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DaVinci Resolve 17.0 Beta 3

The free DaVinci Resolve 17 includes all of the same high quality processing as DaVinci Resolve 17 Studio and can handle unlimited resolution media files. However it does limit project mastering and output to Ultra HD resolutions or lower. DaVinci Resolve 17 only supports a single processing GPU on Windows and Linux and 2 GPUs on the latest Mac Pro.

If you need features such as support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, de-interlacing, HDR tools, camera tracker, multiple Resolve FX, 3D stereoscopic tools, remote rendering, an external database server and collaboration tools that let multiple users work on the same project at the same time, please upgrade to DaVinci Resolve 17 Studio.

We hope you do decide to upgrade as your facility grows and you do more advanced work!

Important information regarding database management
DaVinci Resolve 17.0 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 16.2.7 and previous versions. We strongly recommend that you back up your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 17.0
Color
DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel keycaps kit and new optimized menus.
RCM2 with improved color tagging and smooth tone and gamut mapping.
HDR perceptually accurate primary grading tools with tonal range control.
Color warper to qualify and change hue vs saturation and luma vs chroma.
Magic mask using the DaVinci neural engine generates tracking masks.
Redesigned primary interface to show all controls concurrently.
Grading tools are colorspace aware in color managed timelines.
Support for user selectable colorspace and gamma for HDR grading tools.
Support for timeline clips to bypass color management.
Support for sat vs lum mode in the curve tool.
Support for generating a 17-point cube 3D LUT.
Support for LUTs designed for video range.
Support for saving smart filters to be shown in all projects.
Support for smart filters for marker keywords added to timeline clips.
Support for diagonal, venetian blinds and checkerboard reference wipes.
Support to set input colorspace, gamma and IDT on preconform timelines.
Support for a pop-out floating window for the curves panel.
Support for fast review from the playback menu on the color page.
Support for a 3x3 grid view and multiple GPU scopes of the same type.
Support for a floating video scopes window in dual screen layouts.
Improved scaling and style options for waveforms and vectorscopes.
Support for loading IDTs and ODTs as a DCTL file or ACES RRT.
Support for defining LUTs inside a DCTL file.
Support for multiple simultaneous client connections in remote grading.
Support for advanced and mini panels networking for remote grading.
Support for a split screen playhead viewing mode.
Support for improved split screen layouts.
Support for converting in-out ranges to duration markers.
Improved behavior when drawing bezier power windows using a mouse.
Option to use a Rec.2020 matrix for 4:2:2 video monitoring.
Resolve FX
Resolve FX Smear frame blending for motion blur and other effects.
Resolve FX Motion Trails temporal motion blur, object trails, disco effects.
Resolve FX Transform clip moving, stretching and rotation with motion blur.
Resolve FX False Color overlays replicating camera HUDs and other looks.
Resolve FX Texture Pop for fine image detail and contrast control.
Resolve FX Detail Recovery for detail and grain recovery.
Resolve FX Noise Reduction native noise reduction tools as Resolve FX.
Resolve FX Video Collage to quickly position a stack of clips into a grid.
Resolve FX Luma, HSL and 3D native keying tools as Resolve FX.
Improved Resolve FX Film Grain with new optimized mode.
Improved Resolve FX Dead Pixel Fixer with freehand fill, softness etc.
Improved Resolve FX Dust Buster with shape drawing, clone fixes etc.
Improved Resolve FX Object Removal for scene mode, adaptive blending.
Improved Resolve FX Blur defaults for directional, radial and zoom blurs.
Improved Resolve FX Tilt Shift with alpha channel support for depth masks.
Audio
Support for the Fairlight Mini Console.
Fairlight Audio Core to natively CPU process up to 2000 audio tracks.
FlexBus routing system to permit bus to bus routing and mixing.
ADM import, playback and export of Dolby Atmos IMF IAB masters.
Fairlight FX Surround Analyzer meters.
Full implementation of the 9.1.6 and 22.2 surround sound bus formats.
Native support for 44.1 KHz sample rate audio clips and instruments.
Analyzing and navigating to audio transients in a track.
Offline clip-based audio loudness analyzer.
Selection of absolute or relative scales and loudness meter dialog gating.
Pro Tools keyboard customization preset.
Full range of video controls in the new unified and tabbed inspector.
Updated editing, range and selection behavior in edit selection mode.
Support for importing AES31 audio timelines.
Support for pre-viewing video when sliding clips, markers and ranges.
Support for reversing audio clips.
Support for flattening audio track layers.
Support to have automation following clip edit changes.
Support for saving, recalling, creating timelines via configuration presets.
Support for editing linked clips.
Support for marquee selection of multiple mixer tracks.
Support for changing the track type of multiple selected tracks.
Support to directly edit in the mixer track and VCA group names.
Support for deleting multiple empty tracks from the track header.
Support for deleting marked extents on selected tracks.
Support for per-timeline views, selections, range and playhead location.
Support for changing clip gain using shortcuts.
Improved clip gain with change tooltips and fine control using shift.
Support for bouncing linked groups to a multi channel file.
Support for track record, mute, solo, arm control in the application menu.
Support for viewer to be off, floating, docked or full screen.
Support for toggling interface between normal and cinema viewer mode.
Support for monitoring volume dB level tooltip.
Support for selecting multiple monitor sources from Fairlight audio editors.
Support for pre & post roll control from the Fairlight audio editors.
Support for selection of Fairlight Audio Interface phantom power, gain etc.
Improved waveform display when zooming into a clip waveform.
Improved metering displays for timelines with lots of audio tracks.
Improved keyboard mappings for edit selection mode.
Improved MPEG-H workflow and export support.
Cut
Support for the DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor.
Full featured unified inspector with tabs and keyframe control.
File tab in the inspector with camera raw settings and clip metadata.
Media pool clip properties can now be viewed and edited in the inspector.
Media pool slate and sort view with grouping based on clip metadata.
Audio trim on the viewer and timeline.
Live scrubbing previews for effects library transitions, titles and effects.
Support for a new relink icon and dialog in the cut page.
Support quickly switching source tape bins from the media pool.
Support for showing the media pool in a flattened view.
Playhead indicators for distance to adjacent edits when using sync bins.
Support for a change duration dialog with presets in the cut page.
Support for entering the clip duration in the viewer duration field.
Support for navigating edit points and markers in the cut page.
Support for a thumbnail view in the effects library.
Support for a full screen preview icon on the viewer.
Support for selecting safe area guides and aspect ratios on the cut page.
Support for a cinema viewer with sync bin multi-views.
Support for switching timelines in the viewer.
Support for importing frame sequences as individual still images.
Improved markers entry using the DaVinci Resolve Editor keyboard.
Edit
Full featured unified inspector with tabs and keyframe control.
File tab in the inspector with camera raw settings and clip metadata.
Media pool clip properties can now be viewed and edited in the inspector.
Significantly improved DaVinci neural engine deinterlacing quality option.
Significantly improved processing of interlaced timelines and deliveries.
Real time removal of 3:2 pull down.
Scene cut detection directly on the timeline using DaVinci neural engine.
Automatically framing shots based on content using DaVinci neural engine.
Quick and clean chroma keying with Resolve FX Luma, HSL and 3D Keyer.
Resolve FX Video Collage for multiple source picture in picture grid.
Burn away transition with options to control burning, melting and shriveling.
Sync of multiple audio clips to a single video clip.
Aligning edits on the timeline using waveform or timecode matching.
Importing BorisFX Continuum plugins, transitions etc. from AAFs.
Live scrubbing previews for effects library transitions, titles and effects.
Media pool slate and sort view with grouping based on clip metadata.
Deleting gaps based on clip selection, ranges or the whole timeline.
Support for rendering sections of the timeline in place with effects baked in.
Support for motion blur controls for motion based video transitions.
Support for dragging effects directly into the inspector.
Support for conversion of basic transitions into Fusion transitions.
Support for timeline compositing using Resolve FX & OpenFX alpha.
Support to retain image position in the crop section of the inspector.
Support to navigate the timeline with arrow keys without affecting selection.
Support to change clip selection using arrow keys and command modifier.
Support for a thumbnail view in the effects library.
Support for sorting timelines alphabetically, creation date or recent use.
Support for disabling timelines within the media pool.
Improved timecode entry with multiple modes and dedicated action.
Support for copy paste of timecode or frame in viewers based on mode.
Support for compositing using track mattes or external alpha.
Support for Fusion effect templates in the edit page.
Support for viewer overlays for Fusion templates and titles.
Support to save and show smart bins in all projects.
Support for creating multiple multicam clips by splitting at gaps.
Support for compound clip or timeline conversion into multicam clips.
Support to optionally zoom timeline at the cursor or the playhead.
Support for a fast play review from the playback menu.
Support for hovering on title font names to preview on viewer.
Support for monitoring HDR and SDR outputs for Dolby Vision projects.
Support for monitoring stereoscopic 3D timelines.
Support for creating DCTL based transitions.
Support for importing EDL, XML etc. without media to empty media pool.
Support for floating video scopes in media view in a dual monitor mode.
Support for closing take selector or retime using escape.
Support for creating a new timeline using an IMF composition playlist.
Improved behavior when switching between clip and edit point selections.
Improved waveform syncing when creating multicams or aligning clips.
Improved track compositing when the media doesn't cover the full canvas.
Support for independent track height and view mode options.
Fusion
Audio playback along with waveform display in the keyframes panel.
Viewing and editing clip and timeline markers in the keyframes panel.
Resolve FX Dead Pixel Fixer, DCTL and Patch Replacer.
Anim curves modifier for convenient easing and shaping of animations.
Support for user customization of the Fusion toolbar above the node editor.
Support for auto creating a composition when adding tools or media.
Support for additional dual screen layouts.
Support for full featured unified inspector with tabs and keyframe control.
Initial support for a GPU accelerated 2D shapes toolkit for motion graphics.
Improved optical flow behavior.
Workflow Integrations
Open toolkit to create DaVinci Resolve Studio workflow integration plugins.
Codecs
Directly uploading to Twitter from within DaVinci Resolve.
Per frame metadata from Blackmagic RAW clips.
Per frame metadata from ARRI, RED, Canon and Sony cameras.
Decoding and rendering per-frame EXR metadata.
Updated metadata support for Sony MXF clips.
Open plugin SDK toolkit for encoder developers.
Growing file support in the media pool.
Decoding QuickTime PNG clips.
Decoding uncompressed RGB 8-bit and YUV 10-bit AVI clips.
Decoding spanned Panasonic 8K SHV clips.
Decoding and encoding GoPro CineForm clips with non multiple of 16 res.
Decoding and encoding mp3 audio in Linux.
Decoding and encoding high-throughput JPEG 2000 (HTJ2K).
Bypass re-encodes for supported JPEG 2000 profiles on renders.
Encoding IMF MCA audio metadata.
Encoding IMF and DCP as reels based on duration or edits.
Exporting non-HDR DCP metadata option.
Exporting HDR tags in DCP workflows.
Support for reading RAW clips and audio clips from Frame.io.
Support for additional NVIDIA encoder parameters for H.264 and H.265.
Support for rendering 10-bit HDR IMF clips.
Support for a 16 bit SDR IMF preset.
Support for Photon 4.8.0 for IMF validation.
General
Proxy media workflow supporting internal and externally generated media.
Optimized media is now automatically available across projects.
Generation of optimized media can now be limited to edit extents.
In and out ranges are now synchronized between pages.
Significantly improved performance with large collaboration projects.
Stability improvements with new GPU detection and initialization.
Better interactivity and playback performance on multi-GPU systems.
Consistent pan, zoom and scroll behavior with mouse and trackpads.
Support for importing and exporting individual timelines using .drt files.
Support for importing and exporting individual bins using .drb files.
Support for exporting .drt files for media managed timelines.
Support for auto linking .drt files to source camera clips.
Support for auto linking .drt files generated using media management.
Improved error handling for media management jobs.
Support for a warning about media offline when creating render jobs.
Support for smart bins and smart filters to check if media is offline.
Support to scan all connected databases for remote rendering jobs.
Support for new resize filter options in project settings and edit inspector.
Support for render caching adjustment clips.
Support to adjust numeric field entries using arrow keys based on cursor.
Support to ignore unsupported OpenFX plugin packages in preferences.
Support for independently configuring capture and playback devices.
Support for displaying source frame number in data burn-in.
Support for adjusting text opacity for data burn-in.
Support for configuring multiple custom LUT paths.
Support for Thai & Vietnamese UI localizations.
Support for a render codec tag for render path and file name.
Support for ITU-R BT.2111-1 HDR test bar patterns.
Support for showing fast forward & rewind speed.
Support for NVLink high speed interconnect with supported NVIDIA GPUs.
Support for xGMI high speed interconnect with supported AMD GPUs.
Support for an integrated title bar in the application window on Mac OS.
Support for previous and next navigation across Frame.io markers.
Support for triggering a script at the start or end of a render.
Multiple scripting API improvements.
Multiple performance and stability improvements.


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.2.7

Support for NVIDIA Ampere GPUs on Linux and Windows systems.
Addressed an issue with importing 23.976 fps ATEM ISO projects.
General performance and stability improvements.


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.2.6

Support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 1.8.1.
Support for Final Cut Pro X XML Version 1.9.
Multiple performance and stability improvements.


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.2.5

Support for importing ATEM Mini Pro ISO projects in DaVinci Resolve.
Improved listing of numbered still frames in the media pool.
Addressed flashing offline frame issues for some H.264 clips on Windows.
Addressed an issue with relinking AAF clips in different folders.
Addressed issues with syncing playhead in the sync bin and timeline.
Multiple performance and stability improvements.


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.2.4

Support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 1.8.
Improved debayering support for EOS-1D X Mark III and EOS R5 raw clips.
Improved syncing of playhead between timeline and viewer in the sync bin.
Improved tone mapping behavior when performing wipes in HDR projects.
Improved Kakadu JPEG 2000 decode performance on Linux and Windows.
Addressed an issue with cropping the upper track in some scenarios.
Addressed an issue with removing freeze frames in retimed clips.
Addressed an issue with adjusting volume on a multi-track audio clip.
Addressed an issue with saving the project after moving audio keyframes.
Addressed an issue with waveform displays when scrolling the timeline.
Addressed issues with audio waveforms in sync bin and sync clip window.
Addressed an issue with resetting the MediaIn node in the inspector.
Addressed an issue with trimming still images in the Fusion page.
Addressed an issue with flashing alpha on EXR clips with Fusion comps.
Addressed a preview issue with aux channels and combiner nodes.
Addressed an issue with slow renders for Fusion custom tools.
Addressed an issue with gradient modifiers applied on color controls.
Multiple performance and stability improvements.


DaVinci Resolve 16.2.3

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.2.3
Support for Dolby Vision 4.1 CM algorithm to generate v2.9 trims from v4.
Option to export a Dolby Vision v2.9 XML from a v4 project.
Support for RED SDK 7.3.2.
Faster Metal decoding for Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and EOS R5 clips.
Addressed incorrect playback for some ARRIRAW clips.
Addressed an issue with ACES IDTs for some ARRI MXF clips.
Addressed a focus and text entry issue for editable media pool fields.
Addressed an issue rippling audio extend edits in trim mode.
Addressed display issues with track and edit index in Fairlight page.
Addressed a layered editing issue when cloning audio clips.
Addressed incorrect behavior moving tracks over linked audio tracks.
Addressed incorrect masking in Text+ when using image shading.
Addressed incorrect behavior deleting gradient points in inspector.
Addressed multiple issues with blank Fusion previews.
Addressed an issue persisting viewer LUTs with comps in Fusion page.
Addressed an issue with offline reference wipe sizing in the viewer.
Multiple performance and stability improvements.
Minimum system requirements for macOS
macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
16 GB of system memory. 32 GB when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM.
GPU which supports Metal or OpenCL 1.2.
Minimum system requirements for Windows
Windows 10 Update
16 GB of system memory. 32 GB when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
Integrated GPU or discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
GPU which supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10
NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU
Minimum system requirements for Linux
CentOS 7.3
32 GB of system memory
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
Discrete GPU with at least 2GB of VRAM
GPU which supports OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10
NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU


DaVinci Resolve 16.2.2

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.2.2

Hardware accelerated H.265 Main10 renders on supported Macs.
Blackmagic RAW clip LUT name can now be viewed in clip metadata.
Ability to assign frame rate in YouTube, Vimeo and Frame.io renders.
Support for marking Frame.io comments in markers as complete.
Nudge keyboard actions can be used in the sync clip dialog.
Support for exporting .srt files without formatting.
Support for RED 7.3.1 SDK.
Support for Rec.709-A gamma option for QuickTime player compatibility.
Preference to automatically tag Rec.709 clips as Rec.709-A.
Addressed level shifts playing some short H.264 clips on Mac systems.
Addressed loss of audio transition when trimming clips in the timeline.
Addressed issues with stabilization not being available in the inspector.
Addressed issues with incorrect channel order for audio waveform display.
Addressed an issue with previewing in Fusion when in proxies mode.
Addressed an issue with using reference sizing with timeline wipe.
Addressed an issue with aspect ratio metadata in some MXF renders.
Multiple performance and stability improvements.

DaVinci Resolve 16.2.1

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.2.1

Support for decoding H.265 4:4:4 12-bit on supported NVIDIA GPUs.
Support for encoding H.265 4:4:4 12-bit on supported NVIDIA GPUs.
Support for encoding 32 bit float audio in QuickTime clips.
Support for trimming QuickTime audio clips during media management.
Support for Metal based R3D decode with the RED 7.3 RC SDK.
Support for double clicking drp files in Windows and Linux.
Support for performing open with on FCP7 XML files on Windows.
Improved decode support of H.265 4:4:4 clips up to 10-bit.
Improved performance with ProRes clips on high end CPUs.
Improved performance with DNxHR clips on high end CPUs.
Improved playback performance with compressed OpenEXR clips.
Improved performance for Dolby Vision analysis.
Improved stability on Windows systems with Intel graphics.
Addressed an issue with clean feed previews in Mac 10.15.4.
Addressed an issue with decoding phone camera clips with AAC audio.
Addressed an issue with truncated node labels on some displays.
Addressed issues with HDR tone mapping when using adjustment layers.
Addressed an issue with the sync bin work working with an empty timeline.
Addressed an issue with transitions when dragging clips across timelines.
Multiple performance and stability improvements.


DaVinci Resolve 16.2

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.2

Fairlight timeline editing toolset improvements.
New mouse and keyboard based editing toolset.
User adjustable per track scalable waveform display.
Keyboard shortcut editing actions now include fade, cut, select and move.
Support for alt/option dragging clips to create a clip copy.
Support for pasting clips across timelines.
Support for bouncing individual audio clips to files.
Support for dragging audio clips to separate tracks using modifiers.
Support for dragging audio clips to specific positions using modifiers.
Support for converting multichannel tracks into linked groups.
Support for a user preference to align audio edits to frame boundaries.
Support for an action to trim all audio edits to frame boundaries.
Fairlight sound library.
Release of the Fairlight sound library installer for foley effects.
Support for searching and displaying sound library description metadata.
Effects and plugin management improvements.
Automatic sorting of AU and VST audio effects into types and categories.
Favorite audio plugins are now displayed at the top of the mixer plugin list.
Additional immersive audio support.
Support for MPEG-H bussing and monitoring in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
Improved pan and balance including the ability to constrain panning.
Track Index improvements.
Support for the edit index in the Fairlight page.
Drag selection of tracks, mute, solo and record controls in the track index.
Drag and drop reordering of audio tracks in the track index.
AAF import/export improvements.
Support for importing AAF sequences as new tracks in an existing timeline.
Support for importing AAF sequences with an offset to an existing timeline.
Support for importing multichannel tracks from an AAF as linked groups.
Support for broadcast wave files when exporting an embedded AAF.
Support for exporting audio cross fades and fade handles in AAF files.
Audio mixing improvements.
Support for additional notch filters in clip EQ.
Support for new FairlightFX Meters.
Support for new FairlightFX LFE Filter.
Fairlight Audio Editor improvements.
Support for dedicated controls for panning up and down.
Support for editing clip EQ.
Support for copying and pasting clip EQ.
Support for creating and applying presets for clip EQ.
Support for adding, managing and custom mapping of plugin parameters.
Support for changing relative clip levels.
Support for resetting clip levels to unity.
Support for editing fade shapes and deleting fades.
Support for saving and recalling user defined track view presets.
Support for enabling layered audio editing from the desktop audio editor.
Support for choosing automation curves from the editor panel or console.
Improved behavior when moving track selection with no tracks selected.
Support for improved timecode entry and high frame rate timecode.
Support for entering relative timecode values.
Support for inserting 00 in timecode entry by using the colon key.
Support for master spill on console faders.
Support for finer adjustment of controls using the mouse or audio editor.
Support for media left and media right selection keys.
Support for a text-only labels mode.
Support for a traditional Fairlight keyboard layout.
Improved support for legacy Fairlight project import.
Improved import of EQ, automation and fade from legacy Fairlight projects.
Improved speed when importing large legacy Fairlight projects.
Editing improvements.
Improved performance when switching to large timelines with many tracks.
Support for creating a compound clip from an in-out range in the timeline.
Support for previewing timeline audio during live overwrites of video edits.
Support for editing individual angles to the timeline from a multi-cam viewer.
Support for updating clip duration display while editing in the cut page.
Support for a change transition duration dialog.
Support for viewing duration in frames or timecode format in the viewers.
Support for Fusion transition templates in the edit page.
Support for Fusion generator templates in the edit page.
Support for timeline view options per system in collaborative projects.
Media Pool improvements.
Improved audio track metadata support with support for up to 24 tracks.
Support for duplicated clips and timelines being placed in the source bin.
Support for sorting media pool clips by date added.
Support for showing synced audio filenames in the media pool list view.
Support for revealing the media pool location of a clip from a smart bin.
Support for a media pool context menu to duplicate clips and timelines.
Support for only additional files when repeating media management copies.
Color grading improvements.
Multiple stability and usability improvements for collaborative projects.
Support for smart filters based on keywords and people metadata tags.
Support for modifying primary grade values using numerical values.
Support for retaining out of range data when monitoring at video levels.
Support for Fusion MediaOut name tooltips on the node graph inputs.
Support for feet and frames data burn-in options.
Support for disabling output sizing and blanking for individual clip renders.
Scopes improvements.
Support option for showing scopes at video level and data level.
Support for HLG gamma when using HDR scopes.
Support for highlighting the color viewer qualifier position in the scopes.
Codec improvements.
Support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 1.7.
Support for rendering audio only timelines.
Support for decoding 32 bit floating point audio.
Improved support for color space and gamma when decoding H.265 clips.
Support for displaying EXR codec name based on compression method.
Support for overriding the color space and gamma tags in render settings.
Support for RED SDK 7.2.1 and decoding clips from the Komodo camera.
Support for two new parameters in the RED camera raw settings.
Support for REDWideGamut Log3G10 IDT for ACES projects.
Support for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera.
Support for decoding u-Law Audio in QuickTime clips.
Support for alpha channel clips with the bypass re-encode option.
Scripting, API and general improvements.
Support for running the primary screen as a window in dual screen mode.
Improved scripting API with the ability to close an open project.
Improved scripting API to set frame rate for media pool clips.
Support for new scripting functions to return ordered lists.
Support for video monitoring advance and delay on the Fairlight page.
Support for GPI/GPO control on the Fairlight Audio Interface.
Multiple performance and stability improvements.


