|DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2, a new update that adds support for additional metadata embedded into the RAW files from Blackmagic URSA Mini cameras running the new operating software, new color
space tag support when exporting QuickTime, Fusion Connect for Linux, additional smart bin options, new color page timeline filtering based on plug-in use and much more!
Professional non-linear editing with Hollywood's most powerful color corrector!
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 combines professional non-linear video editing
with the world's most advanced color corrector so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system! DaVinci Resolve is completely scalable and resolution independent so it can
be used on set, in a small studio or integrated into the largest Hollywood production pipeline! From creative editing and multi camera television production to high end finishing and color
correction, only DaVinci Resolve features the creative tools, compatibility, speed and legendary image quality you need to manage your entire workflow, which is why it is the number one solution
used on Hollywood feature films.
What's New in DaVinci Resolve 12.5
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is a massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features that give editors and colorists
dozens of new editing and trimming tools, incredible new media management and organization functions, new retiming effects, enhanced keyframe controls, on-screen text editing, new ResolveFX
plug-ins and much more! The re-designed node editor is easier and more intuitive to use, there are new HDR grading tools, vastly improved noise reduction, lens distortion correction, a completely
redesigned Deliver page for outputting projects and a new Fusion Connect command for round tripping visual effects shots between
DaVinci Resolve and Fusion!
The world's most advanced color grading tools.
DaVinci color correctors have been the standard in post production since 1984. There are thousands of colorists worldwide who
understand the performance, quality and workflow of DaVinci. DaVinci Resolve features unlimited grading with the creative tools colorists need and incredible multi GPU real time performance.
That's why DaVinci is the name behind more feature films, commercials, television productions, documentaries and music videos
than any other grading system!
Professional editing from rough cut to finished edit!
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 includes sophisticated professional editing tools designed to handle a wide range of projects from scripted
prime time dramas to fast paced stylized commercials and even multi camera productions. Editing tools are context sensitive, which means that DaVinci Resolve automatically knows how you want to trim
based on the position of the mouse so you don't have to waste time switching tools! You also get customizable keyboard shortcuts so you can edit quickly and move between applications with ease. Now
with virtually every imaginable editing and trimming tool available, it's easier than ever for editors to switch to DaVinci
Scalable power and real time performance.
DaVinci Resolve is scalable and supports multiple GPUs all working together as found in the new MacPro, as well as the latest Windows
and Linux computers. You get support for up to 8 GPUs so that you can build dedicated systems that are super fast and deliver blazing real time performance. You can even offload output and rendering
tasks to other Resolve systems on your network using the remote rendering tools. That's important when you are working on high pressure projects that you need to deliver fast! Whether you are
working in your own post production suite or grading the next Hollywood blockbuster, workstations running DaVinci Resolve can be
super charged to keep up with you and your clients!
Ensure complex jobs are well organized.
Managing media is a critical part of every project and DaVinci
Resolve has powerful media management tools specifically designed for editorial and color workflows. You can easily move, copy, consolidate, relink, and archive media, timelines or entire
projects. The Clone tool can be used to back up camera original files to multiple destinations with checksum verification while you're still on set! When it comes to metadata, you can import and
export from CSV files, create custom metadata views, and automate bin contents, clip names and more! DaVinci Resolve also has incredible sound sync tools that make it fast and easy to prep
footage for editing and color correction.
Unique YRGB 32 bit float processing.
DaVinci's high quality image processing is so revolutionary it won
an Emmy™ award for contributions to the television industry! All image processing is at the deepest 32 bit floating point and DaVinci Resolve uses a unique YRGB color space for grading. This
allows you to adjust the luminance gain of your video without rebalancing the color of your whites, mids, or blacks. That means you won't have to chase the correction you're aiming for! 32 bit
processing combined with YRGB color science gives you a dramatically wider color correction range, so you can generate
looks that other systems simply cannot match!.
End to End Color Management
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 simplifies the color management of multiple clips with different color spaces, allowing you to define
individual source, timeline and output color spaces with incredible speed and accuracy. It also features the industry's most advanced HDR (high dynamic range) tools. Now you have a complete end to end
color managed pipeline that can use DaVinci Resolve's own color management or ACES 1.0 (Academy Color Encoding Specification) for
high end digital cinema workflows.
Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability
for immediate download of the public beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5.
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is a massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features which includes major additions to
the editing toolset, new and enhanced color features, including improved HDR support, and powerful new effects. DaVinci Resolve 12.5 beta is available now for download from the Blackmagic Design
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is designed to make it easier for professional editors and colorists to work faster and have more creative options
than ever before. With millions of editors now using DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic Design engineers have been gathering feedback from customers and adding the features they've asked for. DaVinci
Resolve 12.5 adds dozens of new editing and trimming features such as new swap and shuffle edits, seven entirely new trim operations, paste inserts, an expanded edit overlay with ripple overwrites and
append edits, and much more. In addition, timeline performance has been greatly improved so editing is faster and the new Cinema Viewer option plays video full screen, making it easier for
customers to preview their cut on laptops or systems with a single display.
