New Update of DaVinci Resolve Arrives with Expanded Camera Tools and Raw Video Performance

Blackmagic has released version 18.6.5 of DaVinci Resolve which adds support for Sony Burano video clips, as well as reading gyro stabilization metadata from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K.

The update also expands import and export tools and cleans up some issues that users have been complaining about. Let’s take a deeper look.

Image Credit – Blackmagic Design

Kicking off the update is support for Blackmagic Raw 3.6.1 (B-Raw) along with Sony users now having the ability to import X-OCN clips straight from the Sony Burano cinema camera. The 16-bit video files have the benefit of having much smaller file sizes than typical camera RAW and have linear scene encoding.

Users can also import and export multiple clips and clip markers using OpenTimelineIO, translate them accurately from the Resolve timeline, and read them in a variety of other software applications.

DaVinci Resolve 18 Edit Page

Image Credit: Blackmagic Design

Using artificial intelligence, Davinci 18.6.5 will be able to apply the gyro movement data from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K and Micro Studio 4K G2 camera. The algorithm can use this data to better stabilize video footage across pan, tilt, and roll.

DaVinci has also made it easier to use EXR Matte files on the color page. Now, instead of DaVinci assigning matte layers as “matte 1” or “matte 2,” the nodes will use names based on the metadata in the original files. This should speed up workflows and make them better organized.

Users now enjoy support for Python 3.12, and a new version action feature applies to selected clips keeping them properly updated. Curves and HDR zone graphs also now display compound nodes and a new version key shortcut works on multiple clip selections.

DaVinci 18.6.5 also does a little housekeeping addressing several annoying issues that users have been complaining about. They are as follows:

  • Addressed an issue when rotating clips with Resolve FX Depth Map.
  • Addressed an issue with the Fusion fold transition at some resolutions.
  • Addressed an exposure issue for some media-managed Sony XAVC clips.
  • Addressed artifacts with Dolby Vision trims on some AMD systems.
  • Addressed artifacts with ACES transforms on some AMD-based Macs.
  • Addressed incorrect control ranges in Resolve FX Relight directional mode.
  • Addressed issue with dynamic project switching from the Fusion page.
  • Addressed a mesh point update issue changing Fusion grid warp size.
  • Addressed issue with HDR option visibility in Fusion color space transform.
  • Addressed media sync issues after bin import or copy in cloud projects.
  • Addressed audio normalization setting not retained with render presets.

Finally, Blackmagic continues to clean up the overall code to make Resolve 18 faster and more stable.

The free update is available now from Blackmagic’s Support site at no charge to existing Blackmagic DaVinci Studio users. They will also enjoy an updated version of the standalone application Blackkmamgic Proxy Generator and the new DaVinci Resolve Monitoring app. There is also a new version of DaVinci Resolve Project Server that can be downloaded as well.

[source: Blackmagic Design]

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  • Sony Burano 8K Digital Cinema Camera (B&H)
  • Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K, L-Mount (B&H)
  • Blackmagic Micro Studio 4K G2 camera (B&H)
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