DaVinci Resolve 16.1.2

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.1.2
Support for additional audio track formats for IMF and DCP renders
Improved decode and encode performance for Kakadu DCP and IMF formats
Support for CUDA based R3D with the latest RED SDK on Windows and Linux
Adds Blackmagic RAW support for latest Blackmagic URSA Broadcast update
Support for new audio only and video only editing modes on the cut page
Added in and out buttons in the user interface on the cut page
Support for audio playback when trimming on the cut and edit pages
Improved zoom buttons for the timeline on the edit page
Improved smart indicator in the cut page for when using in and out points
Viewer resize icon on the cut page now correctly resizes the whole viewer
Cut page divider between timeline and viewer can now be moved via the divider
Close up edits in the cut page now vary the close up from 20% to 40% randomly
Search dial is more responsive when using the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
Removed auto jog mode on scroll with the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
Better responsiveness using shuttle with the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
Double press to clear in and out on the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
Improved performance in collaborative projects with multiple DaVinci systems
Support for monitor name in the workspace menu display options
Support for copy/paste in Dolby Vision mid tone offset values between clips
New scripting APIs to move media items, LUTs, markers, copy grades and more
Now uses 2 up view in sync bin when using live overwrite editing
Fixes a bug that caused the clip dividers in the source tape to scroll with audio
Opening the media folder in the cut page will re-sync to that folder contents
Multiple performance and stability improvements


DaVinci Resolve 16.1.1

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.1.1
Improved behavior when navigating to previous or next multicam angles by looping around to the last or first angle
Addressed an issue where performing a replace with a multicam clip in the source viewer would not select the correct angle
Addressed an issue where shift-dragging a gain keyframe in an audio clip would not work correctly on the edit timeline
Addressed an issue where H.264 clips would be rendered incorrectly if network optimization was enabled
Addressed an issue where render jobs would sometimes fail on some systems
Addressed an issue where archived projects would not include mattes for stereoscopic 3D clips
Addressed an issue where playback for 4K DNG clips would be slow
Addressed an issue where some DNG clips would be decoded with an incorrect color science
Addressed an issue where rendering to MXF XDCAM formats would sometimes show artefacts
Addressed an issue where minimizing the application would not hide the video clean feed
Addressed an issue where setting in and out points from a timeline duration marker would sometimes not work correctly in the edit page
Addressed an issue where the show picker RGB value context option in the color viewer could not be toggled off
Addressed an issue where AAFs with multiple embedded audio channels would be decoded incorrectly
Addressed an issue related to decoding Blackmagic RAW on macOS Catalina
General performance and stability improvements

Minimum system requirements for macOS
macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Windows
Windows 10 Update
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Linux
CentOS 7.3
32 GB of system memory is recommended minimum
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later


DaVinci Resolve 16.1

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.1

Cut
Sync Bin view which shows synced clip cutaways for the current shot on the timeline in a live multi-view for up to 9 cameras
Sync Clip window to perform timecode based, audio waveform based and in or out point based syncing for clips
Live overwrite from the Sync Bin multi-view where the desired camera number can be pressed on the keyboard and the cut away length can be adjusted live with the scroll dial
Support for automatically grouping shots from one camera by analyzing timecode and camera number metadata
Close Up is now powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine to automatically identify multiple faces in the clip and reframe and zoom in on the subjects
Ability to extend the timeline from the Sync Bin view to easily find the next edit for your timeline
Smart Indicators on the timeline which show where the closest edit points are based on the playhead position
Boring detector with timeline indicators to detect edits which are running too long
Jump cut detector with timeline indicators for flash frames and jump cuts
Support for a new transition dialog to quickly find and apply the desired transition to the closest edit point using the scroll dial on the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
Support for a new picture in picture mode to quickly apply a picture in picture edit by easily selecting the image quadrant using the scroll dial in the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
Support for a new blended scroll mode in the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard that dynamically toggles between scroll and jog transport
Support for a split clip action in the toolbar
Support for performing a slide edit by Alt/Option + dragging the timeline clip overlay
Support for adding bins and moving clips between bins in the media pool
Improved representation of small cuts on the top timeline
Improved thumbnail clip hover behavior when selecting and previewing source media in the viewer
Improved responsiveness when scrubbing the in and out points for long clips in range editor
Edit
Support for using embedded timecode for clip based formats when the project setting is set to use frame count timecode
Ability to copy and paste transitions across multiple edit points in the timeline
Support for switching between clip and edit point selections on the timeline
Support for temporarily toggling between selection and trim edit mode during an edit action
Support for track name and track number burn-in and render tags
Support for previewing audio when dynamic trimming at greater than 1x speeds
Support for dragging adjustment clips to the media pool
Support for renaming adjustment clips in the inspector
Support for showing or hiding individual panels using keyboard shortcuts
Improved default multicam naming behavior
Ability to name angles after clip names or file names when creating a multi-cam clip
Support for matching a multicam edit frame to the underlying source clip
Support for switching to the correct multicam angle when performing a multicam match frame
Improved graticule and timecode display on timeline rulers
Support for opening Final Cut Pro 7 XML files from Finder to import media or timelines on macOS systems
Alt/Option-clicking on a track destination selector on the edit timeline will now exclusively select that track
Support for tooltips to show track names in the mini track view
Support for automatically selecting the newly added take in the take selector
Improved dual screen behavior for the edit page with support for single viewer and full height metadata and effects library
Improved performance when analyzing clips for detecting and classifying people
Improved easing behavior when applying smoothness to position keyframes
Improved blade behavior when there is a clip selection
Improved behavior when navigating between clips and edit points on the edit timeline when subtitles are present
Fusion
Support for reading media with super scale applied in the media pool
Support for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera presets in the Camera3D and CameraTracker tools
Improved memory management on compositions with multiple input layers
Improved memory management on multi-GPU systems
Improved viewer interactivity and playback performance on single GPU systems
Improved render all savers status display
Support for ACEScg as a gamut option
ResolveFX
ResolveFX Stop Motion
ResolveFX and OpenFX plugins can now process and modify the alpha channel
Support for additive compositing for ResolveFX Light Rays and ResolveFX Glow
Support for automatically enabling usage of OFX alpha for ResolveFX Match Move and ResolveFX Drop Shadow
Color
Support for viewing flags applied on the current clip on the video monitoring output
Support for limiting viewer overlays in HDR mode to 100 nits
Support for an option to update the shared node grade from a version stored in a gallery still
Support for stereoscopic controls in the Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Mini panel
Support for OpenFX controls in the Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Mini panel
Support for generating high resolution 65-point cube LUTs from color page thumbnails
Ability to paste a power window by appending to the existing windows from the Power Windows option menu
Support for a user preference under color to restrict node navigation to color corrector nodes and avoid mixer nodes and splitter and combiner nodes
Improved CIE scopes with a 1976 u’v’ view and the ability to show an additional reference gamut
Improved color match processing powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
Ability to step the timeline wipe frame forward and back from the view menu and using the relevant shortcuts
Support for previewing timeline clip grades from the gallery when live preview is enabled
Support for a 2.0:1 output blanking preset in the timeline menu
Support for Fujifilm F-Log colorspace
Restored menu entries for half step printer lights in the color application menu
Fairlight
Support for 96 KHz and 192 KHz sample rates at a project level for DaVinci Resolve Studio
Support for clipping indicator for main buses on the Fairlight mixer
Improved sound library search with support for binary and wildcard searches
Support for enabling extended bounce tail durations from the option menu for audio clips with reverb and other tail effects
Support for customizing the tail duration threshold for reverb and other tail effects
Support for automatically enabling Insert In for an audio track when manually patching track inputs
Improved performance when loading and switching timelines
Improved performance when generating waveform profiles for nested timelines
Improved peak hold and decay behavior for meters in FairlightFX plugins
Support for displaying and persisting individual audio effect windows on top of other windows
Media and Delivery
Ability to preserve video essence for faster rendering of uncompressed clips without content changes
Support for decoding and encoding ProRes IMFs
Support for decoding and encoding DNxUncompressed half float formats
Support for decoding IMA4 format audio in QuickTime clips
Support for decoding floating point audio in QuickTime clips
Support for a preference to stop renders when a frame or clip cannot be processed
Support for decoding floating point TIFF images
Support for decoding DPX 10-bit RGBA files
Support for encoding AVC Intra 50, 100 and 200 on DaVinci Resolve Studio
Support for user selectable audio sample rates for timeline renders
Improved performance when decoding H.264 and H.265 clips using GPU acceleration on AMD graphics cards
Improved encoding to Panasonic SHV 8K with support for 50fps in DaVinci Resolve Studio
Improved support for reading QuickTime container metadata
Ability to disable video on Pro Tools and audio only exports
Support for exporting EDLs with multiple audio tracks
Ability to render adaptive audio tracks as discrete mono channels
Ability to export subtitles when exporting a timeline to Pro Tools using the deliver page preset
Support for rendering embedded audio timecode for synced audio clips when using the Pro Tools export preset
Support for GPU accelerated debayering on CUDA systems when decoding ARRIRAW clips using the ARRI SDK Full Res debayer
Improved Vimeo render settings with options for setting description, visibility and password for the uploaded video
Support for a warning when exporting an IMF or DCP package with an incorrect audio track setup
Support for decoding spanned AVCHD MTS clips
Improved playback speed when decoding JPEG 2000 clips
Improved performance when media managing long wav files
Improved performance when rendering QuickTime clips to network mounted drives
Improved performance when switching to bins that contain a large number of clips
Improved performance when deleting a large number of media pool clips
Improved behavior when rendering a single multi-channel audio track as individual wav files
Improved ProRes 4444 playback performance
Support for identifying and importing multiple Panasonic P2 shots in a single folder as separate clips
General
Support for a Clean Feed viewer mode on an additional display on DaVinci Resolve Studio
Ability to halve the current playback speed as well as playback at half, quarter and 1/8th speed using the Play Slow command
Support for additional flag and marker colors
Support for resolving the good take tag to # instead of 1
Ability to repeat alternate frames for 48fps clips in Clip Attributes to emulate 24fps capture and playback
Support for retaining the original creation date metadata when restoring or importing projects
Improved behavior when editing parameter values using Wacom tablets
Improved playback performance in the media, edit and cut pages
Improved performance when live saving projects
Improved performance when saving projects in collaboration workflows
Improved playback quality for variable frame rate QuickTime files
Improved scripting API with support for deleting a project
Improved scripting API when getting and setting frame rate and super scale properties from project settings and clip attributes
Support for disabling unbuffered I/O for any media storage location on macOS systems
Support for decoding ALAC files on Windows and Linux systems
Support for an option to optimize projects in disk databases by Option/Alt right clicking a project in the project manager
Support for accessing and editing project notes from the File menu
Support for choosing the preferred network interface from the project server application when sharing databases and generating access keys
General performance and stability improvements
Pre-installation Notes
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.1 requires a firmware update for the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini Panels.

Minimum system requirements for macOS
macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Windows
Windows 10 Update
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Linux
CentOS 7.3
32 GB of system memory is recommended minimum
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later


DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Public Beta 3

About DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Software
The free DaVinci Resolve 16.1 includes all of the same high quality processing as DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Studio and can handle unlimited resolution media files. However it does limit project mastering and output to Ultra HD resolutions or lower. DaVinci Resolve 16.1 only supports a single processing GPU on Windows and Linux and 2 GPUs on the latest Mac Pro.

If you need features such as support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, de-interlacing, HDR tools, camera tracker, multiple Resolve FX, 3D stereoscopic tools, remote rendering, an external database server and collaboration tools that let multiple users work on the same project at the same time, please upgrade to DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Studio.

We hope you do decide to upgrade as your facility grows and you do more advanced work!

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.1
Features marked with * are in progress and may change before the final release.
Cut
Sync Bin view which shows synced clip cutaways for the current shot on the timeline in a live multi-view for up to 9 cameras
Support for automatically grouping shots from one camera by analyzing timecode and camera number metadata
Live overwrite from the Sync Bin multi-view where the desired camera number can be pressed on the keyboard and the cut away length can be adjusted live with the scroll dial
Ability to extend the timeline from the Sync Bin view to easily find the next edit for your timeline
Sync Clip window to perform timecode based, audio waveform based and in or out point based syncing for clips
Smart Indicators on the timeline which show where the closest edit points are based on the playhead position
Boring detector with timeline indicators to detect edits which are running too long
Jump cut detector with timeline indicators for flash frames and jump cuts
Close Up is now powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine to automatically identify faces in the clip and reframe the shot for a close up on the subject
Support for a blade action in the toolbar
Support for a new blended scroll mode in the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard that dynamically toggles between scroll and jog based
Support for a new transition dialog to quickly find and apply the desired transition to the closest edit point using the scroll dial on the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
Support for a new picture in picture mode to quickly apply a picture in picture edit by easily selecting the image quadrant using the scroll dial in the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
Support for performing a slide edit by Alt/Option + dragging the timeline clip overlay
Support for adding bins and moving clips between bins in the media pool
Improved thumbnail clip hover behavior when selecting and previewing source media in the viewer
Edit
Support for always using embedded timecode for clip based formats even when using frame count timecode project setting
Ability to copy and paste transitions across multiple edit points in the timeline
Support for track name and track number burn-in and render tags
Support for dragging adjustment clips to media pool
Support for renaming adjustment clips in the inspector
Support for showing or hiding individual panels using keyboard shortcuts
Support for opening Final Cut Pro 7 XML files from Finder or Explorer to import media or timelines
Improved performance when analyzing clips for detecting and classifying people
Improved easing behavior when applying smoothness to position keyframes
Improved results when syncing multicam clips and syncing video and audio clips using audio waveforms*
Improved blade behavior when there is a clip selection
Fusion
Support for reading media with super scale applied in the Media Pool
Improved memory management on compositions with multiple input layers
Improved memory management on multi-GPU systems
Improved viewer interactivity and playback performance on single GPU systems
Improved render all savers status display
Support for ACEScg as a gamut option
ResolveFX
ResolveFX Stop Motion
ResolveFX and OpenFX plugins can now process and modify the alpha channel
Color
Support for viewing flags applied on the current clip on the video monitoring output*
Support for an option to update the shared node grade from a version stored in a gallery still
Ability to paste a power window by appending to the existing windows from the Power Windows option menu
Support for a user preference under Color to restrict node navigation to color corrector nodes and avoid mixer nodes and splitter and combiner nodes
Improved CIE scopes with a 1976 u’v’ view and the ability to show an additional reference gamut
Improved color match processing powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
Ability to step the timeline wipe frame forward and back from the view menu and using the relevant shortcuts
Support for previewing timeline clip grades from the gallery when live preview is enabled
Fairlight
Support for 96 KHz and 192 KHz sample rates at a project level for DaVinci Resolve Studio
Support for clipping indicator for main buses on the Fairlight mixer
Support for enabling extended bounce tail durations from the option menu for audio clips with reverb and other tail effects
Support for customizing the tail duration threshold for reverb and other tail effects
Support for automatically enabling Insert In for an audio track when manually patching track inputs
Improved performance when loading and switching timelines
Improved performance when generating waveform profiles for nested timelines
Improved peak hold and decay behavior for meters in FairlightFX plugins
Support for displaying and persisting individual audio effect windows on top of other windows
Media and Delivery
Ability to preserve video essence for faster rendering of uncompressed clips without content changes
Support for decoding and encoding ProRes IMFs
Support for decoding and encoding DNxUncompressed half float formats
Support for decoding IMA4 format audio in QuickTime clips
Support for a preference to stop renders when a frame or clip cannot be processed
Support for decoding floating point TIFF images
Support for decoding DPX 10-bit RGBA files
Improved performance when decoding H.264 and H.265 clips using GPU acceleration on AMD graphics cards
Improved encoding to Panasonic SHV 8K with support for 50fps in DaVinci Resolve Studio
Ability to disable video on Pro Tools and audio only exports
Ability to render adaptive audio tracks as discrete mono channels
Ability to export subtitles when exporting a timeline to Pro Tools using the Deliver page preset
Support for rendering embedded audio timecode for synced audio clips when using the Pro Tools export preset
Support for GPU accelerated debayering on CUDA systems when decoding ARRIRAW clips using the ARRI SDK Full Res debayer
Improved Vimeo render settings with options for setting description, visibility and password for the uploaded video
Support for a warning when exporting an IMF or DCP package with an incorrect audio track setup
Support for decoding spanned AVCHD MTS clips
Improved playback speed when decoding JPEG 2000 clips
Improved performance when media managing long wav files
Improved behavior when rendering a single multi-channel audio track as individual wav files
Improved ProRes 4444 playback performance
Support for identifying and importing multiple Panasonic P2 shots in a single folder as separate clips
General
Support for a full-screen viewer on an additional display on DaVinci Resolve Studio
Ability to halve the current playback speed as well as playback at half, quarter and 1/8th speed using the Play Slow command
Ability to repeat alternate frames for 48fps clips in Clip Attributes to emulate 24fps capture and playback
Improved playback quality for variable frame rate QuickTime files
Support for disabling unbuffered I/O for any Media Storage location on Mac systems
Support for decoding ALAC files on Windows and Linux systems
Support for an option to optimize projects in disk databases by Option/Alt right clicking a project in the project manager
Support for accessing and editing project notes from the File menu
Support for choosing the preferred network interface from the project server application when sharing databases and generating access keys
General performance and stability improvements
Minimum system requirements for macOS
macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
CUDA Driver version 418.105
NVIDIA Driver version - As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Windows
Windows 10 Update
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Linux
CentOS 7.3
32 GB of system memory is recommended minimum
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later


DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Public Beta 2

The free DaVinci Resolve 16.1 includes all of the same high quality processing as DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Studio and can handle unlimited resolution media files. However it does limit project mastering and output to Ultra HD resolutions or lower. DaVinci Resolve 16.1 only supports a single processing GPU on Windows and Linux and 2 GPUs on the latest Mac Pro.

If you need features such as support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, de-interlacing, HDR tools, camera tracker, multiple Resolve FX, 3D stereoscopic tools, remote rendering, an external database server and collaboration tools that let multiple users work on the same project at the same time, please upgrade to DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Studio.

We hope you do decide to upgrade as your facility grows and you do more advanced work!

