Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 Public Beta

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Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 Public Beta

PostMon Apr 24, 2017 5:24 pm

We are pleased to announce the release of DaVinci Resolve 14 Public Beta. This is available from the Blackmagic Design support web site.

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 14


• 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
• 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 pan and zoom on viewers when using the trackpad with support for an Alt/Option modifier
• Improved performance when scrubbing H.264 and similar codecs
• Support for improved CPU usage

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

• Support for a 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 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


• New Fairlight audio processing engine for all audio in Resolve
• New Fairlight page with dedicated audio editing, mixing, finishing and mastering controls
• Support for unlimited audio tracks, 8 main, sub and aux outputs
• Support for Fairlight Audio Accelerator and I/O hardware
• 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

Key features

• Six band EQ for every track
• Expander/Gate, Compressor and Limiter Dynamics for every track
• 2D and 3D 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
• Support for separate enables for fader, mute, pan, EQ, compressor, Gate, Aux, Limiter and Plugins

Monitoring and metering features

• Level meters for all channels, Masters, Subs, Aux and groups
• Monitoring of main outputs available in mono, stereo5.1, Atmos, Auro, DTS, IMAX and multichannel up to 22.2
• Compound metering includes speaker group selection, phase and loudness with integration control
• Video preview available as docked or popup viewer with SDI video output

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 full or rectified audio waveform with waveform border, 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

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

• New audio processing engine includes support for 192 KHz 24bit audio
• 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


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
• 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

Clip adjustment improvements

• Ability to "Remove Attributes" from one or multiple clips
• 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

Conform improvements

• Support for user selectable conform criteria when performing "Reconform from Bins"
• Ability to "Reconform from Media Storage folders" for a Timeline
• 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 names and notes as viewer overlays
• Ability to list clip markers in 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 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

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


ResolveFX improvements

• ResolveFX plugins are now sorted into logical groups of effects
• Support for starred favorites for OpenFX is not 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 from Timeline to Output Color Space in Resolve Color Management
• Support for Gamut Mapping in the ResolveFX Color Space Transform plugin

New ResolveFX Plugins

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

General improvements

• Support for a new advanced Stabilizer in the Tracker palette
• Ability to add and control favorite 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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


• 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
• Support for latest EasyDCP library
• Support for decoding Nikon RAW files
• Support for MultiPart OpenEXR
• 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 on Quicktime renders
• Support for 10b and 12b encoding options for DNxHR HQX and DNxHR 444


• Support for an improved Project Manager with an integrated Database 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
• Tags now support non-text parameters such as Timecode, Dates, Numbers and Resolutions
• 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

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 AU plugins is not currently available
• Support for audio playback and render of nested compound clips and timelines is not currently available
• Support for output audio channel assignment is not currently available
• Support for DaVinci ACES has been removed
• Support for older versions of ACES has been removed
• Support for render cache 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
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