creative.
Locking a bin, clip or a timeline lets you safely work on a specific part of the project. You get full access and others have read access until you unlock it.
The integrated chat client lets you speak with other members of the team without ever having to leave DaVinci Resolve so you can all stay on the same page.
The visual timeline comparison tool makes it fast and easy to see differences between two timelines so you can accept and merge changes.
You don’t need to buy special, expensive or proprietary storage and servers to work as a team in DaVinci Resolve. You can use any shared storage.
The free version of DaVinci Resolve has all of the professional editing, legendary colour correction and Fairlight audio tools you need for SD, HD and Ultra HD work at up to 60 frames per second. DaVinci Resolve Studio adds support for 4K and higher, along with frame rates up to 120 fps. It also includes dozens of additional image processing features and filters that are not in the free version. This includes film grain, temporal and spatial noise reduction, amazing new face enhancement tools, lens flares, lens distortion correction, optical quality blur and mist effects, deflicker, dust busting, warping and much more.
Unlike cloud based software, DaVinci Resolve Studio does not require a connection to the internet and there are no monthly subscription fees. Now you can get DaVinci Resolve Studio for only £299, 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 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.
DaVinci Resolve 15 features an incredible new video playback engine with CPU and GPU optimizations, lower latency, faster UI refresh, support for Apple Metal, and more. These upgrades combine to make DaVinci Resolve faster and far more responsive than ever. Working on long timelines with thousands of clips is incredibly fluid and editing is even more precise. Scrubbing and playback are instant, often starting before you lift your fingers off the keyboard. Powerful acceleration for processor intensive formats, like H.264, makes it possible to edit 4K material on a laptop in realtime. Whether you’re working in HD or 4K, with ProRes, H.264 or even RAW images, DaVinci Resolve 15 is completely responsive and fast enough to keep up with your every move.
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 also perfect for the latest HDR and wide colour gamut workflows.
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.
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.”
Blackmagic RAW is a revolutionary new and very modern codec that’s easier to use and much better quality than popular video formats, but with all the benefits of RAW recording. Featuring multiple new technologies, such as a new advanced de-mosaic algorithm, Blackmagic RAW gives you visually lossless images that are ideal for high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range workflows. Incredible image quality, extensive metadata support and highly optimized GPU and CPU accelerated processing make Blackmagic RAW the world’s first codec that can be used for acquisition, post production and finishing. Blackmagic RAW is a totally new design, plus it’s cross platform, freely available and includes a developer SDK so anyone can add support for Blackmagic RAW to their own software.
Working with traditional RAW formats is difficult because the files are huge, they’re proprietary and extremely processor intensive, which makes them slow and inefficient. While working with traditional video codecs is faster, quality is damaged because of the limitation to 10 bit and the 4:2:2 video filter that’s used which dramatically reduces colour detail. Blackmagic Design engineers have spent years solving these problems and have created a new RAW codec that moves part of the de-mosaic processing from the computer’s CPU into the camera itself, resulting in incredibly efficient encoding for an entirely new high performance RAW experience. With Blackmagic RAW, you get the same quality, bit depth, dynamic range and controls as RAW, with better performance and even smaller file sizes than traditional video codecs.
The incredible quality and speed of Blackmagic RAW makes it ideal for virtually any type of production. The pristine camera native quality of Blackmagic RAW Q0 or 3:1 is perfect for effects heavy feature film and commercial work, where you need the highest possible quality. Blackmagic RAW Q5 and 5:1 are extremely high quality making them great for episodic television and independent films. Blackmagic RAW quality is so high, you can even use 8:1 and 12:1 settings for incredibly small files that are suitable for all kinds of uses such as broadcast news, live sport events, digital signage, A/V, corporate video, weddings and more.
The new advanced de-mosaic algorithm is a central component of Blackmagic RAW. Part of the RAW processing is moved out of software and into the camera, where it can be accelerated. Noise management, sensor profiling and new edge reconstruction algorithms are used to produce high quality cinematic images with incredible depth, crisp details and beautiful image separation. The partially de?mosaiced images, along with the unique characteristics of the image sensor, are encoded and saved into the Blackmagic RAW file so you get total control over features such as ISO, white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation and more. The partial in camera accelerated de?mosaic allows for extremely efficient compression. This results in significantly reduced processing on your computer, making it faster to decode and use the files while retaining the sensor data needed for full RAW control.
Blackmagic RAW uses Blackmagic Design Generation 4 Colour Science for reproducing extremely accurate skin tones and gorgeous, lifelike colours that rival those of cameras costing tens of thousands of dollars more! Images are encoded using a custom non?linear 12?bit space designed to provide the maximum amount of colour data and dynamic range. Unlike traditional RAW workflows that rely on LUTs which alter the pixel data in a harsh way, Blackmagic RAW is non destructive. It harnesses the power of metadata to ensure that the creative vision of the cinematographer is carried through to post production. Most importantly, the free SDK lets third party software applications use the embedded sensor profile metadata if required, as well as Blackmagic Design colour science for predictable and accurate image rendering that yields consistent colour throughout the entire pipeline.
Blackmagic RAW features both constant quality and constant bitrate encoding options, giving you the flexibility to prioritize image quality or file size so you can better tailor your production costs.
The constant bitrate encoding option is very similar to most codecs that are set to never exceed a specific data rate. The four constant bitrate variations are Blackmagic RAW 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1. These ratios are based on the unprocessed file size of a single frame from the camera’s sensor, making it easy to understand the relative amount of compression being used. The constant bitrate variations are designed to give you the best possible images with predictable and consistent file sizes.
