Blackmagic Design is getting ready to close the year with a few updates to their DaVinci Resolve 12 colour grading software and also Fusion 8 Studio, and while we still don’t have a definitive shipping date for the URSA Mini 4.6K camera, those updates (and price drop) are surely very welcome. DaVinci Resolve 12.2 update adds support for the latest colour science technologies, along with decoding of HEVC/H.265 QuickTime files on OS X, additional high dynamic range features and more. Blackmagic also announced earlier today the public beta of Fusion 8 Studio, the full version of the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows.
DaVinci Resolve 12.2 Updates
- Decode support for HEVC/H.265 QuickTime video in DaVinci Resolve Studio on OS X
- Support for HDR Hybrid Log Gamma using Resolve Color Management
- Inclusion of Hybrid Log Gamma conversion LUTs
- Updated ST 2084 HDR color science
- ACES IDTs for Canon C300 Mark II clips
- Import support for NewBlue Titler Pro titles using Media Composer AAF sequences
- Reveal in Media Storage now supports mattes
- ProRes 4444 with alpha channel now defaults to straight mode
- Power Window opacity and invert settings are now retained when converting to Power Curve Windows
- Improved QuickTime render performance on Linux
As part of their year end efforts, Blackmagic Design also just made DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio (the full version) available for just $499 to Mac users through Apple’s App Store. This is huge as now, Resolve 12 Studio does not require the dongle and can be used on different Mac OSX machines with your Apple ID.
This massive 50% price drop compared to the $1,000 regular price for Windows/Mac users who want to get it with the dongle (or get it for free when they buy a Production 4K camera or an URSA Major or URSA Mini 4K camera) however does come with a few limitations.
To learn more about Fusion and DaVinci Resolve 12 and to download the latest updates head over to Blackmagic Design.