DaVinci Resolve 17 is now officially out of beta, so if you want to test out the latest capabilities of the platform and get the final production release, you can do so by heading over to Blackmagic Design’s website here.
With the latest iteration of the software, users will get over 300 new features and improvements including HDR grading tools, AI-based magic mask, improved Fairlight usability with 2,000 audio tracks, improved editing, metadata-based bin sorting, and much more.
DAVINCI RESOLVE 17 Highlights
- Next generation HDR color correction with customizable wheels and tonal zones.
- Mesh and grid based color warper delivers an entirely new way to transform color.
- Magic mask automatic object isolation powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine.
- Improved color management with tone mapping and color space aware tools.
- Massive DaVinci wide gamut color space for higher quality image processing.
- High speed audio editing with new keyboard and mouse context sensitive tools.
- Fairlight Audio Core engine with auto load balancing and support for 2,000 tracks.
- Revolutionary FlexBus architecture for audio routing without limitations.
- Automatic transient detection for beats, words, and sound effects.
- Support for massive audio projects with thousands of tracks on a single system.
- Metadata based card view in media pool on cut page.
- Precision audio trimming on the cut page timeline and graphical trimmer.
- Smart reframe powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine on cut and edit pages.
- Live effect, title, and transition previews on cut and edit pages.
- Import and edit projects from ATEM Mini Pro ISO.
- Proxy media workflows up to 1/16th resolution in H.264, H.265, ProRes or DNxHR.
- Timeline based clip syncing to create multicam and compound clips.
- Alpha support for keying and compositing on cut and edit pages.
- Render in place command for effects heavy clips on cut and edit timelines.
- Make source side adjustments before editing clips into the timeline.
- Portable timeline and bin files for easy sharing.
- Native interlace processing and realtime 3:2 pulldown removal.
- Node tree bookmarks, customizable Fusion toolbar, and vertical node layouts.
- Support for growing files in media pool.
- Support for frame based metadata for BRAW, ARRI, RED, Sony and EXR.
- Workflow integration API and third party encoder API.
Keep in mind that when updating to version 17, a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 16.2.7 and previous versions is required. Blackmagic Design strongly recommends that you back up your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.
As always, you can download DaVinci Resolve 17 for free, or upgrade to DaVinci Resolve Studio 17 for $295.
[source: Blackmagic Design]
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