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.1
Features marked with * are in progress and may change before the final release.
Cut
Sync Bin view which shows synced clip cutaways for the current shot on the timeline in a live multi-view for up to 9 cameras
Support for automatically grouping shots from one camera by analyzing timecode and camera number metadata
Live overwrite from the Sync Bin multi-view where the desired camera number can be pressed on the keyboard and the cut away length can be adjusted live with the scroll dial
Ability to extend the timeline from the Sync Bin view to easily find the next edit for your timeline
Sync Clip window to perform timecode based, audio waveform based and in or out point based syncing for clips
Smart Indicators on the timeline which show where the closest edit points are based on the playhead position
Boring detector with timeline indicators to detect edits which are running too long
Jump cut detector with timeline indicators for flash frames and jump cuts
Close Up is now powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine to automatically identify faces in the clip and reframe the shot for a close up on the subject
Support for a blade action in the toolbar
Support for a new blended scroll mode in the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard that dynamically toggles between scroll and jog based
Support for a new transition dialog to quickly find and apply the desired transition to the closest edit point using the scroll dial on the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
Support for a new picture in picture mode to quickly apply a picture in picture edit by easily selecting the image quadrant using the scroll dial in the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
Support for performing a slide edit by Alt/Option + dragging the timeline clip overlay
Support for adding bins and moving clips between bins in the media pool
Improved thumbnail clip hover behavior when selecting and previewing source media in the viewer
Edit
Support for always using embedded timecode for clip based formats even when using frame count timecode project setting
Ability to copy and paste transitions across multiple edit points in the timeline
Support for track name and track number burn-in and render tags
Support for dragging adjustment clips to media pool
Support for renaming adjustment clips in the inspector
Support for showing or hiding individual panels using keyboard shortcuts
Support for opening Final Cut Pro 7 XML files from Finder or Explorer to import media or timelines
Improved performance when analyzing clips for detecting and classifying people
Improved easing behavior when applying smoothness to position keyframes
Improved results when syncing multicam clips and syncing video and audio clips using audio waveforms*
Improved blade behavior when there is a clip selection
Fusion
Support for reading media with super scale applied in the Media Pool
Improved memory management on compositions with multiple input layers
Improved memory management on multi-GPU systems
Improved viewer interactivity and playback performance on single GPU systems
Improved render all savers status display
Support for ACEScg as a gamut option
ResolveFX
ResolveFX Stop Motion
ResolveFX and OpenFX plugins can now process and modify the alpha channel
Color
Support for viewing flags applied on the current clip on the video monitoring output*
Support for an option to update the shared node grade from a version stored in a gallery still
Ability to paste a power window by appending to the existing windows from the Power Windows option menu
Support for a user preference under Color to restrict node navigation to color corrector nodes and avoid mixer nodes and splitter and combiner nodes
Improved CIE scopes with a 1976 u’v’ view and the ability to show an additional reference gamut
Improved color match processing powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
Ability to step the timeline wipe frame forward and back from the view menu and using the relevant shortcuts
Support for previewing timeline clip grades from the gallery when live preview is enabled
Fairlight
Support for 96 KHz and 192 KHz sample rates at a project level for DaVinci Resolve Studio
Support for clipping indicator for main buses on the Fairlight mixer
Support for enabling extended bounce tail durations from the option menu for audio clips with reverb and other tail effects
Support for customizing the tail duration threshold for reverb and other tail effects
Support for automatically enabling Insert In for an audio track when manually patching track inputs
Improved performance when loading and switching timelines
Improved performance when generating waveform profiles for nested timelines
Improved peak hold and decay behavior for meters in FairlightFX plugins
Support for displaying and persisting individual audio effect windows on top of other windows
Media and Delivery
Ability to preserve video essence for faster rendering of uncompressed clips without content changes
Support for decoding and encoding ProRes IMFs
Support for decoding and encoding DNxUncompressed half float formats
Support for decoding IMA4 format audio in QuickTime clips
Support for a preference to stop renders when a frame or clip cannot be processed
Support for decoding floating point TIFF images
Support for decoding DPX 10-bit RGBA files
Improved performance when decoding H.264 and H.265 clips using GPU acceleration on AMD graphics cards
Improved encoding to Panasonic SHV 8K with support for 50fps in DaVinci Resolve Studio
Ability to disable video on Pro Tools and audio only exports
Ability to render adaptive audio tracks as discrete mono channels
Ability to export subtitles when exporting a timeline to Pro Tools using the Deliver page preset
Support for rendering embedded audio timecode for synced audio clips when using the Pro Tools export preset
Support for GPU accelerated debayering on CUDA systems when decoding ARRIRAW clips using the ARRI SDK Full Res debayer
Improved Vimeo render settings with options for setting description, visibility and password for the uploaded video
Support for a warning when exporting an IMF or DCP package with an incorrect audio track setup
Support for decoding spanned AVCHD MTS clips
Improved playback speed when decoding JPEG 2000 clips
Improved performance when media managing long wav files
Improved behavior when rendering a single multi-channel audio track as individual wav files
Improved ProRes 4444 playback performance
Support for identifying and importing multiple Panasonic P2 shots in a single folder as separate clips
General
Support for a full-screen viewer on an additional display on DaVinci Resolve Studio
Ability to halve the current playback speed as well as playback at half, quarter and 1/8th speed using the Play Slow command
Ability to repeat alternate frames for 48fps clips in Clip Attributes to emulate 24fps capture and playback
Improved playback quality for variable frame rate QuickTime files
Support for disabling unbuffered I/O for any Media Storage location on Mac systems
Support for decoding ALAC files on Windows and Linux systems
Support for an option to optimize projects in disk databases by Option/Alt right clicking a project in the project manager
Support for accessing and editing project notes from the File menu
Support for choosing the preferred network interface from the project server application when sharing databases and generating access keys
General performance and stability improvements
Minimum system requirements for macOS
macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
CUDA Driver version 418.105
NVIDIA Driver version - As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Windows
Windows 10 Update
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Linux
CentOS 7.3
32 GB of system memory is recommended minimum
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later


DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Public Beta 1

About DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Software
The free DaVinci Resolve 16.1 includes all of the same high quality processing as DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Studio and can handle unlimited resolution media files. However it does limit project mastering and output to Ultra HD resolutions or lower. DaVinci Resolve 16.1 only supports a single processing GPU on Windows and Linux and 2 GPUs on the latest Mac Pro.

If you need features such as support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, de-interlacing, HDR tools, camera tracker, multiple Resolve FX, 3D stereoscopic tools, remote rendering, an external database server and collaboration tools that let multiple users work on the same project at the same time, please upgrade to DaVinci Resolve 16.1 Studio.

We hope you do decide to upgrade as your facility grows and you do more advanced work!

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.1
Features marked with * are in progress and may change before the final release.
Cut
Sync Bin view which shows synced clip cutaways for the current shot on the timeline in a live multi-view for up to 9 cameras
Support for automatically grouping shots from one camera by analyzing timecode and camera number metadata
Live overwrite from the Sync Bin multi-view where the desired camera number can be pressed on the keyboard and the cut away length can be adjusted live with the scroll dial
Ability to extend the timeline from the Sync Bin view to easily find the next edit for your timeline
Sync Clip window to perform timecode based, audio waveform based and in or out point based syncing for clips
Smart Indicators on the timeline which show where the closest edit points are based on the playhead position
Boring detector with timeline indicators to detect edits which are running too long
Jump cut detector with timeline indicators for flash frames and jump cuts
Close Up is now powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine to automatically identify faces in the clip and reframe the shot for a close up on the subject
Support for a blade action in the toolbar
Support for a new blended scroll mode in the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard that dynamically toggles between scroll and jog based
Support for a new transition dialog to quickly find and apply the desired transition to the closest edit point using the scroll dial on the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
Support for a new picture in picture mode to quickly apply a picture in picture edit by easily selecting the image quadrant using the scroll dial in the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
Support for performing a slide edit by Alt/Option + dragging the timeline clip overlay
Support for adding bins and moving clips between bins in the media pool
Improved thumbnail clip hover behavior when selecting and previewing source media in the viewer
Edit
Support for always using embedded timecode for clip based formats even when using frame count timecode project setting
Ability to copy and paste transitions across multiple edit points in the timeline
Support for track name and track number burn-in and render tags
Support for dragging adjustment clips to media pool
Support for renaming adjustment clips in the inspector
Support for showing or hiding individual panels using keyboard shortcuts
Support for opening Final Cut Pro 7 XML files from Finder or Explorer to import media or timelines
Improved performance when analyzing clips for detecting and classifying people
Improved easing behavior when applying smoothness to position keyframes
Improved results when syncing multicam clips and syncing video and audio clips using audio waveforms*
Improved blade behavior when there is a clip selection
Fusion
Support for reading media with super scale applied in the Media Pool
Improved memory management on compositions with multiple input layers
Improved memory management on multi-GPU systems
Improved viewer interactivity and playback performance on single GPU systems
Improved render all savers status display
Support for ACEScg as a gamut option
ResolveFX
ResolveFX Stop Motion
ResolveFX and OpenFX plugins can now process and modify the alpha channel
Color
Support for viewing flags applied on the current clip on the video monitoring output*
Support for an option to update the shared node grade from a version stored in a gallery still
Ability to paste a power window by appending to the existing windows from the Power Windows option menu
Support for a user preference under Color to restrict node navigation to color corrector nodes and avoid mixer nodes and splitter and combiner nodes
Improved CIE scopes with a 1976 u’v’ view and the ability to show an additional reference gamut
Improved color match processing powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
Ability to step the timeline wipe frame forward and back from the view menu and using the relevant shortcuts
Support for previewing timeline clip grades from the gallery when live preview is enabled
Fairlight
Support for 96 KHz and 192 KHz sample rates at a project level for DaVinci Resolve Studio
Support for clipping indicator for main buses on the Fairlight mixer
Support for enabling extended bounce tail durations from the option menu for audio clips with reverb and other tail effects
Support for customizing the tail duration threshold for reverb and other tail effects
Support for automatically enabling Insert In for an audio track when manually patching track inputs
Improved performance when loading and switching timelines
Improved performance when generating waveform profiles for nested timelines
Improved peak hold and decay behavior for meters in FairlightFX plugins
Support for displaying and persisting individual audio effect windows on top of other windows
Media and Delivery
Ability to preserve video essence for faster rendering of uncompressed clips without content changes
Support for decoding and encoding ProRes IMFs
Support for decoding and encoding DNxUncompressed half float formats
Support for decoding IMA4 format audio in QuickTime clips
Support for a preference to stop renders when a frame or clip cannot be processed
Support for decoding floating point TIFF images
Support for decoding DPX 10-bit RGBA files
Improved performance when decoding H.264 and H.265 clips using GPU acceleration on AMD graphics cards
Improved encoding to Panasonic SHV 8K with support for 50fps in DaVinci Resolve Studio
Ability to disable video on Pro Tools and audio only exports
Ability to render adaptive audio tracks as discrete mono channels
Ability to export subtitles when exporting a timeline to Pro Tools using the Deliver page preset
Support for rendering embedded audio timecode for synced audio clips when using the Pro Tools export preset
Support for GPU accelerated debayering on CUDA systems when decoding ARRIRAW clips using the ARRI SDK Full Res debayer
Improved Vimeo render settings with options for setting description, visibility and password for the uploaded video
Support for a warning when exporting an IMF or DCP package with an incorrect audio track setup
Support for decoding spanned AVCHD MTS clips
Improved playback speed when decoding JPEG 2000 clips
Improved performance when media managing long wav files
Improved behavior when rendering a single multi-channel audio track as individual wav files
Improved ProRes 4444 playback performance
Support for identifying and importing multiple Panasonic P2 shots in a single folder as separate clips
General
Support for a full-screen viewer on an additional display on DaVinci Resolve Studio
Ability to halve the current playback speed as well as playback at half, quarter and 1/8th speed using the Play Slow command
Ability to repeat alternate frames for 48fps clips in Clip Attributes to emulate 24fps capture and playback
Improved playback quality for variable frame rate QuickTime files
Support for disabling unbuffered I/O for any Media Storage location on Mac systems
Support for decoding ALAC files on Windows and Linux systems
Support for an option to optimize projects in disk databases by Option/Alt right clicking a project in the project manager
Support for accessing and editing project notes from the File menu
Support for choosing the preferred network interface from the project server application when sharing databases and generating access keys
General performance and stability improvements
Minimum system requirements for macOS
macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
CUDA Driver version 418.105
NVIDIA Driver version - As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Windows
Windows 10 Update
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Linux
CentOS 7.3
32 GB of system memory is recommended minimum
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
DaVinci Resolve 16

About DaVinci Resolve 16 Software
The free DaVinci Resolve 16 includes all of the same high quality processing as DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio and can handle unlimited resolution media files. However it does limit project mastering and output to Ultra HD resolutions or lower. DaVinci Resolve 16 only supports a single processing GPU on Windows and Linux and 2 GPUs on the latest Mac Pro.

If you need features such as support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, de-interlacing, HDR tools, camera tracker, multiple Resolve FX, 3D stereoscopic tools, remote rendering, an external database server and collaboration tools that let multiple users work on the same project at the same time, please upgrade to DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio.

We hope you do decide to upgrade as your facility grows and you do more advanced work!

Important Information regarding Database Management
DaVinci Resolve 16.0 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 15.3.1 and previous versions. We strongly recommend that you backup your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16
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 various 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 and SMPTE ST 2098 - DaVinci Resolve Studio
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
Ability to switch between fixed and moving playhead modes in the timeline
Ability to use the R key shortcut to change clip speeds
Ability to use the A key shortcut to auto color the selected clip
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
Improved playback performance when selection follows playhead is enabled in the edit page
Improved performance when marquee selecting multiple clips in the edit page
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, markers, annotations 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^
Ability to copy and paste clips and edits across timelines and projects with different frame rates
Ability to toggle between rectified and non-rectified waveforms for audio clips in Media Storage and Media Pool
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
Support for copying retime and scaling attributes between clips in the edit timeline
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^
Improved marker annotation with support for lines and rectangles
Improved naming behavior for duplicated bins, clips and timelines
Fusion
Fusion Studio 16 release concurrent with DaVinci Resolve 16
Improved handling of edit sizing in new projects with edit sizing applied to clips after Fusion effects^
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 for Dissolve with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance for Duplicate tool with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance for TimeSpeed and TimeStretcher 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 Splitter and Combiner with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance for BitmapMask with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance for CornerPin and PerspectivePin with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance for Fusion Mask rendering with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance for Fusion Color operations with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance when selecting a paint tool with multiple strokes
Improved zoom behavior in the keyframe and spline panels
Improved visual progress and feedback when rendering savers
Improved performance and stability when rendering mask shapes when using the Metal GPU processing mode
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^
Support for box and difference wipe modes in the Color page viewer
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
Improved stabilization behavior for clips with rotation applied in clip attributes
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
Support for 4:4:4 SDI input for Resolve Live
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
Copying and pasting nodes with the Blackmagic Design Advanced panels using the first two keys under the left-most trackball
Support for tagging the video monitoring signal with Rec.2020 color space information based on the output color space
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 SMPTE ST 2098 3D audio from DaVinci Resolve Studio
Support for B-Chain monitoring in the Fairlight page in DaVinci Resolve Studio
Support for adding crossfades to clips
Initial support for selection and editing of video tracks and clips
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 the Fairlight PCIe Audio Accelerator on macOS
Support for the Fairlight Audio Interface on macOS
Support for the Fairlight Audio Desktop editor on macOS
Support for the Fairlight Audio Console on macOS
Support for the Fairlight PCIe Audio MADI upgrade
Support for importing AAF timelines with support for decoding embedded audio content
Ability to save and recall presets for Fairlight buses for equalizer, dynamics, plugins and channel setup
Support for configuring and monitoring external audio sources
Support for a timecode generator output in Fairlight page for driving external audio applications in DaVinci Resolve Studio
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^
Support for the latest Blackmagic RAW SDK 1.4
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 support for reading EXIF metadata
Improved HDR metadata encoding when rendering to H.265
Improved performance when encoding to AVI formats
Improved AVI support with ability to decode BGRA clips
Improved performance when performing audio only renders
Support for decoding Sony Venice V4 clips
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^
Support for specifying OS level environment variables to configure preferences and support folders for custom installations
See Technical documentation in the Help menu for more details
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
Ability to launch and perform scripting on DaVinci Resolve in headless mode using the -nogui command line option
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
Improved scripting support with ability to call GetCurrentTimecode() during playback
Pre-installation Notes
DaVinci Resolve 16 introduces support for operating system user-level configurations and preferences. When starting DaVinci Resolve 16 for the first time, your system level global configuration files, layouts, logs and other preferences will be copied into your user folder. The existing system level files will be left untouched and will continue to work with older versions. Any changes made to your system or user level preferences in DaVinci Resolve 16 will not be reflected in older versions.
DaVinci Resolve 16.0 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 15.3.1 and previous versions. We strongly recommend that you backup your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.
DaVinci Resolve 16.0 requires a graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM which supports Metal, OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10. This applies to both the compute and display graphics cards. Please also install the latest graphics drivers on Windows and Linux recommended by your graphics card vendor.
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.0 requires a firmware update for the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. Please note that this firmware cannot be downgraded to work with previous versions of DaVinci Resolve Studio.
Feature Descriptions
User selection to preserve video essence for faster rendering of clips without content changes
The option to "Bypass re-encode when possible" can be toggled in the Advanced Settings in the Deliver page. When enabled, DaVinci Resolve determines if the source file codec matches the selected delivery codec and if the clip has no modifications and then bypasses re-encoding the video content.

Improved playback performance with title templates in the effects library
The Fusion based title temples available on the Effects Library play significantly faster on the timeline with many effects playing in real-time without caching. These effects benefit from a high performance GUI GPU. This enhancements is currently only available on single GPU systems are will be available in multi-GPU systems in a future update.

Per-system render cache for collaboration projects
Collaboration projects now have support for render caching clips. The render cache data is stored per system and each collaboration user can generate and manage their cache files.

Frame.io integration supporting media imports, direct uploads, marker and comment syncing
DaVinci Resolve Studio now supports native integration with Frame.io. Login using the Sign In button under the Frame.io section of Internet Accounts under Preferences and follow the on-screen prompts. Once the sign-in is complete, the Media Storage will have a Frame.io entry where the projects and clips within the account can be accessed. Frame.io clips added to the Media Pool are automatically downloaded in the background for use in the project. Timelines or sections of the timeline can be rendered and uploaded using the Frame.io Deliver page preset. Timelines uploaded to Frame.io automatically sync markers and comments which are visible to all the users who have access to the clip and project.

Ability to override the output and monitoring settings per collaboration system
The "Use Local Overrides" option can be enabled in the Video Monitoring section of Project Settings in a collaboration project. When enabled, the user can customize monitoring settings for their system.

Speed Warp motion estimation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
The "Speed Warp" option for optical flow motion estimation can be selected from the Edit page Inspector under Retime and Scaling for clips with speed changes. The Speed Warp takes effect for retimed clips with optical flow processing enabled.

Timeline level resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings within the same project
Resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings can now be set independently for each timeline. By default, new timelines pick up these options from the Project Settings. Users can choose to override these defaults with custom values by using the "Use Custom Settings" button in the New Timeline creation dialog. The timeline settings can also be accessed and modified using the Media Pool timeline context menu.

Adjustment Clips to apply filters, effects and grades on top of a range of timeline clips
Adjustment clips act as generator clips that get their input from the clips and tracks below them. Adjustment Clips can be added to the timeline from the Effects section in the Effects Library, adjusted to the appropriate length and modified and graded independently.

Ability to analyze video clips for detecting and classifying people powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
Multiple video clips can now be processed for face recognition from the clip context menu in the media pool. Detected people can be named and individual faces can be untagged or reclassified from the People dialog accessible from the Workspace menu. Automatic smart bin creation can be enabled for people from the Preferences dialog and the People field can be used like other metadata in smart bin and filter creation.

Custom safe areas for titles and actions
Safe areas for titles and actions can now be customized from the Editing section of User Preferences by enabling "Use custom safe area overlays"

Ability to assign any media pool clip or timeline as an offline reference clip
Any Media Pool clip or timeline can now be assigned as an offline reference clip for a timeline. This can be done by switching the source viewer to offline mode and dragging the desired Media Pool clip on to the viewer. Please note that the source timecode of the selected offline reference clip will need to match the timecode of the timeline.

Ability to toggle viewer overlays on/off and assign shortcuts for specific modes in the Edit and Color page viewers
Viewer overlays for the Edit and Color page viewers can now be toggled from the View menu, under the Viewer Overlay submenu. Additionally, custom shortcuts can be assigned for each individual mode to switch modes quickly.

Project setting to limit reel name matching logic when conforming or color tracing timelines
Two options have been added in Project Settings under Conform Options in General Options to limit reel name matching when conforming or color tracing. The first limits the matching logic to a user defined number of leading characters in the reel name. The second ignores a user defined number of leading characters in the reel name.

Options to toggle views for rectified, full waveform and waveform borders in timeline options
The timeline options dialog in the Edit timeline now provides toggles for rectified waveforms, full clip height waveforms as well as waveform borders similar to the Fairlight page timeline

Improved alpha channel handling for compound clips with more than two layers
Previously, alpha channels were preserved for single layer compound clips. Now, even compound clips with multiple layers correctly preserve alpha channels and composites when placed on a timeline.

Improved handling of edit sizing in new projects with edit sizing applied to clips after Fusion effects
In new projects, edit sizing operations including zoom, cropping and blanking will be applied on the output of the Fusion composition, allowing Fusion effects to access the full image content from the Media Pool. Projects created on previous versions of DaVinci Resolve will continue to perform edit sizing operations before Fusion effects.

Support for new auto-color and color match processing powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
The "Apply Auto Primary Grade" and "Apply Auto Shot Match" actions are now powered by a new algorithm powered by the DaVinci Resolve Neural Engine. The legacy methods can still be accessed by enabling "Legacy Auto Color" and "Legacy Shot Match" from the Color tab of User Preferences.

Ability to gang the zoom on the Color page viewer and the video output
The "Gang viewer zoom with video output" option can be found in the three-dot option menu of the Color page viewer. Enabling this option will pan, tilt and zoom the reference monitor output in conjunction with the viewer in the Color page. You can reset the reference monitor output by applying zoom to fit in the viewer.

Ability to view individual red, green and blue channels in the viewer
The menu options to enable individual viewer channels on the Color page viewer can be found in the View menu under "Viewer Channels".

Ability to view and adjust keyframes for ResolveFX and OpenFX
ResolveFX and OpenFX plugins that are applied in the Color page node graph can now be seen in the keyframes section of the Color page and can be managed from there.

Ability to view and set stereoscopic floating windows in pixels
3D Stereoscopic floating windows can now be viewed and modified in pixels using the option in the 3D panel three-dot option menu.

Ability to optionally enable scrubbing when performing live preview in the gallery
When Live Preview is enabled in the Gallery three-dot option menu, additional hover scrub preview options are now available to disable scrubbing, enable hover previews only on the thumbnails or both on the thumbnail and viewer.

ResolveFX Object Removal in DaVinci Resolve Studio
The ResolveFX Object Removal plugin can be used in the Color page to quickly remove unwanted objects from the clip. In order to use this plugin, an alpha mask of the object needs to be fed in and "Use OFX Alpha" needs to be enabled on the node with the plugin.

Improved behavior for handling glow sources in multiple ResolveFX plugins
The generated glow in the Aperture Diffraction, Glow, Lens Reflections and Light Rays plugins can now be filtered to emanate from specific parts of the image. This can be enabled by turning on the Use OFX Alpha option in the appropriate ResolveFX node and either drawing power windows or providing an alpha channel input into the node.

Initial support for immersive 3D audio formats
Individual immersive 3D audio formats can be turned on from Project Settings under Fairlight to make them available as bus and track formats. In addition, the target Dolby Atmos RMU settings can be specified in Preferences, under the Video and Audio I/O tab.

Ability to view integrated loudness curves for the Main bus in the timeline
When automation is enabled, the Fairlight track index shows additional entries for main buses. Clicking the eye icons allows mix parameters for each bus to be viewed and manipulated from the timeline.

Quick Export for quickly performing renders from various pages
Quick Export can be accessed from the File menu in order to quickly render a timeline directly from the Edit and Color pages without having to create a render job in the Deliver page.

Rendering all timeline audio tracks individually in single clip mode
The audio tab in the Deliver page settings has a new output track option for single clip render jobs called "Timeline Tracks". This option allows render all audio tracks in the timeline as is to the file being rendered.

Exporting videos directly to YouTube
The "Internet Accounts" tab in System Preferences allows you to specify your YouTube login. Once the login is complete, the Deliver page will have an option to "Upload directly to YouTube" under the YouTube preset.

Exporting videos directly to Vimeo
The "Internet Accounts" tab in System Preferences allows you to specify your Vimeo login. Once the login is complete, the Deliver page will have an option to "Upload directly to Vimeo" under the Vimeo preset.

