Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 11.3 Adds Sony XAVC-Intra Support

Blackmagic Design recently released the latest update to their premier colour grading software DaVinci Resolve 11.3. The latest update includes support for the flagship ARRI Alexa 65 and Panasonic V35 IDT cameras, new ACES 1.0 support, DNxHR MXF and Sony XAVC-Intra encoding enhancements as well as general performance improvements.

It’s worthwhile to note that the Sony XAVC-I encoding support will only be available in the full DaVinci Resolve version and the rest of the improvements will be featured in both the Lite (Free) edition as well as the full version of the popular grading software.

Sony’s XAVC is gaining popularity among the post-production world, as it’s primarily featured on Sony’s PMW-F5/F55 and more recently on the Sony FS7. The XAVC family of codecs offers smaller files than popular codecs like Apple ProRes, but does keep a very robust image quality with its 10bit 422 architecture.

Support for XAVC with some NLE’s has been clunky (especially XAVC-L and FCP X, which is a bit different as it’s an IPB based more compressed codec also available in 8bit 420 flavour usually featured on more consumer/prosumer camcorders), but as we’re seeing today, it is just a matter of time before the XAVC family of gets fully adopted by all major NLE’s and grading software applications.

davinci resolve 11

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 11.3

  • ARRI Alexa 65 support
  • Sony XAVC Intra encoding (Full version only)
  • Panasonic V35 IDT included for ACES workflows
  • Support for ACES v1.0
  • Support for Avid Media Composer 8.3.1 DNxHR MXF files
  • 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 8 GB 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

Installing DaVinci Resolve Software

Double-click the Resolve Installer icon, follow the onscreen instructions and then restart the computer after installation.

Removing DaVinci Resolve Software from Mac

To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, double-click the Uninstall Resolve icon from the DaVinci Resolve folder in Applications.

Removing DaVinci Resolve Software from Windows

To remove DaVinci Resolve from your system, go to the Programs and Features control panel, select DaVinci Resolve, click on Uninstall and follow the onscreen prompts.

See download links below for your operating system and visit Blackmagic Design for more info.

DaVinci Resolve 11.3 Mac OS X

DaVinci Resolve 11.3 Windows PC

DaVinci Resolve 11.3 Linux

Claim your copy of DAVINCI RESOLVE 14 - SIMPLIFIED COURSE with 50% off! Get Instant Access for $99!