DaVinci Resolve 15 beta 3 is now available

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DaVinci Resolve 15 beta 3 is now available

PostWed May 16, 2018 1:58 am

We are pleased to announce that DaVinci Resolve 15 beta 3 is now available for download from our support web site.
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/suppor ... and-fusion

This is a no charge upgrade for existing DaVinci Resolve Studio customers.

Important note: Regardless of which database type you use we strongly recommend that you backup your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing any upgrades.

For the full DaVinci Resolve 15 feature list, FAQs and information about upgrading from 12.5 or 14, please review

Minimum system requirements
• macOS 10.12.6 Sierra - Windows 10 Creators Edition - CentOS 7.3
• 16 GB of system memory is recommended and 32 GB is recommended minimum when using Fusion. For users focused on Fusion 64GB of system memory is typical.

Please see the readme within the download for specific details relating to your OS and GPU requirements.

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 15 public beta 3

Added support for editing subclip extents for clips from the Edit timeline
Added the ability to modify Media In trims and media properties for additional clips dragged into the Fusion node graph
Added support for Color Trace of Fusion compositions
Added support for importing audio-only AAF timelines
Added support for showing the names of synced audio files on the timeline
Added support for presets for some FairlightFX plugins
Added support for decoding and encoding GrassValley HQ and HQX codecs in the AVI format
Added support for option to retain sub-black and super-white data for renders
Added ability to control DCTL execution based on DaVinci Resolve version
Added support for listing the entire gallery still path in the Still Properties window
Added ability to retain grain texture using the Dirt Size slider in ResolveFX Automatic Dirt Removal
Added support for DCP compliant composition naming
Added support for decoding DCP packages with stereoscopic 3D content
Added support for decoding DCP packages with 96KHz audio content
Added support for importing Final Cut Pro X XML version 1.8
Re-added support for easyDCP decode and encode on Mac
Improved responsiveness for OpenFX and ResolveFX on-screen controls
Improved support for scripting with new APIs and additional Lua and Python examples
Improved ResolveFX Deflicker performance
Improved performance when using optical flow
Improved Sound Library search capabilities in the Edit and Fairlight pages
Addressed issues with Super Scale when video field processing was enabled
Addressed an issue where capturing interlaced content would incorrectly tag the footage as progressive
Addressed an issue where subtitles would get rendered into cached frames
Addressed an issue where subtitles would be affected by timeline grades
Addressed an issue where subtitle captions would sometime appear incorrectly aligned on the Edit timeline
Addressed an issue where generators could not be dragged onto the timeline viewer overlays to perform an edit operation
Addressed an issue where the resets in the Edit inspector would not work correctly for audio effects and plugins
Addressed an issue where Fusion titles could not be disabled from the Edit inspector
Addressed an issue where resetting a Text+ title would make it blank
Addressed an issue where changes to the mode of the smooth cut transition would not get saved
Addressed an issue where freeze frames would be shown as a single frame in the Fusion page
Addressed an issue where extending a Fusion clip’s duration on the Edit page would show blank frames on the Fusion page
Addressed an issue where previewing a MatteControl node would sometimes cause a crash
Addressed an issue where adding the Advanced Grid macro in the Fusion page would hang the application
Addressed an issue where the go to first and last frame actions would behave incorrectly on audio timelines
Addressed an issue where the Audio Mixer widths and options would not be saved
Addressed an issue where rendering audio tracks would ignore automation when automation was disabled in the Fairlight page
Addressed an issue where waveforms would not be refreshed correctly when resizing audio tracks in the Edit page
Addressed an issue where using ADR in a collaboration project would cause a crash
Addressed an issue where enabling Use MIDI Audio Console in Preferences would cause a crash on Windows
Addressed an issue where replacing the Media Pool clip would not refresh the waveforms correctly on the Fairlight page
Addressed an issue where bouncing a track to a new layer would place the bounced content at an offset
Addressed an issue where browsing to gallery timelines from some projects on a PostgreSQL database would cause a critical exception
Addressed an issue where the LUT browser would show an incorrect preview of the LUT applied in the thumbnail
Addressed an issue where camera RAW controls would not update correctly in a remote grading session
Addressed an issue where the power window would sometimes not line up with the grades after duplicating the timeline
Addressed an issue where stabilizing clip starting with a black frame would cause a crash
Addressed an issue where ResolveFX Automatic Dirt Removal would not work correctly on the first or last frame of the clip
Addressed an issue with Face Refinement on clips with non-square pixel aspect ratio
Addressed an issue where rendering certain clips with large timecode values to EXR would cause an error
Addressed an issue where encoding MXF OP1a clips using Media Management would result in a wrong file extension
Addressed an issue with decoding H.264 files from some cameras
Addressed a crash when running a script with a pop-up window open within Resolve
General performance and stability improvements

Upgrading your PostgreSQL database server on older MacOS
Until DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2, the Mac installer used to ship with PostgreSQL version 8.4.2. Starting from macOS Sierra 10.12, PostgreSQL version 8.4 is no longer supported. If you intend to upgrade to the latest OS from one prior to macOS Sierra 10.12, you will need to upgrade your PostgreSQL database server to version 9.5.4 prior to upgrading macOS. Once your PostgreSQL installation has been upgraded and your data has been ported, you can then proceed with your macOS upgrade.

We have provided apps to simplify upgrading your PostgreSQL version on your Mac. The apps along with instructions can be found in the /Library/Application Support/Blackmagic Design/DaVinci Resolve/Upgrade PostgreSQL folder.

Starting from DaVinci Resolve 12.5.3, new installations will include PostgreSQL version 9.5.4.

If you are installing DaVinci Resolve for the first time and already have macOS Sierra 10.12 or newer OS you only need to install v15b3 and not worry about the database update.
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