Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio Beta 7 Now Available for Download

Yes, there is another public beta release for Resolve 15. This is Public Beta 7 release, and while it is hard to tell whether there will be an 8th or 9th, the good news is that Blackmagic Design are making it a priority as with all their software to continuously ensure that their industry favourite NLE/editing suite is more stable with better functionality before it goes live officially as a finished version (or will it ever be).

Much of this is thanks to the great community of Resolve users, who are doing the hard work of identifying bugs and problems and reporting them to Blackmagic Design, whose engineers fix them. This eventually leads to a long list of Beta releases. It’s the nature of the beast in this business and since Resolve has grown substantially by incorporating complex pro VFX and audio functionality into its already existing colour grading and editing backbone, all we can do is actually embrace it and be thankful for the company’s commitment to ensuring Resolve gets better and better.

The latest Beta 7 update to Resolve 15 lets editors and colourists view custom clip colours in bins as well as clip annotations in the timeline viewer on the Edit page. DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio Public Beta 7 also improves match frame functionality, adds support for Resolve FX and GPU accelerated OpenFX to the Fusion page, adds support for Saver nodes in Fusion and enables rendering of Dolby Vision and HDR10+ clips with tone mapping.

This update also supports higher bit rate and lossless Kakadu JPEG 2000 encoding, which is huge news for those cranking out DCPs for cinema exhibition with Resolve.

Resolve 15 Beta 7 DaVinci

Images by Blackmagic Design

DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio Beta 7 New Support for:

  • Caching compound clips, Fusion clips and nested timelines
  • For using ResolveFX plugins in the Fusion page
  • GPU accelerated OpenFX plugins on the Fusion page
  • Initial support for saver nodes in the Fusion page
  • Applying LUTs on compound nodes
  • Converting a shared node to a corrector node
  • Encoding at higher bit rates for Kakadu JPEG 2000 (great for DCPs, yes!)
    • when rendering DCP and IMF in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Kakadu based lossless JPEG 2000 encoding in DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Custom clip colors for subtitle elements
  • Showing clip color indicator on Media Pool and Color page clip thumbnails
  • Rendering with Dolby Vision/HDR10+ tone mapping applied
  • Exporting Dolby Vision XMLs along with renders
  • Alt/Option + middle click to copy Dolby Vision trim metadata for the current target display
  • Alt/Option + Shift + middle click to copy Dolby Vision trim metadata for all target displays
  • Clip thumbnail indicator to show clips analyzed for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ on the Color page
  • Tool usage badges in the Color page
  • Showing clip marker annotations on the timeline viewer
  • Displaying audio channel names in clip attributes
  • Search in the Fairlight page track and marker index
  • Swapping clips in the Edit timeline using Cmd/Ctrl+Shift and dragging
  • Deleting transitions across clips when one of the clips is deleted
  • Performing match frame for the selected clip in the timeline
  • The 3D Lookup table interpolation option for DCTLs
  • Key-framing OpenFX dropdown and checkbox based parameters
  • Clipping option when converting from a larger gamut and/or gamma in ResolveFX Color Space Transform
  • Resetting edited audio samples in a clip
  • Automatically setting alpha mode based on metadata when importing still images
  • Storing the alpha channel when caching to Uncompressed 16-bit float – HDR
  • Hardware accelerated decode of Long GOP Panasonic AVC clips on NVIDIA hardware
  • Importing clip markers from a Final Cut Pro 7 XML file
  • Preserving bin hierarchy when importing media and metadata from a Final Cut Pro 7 XML file

Resolve 15 Studio Beta 7 also includes the following improvements:

  • Improved mouse interactivity when dragging Power Curve Windows on the Colour viewer
  • Improved scripting support with ability to add and query markers, flags and clip colour metadata
  • Improved performance when rendering H.264 clips on Windows

DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio Beta 7 also includes a ton of bug fixes and other improvements, which you can read all about on the Blackmagic forum via this link here.

To download Resolve 15 Studio Beta 7 (or the free version) head over to Blackmagic Design’s support page here.

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