Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 11.2 Update with Improved CinemaDNG Raw & DNxHR Support

DaVinci Resolve has been growing its user base ever since Blackmagic Design started bundling the color grading software with new camera purchases of the original BMCC, then the BMPC 4K and the URSA. Shooting in CinemaDNG raw on Blackmagic cameras offers significant benefits in post-production. However the workflow in Resolve for most people getting their foot in the door shooting in Raw has often been intimidating, and one that does require quite a bit of work to get decent results. The popular grading software has received numerous updates and a ton of new features added in the previous couple of versions.

And today, Blackmagic Design just released another update to their popular colour grading suite – DaVinci Resolve. The latest software update comes in the form of DaVinci Resolve 11.2 and it includes improved CinemaDNG processing for raw footage captured with Blackmagic cameras such as the URSA, original Cinema camera, the 4K Production camera and the Pocket Cinema camera. Notable improvements and additions include also improved round trip workflows with Avid Media Composer 8.3, DNxHR support and more.

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From the Press Release

DaVinci Resolve 11.2 is available for download now free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers. DaVinci Resolve 11.2 includes improvements to CinemaDNG RAW image processing that makes working with files shot on Blackmagic digital film cameras look even better than before. Customers can take advantage of new colorspace transform enhancements when decoding RAW files for more realistic Rec. 709 and P3 colorspace images. New soft clip options are now available when converting high dynamic range CinemaDNG RAW images into Rec. 709 colorspace. That means customers will get dramatically better images when moving to reduced color spaces because colors are transformed using new algorithms designed to minimize clipping and provide amazing results.

DaVinci Resolve 11.2 also makes it easier to work with Avid editors because you can now move both high resolution media and sequences back and forth between the two systems. New DNxHR encoding and decoding lets customers work natively and share the same high resolution media files, and improved AAF import and export lets editors and colorists round trip projects with Media Composer 8.3 more accurately and reliably than ever before.

Additional features in DaVinci Resolve 11.2 include the ability to select RGB pixel order when working with DPX 2.0 files, new flag and marker support in ColorTrace, and support for the Red SDK 5.3.

“We are extremely excited to release this update for DaVinci Resolve and Resolve Lite,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. “The new CinemaDNG color algorithms are an incredible improvement in image processing technology. This new processing turns wide dynamic range RAW images into HD Rec. 709 in a way that retains more color detail and subtlety, making pictures look more natural and lifelike than ever before, especially when working with digital film cameras from Blackmagic Design! We think it’s an amazing innovation that extends DaVinci Resolve’s incredible image quality and helps customers get even more from their Blackmagic cameras simply by opening up their existing RAW files in this new DaVinci Resolve 11.2!”

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What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 11.2

  • CinemaDNG tone curve improvements
  • CinemaDNG soft clip option
  • DNxHR encode and decode support
  • Media Composer 8.3 round-trip support
  • AAF import now sets the timeline resolution
  • Invalidate clip cache option in Edit and Color page
  • Option to select RGB pixel order for DPX version 2.0
  • Flags and markers now supported in ColorTrace
  • Support for Red SDK 5.3
  • General performance and stability improvements

Minimum system requirements for Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion
  • 12 GB of system memory is recommended and 8 GB is the minimum supported
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.1.1 or later
  • CUDA Driver version 6.5.45
  • NVIDIA Driver version – As required by your GPU
  • RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.19.0 and Firmware 1.3.19.7 or later
  • RED Rocket Driver 1.4.36.0 and Firmware 1.1.17.3 or later

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Windows 7 Pro 64 bit with SP1
  • 12 GB of system memory is recommended and 8GB is the minimum supported
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.1.1 or later
  • NVIDIA/AMD Driver version – As required by your GPU
  • RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.19.0 and Firmware 1.3.19.7 or later
  • RED Rocket Driver 1.4.36.0 and Firmware 1.1.17.3 or later

Minimum system requirements for Linux

  • CentOS 5.4
  • 32 GB of system memory is recommended and 16 GB is the minimum supported
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video version 10.1.1 or later
  • NVIDIA Driver version 331.67
  • RED Rocket-X Driver 2.1.19.0 and Firmware 1.3.19.7 or later
  • RED Rocket Driver 1.4.36.0 and Firmware 1.1.17.3 or later

Download the Mac OSX version here / Windows PC version / and Linux.

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