Per OS login preferences and settings with support for local UI layouts, database management, system and user preferences
System and User preferences are now stored at an operating system user level. When starting DaVinci Resolve 16 for the first time, the system level global configuration files, layouts, logs and other preferences will be copied into the local user folder. The existing system level files will be left untouched and will continue to work with older versions. Any changes made to DaVinci Resolve preferences will not be reflected in older versions. The DaVinci Resolve activation information, LUTs and existing Disk Databases will continue to be stored at the system level.

Ability to enable or disable individual pages in DaVinci Resolve
The "Show Page" submenu under the Workspace menu allows you to show or hide individual pages in DaVinci Resolve

Ability to add and edit project notes from the Project Manager and app menu
The "Project Notes" dialog, invoked from the Project Manager context menu, can be used to view or modify notes related to the project. Project notes can also be viewed in the Notes column in the Project Manager list view

Minimum system requirements for macOS
macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
CUDA Driver version 418.105
NVIDIA Driver version - As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Windows
Windows 10 Update
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Linux
CentOS 7.3
32 GB of system memory is recommended minimum
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later


DaVinci Resolve 16

About DaVinci Resolve 16 Software
The free DaVinci Resolve 16 includes all of the same high quality processing as DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio and can handle unlimited resolution media files. However it does limit project mastering and output to Ultra HD resolutions or lower. DaVinci Resolve 16 only supports a single processing GPU on Windows and Linux and 2 GPUs on the latest Mac Pro.

If you need features such as support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, de-interlacing, HDR tools, camera tracker, multiple Resolve FX, 3D stereoscopic tools, remote rendering, an external database server and collaboration tools that let multiple users work on the same project at the same time, please upgrade to DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio.

We hope you do decide to upgrade as your facility grows and you do more advanced work!

Important Information regarding Database Management
DaVinci Resolve 16.0 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 15.3.1 and previous versions. We strongly recommend that you backup your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16
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 various 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 and SMPTE ST 2098 - DaVinci Resolve Studio
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
Ability to switch between fixed and moving playhead modes in the timeline
Ability to use the R key shortcut to change clip speeds
Ability to use the A key shortcut to auto color the selected clip
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
Improved playback performance when selection follows playhead is enabled in the edit page
Improved performance when marquee selecting multiple clips in the edit page
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, markers, annotations 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^
Ability to copy and paste clips and edits across timelines and projects with different frame rates
Ability to toggle between rectified and non-rectified waveforms for audio clips in Media Storage and Media Pool
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
Support for copying retime and scaling attributes between clips in the edit timeline
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^
Improved marker annotation with support for lines and rectangles
Improved naming behavior for duplicated bins, clips and timelines
Fusion
Fusion Studio 16 release concurrent with DaVinci Resolve 16
Improved handling of edit sizing in new projects with edit sizing applied to clips after Fusion effects^
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 for Dissolve with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance for Duplicate tool with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance for TimeSpeed and TimeStretcher 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 Splitter and Combiner with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance for BitmapMask with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance for CornerPin and PerspectivePin with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance for Fusion Mask rendering with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance for Fusion Color operations with GPU acceleration support
Improved performance when selecting a paint tool with multiple strokes
Improved zoom behavior in the keyframe and spline panels
Improved visual progress and feedback when rendering savers
Improved performance and stability when rendering mask shapes when using the Metal GPU processing mode
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^
Support for box and difference wipe modes in the Color page viewer
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
Improved stabilization behavior for clips with rotation applied in clip attributes
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
Support for 4:4:4 SDI input for Resolve Live
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
Copying and pasting nodes with the Blackmagic Design Advanced panels using the first two keys under the left-most trackball
Support for tagging the video monitoring signal with Rec.2020 color space information based on the output color space
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 SMPTE ST 2098 3D audio from DaVinci Resolve Studio
Support for B-Chain monitoring in the Fairlight page in DaVinci Resolve Studio
Support for adding crossfades to clips
Initial support for selection and editing of video tracks and clips
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 the Fairlight PCIe Audio Accelerator on macOS
Support for the Fairlight Audio Interface on macOS
Support for the Fairlight Audio Desktop editor on macOS
Support for the Fairlight Audio Console on macOS
Support for the Fairlight PCIe Audio MADI upgrade
Support for importing AAF timelines with support for decoding embedded audio content
Ability to save and recall presets for Fairlight buses for equalizer, dynamics, plugins and channel setup
Support for configuring and monitoring external audio sources
Support for a timecode generator output in Fairlight page for driving external audio applications in DaVinci Resolve Studio
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^
Support for the latest Blackmagic RAW SDK 1.4
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 support for reading EXIF metadata
Improved HDR metadata encoding when rendering to H.265
Improved performance when encoding to AVI formats
Improved AVI support with ability to decode BGRA clips
Improved performance when performing audio only renders
Support for decoding Sony Venice V4 clips
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^
Support for specifying OS level environment variables to configure preferences and support folders for custom installations
See Technical documentation in the Help menu for more details
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
Ability to launch and perform scripting on DaVinci Resolve in headless mode using the -nogui command line option
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
Improved scripting support with ability to call GetCurrentTimecode() during playback
Pre-installation Notes
DaVinci Resolve 16 introduces support for operating system user-level configurations and preferences. When starting DaVinci Resolve 16 for the first time, your system level global configuration files, layouts, logs and other preferences will be copied into your user folder. The existing system level files will be left untouched and will continue to work with older versions. Any changes made to your system or user level preferences in DaVinci Resolve 16 will not be reflected in older versions.
DaVinci Resolve 16.0 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 15.3.1 and previous versions. We strongly recommend that you backup your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.
DaVinci Resolve 16.0 requires a graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM which supports Metal, OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10. This applies to both the compute and display graphics cards. Please also install the latest graphics drivers on Windows and Linux recommended by your graphics card vendor.
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.0 requires a firmware update for the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. Please note that this firmware cannot be downgraded to work with previous versions of DaVinci Resolve Studio.
Feature Descriptions
User selection to preserve video essence for faster rendering of clips without content changes
The option to "Bypass re-encode when possible" can be toggled in the Advanced Settings in the Deliver page. When enabled, DaVinci Resolve determines if the source file codec matches the selected delivery codec and if the clip has no modifications and then bypasses re-encoding the video content.

Improved playback performance with title templates in the effects library
The Fusion based title temples available on the Effects Library play significantly faster on the timeline with many effects playing in real-time without caching. These effects benefit from a high performance GUI GPU. This enhancements is currently only available on single GPU systems are will be available in multi-GPU systems in a future update.

Per-system render cache for collaboration projects
Collaboration projects now have support for render caching clips. The render cache data is stored per system and each collaboration user can generate and manage their cache files.

Frame.io integration supporting media imports, direct uploads, marker and comment syncing
DaVinci Resolve Studio now supports native integration with Frame.io. Login using the Sign In button under the Frame.io section of Internet Accounts under Preferences and follow the on-screen prompts. Once the sign-in is complete, the Media Storage will have a Frame.io entry where the projects and clips within the account can be accessed. Frame.io clips added to the Media Pool are automatically downloaded in the background for use in the project. Timelines or sections of the timeline can be rendered and uploaded using the Frame.io Deliver page preset. Timelines uploaded to Frame.io automatically sync markers and comments which are visible to all the users who have access to the clip and project.

Ability to override the output and monitoring settings per collaboration system
The "Use Local Overrides" option can be enabled in the Video Monitoring section of Project Settings in a collaboration project. When enabled, the user can customize monitoring settings for their system.

Speed Warp motion estimation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
The "Speed Warp" option for optical flow motion estimation can be selected from the Edit page Inspector under Retime and Scaling for clips with speed changes. The Speed Warp takes effect for retimed clips with optical flow processing enabled.

Timeline level resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings within the same project
Resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings can now be set independently for each timeline. By default, new timelines pick up these options from the Project Settings. Users can choose to override these defaults with custom values by using the "Use Custom Settings" button in the New Timeline creation dialog. The timeline settings can also be accessed and modified using the Media Pool timeline context menu.

Adjustment Clips to apply filters, effects and grades on top of a range of timeline clips
Adjustment clips act as generator clips that get their input from the clips and tracks below them. Adjustment Clips can be added to the timeline from the Effects section in the Effects Library, adjusted to the appropriate length and modified and graded independently.

Ability to analyze video clips for detecting and classifying people powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
Multiple video clips can now be processed for face recognition from the clip context menu in the media pool. Detected people can be named and individual faces can be untagged or reclassified from the People dialog accessible from the Workspace menu. Automatic smart bin creation can be enabled for people from the Preferences dialog and the People field can be used like other metadata in smart bin and filter creation.

Custom safe areas for titles and actions
Safe areas for titles and actions can now be customized from the Editing section of User Preferences by enabling "Use custom safe area overlays"

Ability to assign any media pool clip or timeline as an offline reference clip
Any Media Pool clip or timeline can now be assigned as an offline reference clip for a timeline. This can be done by switching the source viewer to offline mode and dragging the desired Media Pool clip on to the viewer. Please note that the source timecode of the selected offline reference clip will need to match the timecode of the timeline.

Ability to toggle viewer overlays on/off and assign shortcuts for specific modes in the Edit and Color page viewers
Viewer overlays for the Edit and Color page viewers can now be toggled from the View menu, under the Viewer Overlay submenu. Additionally, custom shortcuts can be assigned for each individual mode to switch modes quickly.

Project setting to limit reel name matching logic when conforming or color tracing timelines
Two options have been added in Project Settings under Conform Options in General Options to limit reel name matching when conforming or color tracing. The first limits the matching logic to a user defined number of leading characters in the reel name. The second ignores a user defined number of leading characters in the reel name.

Options to toggle views for rectified, full waveform and waveform borders in timeline options
The timeline options dialog in the Edit timeline now provides toggles for rectified waveforms, full clip height waveforms as well as waveform borders similar to the Fairlight page timeline

Improved alpha channel handling for compound clips with more than two layers
Previously, alpha channels were preserved for single layer compound clips. Now, even compound clips with multiple layers correctly preserve alpha channels and composites when placed on a timeline.

Improved handling of edit sizing in new projects with edit sizing applied to clips after Fusion effects
In new projects, edit sizing operations including zoom, cropping and blanking will be applied on the output of the Fusion composition, allowing Fusion effects to access the full image content from the Media Pool. Projects created on previous versions of DaVinci Resolve will continue to perform edit sizing operations before Fusion effects.

Support for new auto-color and color match processing powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
The "Apply Auto Primary Grade" and "Apply Auto Shot Match" actions are now powered by a new algorithm powered by the DaVinci Resolve Neural Engine. The legacy methods can still be accessed by enabling "Legacy Auto Color" and "Legacy Shot Match" from the Color tab of User Preferences.

Ability to gang the zoom on the Color page viewer and the video output
The "Gang viewer zoom with video output" option can be found in the three-dot option menu of the Color page viewer. Enabling this option will pan, tilt and zoom the reference monitor output in conjunction with the viewer in the Color page. You can reset the reference monitor output by applying zoom to fit in the viewer.

Ability to view individual red, green and blue channels in the viewer
The menu options to enable individual viewer channels on the Color page viewer can be found in the View menu under "Viewer Channels".

Ability to view and adjust keyframes for ResolveFX and OpenFX
ResolveFX and OpenFX plugins that are applied in the Color page node graph can now be seen in the keyframes section of the Color page and can be managed from there.

Ability to view and set stereoscopic floating windows in pixels
3D Stereoscopic floating windows can now be viewed and modified in pixels using the option in the 3D panel three-dot option menu.

Ability to optionally enable scrubbing when performing live preview in the gallery
When Live Preview is enabled in the Gallery three-dot option menu, additional hover scrub preview options are now available to disable scrubbing, enable hover previews only on the thumbnails or both on the thumbnail and viewer.

ResolveFX Object Removal in DaVinci Resolve Studio
The ResolveFX Object Removal plugin can be used in the Color page to quickly remove unwanted objects from the clip. In order to use this plugin, an alpha mask of the object needs to be fed in and "Use OFX Alpha" needs to be enabled on the node with the plugin.

Improved behavior for handling glow sources in multiple ResolveFX plugins
The generated glow in the Aperture Diffraction, Glow, Lens Reflections and Light Rays plugins can now be filtered to emanate from specific parts of the image. This can be enabled by turning on the Use OFX Alpha option in the appropriate ResolveFX node and either drawing power windows or providing an alpha channel input into the node.

Initial support for immersive 3D audio formats
Individual immersive 3D audio formats can be turned on from Project Settings under Fairlight to make them available as bus and track formats. In addition, the target Dolby Atmos RMU settings can be specified in Preferences, under the Video and Audio I/O tab.

Ability to view integrated loudness curves for the Main bus in the timeline
When automation is enabled, the Fairlight track index shows additional entries for main buses. Clicking the eye icons allows mix parameters for each bus to be viewed and manipulated from the timeline.

Quick Export for quickly performing renders from various pages
Quick Export can be accessed from the File menu in order to quickly render a timeline directly from the Edit and Color pages without having to create a render job in the Deliver page.

Rendering all timeline audio tracks individually in single clip mode
The audio tab in the Deliver page settings has a new output track option for single clip render jobs called "Timeline Tracks". This option allows render all audio tracks in the timeline as is to the file being rendered.

Exporting videos directly to YouTube
The "Internet Accounts" tab in System Preferences allows you to specify your YouTube login. Once the login is complete, the Deliver page will have an option to "Upload directly to YouTube" under the YouTube preset.

Exporting videos directly to Vimeo
The "Internet Accounts" tab in System Preferences allows you to specify your Vimeo login. Once the login is complete, the Deliver page will have an option to "Upload directly to Vimeo" under the Vimeo preset.

Per OS login preferences and settings with support for local UI layouts, database management, system and user preferences
System and User preferences are now stored at an operating system user level. When starting DaVinci Resolve 16 for the first time, the system level global configuration files, layouts, logs and other preferences will be copied into the local user folder. The existing system level files will be left untouched and will continue to work with older versions. Any changes made to DaVinci Resolve preferences will not be reflected in older versions. The DaVinci Resolve activation information, LUTs and existing Disk Databases will continue to be stored at the system level.

Ability to enable or disable individual pages in DaVinci Resolve
The "Show Page" submenu under the Workspace menu allows you to show or hide individual pages in DaVinci Resolve

Ability to add and edit project notes from the Project Manager and app menu
The "Project Notes" dialog, invoked from the Project Manager context menu, can be used to view or modify notes related to the project. Project notes can also be viewed in the Notes column in the Project Manager list view

Minimum system requirements for macOS
macOS 10.14.6 Mojave
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
CUDA Driver version 418.105
NVIDIA Driver version - As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Windows
Windows 10 Update
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Linux
CentOS 7.3
32 GB of system memory is recommended minimum
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later


DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 Public Beta 7

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
Pre-installation Notes
DaVinci Resolve 16 introduces support for operating system user-level configurations and preferences. When starting DaVinci Resolve 16 for the first time, your system level global configuration files, layouts, logs and other preferences will be copied into your user folder. The existing system level files will be left untouched and will continue to work with older versions. Any changes made to your system or user level preferences in DaVinci Resolve 16 will not be reflected in older versions.
DaVinci Resolve 16.0 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 15.3.1 and previous versions. We strongly recommend that you backup your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.
DaVinci Resolve 16.0 requires a graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM which supports Metal, OpenCL 1.2 or CUDA 10. This applies to both the compute and display graphics cards. Please also install the latest graphics drivers on Windows and Linux recommended by your graphics card vendor.
Feature Descriptions
User selection to preserve video essence for faster rendering of clips without content changes
The option to "Bypass re-encode when possible" can be toggled in the Advanced Settings in the Deliver page. When enabled, DaVinci Resolve determines if the source file codec matches the selected delivery codec and if the clip has no modifications and then bypasses re-encoding the video content.

Improved playback performance with title templates in the effects library
The Fusion based title temples available on the Effects Library play significantly faster on the timeline with many effects playing in real-time without caching. These effects benefit from a high performance GUI GPU. This enhancements is currently only available on single GPU systems are will be available in multi-GPU systems in a future beta update.

Per-system render cache for collaboration projects
Collaboration projects now have support for render caching clips. The render cache data is stored per system and each collaboration user can generate and manage their cache files.

Frame.io integration supporting media imports, direct uploads, marker and comment syncing
DaVinci Resolve Studio now supports native integration with Frame.io. Login using the Sign In button under the Frame.io section of Internet Accounts under Preferences and follow the on-screen prompts. Once the sign-in is complete, the Media Storage will have a Frame.io entry where the projects and clips within the account can be accessed. Frame.io clips added to the Media Pool are automatically downloaded in the background for use in the project. Timelines or sections of the timeline can be rendered and uploaded using the Frame.io Deliver page preset. Timelines uploaded to Frame.io automatically sync markers and comments which are visible to all the users who have access to the clip and project.

Ability to override the output and monitoring settings per collaboration system
The "Use Local Overrides" option can be enabled in the Video Monitoring section of Project Settings in a collaboration project. When enabled, the user can customize monitoring settings for their system.

Speed Warp motion estimation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
The "Speed Warp" option for optical flow motion estimation can be selected from the Edit page Inspector under Retime and Scaling for clips with speed changes. The Speed Warp takes effect for retimed clips with optical flow processing enabled.

Timeline level resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings within the same project
Resolution, frame rate, scaling and monitoring settings can now be set independently for each timeline. By default, new timelines pick up these options from the Project Settings. Users can choose to override these defaults with custom values by using the "Use Custom Settings" button in the New Timeline creation dialog. The timeline settings can also be accessed and modified using the Media Pool timeline context menu.

Adjustment Clips to apply filters, effects and grades on top of a range of timeline clips
Adjustment clips act as generator clips that get their input from the clips and tracks below them. Adjustment Clips can be added to the timeline from the Effects section in the Effects Library, adjusted to the appropriate length and modified and graded independently.

Ability to analyze video clips for detecting and classifying people powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
Multiple video clips can now be processed for face recognition from the clip context menu in the media pool. Detected people can be named and individual faces can be untagged or reclassified from the People dialog accessible from the Workspace menu. Automatic smart bin creation can be enabled for people from the Preferences dialog and the People field can be used like other metadata in smart bin and filter creation.

Custom safe areas for titles and actions
Safe areas for titles and actions can now be customized from the Editing section of User Preferences by enabling "Use custom safe area overlays"

Ability to assign any media pool clip or timeline as an offline reference clip
Any Media Pool clip or timeline can now be assigned as an offline reference clip for a timeline. This can be done by switching the source viewer to offline mode and dragging the desired Media Pool clip on to the viewer. Please note that the source timecode of the selected offline reference clip will need to match the timecode of the timeline.

Ability to toggle viewer overlays on/off and assign shortcuts for specific modes in the Edit and Color page viewers
Viewer overlays for the Edit and Color page viewers can now be toggled from the View menu, under the Viewer Overlay submenu. Additionally, custom shortcuts can be assigned for each individual mode to switch modes quickly.

Project setting to limit reel name matching logic when conforming or color tracing timelines
Two options have been added in Project Settings under Conform Options in General Options to limit reel name matching when conforming or color tracing. The first limits the matching logic to a user defined number of leading characters in the reel name. The second ignores a user defined number of leading characters in the reel name.

Options to toggle views for rectified, full waveform and waveform borders in timeline options
The timeline options dialog in the Edit timeline now provides toggles for rectified waveforms, full clip height waveforms as well as waveform borders similar to the Fairlight page timeline

Improved alpha channel handling for compound clips with more than two layers
Previously, alpha channels were preserved for single layer compound clips. Now, even compound clips with multiple layers correctly preserve alpha channels and composites when placed on a timeline.

Support for new auto-color and color match processing powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine
The "Apply Auto Primary Grade" and "Apply Auto Shot Match" actions are now powered by a new algorithm powered by the DaVinci Resolve Neural Engine. The legacy methods can still be accessed by enabling "Legacy Auto Color" and "Legacy Shot Match" from the Color tab of User Preferences.

Ability to gang the zoom on the Color page viewer and the video output
The "Gang viewer zoom with video output" option can be found in the three-dot option menu of the Color page viewer. Enabling this option will pan, tilt and zoom the reference monitor output in conjunction with the viewer in the Color page. You can reset the reference monitor output by applying zoom to fit in the viewer.

Ability to view individual red, green and blue channels in the viewer
The menu options to enable individual viewer channels on the Color page viewer can be found in the View menu under "Viewer Channels".

Ability to view and adjust keyframes for ResolveFX and OpenFX
ResolveFX and OpenFX plugins that are applied in the Color page node graph can now be seen in the keyframes section of the Color page and can be managed from there.

Ability to view and set stereoscopic floating windows in pixels
3D Stereoscopic floating windows can now be viewed and modified in pixels using the option in the 3D panel three-dot option menu.

Ability to optionally enable scrubbing when performing live preview in the gallery
When Live Preview is enabled in the Gallery three-dot option menu, additional hover scrub preview options are now available to disable scrubbing, enable hover previews only on the thumbnails or both on the thumbnail and viewer.

ResolveFX Object Removal in DaVinci Resolve Studio
The ResolveFX Object Removal plugin can be used in the Color page to quickly remove unwanted objects from the clip. In order to use this plugin, an alpha mask of the object needs to be fed in and "Use OFX Alpha" needs to be enabled on the node with the plugin.

Improved behavior for handling glow sources in multiple ResolveFX plugins
The generated glow in the Aperture Diffraction, Glow, Lens Reflections and Light Rays plugins can now be filtered to emanate from specific parts of the image. This can be enabled by turning on the Use OFX Alpha option in the appropriate ResolveFX node and either drawing power windows or providing an alpha channel input into the node.

Initial support for immersive 3D audio formats
Individual immersive 3D audio formats can be turned on from Project Settings under Fairlight to make them available as bus and track formats. In addition, the target Dolby Atmos RMU settings can be specified in Preferences, under the Video and Audio I/O tab.

Ability to view integrated loudness curves for the Main bus in the timeline
When automation is enabled, the Fairlight track index shows additional entries for main buses. Clicking the eye icons allows mix parameters for each bus to be viewed and manipulated from the timeline.

