DaVinci Resolve 17: What You Need to Know

Get excited: Blackmagic Design has released DaVinci Resolve 17!

Not long after unveiling the new Ursa Mini Pro 12k camera, Blackmagic has unveiled DaVinci Resolve 17, an update to its film editing software.

The update includes changes to its color, cut, edit, and Fairlight audio pages (DaVinci Resolve is known for its multiple “Pages” that let you focus on one task of editing your film at a time).

The company’s goal is to give you an entire post-production studio in a single app. And based on the new updates, there’s a lot to be excited about!

DaVinci Resolve 17 specs

Here are the specific upgrades to the new Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve:

  • New image processing for the latest wide gamut HDR
  • A powerful audio engine
  • Immersive 3D audio workflows
  • New HDR grading tools including mesh-based warping tool that allows for adjustments of color and luminance
  • AI based magic mask
  • Fairlight mouse and keyboard-based edit selection tools along
  • Fairlight audio core, a high performance audio engine that supports 2,000 tracks on a single system
  • Metadata-based “slate” view with bin dividers to organize and find footage faster
  • Zoomed waveforms for audio editing
  • Smart reframing
  • Proxies
  • Live effect previews
  • Ability to use effects, titles or transitions created on the Fusion page on the edit and cut pages
  • Import and edit projects from ATEM Mini Pro ISO
  • Proxy media workflows up to 1/16th resolution in H.264, H.265, ProRes or DNxHR
  • Native interlace processing and realtime 3:2 pulldown removal
  • Node tree bookmarks
  • Customizable Fusion toolbar
  • Vertical node layouts
  • Support for growing files in media pool
  • Support for frame-based metadata for BRAW, ARRI, RED, Sony and EXR
  • Workflow integration API and third-party encoder API
  • Timeline based clip syncing to create multicam and compound clips
  • Render in-place command for effects-heavy clips on cut and edit timelines
  • Portable timeline and bin files for easy sharing

The Studio version of DaVinci Resolve costs $299. For more information, check out Blackmagic’s official site!

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