Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 14.2.1 Update + Blackmagic Video Assist 2.5.2 Update

Blackmagic Design have released a new Video Assist 2.5.2 firmware update, which adds performance enhancements for Video Assist 4K. In addition, DaVinci Resolve gets a new update includes over 50 stability and general performance improvements.

DaVinci Resolve 14.2.1 is available for both the Studio and the free version and features better performance on the edit page while generating thumbnails, correct output of 5.1 and 7.1 WAV files, a more reliable progress indicator when generating optimized proxy media, and over a dozen Fairlight audio improvements. DaVinci Resolve users can also benefit from a better Multicam viewer performance, improved stability for rendering Cineform and H.264, faster ProRes encoding, faster XAVC-I decoding and much more with the latest update.

DaVinci Resolve 14.2.1 Update

  • Better performance on the edit page while generating thumbnails
  • Correct output of 5.1 and 7.1 WAV files
  • More reliable progress indicator when generating optimized proxy media
  • 12+ Fairlight audio improvements
  • Better Multicam viewer performance
  • Ability to change multiple clip properties at the same time
  • New Power Window tracking indicators for frame mode
  • Improved stability for rendering Cineform and H.264
  • Faster ProRes and XAVC-I encoding and more!

Download DaVinci Resolve 14.2.1 here. For full details on the improvements and bug fixes in the latest update head over to Blackmagic Design.

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K

Blackmagic Video Assist 2.5.2 Details

  • Adds performance enhancements for Video Assist 4K – Download Link.

Minimum system requirements for macOS

  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra or later
  • macOS 10.11 El Capitan
  • USB 2.0 port for software updates

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
  • USB 2.0 port for software updates

Blackmagic video assist

I reviewed the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K a while back, and for those who’ve not seen my review, you can check it out here.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K Features

  • 1920 x 1200 Touchscreen LCD
  • Records UHD 3840 x 2160 up to 30 fps
  • Supports Apple ProRes and Avid DNx Codecs
  • HDMI and 6G-SDI Video Inputs
  • Dual SD Media Card Slots Supports UHS-II
  • Two Mini XLR Inputs with Phantom Power
  • On-Screen Histogram and Audio Levels
  • Focus Peaking & Zebra
  • Dual LP-E6 Hot-Swappable Battery Slots
  • AC Adapter Included
  • Price: $895 at B&H

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