Quick Export for quickly performing renders from various pages
Quick Export can be accessed from the File menu in order to quickly render a timeline directly from the Edit and Color pages without having to create a render job in the Deliver page.

Rendering all timeline audio tracks individually in single clip mode
The audio tab in the Deliver page settings has a new output track option for single clip render jobs called "Timeline Tracks". This option allows render all audio tracks in the timeline as is to the file being rendered.

Exporting videos directly to YouTube
The "Internet Accounts" tab in System Preferences allows you to specify your YouTube login. Once the login is complete, the Deliver page will have an option to "Upload directly to YouTube" under the YouTube preset.

Exporting videos directly to Vimeo
The "Internet Accounts" tab in System Preferences allows you to specify your Vimeo login. Once the login is complete, the Deliver page will have an option to "Upload directly to Vimeo" under the Vimeo preset.

Per OS login preferences and settings with support for local UI layouts, database management, system and user preferences
System and User preferences are now stored at an operating system user level. When starting DaVinci Resolve 16 for the first time, the system level global configuration files, layouts, logs and other preferences will be copied into the local user folder. The existing system level files will be left untouched and will continue to work with older versions. Any changes made to DaVinci Resolve preferences will not be reflected in older versions. The DaVinci Resolve activation information, LUTs and existing Disk Databases will continue to be stored at the system level.

Ability to enable or disable individual pages in DaVinci Resolve
The "Show Page" submenu under the Workspace menu allows you to show or hide individual pages in DaVinci Resolve

Ability to add and edit project notes from the Project Manager and app menu
The "Project Notes" dialog, invoked from the Project Manager context menu, can be used to view or modify notes related to the project. Project notes can also be viewed in the Notes column in the Project Manager list view

Minimum system requirements for macOS
macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
CUDA Driver version 418.105
NVIDIA Driver version - As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Windows
Windows 10 Update
16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later
Minimum system requirements for Linux
CentOS 7.3
32 GB of system memory is recommended minimum
Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU
RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 15.1.2

* Addressed an issue where starting DaVinci Resolve would cause a crash on some CUDA enabled Windows laptops with integrated graphics
* Addressed an issue where the viewer would flash between video and data levels during playback on some systems running on CUDA
* Addressed an issue where the Delete Through Edit context menu option would incorrectly be shown for all edit points on the Edit page
* Addressed an issue where reconforming clips with remote grades would sometimes cause a crash in collaborative projects
* Addressed an issue where dragging an audio clip into audio track layers would sometimes cause a crash in the Edit page
* Addressed an issue where dragging an audio clip with no mapped channels into the timeline would cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where track mute controls would sometimes show an incorrect automation state on the Edit page
* Addressed an issue where copying clips in the Fairlight page would sometimes cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where incorrect audio formats would be shown for muted audio tracks in the Deliver page
* Addressed an issue where Fusion comps with the paint tool applied would sometimes result in the first frame being black
* Addressed an issue where RGBA images would not be processed premultiplied when using some OpenFX plugins
* Addressed an issue where applying stabilization on video clips with odd resolutions would cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where source render cache would not be preserved when applying grades from stills or other clips
* Addressed an issue where adding a ResolveFX node to a clip during playback in the Color page would display a critical exception
* Addressed an issue with the DCDM (P3D65 Limited) IDT in ACES 1.1 projects
* Addressed an issue where trimming some MP4 clips using media management would not succeed
* Addressed an issue when rendering to QuickTime ProRes 4444 where the output would sometimes have chroma overflow artefacts
* Addressed an issue where the ISO selection would sometimes incorrectly be hidden when using RAW clips
* Addressed an issue where playing back some smartphone clips captured in portrait mode would cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where rendering Sony clips with Japanese file names using source filename would not work correctly on Windows
* Addressed an issue where the Photon validation options for IMF packages would not be displayed when Java Development Kit version 11 was installed
* Addressed an issue with stability in remote grading sessions when the client machine had live save enabled
* Addressed an issue with running DaVinci Resolve on case-sensitive volumes on Mac
* General performance and stability improvements


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 15.1.1

* Support for joining through edits in the Edit timeline from the context menu
* Improved playback performance when Selection Follows Playhead is enabled in the Edit page
* Support for scripting API to set output file name for rendering
* Addressed an issue where decoding some AVI files with lossless JPG content would cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where pre-clip and post-clip group grades would sometimes not be saved
* Addressed an issue where output sizing would not be applied to the HDR output when in dual SDI mode in Dolby Vision or HDR10+ projects
* Addressed an issue where creating stereoscopic 3D clips from stereo CineForm files would not work correctly
* Addressed an issue where a stereoscopic 3D clip created from clips with partially overlapping timecodes would show offline media frames
* Addressed an issue where white balance settings for Blackmagic RAW clips would not be saved correctly
* Addressed an issue where OpenFX keyframes in the timeline node graph in older Resolve projects would not be recalled correctly in the Color page
* Addressed an issue where duplicating a timeline with a shared node and modifying the shared node would cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where applying stabilizer could cause a crash on some Nvidia graphics platforms in OpenCL GPU processing mode
* Addressed an issue where color keyframes in stereoscopic 3D clips would sometimes not be loaded correctly
* Addressed an issue where appending a node in ripple mode would place the node in an incorrect position
* Addressed an issue where using OpenFX or ResolveFX plugins in a remote grading session could cause the client viewer to flicker while grading
* Addressed an issue where applying P3 D65 ST2084 ODTs in ACES 1.1 projects would show incorrect results
* Addressed an issue where applying certain IDTs and ODTs in ACES 1.1 projects would show black frames when the GPU processing mode was set to CUDA
* Addressed an issue where upgrading disk databases from Resolve 12.5 would result in loss of Power Grades in some scenarios
* Addressed an issue where image resolutions for certain ARRI QuickTime clips would not be recognized correctly
* Addressed an issue where media imported from an XML would be imported twice if it was listed inside a bin in the XML
* Addressed an issue where subtitles with inconsistent line-endings would not be imported correctly
* Addressed an issue where exporting a subtitle file on some Windows systems would cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where selecting subtitles from the Edit inspector would cause a crash in some projects
* Addressed an issue where Alt/Opt+clicking on an Edit timeline track would sometimes reset its auto-select state
* Addressed an issue where ripple-overwriting a clip with transitions would behave incorrectly
* Addressed an issue where dragging to select clips in the Edit timeline would incorrectly scroll through audio tracks
* Addressed an issue where audio playback for linked clips with smoothened speed change would not work correctly
* Addressed an issue where toggling Solo Safe on the Fairlight Mixer would sometimes behave inconsistently
* Addressed an issue where the automation indicators on the Fairlight mixer would sometimes be displayed incorrectly when loading a project
* Addressed an issue where linked track groups would display incorrect clip counts on the Fairlight page
* Addressed an issue where rendering timelines from the deliver page would sometimes fail with a timeout error
* Addressed an issue where the first frame of some Fusion comps could sometimes display a black frame
* Addressed an issue where canceling a saver node render would repeatedly display confirmation messages to the user
* Improved chroma subsampling for 4:2:2 renders
• General performance and stability improvements

Pre-installation Notes

* Support for decoding and encoding of easyDCP formats is not currently available on Linux

Performing Audio Ducking using Sidechain

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.

External Audio Processes

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.

Generating Supplemental IMF Packages

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.

Performing Photon validation on IMF packages

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.


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 15.1

Key new features

* Support for decoding Blackmagic RAW clips from Blackmagic Design cameras
* Support for audio ducking using sidechain compression in track dynamics in the Fairlight page
* Support for round tripping audio clips to third party audio processing applications from the Fairlight timeline
* Support for an IMF preset to generate Netflix IMF deliverables
* Support for creating and delivering supplemental IMF packages
* Support for Photon validation of IMF packages

Fairlight

* Support for audio ducking using sidechain compression in track dynamics
* Support for round tripping audio clips to third party audio processing applications from the Fairlight timeline
* Support for caching clips with FairlightFX and AudioFX
* Support for bouncing clips with FairlightFX and AudioFX to a new layer
* Support for sub-bus and aux-bus routing in nested timelines
* Support for solo-safe for audio tracks by Cmd/Ctrl+Option/Alt clicking the Solo button in the Fairlight mixer
* Support for pasting attributes to audio tracks
* Support for removing attributes from audio tracks
* Support for Fairlight FX Soft Clipper
* Support for clip level panning in the Edit and Fairlight page inspector

Fusion

* Support for creating and opening new Fusion compositions from the Media Pool
* Support for Fusion composition generators in the Edit page effects library for creating comps without source media
* Support for Loader nodes in the Fusion node graph
* Support for automatically scaling the frame range sliders to the edit range

Edit

* Support for showing source timecode overlays for audio and video tracks in the timeline viewer
* Support for displaying clip marker annotations and overlays for the selected clip marker under the playhead
* Support for holding shift while modifying title, transform and dynamic zoom viewer overlays to restrict motion to the vertical or horizontal direction
* Support for an indicator for clips with color grading and Fusion comp updates available in collaborative projects
* Support for actions to update either a single clip or all clips with color grading or Fusion comp updates in collaborative projects
* Support for duplicating multiple selected timelines in the media pool
* Support for displaying the multicam angle name in the timeline, source viewer and the color page clip information
* Support for keywords in clip and timeline markers
* Support for a marker keywords column on the edit index
* Support for exporting subtitle files in project archives
* Support for inserting media pool clips in order of filename when creating a timeline using clips
* Support for importing subclips when importing media from Final Cut Pro 7 XMLs
* Improved freeze-frame behavior to freeze the clip forward from the playhead instead of the whole clip

Color

* Support for ResolveFX and OpenFX static keyframes from the keyframe context menu
* Support for ACES 1.1
* Support for accessing and selecting from multiple inputs for OpenFX nodes
* Support for modifying temperature and tint values in the Camera Raw widget without needing to manually set white balance to custom
* Improved behavior for the ResolveFX Warper plugin

Media and Deliver

* Support for decoding Blackmagic RAW clips from Blackmagic Design cameras
* Support for an IMF preset to generate Netflix IMF deliverables
* Support for creating and delivering supplemental IMF packages
* Support for Photon validation of IMF packages
* Support for stereoscopic 3D multi-view EXR files
* Support for encoding per frame timecode metadata in Grass Valley HQ and HQX clips
* Improved layer metadata support when importing PSD images in Fusion

General

* Improved playback performance on large timelines in a zoomed out state
* Improved performance and interactivity in the Fusion page
* Improved performance of some title templates available in the Effects Library
* Improved thumbnail loading speed when switching bins in the media pool
* Improved scripting support with the ability to import and export Fusion comps
* Support for automatic generation of MD5 media hash lists from Clone Tool operations
* Addressed an issue where searching by marker name or marker notes would not work in thumbnail view
* Addressed an issue where switching multicam angles would not refresh the thumbnails
* Addressed an issue where some edit operations would lead to video transitions being placed outside frame boundaries
* Addressed an issue where turning off stroke for a subtitle would not work correctly
* Addressed an issue where the minimum height for audio tracks in the Edit timeline would not be set correctly
* Addressed an issue where subtitle files with overlapping captions would not be imported correctly
* Addressed an issue where compositing compound clips on top of clips with transitions would not work correctly
* Addressed an issue where middle-clicking to pan the Edit timeline would sometimes deselect clips
* Addressed an issue where Text+ clip thumbnails would sometimes be shown as media offline
* Addressed an issue where adding a Text+ tool to a power bin would sometimes cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where selecting a Fusion comp in a Power Bin would cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where opening or saving a Fusion macro in the macro editor would sometimes cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where channel mapping changes for EXR clips on the Fusion page would not be persisted across application restarts
* Addressed an issue where removing curve in the MediaIn tool in sRGB gamma space would sometimes cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where importing SVG files would incorrectly ignore a user-specified input resolution
* Addressed an issue where the channel chooser would show incorrect labels when multi-channel EXR files were loaded in the Fusion viewer
* Addressed an issue where adding particles would cause the application to hang
* Addressed an issue where enabling motion blur for mask tools in Fusion page would not work correctly
* Addressed an issue where repositioning matte masks of different resolutions in the Fusion viewer would sometimes show incorrect results
* Addressed an issue where some FairlightFX controls with automation would not correctly reflect their automation status
* Addressed an issue where pasting a long clip on the Fairlight timeline would sometimes change the timeline zoom
* Addressed an issue where the Bus format dialog would display the wrong Main bus formats when switching between timelines
* Addressed an issue where adding audio plugins to a linked audio track would behave incorrectly
* Addressed an issue where selecting linked audio tracks for rendering would show the incorrect format
* Addressed an issue where recording audio to linked tracks would record only to the first track in the group
* Addressed an issue where unlinking a linked track group would not retain boom settings
* Addressed an issue where resizing some audio transitions would not work properly
* Addressed an issue where ADR recordings would not be visible when opening older projects
* Addressed an issue where playing back audio files with specific sample rates would result in some artefacts
* Addressed an issue where dragging the scrollbar in the Fairlight timeline in locked playhead mode would cause playback to stop
* Addressed an issue where the mute setting for aux bus sends would not be honored when using the pre-fader option
* Addressed an issue where an audio track would not be automatically disarmed when un-patched
* Addressed an issue where switching to the Fairlight page would sometimes cause an audible pop
* Addressed an issue where adjusting sliders in the CameraRAW palette would not refresh the viewer smoothly
* Addressed an issue where previewing composite modes on a layer mixer node would sometimes cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where viewing clips with handles with backups and live save enabled would cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where the unmix mode and looped playback states would not be persisted across application restarts
* Addressed an issue where toggling Clip, Timeline and Unmix from the DaVinci Resolve Advanced panel would cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where the DaVinci Resolve Advanced panel would not work with multiple logins on CentOS 7.3 systems
* Addressed an issue where rippling grades to a group would not work if unmix mode was enabled
* Addressed an issue where performing a flip in Clip Attributes in stereoscopic 3D clips would cause power windows to behave incorrectly
* Addressed an issue where remote grading on clips that have OFX plugins applied would sometimes cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where duplicating a timeline with a shared node would not correctly copy the shared node
* Addressed an issue where Quicktime files rendered with Dolby Vision tone mapping would have incorrect colorspace and gamma tags
* Addressed an issue where Resolve was unable to decode some AAC audio clips
* Addressed an issue where rendered 5.1 and 7.1 Linear PCM audio would not have the correct channel mapping metadata
* Addressed an issue where importing some projects from older versions of DaVinci Resolve would cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where projects inside a folder in Project Manager could not be loaded using scripting API
* General performance and stability improvements


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 15.0.1

* Improved support for Dolby Vision™ in DaVinci Resolve
* Addressed an issue where switching databases would sometimes turn off dynamic project switching
* Addressed an issue where performing a save immediately after loading a project would sometimes be slow
* Addressed an issue where some UTF-8 encoded subtitles would not be correctly imported into the timeline
* Addressed an issue where pasting audio clip attributes for plugins would not work correctly
* Addressed an issue where applying RED IPP2 gamut mapping in DaVinci YRGB Color Managed would show banding
* Addressed an issue where Fusion clips with premultiplied alpha would not display correctly during playback
* Addressed an issue where double clicking HDR10+ parameters would reset to an incorrect value
* Addressed an issue where rendering to unmapped network drives would not behave correctly on Windows
* Addressed an issue where switching projects while on the Fusion page would sometimes not load the user interface correctly
* Addressed an issue where tracks would sometimes show as blank when loading a project in stacked view
* Addressed an issue where disk database projects on macOS would get corrupt due to loss of power during save
* General performance and stability improvements


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 15

Fusion

Key new features

* Fully integrated into the DaVinci Resolve timeline
* Improved workflows removing the need for round trip renders to Fusion
* Initial support for a full Metal, CUDA or OpenCL GPU processing pipeline
* Improved UI for faster and more fluid workflow
* New node graph (Flow)
* New viewers
* New toolbar
* New inspector
* Fusion page now includes
- Media Pool
- Tools library with Templates
- Timeline with Thumbnails
- Spline Editor
- Keyframe Timeline
- Metadata
* Dual screen layouts for the Fusion page
* Support for Fusion in collaborative projects
* Support for various geometry files for Fusion in Media Storage and Media Pool
* Support for importing and exporting Fusion composition files
* Support for caching Fusion page output for clips with Fusion effects applied
* Support for Fusion planar tracker is now available on the non Studio version of DaVinci Resolve
* Support for Fusion planar stabilization is now available on the non Studio version of DaVinci Resolve
* Support for Fusion planar transforms of roto is now available on the non Studio version of DaVinci Resolve
* Support for Fusion planar tracked roto is now available on the non Studio version of DaVinci Resolve
* Support for Fusion optical flow retiming is now available on the non Studio version of DaVinci Resolve
* Support for processing Fusion compositions in linear gamma with color managed and ACES workflows
* Support for Fusion memory cache options in the playback menu
* Support for copying Fusion compositions by middle clicking clip thumbnails
* Support for a Fast Gaussian filter in the Fusion Blur tool
* Support for modifying MediaIn trims and media properties for clips dragged into the Fusion node graph
* Initial support for saver nodes
* Initial support for OpenFX plugins
* Support for GPU accelerated OpenFX plugins
* Initial support for temporal OpenFX plugins
* Initial support for using ResolveFX plugins

Visual effects features

* Vector Paint
* 2D and 3D Compositing
* 3D Camera Tracking in DaVinci Resolve Studio
* Planar Tracking and Rotoscoping
* Node Based Workflow
* 3D Workspace
* Keying and Mattes
* Rotoscoping
* Tracking and Stabilization
* 3D Particles
* Scripting
* Shot Cleanup
* Open Color I/O
* Virtual Set Extensions

Broadcast design and motion graphics features

* 2D and 3D Titles
* 3D Logos
* Animated Text
* Spline Based Animation
* Replicate Objects
* Expressions and Macros
* VR tools in DaVinci Resolve Studio
* Import 3D Models and Scenes
* Built-in 3D Objects
* Realistic Lighting and Shading
* Comprehensive Stereoscopic 3D Tools in DaVinci Resolve Studio
* Deep Pixel Compositing
* Volumetric Effects

Fairlight

Key new features

* ADR (Automatic Dialog Replacement)
* Audio Bounce of a range in selected tracks to layers
* Audio Bounce of one or multiple buses to tracks
* Audio Automation Editing
* Fixed playhead timeline
* Audio scrollers
* Video scroller
* 3D audio pan
* Sound Library
* Support for native FairlightFX
- Chorus
- De-Esser
- De-Hummer
- Delay
- Distortion
- Echo
- Flanger
- Modulation
- Noise Reduction
- Pitch
- Reverb
- Stereo Width
- Vocal Channel

General improvements

* Support for audio normalization in the Edit and Fairlight pages
* Support for pitch control for clips
* Support for Media Pool preview of audio
* Support for audio fade in and out to playhead in the Fairlight timeline
* Support for mixed audio track formats from source clips
* Support for trim to playhead operations in the Fairlight timeline
* Support for preset library for equalizer, dynamics, plugins and global track properties
* Support for inbuilt tone generator
* Support for Compound clips path bar below Fairlight page timeline
* Support for native audio on Linux
* Support to show audio waveforms while recording
* Support for input monitoring to the native audio engine
* Support for reordering audio plugins in the inspector for audio clips
* Support for audio retiming for clips with variable speed changes
* Support for Paste and Remove Attributes for audio clips
* Support for pre-roll and post-roll time in Fairlight timeline
* Support for Loop Jog controls in user interface
* Support for an indicator on the Fairlight timeline when there is an offset between audio and video
* Support for the Fairlight Audio Interface installer on Windows
* Support for a mode to stop and jump to the last position
* Support for track selection and deselection using the track destination selection commands
* Support for selecting buses in the mixer to view and modify their properties in the inspector
* Support for viewing video tracks on the Fairlight timeline
* Support for transport controls from the DaVinci Resolve grading panels on the Fairlight page
* Support for improved timeline view options in the Fairlight timeline
* Support for search in the track and marker index
* Support for resetting edited audio samples in a clip
* Support for subframe audio fades on the timeline
* Improved speaker selection with support for device selections in monitor sets
* Improved consistency of navigation and selection hotkeys between the Edit and Fairlight pages

Performance

* Support for project versioning snapshots to store project backups at set intervals
* Support for only loading the last used timeline when opening a project
* Support for an option to load all the timelines when opening a project
* Support for bypassing color processing on all pages for improved performance on low power systems
* Support for trimming H.264 and other temporal codec formats in Media Management
* Support for GPU acceleration for the ResolveFX Match Move plugin
* Support for GPU acceleration for the stabilizer with a speed up of more than 10x
* Support for new system preference to use optimized image transfers for viewers on supported systems
* Improved performance when rendering H.264 clips
* Improved save and load performance with database optimizations for large projects
* Improved CUDA performance for high resolution clips and timelines
* Improved playback performance when monitoring on a single GPU system with scopes enabled
* Improved playback performance with mismatched output and monitoring resolutions with Blackmagic Design playback devices
* Improved decode and encode speeds for JPEG2000 clips
* Improved performance when encoding to the GoPro Cineform codec
* Improved performance when decoding JPEG image sequences
* Improved responsiveness for OpenFX and ResolveFX on-screen controls
* Improved performance when using optical flow
* Improved performance when using Gaussian Blur in the Fusion page