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 introduces an entirely new way to navigate clips using audio waveforms. The source viewer features a
revolutionary audio waveform overlay that allows you to see the audio waveform and video clip at the same time. This is the fastest way to navigate to different parts of a clip based on spikes,
silent areas or other visual cues in the audio waveform.
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 also adds dozens of new media management and metadata features that make it easier for both assistants and
editors to organize and work with massive amounts of media. A new metadata keyword dictionary makes it easier to choose common or previously created keywords and quickly apply them to clips.
Metadata can now also be imported or exported via CSV files. Media Pool metadata columns can also be customized and saved, colors can be assigned to specific clips, and markers can now be single frame
or durational. Display names, which are used throughout the software, can be automatically created based on metadata tags such as scene, shot and take information, saving editors hours when
importing and working with large amounts of footage. New Power Bins in the Media Pool allow sharing of content between projects, making them perfect for graphics, stock footage and sound effect or music
libraries that are used across multiple projects.
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 introduces an entirely new way to create
custom retime effects and speed ramps. There are now separate curves for both frame position and playback speed. This allows any frame to be moved to any point in time, while also allowing
variable speed changes between any range of frames. These powerful new controls make it easier to create unique retiming effects that were never possible before.
The timeline curve editor has been improved so customers can now
select, move, and edit groups of multiple keyframes at the same time. There are also new visual controls for adding or selecting keyframes, as well as a menu for selecting specific parameters and
curves to edit.
For colorists, DaVinci Resolve 12.5 introduces major enhancements to the node editor so now it's possible to quickly navigate between
nodes, swap nodes, select multiple nodes with a lasso, copy node contents, extract nodes, use embedded alpha channels in mattes and more. When dragging a saved grade from the gallery, customers now
have the option to drag the grade in as a single compound node, or as a fully expanded node tree. These changes allow professional colorists to work even faster, while also making it more intuitive
for video editors that are learning how to use Resolve's massive set of color correction tools. In addition, there is a new single point tracker, new temperature and tint sliders have been added to
the primary grading controls, additional XRite Colorchecker charts are now supported in the Color Match palette and customers can now select and modify multiple control points at the same time when
working with Power Curve Windows.
With cameras such as Blackmagic Design's URSA Mini 4.6K that already shoot with the latitude needed for HDR work, DaVinci
Resolve 12 has already been used to grade more HDR content than any other system. DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio now includes major advances in HDR grading controls. Specific nodes can now be set to
HDR mode which enables the grading tools in Resolve to work in an extended dynamic range especially designed for HDR deliverables such as Dolby Vision and HDR10. In addition, caching formats such
as ProRes 4444 XQ and DNxHR now support extended dynamic range to serve as an efficient storage alternative to uncompressed 16-bit float files. These enhancements mean Blackmagic Design is the only
company that offers a complete end to end HDR workflow from on set production to post production.
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 also introduces ResolveFX, a powerful new framework for native GPU and CPU accelerated effects. This release includes ResolveFX plug-ins such as GPU accelerated
color space and gamma transformations, along with more traditional effects such as lens blur, light rays, emboss, dent, vortex, mirrors, gaussian and other blurs, glows, ripples, and more.
Advanced ResolveFX tools like film grain, lens blurs and flares are available with DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio.
For more advanced visual effects work, the new Fusion Connect
feature lets customers send clips to Fusion for additional visual effects. Fusion is Blackmagic Design's advanced node based 3D compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software. When
scenes are rendered out of Fusion, they automatically replace the clips on Resolve's timeline. As effect shots are completed, the Fusion Connect clips in the Resolve timeline can be refreshed to
show the most current version of the shot.
The Deliver page has been completely redesigned so now it's easier to find presets, customize render settings and organize jobs. The
new icon browser lets customers see and select output presets which include a new Premiere Pro export, along with presets for ProTools, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Vimeo, YouTube and more. In addition, audio
can now be output independently of video as single or multichannel, and clips can be exported with an alpha channel when using supported codecs such as ProRes 4444, ProRes 4444 XQ and
In addition to all of the above features, DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio customers will also get dramatically improved spatial noise
reduction which uses a superior multi GPU accelerated algorithm to reduce noise while retaining incredible detail. When combined with DaVinci Resolve 12.5's enhanced temporal noise reduction controls,
customers get the ultimate noise reduction toolset. DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio customers also get a new automatic correction tool for fixing barrel, pin cushion or perspective lens distortion, along
with high quality de-interlacing, support for Camera LUTs, the DaVinci Color Transform Language (.dctl), and the ability to create ProRes remote render jobs on Windows machines. Customers can even
use a terminal command to run a headless version of DaVinci Resolve without the GUI for remote rendering.
"The overwhelming success of DaVinci Resolve 12 has been incredibly
exciting. Originally we planned
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 to be focused on all the little things that make colorists' and editors' lives more productive, however its turned out that DaVinci Resolve 12.5
has become a major upgrade with a huge number of innovative new features," said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. "I'd like to thank everyone for their huge support and positive feedback. This
year we really wanted to take the time to address all of the finer details and the little things that make a huge difference to the pros that use it everyday, as well as new users learning the
software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5 now includes virtually every imaginable editing and trimming tool! We are really excited about how quickly editors are switching, and we are committed to continue
making it the best editing and color correction software in the world!"