Blackmagic Releases DaVinci Resolve 19 Beta 2

Blackmagic recently unveiled the second beta version of DaVinci Resolve 19, packed with improvements and bug fixes to streamline post-production workflows and enhance creative control across all program panes, including editing, color, Fusion, Resolve FX, and Fairlight.

This update includes the ability to apply grades to clips or node stack layers, support for safe area overlays during playback, better audio trimming in media management and a boost in the performance of video codecs.

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Here are the key highlights of DaVinci Resolve 19 Beta 2:

Cut Page: DaVinci Resolve 19 Beta 2 introduces new features to the Cut page, such as multi-source viewing, clip markers, and keyframe display.

The enhanced viewer facilitates precise adjustments, and live overwrite functionality now defaults to a single-frame duration, ensuring seamless transitions between clips.

Interactive Resolve FX and Fusion effect overlays offer editors more creative control directly within the viewer.

DaVinci Resolve 18 Edit Page

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Replay Workflows: Powerful replay workflows enable users to utilize the Cut page as a media player and play-out system.

With support for the DaVinci Resolve Replay Editor, editors seamlessly integrate ATEM multi-view feeds, cue and run replays with live slow motion, and apply various retime presets to enhance the viewing experience. Automatic replay generation simplifies the creation of highlight timelines.

DaVinci Neural Engine: The DaVinci Neural Engine features AI-powered enhancements for tracking, stabilization, noise reduction, and more.

The IntelliTrack AI point tracker ensures precise tracking and stabilization, while AI-powered UltraNR noise reduction delivers superior spatial denoising.

A new voice isolation mode with faster response and buffering enhances audio quality, and IntelliTrack-powered audio panning in Fairlight provides dynamic spatialization options.

DaVinci Resolve 18.5 Subtitles

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Editing Improvements: DaVinci Resolve 19 Beta 2 enhances editing workflows with features like editing based on source clip transcription, timecode display in the transcription window, and improved audio editing capabilities.

Enhanced audio editing empowers editors to achieve precise sound design.

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Color Grading and Fusion: Colorists and visual effects artists benefit from new features like the ColorSlice six-vector grading palette and Node Stack management, which streamlines complex grading workflows.

Fusion viewers are now color-managed, simplifying visualization and manipulation of visual effects.

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Fairlight Audio: Fairlight receives significant updates, including native Ambisonics workflow support, advanced audio panning capabilities, and new effects like the Music Remixer and Dialogue Separator FX.

Performance and Stability: DaVinci Resolve 19 delivers improved performance and stability with faster H.264 and H.265 decodes, GPU-accelerated rendering, and support for HDR displays on Windows. General performance enhancements ensure smooth operation, even with large timelines.

Compatibility: Resolve 19’s Project libraries are compatible with Resolve 18.6.6, but projects opened in 19 won’t be accessible in 18.6.6. Users are advised to back up project libraries before opening in the Beta Release.

To try out the DaVinci Resolve 19 Beta 2, head over to the Blackmagic Support Center Website.

[source: Blackmagic Forums]

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