Edit

* Support for adding, managing and delivering Subtitles and Closed Captions
* Support for 2D and 3D title templates with ability to expand and customize in the Fusion page
* Support to load multiple clips into the source viewer and access the 10 most recent clips
* Support for stacked and tabbed timelines
* Support for position curves in curve editor
* Support for viewing and modifying keyframe curves beyond edit extents for clips with transitions centered on the edit
* Support for menu actions to create Flags and Markers with a specific color
* Support for timecode entry in the Marker dialog
* Support for marker annotations on the viewer
* Support for new Change Clip Duration to modify the duration of one or multiple clips
* Support for finding the source viewer clip in the Media Pool
* Support for caching compound clips, Fusion clips and nested timelines
* Support for caching of titles and generator
* Support for keyframing of OpenFX and ResolveFX plugins
* Support for alpha channel in compound clips
* Support for copying and pasting timecode in the viewer timecode displays
* Support for multiple track gap deletion
* Support for single viewer mode for the dual screen layout
* Support for marking in and out points in Cinema Mode in the Edit page
* Support for optionally showing the iXML channel names for audio files in the timeline
* Support for replacing multiple shots across tracks while retaining grades and effects by Ctrl/Command dragging clips
* Support for categories of video transitions in the Effects Library
* Support for a new Play Again command on Media, Edit and Fairlight players
* Support for optionally disabling ganged moving of audio and video clips across tracks
* Support for rippling clips on the timeline when pasting retime attributes to other clips
* Support for converting between Duration markers and In/Out marks
* Support for viewing clip marker overlays on the timeline viewer
* Support for an indicator for clips with Fusion effects on the Edit and Color pages
* Support for toggling the track-destination state
* Support for improved timeline view options in the Edit timeline
* Support for performing an insert operation by holding Cmd/Ctrl+Shift while dragging clips from the media pool or source viewer
* Support for swapping clips in the Edit timeline using Cmd/Ctrl+Shift and dragging
* Support for a dynamic trim mode icon in the Edit page toolbar with a slip and slider indicator
* Support for an option to insert nested and compound clips in their decomposed state during edit operations
* Support for deleting transitions across clips when one of the clips is deleted
* Support for slipping clips with speed changes applied by a single frame
* Support for performing match frame for the selected clip in the timeline
* Support for improved results when compositing images with transparency
* Support for importing Final Cut Pro X XML version 1.8
* Improved separation and handles between video and audio tracks on the timeline
* Improved timecode entry and playhead navigation
* Improved optical flow for speed changes
* Improved Smooth Cut
* Improved keyboard shortcut mapping
* Improved previews when performing blades on a multi track edit
* Improved ripple cut and ripple delete behavior
* Improved automatic track creation when dragging clips to new tracks

Media

* Support for generation 4 color science when decoding CinemaDNG clips from Blackmagic Design cameras
* Support for Blackmagic Design Film generation 4 to Extended Video LUTs
* Support for Cintel HDR capture
* Support for importing clip markers from a Final Cut Pro 7 XML file
* Support for importing marker colors and duration markers on clips when importing media using FCP7 XML files
* Support for preserving bin hierarchy when importing media and metadata from a Final Cut Pro 7 XML file
* Support clip type icon in list view for both Clip names and File Names
* Support for showing Clip names instead of File names as the default
* Support for replacing a media file and all its instances in the Media Pool
* Support to navigate to synced audio files from a video clip in the Media Pool
* Support for automatically creating subclips by dragging a clip from the viewer to the Media Pool
* Support for source clips with high speed capture frame rates in the Media Pool
* Support for retaining empty folders when importing folders to the Media Pool
* Support for improved LTC detection from clips with multiple audio tracks
* Support for larger clip thumbnails in the Media Pool
* Support for showing clip color indicator in the Media Pool thumbnails
* Support for improved Media Pool column listing
* Support for modifying the extents of subclips from the Media Pool and the timeline
* Support for displaying iXML channel names in clip attributes
* Support for viewing waveforms for audio clips in thumbnail mode in the Media Pool and Media Storage
* Support for live preview of audio clips in the Media Pool and Media Storage
* Support for multiple bin views in collaborative projects
* Support for smaller Media Pool floating windows
* Support for native IMF decoding in DaVinci Resolve Studio
* Support for native Kakadu based JPEG2000 decoding
* Support for decoding unencrypted DCP packages using the Kakadu codec
* Support for ARRI LF camera files
* Support for decoding H.264 clips in the MXF or MTS format
* Support for Canon Log3 in Resolve Color Management
* Support for alpha channel with DNxHR 422 codecs
* Support for decoding 8-bit Phantom Cine clips
* Support for reading color space and gamma information from QuickTime and MXF clips
* Support for alpha channel when decoding from Cineform RGB
* Support for storing the alpha channel when caching to Uncompressed 10-bit float formats
* Support for storing the alpha channel when caching to Uncompressed 16-bit float - HDR
* Support for automatically setting alpha mode based on metadata when importing still images
* Support for decoding FLAC audio files
* Support for HEIF decode on Mac and DaVinci Resolve Studio on Windows and Linux
* Support for decoding TGA images
* Support for decoding DPX RGBA 10bit image sequences
* Support for reading orientation from JPEG and QuickTime files
* Support for decoding GrassValley HQ and HQX codecs in the AVI format
* Support for colorspace, gamma and LUT options for clips from DJI X7 camera
* Support for hardware accelerated decode of Long GOP Panasonic AVC clips on NVIDIA hardware
* Support for Canon C200 IDTs in ACES
* Support for displaying REDCODE metadata for R3D clips
* Support for XAVC-Intra OP1A HDR metadata
* Improved Resolve Color Management support for Sony clips where input color space and gamma are set automatically using metadata
* Improved support for audio waveform sync in multicam clips
* Improved support for decoding MXF XDCAM clips
* Improved reading of Quicktime file metadata
* Updated smart render cache settings to no longer cache H.264 clips automatically

Color

* Support for new SuperScale option for high quality resolution upscaling
* Support for multiple timeline playheads with DaVinci Resolve Advanced panel control
* Support for a new LUT browser in the Color page
* Support for live preview of LUTs and gallery stills
* Support for browsing grades from other timelines in the gallery
* Support for browsing grades from other projects in the expanded gallery view
* Support for batch color version management
* Support for simultaneous HDR and SDR monitoring on supported Blackmagic Design playback devices
* Support for switching between previous and next version for multiple clips
* Support for modifying the qualifier by dragging the controls in the user interface
* Support for denoise in the qualifiers matte finesse controls
* Support for alpha matte shrink and grow in the qualifiers matte finesse controls
* Support for ganging the timeline wipe with the current clip
* Support for option to disable thumbnails in the node graph
* Support for improved Color page node graph user interface
* Support for improved user interactions for selecting nodes and modifying node connections
* Support for enabling and disabling multiple selected nodes in the Color page
* Support for a node context menu option to lock the node
* Support for shared nodes for powerful group management
* Support for Camera RAW controls for Canon RAW clips
* Support for Camera RAW controls for Panasonic RAW clips
* Support for setting Tint globally for all clips in the Camera RAW project settings
* Support for the Media Pool in Color page
* Support for GPU accelerated Dolby Vision™ HDR to SDR metadata generation in DaVinci Resolve Studio - BETA
* Support for license activated GPU accelerated Dolby Vision™ internal CMU in DaVinci Resolve Studio - BETA
* Support for Alt/Option + middle click to copy Dolby Vision™ trim metadata for the current target display
* Support for Alt/Option + Shift + middle click to copy Dolby Vision™ trim metadata for all target displays
* Support for an option to bypass all the trims in Dolby Vision™
* Support for native HDR10+ controls in DaVinci Resolve Studio
* Support for a clip thumbnail indicator to show clips analyzed for Dolby Vision™ and HDR10+ on the Color page
* Support for enabling or disabling tone mapping for Dolby Vision™ and HDR10+ projects
* New ResolveFX Plugins
- ResolveFX Aperture Diffraction in DaVinci Resolve Studio
- ResolveFX Automatic Dirt Removal in DaVinci Resolve Studio
- ResolveFX Deflicker in DaVinci Resolve Studio
- ResolveFX Dust Buster in DaVinci Resolve Studio
- ResolveFX Film Damage
- ResolveFX Flicker Addition
- ResolveFX Lens Reflections in DaVinci Resolve Studio
- ResolveFX Patch Replacer in DaVinci Resolve Studio
* Support for DaVinci CTLs user parameters accessible via ResolveFX DCTL in DaVinci Resolve Studio
* Support for using DaVinci CTLs as input and output LUTs in project settings
* Support for controlling DCTL execution based on DaVinci Resolve version
* Support for the 3D Lookup table interpolation option for DCTLs
* Support for a clipping option when converting from a larger gamut and/or gamma in ResolveFX Color Space Transform
* Support for ResolveFX Match Move is now available on the non Studio version of DaVinci Resolve
* Support for random frame access when using temporal OpenFX plugins is now available on the non Studio version of DaVinci Resolve
* Support for on-screen controls and overlays for various ResolveFX plugins
* Support for stereoscopic convergence on Power Windows
* Support for improved mouse interactivity when selecting or modifying control points on a power window
* Support for showing marker overlays in the Color page viewer
* Support for a dynamic keyframe indicator for nodes in the node graph
* Support for tooltip for Edit page FX icons to display the list of plugins applied
* Support for compound node path bar in the display node graph window
* Support for applying LUTs on compound nodes
* Support for copying nodes and pasting specific values by selecting parameters and using Paste Value
* Support for previewing LUTs by holding Alt/Option pressed while mousing over the LUT context menu
* Support for previewing composite modes in the layer mixer context menu
* Support for listing and navigating to timeline markers from the Color page viewer option menu
* Support for processing a node in a different Resolve Color Managed colorspace or gamma
* Support for selected LUTs in split-screen mode
* Support for previewing the selected album in split-screen mode
* Support for drawing a selection box to select multiple points in ResolveFX Warper
* Support for improved and smoother masks in ResolveFX Face Refinement
* Support for a new enhanced mode for improved noise reduction
* Support for changing the sensitivity of the jog wheel and shuttle control in the DaVinci Resolve Advanced panel
* Support for smart filter options for shared nodes
* Support for smart filter options for clips with Fusion effects
* Support for showing clip color indicator in timeline thumbnails
* Support for assigning colors to nodes
* Support for clip level output blanking overrides
* Support for tool usage badges
* Support for listing the entire gallery still path in the Still Properties window
* Support for RED SDK based Gamut Mapping for Red IPP2 based workflows
* Support for option to process node LUTs in ACEScc AP1 timeline color space or ACES AP0 color space
* Improved cropping quality and behavior when using the advanced video stabilization
* Improved ResolveFX Lens Blur with support for custom aperture shapes
* Improved onscreen controls for ResolveFX Match Move and ResolveFX Dead Pixel Fixer
* Improved viewer mouse interaction and behavior when working on a node with multiple power windows
* Improved DCTLs with ability to include code from headers and use LUTs in DaVinci Resolve Studio
- Check Developer Documentation in the Help menu for more details
* Improved generators, transitions and titles with support for Resolve Color Management and ACES

Deliver

* Support for embedding a subtitle track when encoding QuickTime files
* Support for embedding CEA-608 closed captions when encoding QuickTime files
* Support for embedding CEA-608 closed captions when encoding MXF OP1A files
* Support for embedding CEA-708 closed captions when encoding MXF OP1A clips
* Support for native IMF encoding in DaVinci Resolve Studio
* Support for native Kakadu based JPEG2000 decoding and encoding
* Support for native Kakadu based lossless JPEG 2000 encoding in DaVinci Resolve Studio
* Support for encoding unencrypted DCP packages using the Kakadu codec
* Support for improved codec and format listing in the Deliver page
* Support for modifying the filename field in the Deliver page
* Support for writing color range, color space and other image metadata when encoding to Quicktime DNxHR
* Support for encoding EXR clips with alpha channels
* Support for encoding an alpha channel when rendering TIFF sequences
* Support for alpha channel when encoding to Cineform RGB
* Support for encoding GrassValley HQ and HQX codecs in the AVI format
* Support for replacing existing frame based files in-place during renders
* Support for using the clip name as a data burn-in and Deliver page tag
* Support for option to retain sub-black and super-white data for renders
* Support for rendering with Dolby Vision™/HDR10+ tone mapping applied
* Improved support for encoding HDR and mastering metadata for MXF and IMF formats in DaVinci Resolve Studio

General

* Support for Portuguese in the DaVinci Resolve user interface
* Support for French in the DaVinci Resolve user interface
* Support for single seat Fusion Studio dongles
* Support for external scripting of DaVinci Resolve Studio from local and network locations
- Check Developer Documentation in the Help menu for more details
* Support for a console dialog with scripting support available in the Workspace menu
* Support for Fairlight Audio Accelerator drivers in the DaVinci Resolve installer on Windows
* Support for a new system preference to control Audio I/O Processing block size
* Support for launching DaVinci Resolve and loading the project when opening a DRP file in the file browser
* Support for a new application level system memory limit in Preferences
* Support for a system preference to enable or disable hardware acceleration of H.264/HEVC and other supported codecs
* Support for system preference to enable or disable Direct IO for media storage locations on Windows
* Support for Metal when using RED GPU debayer on Mac
* Support for system preference to enable or disable RED GPU Debayer
* Support for a floating timecode window
* Support for ability to bypass Fusion effects and/or Color changes on the viewers in the Edit, Fairlight and Color pages
* Support for changing clip color from the application menu on the Media, Edit and Color pages
* Support for saving the audio volume, dim and mute across application restarts
* Support for a title bar for a floating Media Pool bin
* Support for keyframing OpenFX dropdown and checkbox based parameters
* Support for listing backups for a specific project from the project manager context menu
* Support for backing up and versioning projects when using Live Save
* Support for switching the top bar and page switcher bar to an icons only mode
* Support for importing audio clip levels from AAF imports
* Support for importing audio-only AAF timelines
* Support for synced audio file name and sync offset in ALE exports
* Support for sending problem reports to Blackmagic Design
* GPU processing now defaults to Metal for modern Mac hardware running macOS 10.13 or newer
* Improved application menu layouts
* Improved and clearer contextual menu layouts
* General performance and stability improvements

Pre-installation Notes

* Support for decoding and encoding of easyDCP formats is not currently available on Linux

Minimum system requirements

* Windows 10 Creators Update
* 16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion
* Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.4.1 or later
* NVIDIA/AMD/Intel GPU Driver version – As required by your GPU
* RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.34.0 and Firmware 1.4.22.18 or later
* RED Rocket Driver 2.1.23.0 and Firmware 1.1.18.0 or later


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 14.2.1

* Addressed an issue where playing frame-based clips in the Media page would not play the synced audio
* Addressed an issue where Resolve would sometimes not output audio on certain pages in macOS
* Addressed an issue where audio formats for stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 were not set correctly when rendering WAV files
* Addressed an issue where rendered adaptive tracks were incorrectly tagged as stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 formats
* Addressed an issue where changing clip audio properties in the Inspector would not work correctly when multiple clips were selected
* Addressed an issue where deleting a volume keyframe and performing an undo would not restore the smoothening applied
* Addressed an issue where the source meters would sometimes not reflect the correct number of channels for clips with audio
* Addressed an issue where the Fairlight viewers would show a still image during playback when monitoring with a Blackmagic Design capture and playback device
* Addressed an issue where render jobs could not be added for audio only timelines
* Addressed an issue where rendered media files would sometimes have blank audio on the first video frame
* Addressed an issue with marking render ranges when rendering an audio-only timeline on the Delivery page
* Addressed a crash when adding a marker to a clip with cross-fades
* Addressed an issue where moving an audio clip on the Fairlight page would sometimes result in a crash
* Addressed an issue where the metadata widget would remain blank when clips were selected on the Fairlight page
* Addressed an issue where audio FX applied on clips inside a nested timeline would sometimes not get saved
* Addressed an issue where deleting an audio clip in a layered track and performing an undo would restore it in an incorrect layer
* Addressed an issue where resetting audio properties in the Inspector would not fully reset the clip equalizer
* Clips dragged on to the timeline no longer update the position of the playhead
* Addressed an issue where viewers would become blank when Video Scopes were enabled in Edit page
* Addressed a crash when decomposing compound clips from certain timelines imported using XML or AAF
* Addressed an issue where reimporting EDLs exported from Resolve would cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where performing an undo on a take selector action would sometimes result in a failure to save the project
* Clip names stored in EDL comments are also available as a render tag
* Power Windows with tracking now also have an indicator on the viewer overlay to show when they are in frame mode
* Addressed an issue where reconforming to a clip at a different source resolution would result in misaligned power windows in some cases
* Addressed support for DCDM ACES Output Transform with gamut clipped to P3 per SMPTE spec
* Addressed an issue where stills grabbed on a project migrated from Resolve 12.5 project would not be saved
* Addressed an issue where loading gallery stills would sometimes take a long time
* Addressed an issue where some stills would show a black frame when wiping
* Addressed an issue where node cache would sometimes incorrectly be invalidated when rippling color parameters
* Addressed an issue where the Dolby Vision CMU would be in pass-through mode until the trim metadata was modified
* Addressed an issue where qualifier controls remained editable when disabled
* Addressed an issue where Intel graphics hardware would not be recognized as OpenCL compatible with the latest drivers on Windows
* Addressed an issue where the Generate Optimized Media progress dialog would sometimes disappear before the operation completed
* Addressed an issue where performing a Save As after a failure to save a project would sometimes result in the original project disappearing
* Addressed an issue where selecting multiple titles in certain timelines would result in a crash
* Addressed an issue where deleting timelines in some projects would result in a crash
* Addressed an issue where Blackmagic Design Capture and Playback devices would not be detected on older drivers on Windows
* Addressed a crash when enabling 4:4:4 SDI monitoring with certain Blackmagic Design capture and playback devices
* Addressed an issue where viewers would become blank when enabling Data Burn Ins and monitoring with a Blackmagic Design capture and playback device
* Addressed an issue with network connectivity on the JLCooper Eclipse panel
* Addressed an issue where changing the source folder or relinking clips in the Media Pool would not affect the associated matte clips unless they were explicitly selected
* Addressed a crash when rendering to Cineform at certain resolutions such as 2K DCI Flat
* Addressed a crash when decoding some H.264 clips
* Addressed an issue where colorspace metadata was exported incorrectly when rendering MXF clips
* Addressed an issue with default brightness levels when decoding RAW formats from some still cameras
* Addressed a crash with decoding some high resolution XAVC clips on certain system configurations
* Addressed inability to render multiple mono audio tracks to the MXF OpAtom container
* Improved encoding speeds when rendering to Apple QuickTime ProRes
* Improved decoding speeds with XAVC-I media
* Addressed performance degradation when using CUDA compatible OpenFX plugins
* Addressed an issue where Edit page playback response would be delayed during thumbnail generation
* Addressed an issue with viewer performance on multicam clips on certain system configurations
* General performance and stability improvements


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 14.2

* Added support for the DeckLink 8K Pro monitoring modes
* Added support for importing audio-only AAF timelines
* Added support for rendering audio handles in ProTools round trip mode
* Added support for audio playback when performing dynamic trimming
* Added support for import and export of Final Cut Pro 10.4 XML
* Added support for automatically naming Gallery Stills using user-defined tags
* Added support for 16 and 18 fps timeline frame rates
* Added support for 95.905 fps timeline frame rate
* Added support for more fine-grained preferences for Performance Mode
* Improved support for keyframes in the Fairlight page
* Added support for listing multiple DeckLink SDI devices with unique names
* Added visual indicators for distinguishing between timeline clips without media in the Media Pool and without media on disk
* Added the ability to change the playhead position without stopping playback on the Fairlight page
* Added support for Enable 2D Timeline Scroll on the Fairlight page
* Added support for context menus for markers in the Fairlight page
* Added support for automatic creation of a timeline when dragging in an audio clip in the Fairlight page
* Addressed issues with acquiring and releasing the lock for a bin in a collaboration project
* Addressed an issue where network connectivity issues could cause unexpected results in a collaboration project
* Addressed an issue where a blank node graph would sometimes be displayed when switching between clips in collaboration mode
* Addressed an issue where two users could sometimes load a non-collaboration project in write mode without a warning
* Addressed an issue where "Update Timecode from Audio using LTC" would not work on clips starting with blank audio
* Addressed an issue where retiming an audio clip would sometimes result in audio glitches
* Addressed an issue where unlinking linked audio groups with the Pan dialog open would cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where starting or stopping playback would sometimes cause a momentary glitch in the audio on the Fairlight page
* Addressed multiple issues with fader behavior for direct track outputs in the Fairlight track mixer
* Addressed an issue where the Fairlight timeline would sometimes show an incorrect number of audio tracks
* Addressed an issue where the Fairlight control room widget would sometimes become invisible when resetting a dual-screen UI layout
* Addressed an issue where JKL playback would not honor the looped playback state on the Fairlight page
* Addressed an issue where moving an audio clip would not refresh the keyframe navigation buttons on the Fairlight inspector
* Addressed an issue where some Fairlight dial widgets would not reset their values correctly on double-click
* Addressed an issue where audio EQ band adjustments might be incorrectly saved
* Addressed an issue where stopping playback would continue audio output for a few frames on the Edit page
* Addressed an issue where LTC timecode output over SDI would not work when playing back on the Edit page
* Addressed an issue where the Mute status would not be reflected correctly in the Edit page on a track with automation
* Addressed an issue with titles where using certain fonts would result in cropped glyphs
* Addressed an issue where bypassing color grades would bypass OpenFX applied on the Edit page
* Addressed an issue where deleting a clip with an OpenFX transition would sometimes crash
* Addressed a crash when switching multicam angles if the viewer was in source mode
* Addressed an issue where reconforming multicam clips from a bin would not retain the original angle information
* Addressed an issue where performing a blade operation on asymmetric linked edits would result in incorrect linking
* Addressed an issue where previewing compound clips and timelines in the source viewer would activate the timeline audio meters
* Addressed an issue where previewing video-only clips in the source viewer would sometimes be slow on the Edit page
* Addressed an issue where importing older projects using a Sony IDT in an ACES workflow would sometimes cause a crash
* Addressed an issue with audio playback when applying clip filters on the Color page
* Addressed an issue where Color Tracing Power Windows from proxy files would result in incorrect window positions
* Addressed an issue where copying grades between clips would unnecessarily invalidate the clip source cache
* Addressed an issue where bypassing color grades on speed changed clips would disable the optical flow or frame blending
* Addressed an issue with incorrect results when stabilizing multiple edits from the same source
* Addressed an issue where switching databases would sometimes incorrectly hide the second screen in a dual screen monitor layout
* Addressed an issue where GoPro CineForm clips would decode with a watermark applied on Linux
* Addressed an issue with decoding some Sony XAVC-I clips
* Addressed an issue with incorrect cropping for certain QuickTime ARRI clips
* Addressed an issue with color shifts when decoding certain Panasonic AVC-Intra clips
* Addressed an issue where the stereo audio format of some MXF clips was not recognized correctly
* Addressed an issue with reading drop-frame timecodes for DPX clips
* Addressed an issue when decoding some QuickTime clips with large timecode values
* Addressed an issue with color shifts when rendering stereoscopic 3D clips in side-by-side mode using H.264
* General performance and stability improvements


