DaVinci Resolve’s latest update offers more freedom and greater possibilities for post-production audio editing.
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Yesterday, Black Magic Design offered up their latest and final update for DaVinci Resolve 14. The editing, color correcting, and audio post-production powerhouse is now available to all current and potential DaVinci Resolve Users. Here’s what to expect from the much-anticipated update.
Some of the new features include the new playback engine, which promises to be ten times faster than before.
In addition to extensive CPU and GPU optimizations, customers also get better threading and GPU pipelining, lower latency, much faster UI refresh rates, support for Apple Metal and much more. This makes DaVinci Resolve 14 faster and more responsive than ever so customers get incredibly fluid performance and more precise editing, even on long timelines with thousands of clips. Scrubbing and playback are instantaneous and there is powerful new acceleration for processor intensive formats like H.264, making it possible to edit 4K images on a laptop.
Included with the new version of Resolve is the audio editing software Fairlight. Learn mixing, editing, recording, professional bussing, and mastering to 3D audio formats like 5.7, 7.1, Dolby, and 22.2.
The new Fairlight audio in DaVinci Resolve 14 supports up to 1,000 tracks and features subframe editing of audio, down to the sample level. The mixer is designed to let customers create sophisticated sequences and has several main, sub and aux buses for mastering and delivering to multiple formats at the same time. Every channel on the mixer features real time 6 band parametric EQ, along with expander/gate, compressor and limiter dynamics. Clip time warping lets customers stretch or compress audio without shifting pitch. In addition, every single parameter can be automated, even VST plug ins, using a variety of automation modes.
The new collaboration tools will expedite the editing process, giving multiple editors access to the same project for editing, color correcting, and sound mixing.
New bin, clip and timeline locking lets users safely work on a specific part of the project without overwriting each other. There’s also a built in secure chat client that lets team members talk to each other from within DaVinci Resolve without the need for an external internet connection. This secure chat is vital because most high end facilities are unable to use services such as Slack or Skype for messaging because they need to remain completely disconnected from the internet to ensure security against hacking.
In addition to these new collaborative possibilities, individual editors will find a streamlined linear workflow with the new slip and slide trim commands that enable dynamic live trimming during playback. You can also save interface layout presets, open multiple bin windows, and view multiple bins at once.
For colorists, there are over 20 new Resolve FX filters that make it easy to remove dust, fix dead pixels, warp images and more. The amazing new face enhancement tool automatically recognizes and tracks facial features so colorists can quickly smooth skin, adjust skin tone, brighten eyes, and even change lip color, all without having to manually select or rotoscope any part of the image. The face enhancement tool is an indispensable feature that colorists will use every single day. In addition, there are new stabilization, match move, and other image processing tools that give colorists more creative options than ever before.
As with previous versions, DaVinci Resolve users can add the Micro Panel, the Mini Panel, and the Advanced Control Panel with this new update. These panels aren’t a total necessity, but they help speed up your workflow while simplifying some color correcting tasks.
The update is free for anyone with a current DaVinci Resolve account. For first time purchasers, the DaVinci Resolve Studio costs $299, which you can purchase here.