DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 seems to be the second professional non-linear editing software (besides FCP X) that now officially offers integrated Touch Bar support on the latest Apple’s MacBook Pros. Not only you can use it in a similar way to edit your videos, but you can also equally well take advantage of the full-fledged color grading capabilities the platform boasts. Additionally, the newly implemented Touch Bar functionality is context-sensitive which means that you’ll get different options when you switch between the multiple working areas the software provides. Don’t expect that this integration will replace your professional color grading control surface workflow, though. Nevertheless, it’s still a handy feature to have when you’re on the go and need to do some quick editing or color grading tasks.
The latest Resolve 12.5.4 update also brings new support for Rec. 2100 when using DaVinci Resolve Color Management. In essence, it’s another color space that defines high dynamic range (HDR) formats such as SMPTE ST. 2084 (PQ) and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG). DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 update also adds new sliders to control Dolby VisionTM analysis data. Customers using ACES workflows get new P3-D65 IDTs and ODTs, and a new Rec. 2020 ST. 2084 1000nit ODT that uses P3 color space.
Those of you using the software for JPEG2000 exports now will be able to get better visual results due to the increased maximum bitrate for JPEG2000 renders, whereas the recently implemented support for preserving super-white and sub-black data in ProRes 4444 codecs will help tremendously when you need to do a roundtrip and move those files between different apps. Other minor enhancements include MP3 decoding on Windows, better support for CR2 files from Canon 5D Mark IV cameras, improved EXR decode and playback performance, and more.
Here’s what else you will get with the latest DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4
- Added support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro
- Improved EXR decode and playback performance
- Added support for decoding .MP3 files on Windows
- Added support for Grass Valley HQ and HQX codecs
- Added support for decoding MXF ProRes files
- Added support for preserving super-white and sub-black data in ProRes 4444 codecs
- Improved grading and playback performance when working with large node graphs
- Improved support for .CR2 files from Canon 5D Mark IV
- Added support for Rec. 2100 in RCM
- Added support for sliders to control Dolby Vision analysis data
- Added support for image orientation flag in DPX files
- Added P3-D65 IDTs and ODTs in ACES
- Added Rec.2020 ST.2084 1000 nits ODT clamped to P3 in ACES
- Increased maximum bitrate for JPEG2000 renders
- Addressed an issue where only one eye was updated while wiping stills in Stereoscopic 3D
- Addressed an issue with artifacts when decoding some Cineform footage
- Addressed an issue with decoding some .MP4 files
- Addressed an issue with audio and video going out of sync on some phone camera footage
- Addressed an issue with exporting fades to and from black to Dolby Vision XML
- Addressed a crash with editing Camera Raw settings in the Media Pool
- Addressed an issue with “Preserve source directory” in the Deliver Page
- Addressed an issue with Audio Meters in dual screen mode
- Addressed an issue where data burn-ins are sometimes not seen on the Edit Page
- Addressed an issue with rendering one channel per track on Linux
- Addressed an issue with highlights in Lum Vs. Sat when adjusting shadows
- Addressed an issue with decoding Canon XF AVC-Intra 12-bit files
- General performance and stability improvements
DaVinci Resolve 12.5.4 can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design official website as it’s available for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio users.
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