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 14.1.1

* Addressed an issue with detecting Blackmagic Desktop Video hardware with older driver versions
* Addressed an issue when setting monitoring to PsF formats when using Desktop Video drivers newer than v10.9.3
* Addressed an issue with the detection of license dongles on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar on High Sierra
* Addressed a crash when changing audio plugins and reloading the project without saving
* Addressed a crash when opening a project with title presets in the Media Pool
* Addressed a crash during playback when Enable Video Field Processing was turned on
* Addressed a crash when connecting to an incompatible database and switching projects
* Addressed a crash when toggling Show Current Clip With Handles and loading a memory if Live Save was on
* Addressed a crash when deleting favourite transition presets
* Addressed a crash when canceling a project save and navigating to another Resolve database
* Addressed an issue where disabling a compound node would not immediately refresh the viewer
* Addressed an issue where splitting certain linked audio-video clips would not link the split components correctly
* Addressed an issue where ResolveFX Face Refinement would stop working when a clip was moved into a compound clip
* Addressed an issue where video scopes on the Edit page would sometimes show an incorrect display
* Addressed an issue where quitting Resolve would sometimes cause an incorrect shutdown on Linux
* Addressed an issue where horizontal scrolling in the timeline comparison dialog would sometimes not work as expected
* Addressed an issue in Project Server where clicking ‘Enable Sharing’ may not work on some machines
* Addressed an issue where switching between large databases would take a long time to respond
* Addressed an issue where Resolve would show Media Offline frames when using RED Rocket-X to decode certain RED clips
* Addressed an issue where decoding some RED clips with CUDA in Resolve Color Management would show a black frame
* Addressed an issue where Resolve would sometimes show the Welcome dialog on successive runs
* Addressed an issue where copying audio clip keyframes would not apply it properly on the target clip
* Addressed an issue where rendering to DNxHD 36 would cause a slight shift in the red and blue channels
* Addressed a potential crash when opening floating Media Pool windows and switching pages
* Addressed an issue where the 3D qualifier would not be correctly applied for Group Pre-Clip versions
* Addressed an issue where changing master bus configuration with audio FX present would result in loss of audio output for the bus
* Addressed an issue where the display of track colors would go out of sync when deleting a track and undoing it
* Addressed an issue where dragging a clip from the Media Pool to the Fairlight timeline would sometimes show an additional track
* General performance and stability improvements


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 14.1

* Added support for a new Project Server application to manage a local PostgreSQL server on macOS and Windows
* Added support for presets for User Preferences
* Added ability to simultaneously generate cache files for multiple cache points on a clip
* Added ability to enable/disable caching of transitions in User Mode in Project Settings
* Added ability to enable/disable caching of composites in User Mode in Project Settings
* Added ability to retain the cache when moving clips with speed changes applied
* Added support for excluding individual tracks from sequence cache in User mode
* Added support for applying individual color attributes when dragging nodes from the Display Node Graph window
* Added support for a zoom slider in the Display Node Graph window
* Added support for accessing both the clip and the timeline node graph for a Still in the Display Node Graph window
* Addressed an issue where right clicking on a wiped still and selecting apply grade would not work
* Added an option in the panel settings to switch between classic DaVinci and vectorscope trackball alignment
* Added support for displaying video scopes on the Edit page
* Improved title text rendering quality
* Improved playback and rendering performance on the Radeon Pro WX 9100 GPU
* Added support for RED IPP2 color processing
* Added support for decompression and debayer options for Red Rocket cards
* Added initial Linked Group support for audio tracks
* Added the ability to drag and drop .drp project files into the Project Manager
* Added support for a project setting to switch track metering between source and post-fader
* Added the ability to update the track color of multiple selected tracks on the Fairlight page
* Surround sound audio channels are now included in the downmix to stereo buses and monitors
* Added support for a Project Setting to automatically apply convergence to windows and effects in 3D stereoscopic projects
* Added support for groups in the Color page on collaborative projects
* Added support for generating and rediscovering optimized media in collaborative projects
* Added support for viewing audio codec information in the Metadata widget
* Added support for GoPro CineForm as a caching and optimized media format
* Added support for higher resolution DNxHR formats for MXF-based Fusion Connect workflows
* ResolveFX Warper is now GPU accelerated
* Bus section in the Fairlight page meters is now scrollable
* Added support for decoding enhanced AC-3 audio on macOS and Windows
* Improved performance of viewer in Fairlight page
* Improved behavior and interactivity of timeline and track index in the Fairlight page
* Added support for 2-D scrolling on the Fairlight page
* Added support for source audio clips at any sample rate
* Added support for Dolby Vision trim on compounds clips and Fusion Connect clips
* Added ability to perform audio only insert to a tape deck
* Added ability to capture video and audio or video only from a tape deck
* Addressed an issue where the audio and video would sometimes be out of sync when capturing from a tape deck
* Addressed an issue where an incorrect frame would sometimes be inserted when performing an assemble edit on a tape deck
* Addressed an issue where recording microphone input on some tracks would not persist the recorded clip
* Addressed an issue where the length of a duration marker could not be modified on the Fairlight page
* Addressed an issue where deleting a bus that is being monitored would result in incorrect control room behavior
* Addressed an issue where Audio FX in a project would not be persisted if the the Audio FX was not installed
* Addressed an issue where moving or pasting clips in the Fairlight page would sometimes remove the associated transitions
* Addressed an issue where assigning an offline reference clip to a timeline would result in loss of audio
* Addressed an issue where switching timelines would sometimes result in loss of audio
* Addressed an issue where dynamics would not apply evenly across stereo and 5.1 tracks
* Addressed an issue where unintended audio fades would sometimes be applied
* Addressed an issue where there was sometimes a change in audio level when playing back on the Edit and Fairlight page
* Addressed an issue when duplicating a timeline with layers would result in additional layers
* Addressed an issue where layers inside a compound clip would not play the correct audio
* Addressed an issue where moving an audio clip in subframe increments would not update waveform positions
* Addressed an issue where playback of nested timeline clips would not honor the mute state of the track
* Addressed an issue where the track volume slider in the Inspector would sometimes be disabled
* Addressed an issue when using Alt/Option + click to switch multicam angles
* Addressed an issue where trimming a freeze frame clip would sometimes crash
* Addressed an issue where video only clips could sometimes not be dragged from the source viewer
* Addressed an issue where flags and markers from existing projects would not be loaded correctly
* Addressed an issue where a marker name change would sometimes not get saved
* Addressed an issue where importing FCPXML files with a subframe video edit would sometimes cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where exporting an XML from some timelines would cause a crash
* Addressed an issue where rendering a clip with synced audio in Individual Clips mode would not render the synced audio
* Addressed an issue where “Render at source resolution” would not apply ResolveFX Face Refinement correctly
* Addressed an issue where Fusion Connect clips would be rendered without temporal noise reduction applied
* Addressed an issue where saving a project would fail in certain collaboration scenarios
* Addressed an issue with saving a collaboration project when overwriting a clip in certain scenarios
* Addressed an issue in collaboration where switching clips on the Color page would sometimes not acquire a lock
* Addressed various issues with tracking of Power Windows when working in Cinemascope
* Addressed various issues with tracking of Power Windows when using Center crop with no resizing
* Addressed an issue where stabilization would sometimes not work with Edit and Input sizing applied
* Addressed an issue where the tracking would be applied incorrectly when changing the timeline resolution or the clip pixel aspect ratio
* Addressed an issue the FX tracker would sometimes not work correctly when Input or Edit sizing was applied
* Addressed issues with applying 3D LUTs when using Metal as the GPU processing mode
* Addressed an issue where some OpenFX plugins would cause flashing of grades
* Addressed a crash in certain scenarios when switching to the Key Palette on a matte node
* Addressed issue with playback performance of large projects in the Color page
* Addressed an issue where render at source resolution would not apply stabilization
* Addressed an issue where some memories would show up as blank when reloading project from disk database
* Addressed a crash when opening some stereo projects upgraded from DaVinci Resolve 12.5.6
* Addressed an issue with importing some DaVinci Resolve 12.5 projects
* Addressed an issue where easyDCP renders would cause a crash on macOS 10.13 High Sierra
* Addressed an issue where the easyDCP KDM generation would not honor the validity dates specified
* Addressed an issue where decoding certain long QuickTime clips would repeat a frame
* Addressed an issue where QuickTime ProRes 4444 clips would sometimes lose the alpha channel during playback
* Addressed a crash when trimming and copying AIFF clips using Media Management
* Addressed an issue where decoding HEVC clips at 2048x858 would sometimes result in artifacts
* Addressed an issue where certain MXF clips would show incorrect duration
* Addressed an issue when decoding certain Sony clips in an ACEScc workflow
* Addressed a performance issue when media managing a large number of clips from the same source folder
* Addressed an issue where floating Media Pool windows would not get updated correctly when performing an undo
* Addressed an issue where resizing the Media Pool would sometimes result in a crash
* Addressed an issue where a clip with a split edit would not be stored correctly in the Media Pool
* Addressed some UI issues when running Resolve in full screen mode on macOS
* Addressed a crash when opening the Effects Library when duplicate plugins are installed
* Addressed connectivity issues with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced panel on Linux
* Addressed an issue where large projects would sometimes hang during load
* General performance and stability improvements


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 14.0.1

* Added support for HEVC decode on DaVinci Resolve on macOS High Sierra
* Added support for hardware accelerated HEVC decode on macOS High Sierra
* Added support for hardware accelerated HEVC encode on macOS High Sierra on supported hardware
* Added support for hardware accelerated HEVC decode on supported NVIDIA GPUs on DaVinci Resolve Studio on Windows and Linux
* Media Pool thumbnails now has an indicator for embedded mattes
* Dragging nodes from Gallery stills now honors the “Apply Grade Using” setting
* Improved Loudness Metering on the Fairlight page
* Added support for setting the Loudness scale in Project Settings
* Added support for 7.1 audio track type on the timeline and Clip Attributes
* Added support for automatically tagging 7.1 audio clips in Clip Attributes
* Added support for dynamics for audio buses in the Audio Mixer
* Added support for navigating between previous and next keyframes in the Fairlight page inspector
* Added support for picker RGB values when using setting the black or white point
* Added support for picker RGB values when using the color picker in OpenFX and ResolveFX plugins
* Added ability to select one or multiple tracks by Command/Ctrl+clicking from the Audio Mixer
* Added support single and multi frame nudge in the Fairlight page
* Added support for DNxHD and DNxHR in an MXF container for Fusion Connect
* Addressed an issue with audio metering of clips in the Media Page
* Addressed an issue where the audio meters would sometimes not clear after stopping playback
* Addressed an issue where enabling Dynamics on the main bus would incorrectly amplify the output audio
* Addressed a crash when opening custom UI for iZotope Ozone plugins
* Addressed an issue where Audio FX added to some mono clips would not be persisted when reloading the project
* Addressed a crash with crossfades on very small audio clips
* Addressed an issue where the patch dialog labels were not correctly updated when changing audio track type
* Addressed an issue where adjusting clip EQ parameters would cause playback to stutter
* Addressed an issue where switching between Small Track Mixer and Full Track Mixer display modes would not refresh the EQ
* Addressed an issue where the Loop Playback button on the Fairlight page would not work correctly
* Addressed a issue where moving an audio track would not refresh some timeline and mixer controls
* Addressed an issue where the trim-in and trim-out would not work in the Fairlight page if part of the clip was outside the visible timeline range
* Addressed an issue where creating a fade over layered clips would sometimes cause Resolve to freeze
* Addressed an issue where range-selection on a compound-clip would behave incorrectly on the Fairlight page
* Addressed an issue where changing the order of tracks would not correctly swap the track name
* Addressed an issue where dragging an audio clip onto a new track was sometimes slow
* Addressed a crash when retiming certain video clips
* Addressed an issue where pasting text between certain title types would add a 1-pixel stroke
* Addressed a crash when dragging a clip into the timeline to overwrite a clip with FX
* Addressed an issue where Color page stills would sometimes become black
* Addressed an issue where swapping nodes with FX applied would not work correctly
* Addressed a crash when refining upper lip parameters in ResolveFX Face Refinement
* Addressed stability issues with ResolveFX Face Refinement
* Addressed a crash when expanding compound nodes for a stereo clip and double-clicking one of the nodes
* Addressed issues with some functions relating to local/remote grade options and refreshing bins in Collaborative projects
* Addressed an issue where switching clips on the Color page would sometimes result in a critical exception when using the DaVinci Resolve Mini panel
* Address an issue where using the color picker outside the image in the viewer would result in inconsistent behavior
* Addressed colorspace conversion issues when rendering to DCP using Metal
* Addressed a crash when rendering to invalid resolutions for certain Sony codecs at fractional frame rates
* Addressed an issue where rendering to DNxHR 444 with alpha output would not render the alpha channel
* Addressed an issue where encoding to DNxHD or DNxHR clips in colorspaces other than Rec.709 and Rec.2020 resulted in an error
* Addressed an issue where decoding certain AVC Intra clips would result in banding on macOS
* Addressed an issue where decoding certain AVC Intra clips would result in GPU errors on Windows
* Addressed an issue where creating a stereoscopic 3D clip using the “Stereo 3D Sync” option resulted in a clip with no audio
* Addressed an issue where Alt/Option + dragging a clip from one bin window to another would not create a copy
* Addressed an issue where spanned R3D clips would show it’s individual elements instead of a single clip
* Addressed an issue where installing Resolve would remove any symbolic links from the LUT folder on Linux
* Addressed an issue where “Reload Last Working Project” on start up would hang for certain projects
* Addressed an issue where the Track Index and meters would sometimes not be cleared when creating a new project
* Addressed a crash when using JKL keys for fast forward and rewind with DeckLink monitoring
* Addressed an issue where playing back when connected to an Intensity Shuttle USB 3 device would result in much slower performance
* Addressed an issue where Fusion Connect would not work properly for a Fusion 9 installation on Linux
* Addressed a crash when starting Resolve with CUDA processing without any CUDA capable hardware
* Addressed an issue with H.264 decoding with certain NVIDIA driver versions
* Addressed an issue where saving a project would sometimes increase the database connection count on PostgreSQL databases
* General performance and stability improvements


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 14

Collaboration

* All new collaboration workflow which allows multiple users to work on the same project at the same time
* Added ability for collaborating video/audio editors and colorists to work on the same timeline at the same time
* Resolve Collaboration supports any shared storage technology and works with a PostgreSQL shared database server
* Support for live saving all collaborator actions in a collaborative project
* Support for Project Manager indicators to show collaborative projects
* Ability for collaborators to pick a profile on their shared projects
* Ability to open a bin in read-only mode by Alt/Option + click
* First come first serve write access for Media Pool Bins with read access for everyone else
* Live Media Pool side bar bin updates including user locks and refresh available indicators
* Timeline indicators to show user locks and refresh available
* Live update of Color Page thumbnail icons to indicate user locks and refresh available
* Live sharing of Color Page still galleries
* New compare timeline tool to simplify merging timelines from multiple collaborative users
* Live group chat feature on collaborative projects

Improved Performance, Fluidity And Usability

All new image processing engine with numerous performance improvements and optimizations

* New image processing engine which maximizes single and multi-GPU utilization
* Support for GPU processing using Metal on Mac
* New optimized Performance Mode for improved playback
* New dynamic memory manager for optimized CPU memory usage
* Improved performance on single GPU laptops and workstations
* Improved editing and playhead fluidity on the Edit page timeline
* Dramatically improved latency of JKL playback
* Improved Color Page playback start/stop latency
* Improved Multicam playback performance
* Improved organization of Project Settings, User Preferences and System Preferences
* Improved organization of the Workspace menu
* Improved pan and zoom on viewers when using the trackpad with support for an Alt/Option modifier
* Improved scrubbing and playback performance for compressed CinemaDNG clips
* Improved performance when scrubbing H.264 and similar codecs
* Support for hardware accelerated H.264 decoding when using NVIDIA GPUs on Linux and Windows
* Support for improved CPU usage

All new database engine for improved management and performance on PostgreSQL and DiskDB

* All new live save option where changes are saved as you work
* Support for incremental fast saves in the new and improved DiskDB
* Ability to save, load, update and delete user UI layout presets

Improved media access and performance

* Improved H.264 encode and decode performance
* Improved decode performance of 10-bit 4K H.264 media on DaVinci Resolve Studio
* Improved playback performance for 4K AVC Intra clips
* Improved performance for file listing in Media Storage
* Improved scrolling performance in Media Storage folders and Media Pool bins with many clips
* Improved speed of importing AAF timelines
* Improve speed of Optimized media generation, transcoding and fusion rendering
* Support for Optimized Media in 3D stereoscopic clips
* Support of high frame rate timelines up to 120 frames per second - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
* Support for up to 16Kx16K source images and timeline resolution
* Ability to drag a file or folder from Finder/Explorer to Media Storage in order to navigate there
* Improved performance when loading Gallery stills
* Improved audio quality when scrubbing a clip in the source viewer


Audio

* New Fairlight audio processing engine for all audio in Resolve
* A dedicated Fairlight page with audio editing, mixing, finishing and mastering controls
* Support for unlimited audio tracks and 8 main, sub and aux outputs
* Support for Fairlight Audio Accelerator with MADI and Fairlight Audio Interface
* Support for Fairlight free standing and desktop consoles
* Single and dual monitor UI configurations on the Fairlight page
* Fairlight page includes Media Pool, timeline, metering, mixer, effects, video preview, timeline index and inspector
* Support for Media Pool option to only Show Clips with Audio or Show All Clips in the Fairlight page

Key features

* Six band EQ for every track
* Expander/Gate, Compressor and Limiter Dynamics for every track
* 2D Pan control for sound placement
* Timeline toolbar includes a pointer and a marquee tool, automation state, snapping, flags, markers and timeline options
* Automation includes trim state, touch, latch or off mode, event selection
* Ability to individually enable fader, mute, pan, EQ, compressor, Gate, Aux, Limiter and Plugins
* Ability to render multiple audio buses and tracks
* Added support for up to 8 faders on 3rd Party Audio Control Surfaces using HUI or MCU protocol on Mac and Windows

Monitoring and metering features

* Level meters for all channels, Masters, Subs, Aux and groups
* Monitoring of main outputs available in mono, stereo, 5.1, Atmos, Auro, DTS, IMAX and multichannel up to 22.2
* Compound metering, including speaker group selection, phase and loudness with integration control
* Video preview available as docked or popup viewer with SDI video output
* Ability to setup speaker configurations using
? Blackmagic Design video I/O hardware devices
? Blackmagic Design Fairlight Audio Interface
? System Audio or connected USB audio devices


Timeline features

* Track sidebar includes controls for gain, automation, lock, solo, mute and record
* Track sidebar includes indicators for track number, name, color, linked track and meters
* Timeline clips include user selectable indicators for clip name, gain, FX, group, EQ, source, speed, linked status, stem/channel bit depth, sample rate and source channel
* Timeline clips include waveforms with borders, gain level, fade handles and automation keyframe control
* User selection of timecode display with subframes and samples, feet and frames or only samples
* Five preset and custom user selectable track height with locks
* New timeline index shows tracks and markers
* Added support for stepping single frames on the Fairlight page using K+J and K+L keys
* Added support for half-speed playback on the Fairlight page using JKL keys
* Added support in the Fairlight page timeline for moving tracks up/down
* Added support for locking tracks in the Fairlight page
* Added support for the Razor command in the Fairlight page
* Support for layered audio editing allowing stacked clips on a single audio track
* Added option to switch between overwrite mode and layering mode when editing audio clips

UI dialogs for setup and assignment

* Each mixer track includes input selection, effects, insert, EQ and dynamics graphs, output selection, aux, pan, main and submix selections
* Mixer also includes track name and color, grouping, record, mute and solo selection and gain fader with meters


General audio improvements

* Support for pitch correction when performing speed changes on all platforms
* Support for pitch correction during FFW and FRW playback on the Edit page timeline

Edit

Key new features

* Support for track colors on the timeline
* Support for dragging just video or audio from the source viewer
* Support for a toggle to switch between single viewer and dual viewer mode
* Support of OFX plugins as filters in Timeline
* Ability to drag and drop a transition from one clip to another
* Redesigned Effects Library for easier navigation and search
* Playback now continues when performing a trim during looped playback
* Support for improved "Play Around" functionality with contextual behavior depending on selection
* Support for Blur Dissolve transition
* Support for audio waveforms on Multicam Clips, Compound Clips and Timeline Clips
* Support for alpha rendering from source when using Fusion Connect
* Added support for Live Preview of clip thumbnails in the Media and Edit page source viewers
* Added menu options and shortcuts for marking and clearing split Video and Audio In and Out marks
* Added menu option and shortcut for creating a SubClip
* Improved scrolling on timeline when using Alt/Option + mouse wheel to scroll

Clip adjustment improvements

* Ability to "Remove Attributes" from one or multiple clips
* Added support for Crop Softness in Paste Attributes
* New menu option to freeze frame the current frame under the playhead
* Ability to select all keyframes in Keyframe and Curve editor using Ctrl/Command+A
* Ability to linearize/smoothen curves for multiple selected keyframes in the Keyframe and Curve editor

Clip trim improvements

* Ability to Alt/Option+Shift drag to resize a clip’s In or Out point over an adjacent clip to automatically create a transition
* Ability to Alt/Option+Shift drag a clip from the Media Pool to overlap a clip in the timeline to add a transition
* Support for two new trim commands in the Trim menu
? Slip Playhead to In
? Slip Playhead to Out
* Support for slip functionality when performing an Extend Edit
* Ability to duplicate and superimpose dragging selected clips from a track while holding down Alt/Option + Shift
* Support for snapping when dragging and placing text elements in a Title in the Timeline viewer
* Support for improved snapping when performing ripple edits
* Ability to perform playback using JKL in Dynamic Trim Mode when no clip or edit point is selected
* Added support for displaying the composited preview in 2-Up and 4-Up modes when trimming