The new constant quality options preserve image quality by completely removing the upper data limit. That means complex frames will be encoded at higher data rates to preserve detail and maintain quality. Only constant quality ensures quality levels never suffer. Blackmagic RAW Q0 has minimum quantization and yields the highest possible quality, while Blackmagic RAW Q5 uses moderate quantization for more efficient encoding and a smaller file size.
Unlike traditional RAW formats, which are slow and processor intensive, Blackmagic RAW is designed to accelerate your post production workflow. It’s highly optimized for AVX, AVX2 and SSE4.1 enabled processors, it’s multi?threaded and it works across multiple CPU cores. In addition, Blackmagic RAW is also GPU accelerated and works with Apple Metal, CUDA and OpenCL. Frame decoding and image processing is extremely fast, making Blackmagic RAW super smooth for editing, colour correction and visual effects in DaVinci Resolve. Best of all, clips are stored as single files, not image sequences. That makes media management easier and file transfers faster than other RAW formats. Blackmagic RAW performance scales as processors and GPUs get faster, making it the only codec that’s ready for tomorrow’s higher resolution and higher frame rate formats.
Blackmagic RAW and the .braw SDK feature highly descriptive and flexible metadata options that are designed to support today’s modern workflows. The SDK takes care of all the work for developers, so supporting Blackmagic RAW is easy and fast. Using the Blackmagic RAW SDK means you get flawless handling of all camera metadata such as lens information, iris, ISO, colour space, slate information and much, much more. Metadata is embedded directly into the .braw file. In addition, .sidecar files that contain fully editable and human readable JSON formatted metadata can also be used. The metadata in .sidecar files is ancillary, which means that it can override the file’s embedded metadata without overwriting it. Blackmagic RAW also supports frame based metadata so you can access values, such as focus distance, that often change on a frame by frame basis.
Traditional RAW formats often display content inconsistently when viewed through different media players. Because the SDK manages all colour, colour transformations and also contains information about the characteristics of the camera’s sensor, the Blackmagic RAW Player can reliably display all of the dynamic range and deep colour of .braw clips. In fact, any software that utilizes the Blackmagic RAW SDK can ensure accurate and reliable interpretation of colour and tonal values rendered to the viewer. Most importantly, playback will be silky smooth, even on slower systems that typically struggle with other high bitrate RAW formats.
DaVinci Resolve 15.1 includes support for Blackmagic RAW, so you can start shooting and finishing your work immediately! DaVinci Resolve is used on more feature films and television commercials than any other solution and is the standard in high end post production. This means you can work with the world’s largest facilities to finish your work, or simply download DaVinci Resolve 15.1 now and edit, colour correct, perform visual effects and audio post production yourself! DaVinci Resolve 15.1 includes full support for Blackmagic RAW, giving you a non-destructive workflow. 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, so you have a consistent look and controls between software apps and different platforms.
Blackmagic RAW is the world’s only truly modern, high performance, professional RAW codec that is open, cross platform and free. The codec is supported via the free SDK on Mac OS, Windows and Linux systems. Best of all, there are no hidden licenses or ongoing fees. Blackmagic RAW has been designed to provide the industry with an open, elegant and standardized high quality image format that can be used across products and in customer workflows absolutely free.
The .braw SDK is fully documented and publicly available for all developers on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Using the SDK gives you access to GPU accelerated and CPU optimized algorithms for decoding Blackmagic RAW files. In addition to the encoded image data, the SDK also provides access to unique information about the camera’s imaging sensor so you know how to accurately decode and present the image based on the characteristics of the sensor. The SDK supports 32?bit float, 16?bit integer and 8?bit integer pixel formats, manages the decoding of colour science, allows for user customizable colour space transformation, and provides access to all embedded and sidecar metadata. You even get advanced features such as I/O clip trimming, preview scaling for fast playback and much more. Best of all, Blackmagic RAW and the .braw SDK are available free and even included on Blackmagic Design’s camera software installers.
DaVinci Resolve now supports automatic audio ducking using sidechain in the Fairlight page Dynamics effect.
Enable "Send" in the track dynamics compression section on one of multiple tracks where you would like to emphasize or prioritize the audio. Then enable Compression and "Listen" on all the tracks you would like to compress or duck. The threshold and ratio can be adjusted in the compression settings to modify the amount of compression in the signal.
DaVinci Resolve now has support for a round-trip mechanism which allows any clip on the timeline to be sent to an external application for audio processing. The updated file created by the external audio process is automatically added to the timeline as a new layer.
External Audio Processes can be added and managed in the Audio Plugins section of System Preferences. The round-trip process can be triggered from the clip context menu on the timeline.
DaVinci Resolve Studio now supports generation of supplemental packages for IMFs when using Resolve's Kakadu-based J2K decoder and encoder. Please note that you will need to disable the easyDCP decoder option in the Configuration tab of System Preferences to enable this feature.
With an IMF composition in the Media Pool, you can select "Create New Timeline Using Composition Playlist" in the clips context menu to create a new timeline. If the IMF package has any associated Dolby Vision metadata, it can be applied using an option in the creation dialog.
Any portions of the IMF timeline can now be replaced with source clips from the Media Pool. The timeline clip's context menu has an option for not including the replacement clip for supplemental packages. There is an additional context menu option for selecting either the original or updated Dolby Vision analysis and trim metadata.
In the Deliver page, the "Supplemental Package" option can be enabled in order to generate the supplemental IMF using the new clips and the Dolby Vision metadata.
DaVinci Resolve Studio now supports validation of IMF packages using Photon. In order to activate this feature, the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) will need to be installed on the machine.
Photon validation can be performed by right clicking on IMF packages in the Media Pool and selecting "Perform Photon Validation". Additionally, there is a checkbox in the Deliver page advanced video settings to perform Photon validation after the IMF package is rendered.
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