Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 14 Public Beta 6 Available for Download

Blackmagic Design just released Public Beta Update 6 for both DaVinci Resolve Studio 14 and the free DaVinci Resolve 14. The latest beta release adds basic support for audio playback from nested timelines and compound clips, along with support for decoding MTS files with AC-3 audio.

It also adds the ability to render multiple audio busses on the Deliver page, support for additional metadata in Cinema DNG and QuickTime files, support for RED Wide Gamut colour space and Log3G10 gamma (IPP2 users will love this) in DaVinci Resolve Colour Management, and other general performance and stability improvements.

DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio includes all the features of the free version plus dozens of Resolve FX filters including advanced facial recognition and enhancement tools, multi user collaboration, 4K and higher output at frame rates up to 120fps, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, 3D tools and more.

The full version requires a DaVinci Resolve dongle, but at least it costs only $299/£239.


Summary of New Functionality in Resolve 14 Beta 6:

  • Basic support for audio playback from nested timelines and compound clips in the timeline
  • Support for rendering multiple buses in the Deliver page
  • Support for AC-3 audio in MTS and Quicktime files on Windows and Mac
  • Support for additional clip metadata in CinemaDNG files, including shutter, ISO, focal length and lens information
  • Support for viewing location metadata for QuickTime clips with geotagging
  • Support for viewing location metadata on Blackmagic Design CinemaDNG clips
  • Improved playback performance of 10-bit 4K H.264 media
  • Improved audio decoding and scrubbing performance for compressed audio codecs
  • Support for an option to switch between overwrite mode and layering mode when editing audio clips
  • Support for on-boarding in DaVinci Resolve 14
  • Support for RED Wide Gamut colour space and Log3G10 gamma in Resolve Colour Management
  • New options for simple tone mapping in Resolve FX Gamut Mapping to compress/expand the default mapping
  • Improved controls for the Face Refinement plugin including finer tint control, upper lip smoothening and aging effects
  • Support for manual IP configuration for DaVinci Mini panels
  • New media pool option to only Show Clips with Audio or Show All Clips in the Fairlight page
  • Access the Bus Assign dialog in the Deliver page
  • Support for manually updating thumbnails in the Project Manager
  • Support to ARRI look (CDL + LUT) for Alexa SXT Quicktime clips
  • Improved colour match behavior for X-Rite Colour Checker Classic colour chart
  • Support for Two-up/Four-up editing previews to show the composited view when trimming against a gap
  • Workspace menu has been re-organized

The latest Beta 6 release also includes a huge list of bug fixes and other improvements, which you can check out below:

  • Addressed an issue where scrolling vertically on the Edit page may cause some clips to be invisible
  • Addressed an issue in the Fairlight page where fade-in and fade-out handles of the same audio clip could be dragged to overlap one another
  • Addressed issues with mouse actions on locked tracks on the Fairlight page
  • Addressed an issue where the state of the Dim Volume mode would not be persisted across an application restart
  • Addressed an issue where playback was stopped when finishing the recording of an audio clip
  • Addressed an issue where enabling automation for a stereo track would create a 5dB offset between the left and right channels
  • Addressed an issue where clips could not be dragged into some tracks in the Fairlight page after a project load
  • Addressed inconsistent behavior when selecting or editing clips in locked tracks in the Fairlight page
  • Addressed an issue where stepping frames in the source viewer would not play audio
  • Addressed an issue where playing clips with audio tracks from a network drive would result in audio artifacts
  • Addressed an issue where editing the In/Out points of a timeline audio clip in the source viewer would not work
  • Addressed a crash when adding adaptive tracks of more than 8 channels
  • Addressed an issue where crossfades placed on clips on the top layer would not fade across layers
  • Addressed an issue where changing a track name in the Fairlight page would not reflect on the Edit page
  • Addressed an issue where marking and deleting a portion of an audio-video clip would leave the right side unlinked
  • Addressed an issue where adding a timeline clip to the timeline via the timeline viewer overlay would sometimes cause a crash
  • Addressed inconsistent behavior when editing linked clips with Linked Selection turned on/off
  • Addressed inconsistent behavior with snapping of audio clips in the Edit page
  • Addressed an issue with the SDI output when performing a Timeline Compare
  • Addressed a crash when decomposing multiple compound clips in place
  • Addressed a crash when using some Red Giant Universe OFX plugins on Windows
  • Addressed an issue where adding a clip to a new colour group invalidated its render cache
  • Addressed a sensitivity issue with Editing sizing controls on the DaVinci Resolve Mini panel
  • Addressed an issue where grading controls on DaVinci Mini Panels would become unresponsive in the Cinema Viewer mode in a Collaboration project
  • Addressed an issue where opening a collaboration project with a different Resolve version would log out existing users
  • Addressed an issue where the Advanced stabilizer would not produce good results on retimed clips
  • Addressed an issue where performing window tracking would sometimes jump to the next clip
  • Addressed an where the stabilization would only get applied to one eye on a stereoscopic 3D timeline
  • Addressed an issue with generating LUTs in Resolve Colour Management, ACES and ACEScc projects
  • Addressed an issue with the ResolveFX match move plugin where on-screen controls temporarily became unresponsive after loading a saved project
  • Addressed an issue where having both the Gallery and OpenFX visible in low resolution screens led to overlapping UI elements
  • Addressed an issue where dragging bins between media pool windows would not work
  • Addressed an issue where changes to a clip’s Dynamic Zoom would not invalidate its render cache
  • Addressed an issue where searching Media Pool entries by marker notes would cause a crash
  • Addressed an issue where floating Media Pool windows may be hidden under the main window when switching applications in Linux and Windows
  • Addressed an issue where navigating using arrow-keys in the Media Pool would not work correctly
  • Addressed an issue in Linux where Resolve would not respond after opening a Fusion Connect clip till Fusion was closed
  • Addressed an issue where the alpha channel for DNxHR 444 Quicktime clips would not be rendered on Windows and Linux
  • Addressed an issue where Resolve would sometimes crash on exit after opening some H.264 clips
  • Addressed an issue where stills would not get copied and saved correctly when performing a Save As on a project
  • Addressed an issue where playing back 23.976 fps clips in the Colour page would give a warning about non-native video rates
  • Addressed an issue where a disconnected PostgreSQL database would show as incompatible
  • Addressed an issue where some render jobs would incorrectly warn of insufficient write permissions
  • Addressed an issue where copying a clip in media management copied all mattes in the project
  • Addressed an issue where Revert to Save would sometimes lead to a crash
  • Addressed an issue where the sources for an HDRx clip were inverted when grading the clip in a group
  • General performance and stability improvements

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Resolve 14 is getting better and better and with Beta 6 it looks like Blackmagic Design are ever so closer to a much more stable release. And while we await the official public release of Resolve 14 to go out of beta, you can check out my review of the awesome Blackmagic Design Micro Panel for Resolve right here.

And for those of you, who are like and are learning how to grade and edit in Resolve, I highly recommend checking out some of the excellent free (and paid) DaVinci Resolve online training courses currently on sale in our online shop here.

To download the latest release, head over to Blackmagic Design.

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