Conform improvements

* Support for user selectable conform criteria when performing "Reconform from Bins"
* Ability to "Reconform from Media Storage folders" for a Timeline
* Reconform from Bins now has support for selected clips or all clips
* Force Conform has been renamed to Conform Lock
* Support for missing on disk indicators and missing in Media Pool indicators in the Timeline
* Support for importing 3D Warp Pitch and Yaw parameters in AAF from Avid Media Composer
* Support for the following Index filtering options
? Show Clip Color
? Show Clips with Composite Effects
? Show Clips with Transform Effects
? Show Clips with Filters
? Show Clips with Speed Effects
? Show Fusion Connect Clips
? Show Compound Clips and Nested Timelines
? Show Clip conflicts
? Show Flags of a particular color
? Show Markers of a particular color
? Show Stills and Freeze Frames
* Ability to see conflicts in the Index Match column
* New Position Lock on toolbar to lock ripple on tracks and timelines for Online Editing
* Project setting to enable/disable automatically Conform when adding clips to Media Pool
* Ability to set default number tracks and types in Project Settings > Editing > New Timeline Settings

Marker improvements

* Ability to display marker information as viewer overlays
* Ability to list clip markers in the Media Pool list view
* Ability to convert an In and Out point selection into a duration marker
* Ability to navigate between markers from the option menu in the viewers
* Ability to search and filter in the Index using Marker Name and Marker Notes fields
* Ability to multi select timeline markers using a marquee

Media Pool improvements

* Support for multiple Media Pool windows either as a 2-up/4-up docked view or as new pop-up windows
* Ability to hover over Media Pool thumbnails to mark in and out
* Ability to "Rediscover Optimized Media" in the Media Pool
* Ability to "Unlink Selected Clips" in the Media Pool
* Support for missing on disk indicators in the Media Pool for both the thumbnail and list view
* Support for Smart Bin and Smart Filtering based on Display Name
* Ability to Create Bin With Selected Clips
* Ability to create Smart Bin filters using Marker Name and Marker Notes
* Ability to search in the Media Pool using Marker Name and Marker Notes fields
* Ability to perform comma separated text matches in Media Pool search, Smart Bins and Smart Filters
* Ability to add/remove items from current selection with keyboard modifiers (Ctrl/Command, Shift and Alt/Option)
* Ability to Alt/Option drag clips in the Media Pool to duplicate them and put them in another bin
* Added ability to edit and update existing Media Pool custom column layouts
* Added a new column for audio codec in the Media Pool

General improvements

* Previous/Next clip now ignores selection when the selected clip is not visible
* Support for a "Playback post-roll" option in the Timeline menu
* Ability to drag video only or audio only from the timeline to the Media Pool
* Support for retaining playhead position and in and out positions when swapping timelines
* Ability to drag a OpenFX/ResolveFX filter onto one or multiple selected clips
* Support for selecting resize algorithm per clip in the Inspector
* Support for a progress bar when applying Lens Correction
* Support for 100% levels in EBU Color Bar generator
* Ability to search “All Fields" when applying a search filter in the Index
* Support for toggling "Show Reference Wipe" is now available on the Edit page
* Ability to Alt/Option click only the audio or video to override a linked clip selection
* Added support for new Four Color Gradient generator
* Added menu options and shortcuts for marking and clearing split Video and Audio In and Out marks
* Added menu option and shortcut for creating a SubClip
* Added support for viewing track layers in the Edit Index

Color

ResolveFX improvements

* ResolveFX plugins are now sorted into logical groups of effects
* Support for starred favorites for OpenFX is now available on the Color page
* Ability to paste tracking data between the FX tracker and the Power Window tracker
* Improved ResolveFX Lens Flare
* Support for Gamut Mapping in the ResolveFX Color Space Transform plugin
* Support for Tone Mapping in the ResolveFX Color Space Transform plugin

New ResolveFX Plugins

* ResolveFX Face Refinement - GPU Accelerated - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
* ResolveFX Warper - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
* ResolveFX Match Move - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
* ResolveFX Color Stabilizer - GPU Accelerated - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
* ResolveFX Timelapse Deflicker - GPU Accelerated - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
* ResolveFX Contrast Pop - GPU Accelerated - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
* ResolveFX Color Compressor - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Abstraction - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Watercolor - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Lens Distortion - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Gamut Mapping - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Dead Pixel Fixer - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Alpha Matte Shrink and Grow - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Color Palette - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Dehaze - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Sharpen - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Sharpen Edges - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Soft Sharpen Skin - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Camera Shake - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Deband - GPU Accelerated
* ResolveFX Grid - GPU Accelerated

General improvements

* Support for a new advanced Stabilizer in the Tracker palette
* Improved ResolveFX tracker when using multiple tracking points
* Ability to add and control ResolveFX and OpenFX plugins under Modes from the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel
* Support for improved jog and shuttle control on DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel
* Ability to toggle LightBox SDI output from the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel using Shift Down + CONFORM
* Ability to toggle full screen LightBox from the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel using Shift Up + CONFORM
* Ability to press and hold Reset on the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini panels to reset the node graph
* Ability to press and hold Previous/Next Frame on the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini panels to jump to the beginning/end of the clip
* Ability to press play/reverse repeatedly on the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini panels to increase playback speed
* Ability to set the LCD brightness of the DaVinci Resolve Mini panel using LCD brightness in Control Panel settings
* Ability to set the key backlighting of the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini panels in Control Panel settings
* Ability to remember Bars vs. Wheels when switching to Primary from a Control Panel
* Improved various knob and parameter sensitivities on the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini panels
* Added support for manual IP configuration for DaVinci Mini panels
* Support for white balance picker to automatically set temperature and tint
* Support for white and black point picker for automatic color balance
* Improved quality when using Hue vs. Lum curves
* Support for Gamut Mapping from Timeline to Output Color Space in Resolve Color Management
* Support for Tone Mapping from Timeline to Output Color Space in Resolve Color Management
* Support for the Common LUT Format (CLF) with examples - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
* Support for scopes as an overlay on the Cinema viewer
* Support for new commands and shortcuts to move selected keyframes
* Selection of multiple keyframes no longer needs a modifier key
* Support for track color on Color page timeline
* Added support for a locked node indicator in the node graph
* Support for plugin name on FX nodes
* Support for full height OpenFX inspector in full screen mode
* Ability to set default number of neighboring clips for Split Screen in Project Settings > Color
* Support for Clip Color indicators in the Color page Timeline
* Support for adding any Media Pool clip as a matte to the current clip on the Color page
* Added support to ARRI look (CDL + LUT) for Alexa SXT Quicktime clips
* Added Canon Log 2 support in Resolve Color Management
* Added RED Wide Gamut colorspace and Log3G10 gamma support in Resolve Color Management
* Ability to generate LUTs in Resolve Color Management, ACES and ACEScc projects
* Improved support for ACES v1.0.3
* Support for ACEScc, ACEScct and ACEScg color spaces in Resolve Color Management
* Support for ACEScc, ACEScct and ACEScg color spaces in the ResolveFX Color Space Transform plugin
* Support for ACEScc, ACEScct and ACEScg IDTs and ODTs when using ACES
* Added a new LMT Neon Suppression CLF
* Support for clip output render caching from pre and post group node graph
* Support for showing picker RGB values in 8 bit or 10 bit available in the View menu
* Ability to to toggle the viewer overlay mode on/off using Shift + `
* Support for Ctrl/Command and Ctrl/Command+Shift for half and quarter increments in Printer Lights Hotkeys
* Added support for selecting all clips in the Color page using Command/Ctrl+A
* Added Color page thumbnail indicator for Edit page OpenFX applied on clips
* Improved viewer image quality when zooming in and out of the Color page viewer
* Added support for latest X-rite ColorChecker chart
* Improved color match behavior for X-Rite Color Checker Classic color chart

Media

* Support for source viewer video I/O playback of clips not at the project frame rate
* Support for user selectable checksum methods in Clone Tool option menu
* Ability to unmount drives from Media Storage on Mac and Windows
* Ability to set custom whole number frame rates from 1 to 120 fps in Clip Attributes
* Support for option to import ARRIRAW clips at the Open Gate resolution in Project Settings > CameraRAW > ARRI
* Support for automatically cropping ARRI Quicktime clips to show only the active area of the sensor
* Added support for additional clip metadata in CinemaDNG files, including shutter, ISO, focal length and lens information
* Added support for viewing location metadata for QuickTime clips with geotagging
* Added support for viewing location metadata on Blackmagic Design CinemaDNG clips
* Support for decoding clips from the Canon C200 camera
* Support for decoding AC-3 audio in MTS and Quicktime files on Windows and Mac
* Support for latest EasyDCP library
* Support for decoding Nikon RAW files
* Support for encoding and decoding Cineform files on all platforms
* Support for decoding MultiPart OpenEXR
* Support for decoding and encoding 32-bit float OpenEXR clips
* Support for Constant and Variable bitrate in Quicktime ProRes and DNxHR codecs
* Support for H.264 multi-pass encoding on Mac
* Support for decoding H.264 Intra 422 10bit - DaVinci Resolve Studio only
* Support for encoding to the MP4 format
* Support for decoding High 10 Profile H.264 files on DaVinci Resolve Studio
* Support for encoding VP9 profiles with higher bit-depth
* Support for Network Optimization option in Quicktime renders
* Support for 10b and 12b encoding options for DNxHR HQX and DNxHR 444
* Support for Rec.2100 metadata in QuickTime renders
* Support for decoding and encoding 32-bit float WAV files
* Support for QuickTime reference movies on Linux and Windows
* Added support for automatically searching the current folder when a QuickTime reference clip is not found
* Support for drop frame timecode when performing a 3:2 pull down during encode

General

* DaVinci Resolve Studio now also supports license key based activation
* Support for an improved Project Manager with an integrated Database manager
* Added ability to resize the Project Manager window
* Added support for manually updating thumbnails in the Project Manager
* Ability to copy and paste one or multiple projects between databases
* Ability to sort list of databases in Database manager
* Support for a new Bicubic resizing filter option
* User settings such as layout preferences are now saved locally on the machine
* Ability to drag a bin into another bin in the Media Pool right hand side view
* Support for a smaller page switcher on smaller screens
* Ability to type in Project Manager and browse dialogs to automatically navigate to and highlight matches
* Support for searching for shortcuts by command name or shortcut in Project Settings > Keyboard Mapping
* Support for displaying conflicts when assigning shortcuts in Project Settings > Keyboard Mapping
* Modifying default keyboard mapping presets are now automatically stored as Custom
* Tags now support non-text parameters such as Timecode, Dates, Numbers and Resolutions
* Data Burn-In is now a floating window available on the Edit, Color, Fairlight and Deliver page through the Workspace menu
* Support for undo/redo history available in the Edit menu
* Support for an option to stop playback when frames are dropped on the SDI output
* Support for remembering the last open page across multiple sessions
* Added JKL playback support when in Cinema mode
* Added a shortcut for Blackmagic Design’s Training resources in the Help menu

Pre-installation Notes

* CUDA is only supported on NVIDIA GPUs with compute capability 3.0 or higher (Kepler architecture or newer)
* Automation of clip audio effects is no longer supported
* Audio clip mixer is no longer supported
* Support for DaVinci ACES has been removed
* Support for older versions of ACES has been removed
* Support for render cache and groups is not currently available in Collaboration
* Support for the Login page and Resolve users has been deprecated
* Dual machine servers are no longer supported on Linux. Please ensure that your system has been re-configured appropriately prior to upgrading to this version.
* The “Configure DaVinci Resolve” application will no longer be supported on Linux. DaVinci Resolve Preferences can now be accessed from the DaVinci Resolve application menu similar to Mac and Windows.
* Some H.264 clips, incorrectly decoded as video range on Windows and Linux, are now decoded as correctly in Auto mode as full range. To retain grades on existing projects created on Windows and Linux, set Data Levels to video range in Clip Attributes



What's new in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.6

* Added support for decoding multi-part EXR files
* Added support for remembering bars vs. wheels when pressing Primaries on the panel
* Added support for Optimized Media for Stereoscopic 3D clips
* Added support for Fast Forward and Rewind by repeatedly pressing forward or reverse playback on the panel DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini panels
* Added ability to adjust LCD brightness for the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini panels
* Added ability to adjust button brightness for the DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini panels
* Added support for Color Boost in 3D LUT generation
* Addressed an issue where mattes would not be media managed correctly
* Addressed an issue on Linux where the DaVinci Resolve Advanced panel would sometimes fail to connect
* General performance and stability improvements


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.5

* Added support for the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel
* Added support for the DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel
* DaVinci Resolve is now available on CentOS 7 and RHEL Linux
* Added CentOS 7 and RHEL Linux support for DaVinci Resolve Studio Mac and Windows licenses
* Added support for installing DaVinci Resolve Advanced Linux on standalone CentOS 7 or RHEL installations
* Improved USB connectivity with DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panels
* Added support for URSA Mini Pro 4.6K media
* Added support for Cintel Reader
* Added support for adaptive scanning speed for Cintel when disk I/O is slow
* Improved playback and seek performance of MXF OP1a and OP1b files
* Added support for channel level fine tuning with ARRI SDK debayer
* Added support for track names in ProTools AAF export
* Addressed an issue with Compound Nodes on Stereoscopic 3D projects
* Addressed an issue with adding a flag to multiple clips in the Color Page
* Dragging a node from a Still to the node graph now follows the gallery keyframe setting
* General performance and stability improvements



What's new in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4

* Added support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro
* Improved EXR decode and playback performance
* Added support for decoding MP3 files on Windows
* Added support for Grass Valley HQ and HQX codecs
* Added support for decoding MXF ProRes files
* Added support for preserving super-white and sub-black data in ProRes 4444 codecs
* Improved grading and playback performance when working with large node graphs
* Improved support for CR2 files from Canon 5D Mark IV
* Added support for Rec. 2100 in RCM
* Added support for sliders to control Dolby Vision analysis data
* Added support for image orientation flag in DPX files
* Added P3-D65 IDTs and ODTs in ACES
* Added Rec.2020 ST.2084 1000 nits ODT clamped to P3 in ACES
* Increased maximum bitrate for JPEG2000 renders
* Addressed an issue where only one eye was updated while wiping stills in Stereoscopic 3D
* Addressed an issue with artifacts when decoding some Cineform footage
* Addressed an issue with decoding some MP4 files
* Addressed an issue with audio and video going out of sync on some phone camera footage
* Addressed an issue with exporting fades to and from black to Dolby Vision XML
* Addressed a crash with editing Camera Raw settings in the Media Pool
* Addressed an issue with "Preserve source directory" in the Deliver Page
* Addressed an issue with Audio Meters in dual screen mode
* Addressed an issue where data burn-ins are sometimes not seen on the Edit Page
* Addressed an issue with rendering one channel per track on Linux
* Addressed an issue with highlights in Lum Vs. Sat when adjusting shadows
* Addressed an issue with decoding Canon XF AVC Intra 12-bit files
* General performance and stability improvements


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.3

* Added support for Final Cut Pro X XML Version 1.6
* Added support for PostgreSQL 9.5.2 on macOS
* Added support for ACEScct color science
* Updated ACES support from ACES 1.0.0 to ACES 1.0.2
* Improved performance when encoding to MXF XAVC
* Improved importing of Flip and Flop from AAFs from Media Composer
* Improved importing of Dip to Color dissolves from AAFs from Media Composer
* Improved Dolby Vision XML export
* Addressed an issue with FCPXML transforms for Multicam not getting imported correctly
* Addressed an issue where all tracks in the keyframe group get highlighted when switching between them
* Addressed an issue with reading Drop Frame timecode from some Sony camera files
* Addressed an issue with jagged edges when decoding YUV 422 clips
* Addressed an issue where project level Data Burn Ins do not get saved
* Addressed an issue where syncing audio based on timecode would lead to incorrect results
* Addressed an issue where the Lift, Gamma and Gain controls on the Resolve interface do not maintain color balance
* Addressed an issue that could cause a machine freeze
* Addressed instability when undoing 'Decompose in place'
* General performance and stability improvements


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2

New Features

* Added support for new URSA mini camera metadata in RAW files
* Added support for Color Space tags on QuickTime export
* Added support for Fusion Connect on Linux
* Added ability to filter timeline on Color Page based on clips that have OFX applied
* Added support for up to 24 audio channels on the Edit and Deliver Page
* Added support for manually enabling and disabling GPUs in Preferences
* Added support for Display Name on ALE export
* Added support for Apply Grade and Append Node Graph in the main menu
* Added the ability to clear tracking data for the current Power Window
* Added support for OpenCL on NVIDIA cards on Microsoft Windows
* Added ability to copy local grades to remote
* Added additional utility functions in DCTLs
* Added support for Date Created and Data Modified for timelines when using Smart Bins

General Improvements

* Improved 3D LUT generation to ignore any spatial and temporal corrections like Power Windows and OFX etc.
* Improved accuracy for color conversion when outputting with ST.2084 gamma
* Improved accuracy of rendering Rec.2020 to ProRes/DNxHR
* Improved highlight control in ACES and HDR workflows
* Improved performance of ResolveFX Scanlines
* Improved reliability when loading projects with audio plugins
* Improved deliver preset switching to preserve the render location
* Opacity is now retained when converting a circular window to a Power Curve
* Addressed an issue with the 3D keyer on OS X 10.11.6
* Addressed an issue with Resolve displaying GPU Memory Full messages on AMD card on Microsoft Windows
* Addressed an issue incorrect UI indication for ProRes render cache, optimised media and remote rendering on Microsoft Windows
* Addressed an issue where importing a project into Resolve could cause a crash if there were unsaved render jobs
* Addressed an issue with applying stills and memories on a stereo timeline
* Addressed an issue with decoding some MXF XDCAM MPEG2 clips
* Addressed an issue with Favourite transitions not being remembered
* Addressed an issue where printer lights keyboard shortcut did not work on Linux
* Addressed a file permissions issue when rendering EXR files
* General performance and stability improvements


What's new in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1

Edit Improvements
* Improved 2-up and 4-up, multicam and playback performance when using QuickTime ProRes on Windows
* Added menu items to allow selection of clips based on Flag, Marker and Clip colors on the edit timeline
* Added ability to import and export duration markers using EDL
* Added the ability for clips to snap to their own markers when adjusting In and Out points
* Improved consistency of edit functions when Timeline is in full screen mode
* Added support for box wipe mode for offline reference wipe
* Added ability to extract AAF import log information as timeline markers

Color Improvements
* Improved performance for Spatial Noise reduction in Better mode
* Improved listing of attached and timeline mattes in the node graph with support for alphabetical listing
* Added ability to apply grades from a reference wipe using the viewer context menu
* Added ability to align keyframe timelines of color grades using playhead position and wiped still frame
* Next node and previous node operations now loop around the node graph
* The ‘displayed’ node graph now automatically updates when the current still is changed
* Swapping nodes now also swaps the node labels
* Rippling grades now also copies node labels, Power Window labels and node cache settings
* Shift Up + Next Still will now append grade from the current still on the advanced control panel (Studio version)
* Added support for left eye and right eye grades for the timeline node graph (Studio version)
* Added ability to convert a mono timeline into stereoscopic 3D (Studio version)
* Added ability to convert a mono clip into stereoscopic 3D (Studio version)
* Added support for sequence and node render caching for stereoscopic clips and timelines (Studio version)
* Added compensation for stereoscopic slip when exporting timecodes in ALE (Studio version)
* Added support copying DolbyVision grades using stills and middle click (Studio version)
* Improved 3D and Qualifier panel layout in dual screen mode
* Improved behavior to stay on the same frame when joining two clips

Resolve FX Improvements
* Added ResolveFX Generate Color (GPU accelerated)
* Added ResolveFX Tilt-shift Blur
* Added support for anamorphism in ResolveFX Lens Blur (Studio version)
* GPU acceleration support for ResolveFX Lens Flare (Studio version)
* Ability to adjust Shadows/Midtones/Highlights in ResolveFX Film Grain in all compositing modes (Studio version)
* GPU acceleration support for ResolveFX Emboss, Waviness, Vortex, Ripples, Dent, Mirror
* Improved ResolveFX Scanlines and added various composite modes
* Ability to view the ResolveFX Scanline layer without the background
* Improved border behavior for ResolveFX Gaussian Blur, Directional Blur, Mosaic Blur, Radial Blur and Zoom Blur
* Added support for horizontal/vertical ratio in ResolveFX Glow
* Added support for pan and tilt on ResolveFX Prism Blur
* Improved performance for ResolveFX Light Rays
* Improved performance for ResolveFX JPEG Damage

Media Improvements
* Added new Import Media options to File menu and Media Pool context menu
* Added support for stereoscopic 3D clips in Media Management (Studio version)
* Added support for display drive names in Media Storage on Windows
* Addressed issues with open file location from Media Pool on Linux
* Added Source Name tag support for filename without extension
* Added support for automatically setting pixel aspect ratio for anamorphic ARRIRAW MXF clips

Codec & Format Improvements
* Added support for ProRes decode on Windows
* Improved QuickTime decode and encode performance on Windows
* Support for UHD H.264 renders on Windows
* Improved QuickTime decode and encode performance on Linux
* Added support for HEVC (H.265) decode on Linux
* Added support for alpha channel in DNxHR 444
* Added support for the Sony X-OCN format
* Added support for various AAC encode parameters on macOS
* Added support for QuickTime AAC audio encoding on Windows
* Added support for encoding QuickTime Photo JPEG files
* Added support for decoding AVCHD files from the Sony NEX-FS700 camera
* Added support for V-Gamut in RCM for improved Panasonic camera image handling
* Added ARRI LogC to Linear and Linear to ARRI LogC LUTs in VFX I/O
* Addressed decoding of last frame in some Panasonic AVCHD clips
* Improved handling of AVCHD .MTS clips
* Added support for RED SDK v6.2

General Improvements
* Alpha-numerical listing of codecs and format in the Deliver and Media Management pulldowns
* When running DaVinci Resolve in window mode, the macOS dock is now visible
* Improved latency for remote grading (Studio version)
* Improved handling of dissolves and overlapping clips in DolbyVision metadata export (Studio version)
* Improved behavior when creating render jobs on locations without write permissions
* General performance and stability improvements


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!




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