Blackmagic has pushed out its first update to the free version of DaVinci Resolve 18. The free fix limits project mastering and output of video projects to Ultra HD 4K video and below, and supports only a single processing GPU on Windows and Linux, and two GPUs on the latest MacPro Tower.
Should users require the support of multiple GPUs outside of the macOS architecture, or require higher-end tools such as motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, de-interlacing, HDR tools, camera tracker, multiple Resolve FX, 3D stereoscopic tools, and remote rendering, Blackmagic recommends upgrading to the paid version of DaVinci Resolve Studio 18, which includes those features natively.
Moreover, the dot one update fixes a Mandelbrot color issue in Fusion on Apple silicon, fine tunes the gain and gamma functions when normalizing Fusion viewers, as well as gain issues with the duplicate tool in Fusion, and an annoying blend and jittering issue on duplicate tools with Apple silicon. Blackmagic has also fine-tuned some general performance and stability improvements.
The DaVinci Resolve 18 update is available across all three major operating systems, from macOS, Windows 11, and Linux modules. There are minimum system requirements that are spelled out in the update notes, but in a nutshell, they break down to macOS11 Big Sur or above, Windows 10 Creators Update or above, or Linux CenOS 7.3 or above.
In addition, users who are seeking to migrate legacy Fairlight projects into Resolve 18 for Windows, user use the special Fairlight Project Importer utility, which is available in the Blackmagic Downloads section.
Users will also need to download and install the latest Blackmagic Design Desktop Video software for monitoring with your Blackmagic Design video hardware.
Users who have also built their own editing rigs may want to refer to the latest DaVinci Resolve Configuration Guide for your platform detailing support, including certified driver versions for third-party hardware.
All these apps and guides, as well as the 18.0.1 update, are available from the Blackmagic Support site.
[source: Blackmagic Design]
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