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DaVinci Resolve 17.4

DaVinci Resolve combines editing, colour correction, VFX, motion graphics and audio post. Resolve 17.4 gets a speed increase with the M1 chips allowing playback, editing and grading 8K projects. Improvements to the edit page allow position curves in the timeline, so users can adjust the ease in and out points. The DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor now switches between cameras in multicam clips on the edit page making it faster to cut programs together. Greater support for automatic colour management makes it simpler to set up projects and includes support for ACES 1.3. A new Resolve FX combines effects and adjust grades with finer control and a new 3D keyer brings finer adjustments to the key and matte finesse settings.

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DaVinci Resolve is the world’s only solution that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post production all in one software tool. The latest version, DaVinci Resolve 17.4, transforms the speed of DaVinci Resolve to work up to five times faster on the new Apple Mac models with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. With this massive speed increase, customers can now play back, edit and grade 8K projects even faster and can work with up to 12 streams of 8K footage.

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 also increases the decoding speed of 12K Blackmagic RAW files, making it more than three times faster, and H.265 rendering is also 1.5 times faster. Plus, DaVinci Neural Engine performance is up to four times faster, for real time facial recognition, object detection and smart reframing. Support for ProMotion 120Hz displays makes playback and editing incredibly smooth and HDR viewers are also supported on the new Apple MacBook HDR displays.

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 also adds Dropbox Replay integration. Projects flow smoothly from DaVinci Resolve Studio directly to Dropbox Replay for easy video review and approval. Frame accurate colored markers, comments and annotations made in Dropbox Replay are almost instantaneously synced to the DaVinci Resolve timeline. Plus, with a simple login, customers will only have to sign in once. Other features include quick and easy render set up with dedicated Dropbox and Dropbox Replay presets, as well as automatic background uploads that are monitored for status and confirmed when complete.

For subtitling, DaVinci Resolve 17.4 includes automatic resizing of backgrounds and cursor placement when creating captions, as well as nested timeline subtitle tracks now auto-populating the main timeline to speed up creating captions.

There are also improvements to the edit page such as better functionality for position curves in the timeline, so customers can more easily adjust the ease in and out points. This creates a more custom transition from one point to another when applying zoom or image position adjustments. Customers will also now be able to use DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor to switch between cameras in multicam clips on the edit page making it faster to cut programs together. Additional support for asymmetrical trimming allows customers to adjust a transition’s in point without affecting its out point or vice versa for fine-tuning work more quickly.

With Fusion, customers get additional support for languages with combined glyphs and those that may write right to left, such as Arabic and Hebrew. Combined with improved vertical layouts, rotation and line direction when working with Text+, this will enable customers to work in a wider range of languages and layouts.

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 adds greater support for automatic color management, making it faster and simpler to set up projects. Additionally, this update adds support for ACES 1.3, including gamut compression, so customers can now more accurately display wide gamut images to be certain they are getting the best representation of the source image.

A new Resolve FX called custom mixer allows customers to combine effects and adjust grades with finer control. Plus, a new 3D keyer adds the ability to make finer adjustments to the key and matte finesse settings to make it easier to create clean masks with more accurate keys and finer edges. For DaVinci Resolve Studio, there’s also a new film halation which adds the effect of a glow or light reflections around high contrast edges, giving images a more filmic look.

Fairlight audio now has support for Steinberg VST3 audio plugins, providing access to more audio effects, so customers can create the perfect soundtrack. Plus, there are keyboard shortcuts or click and drag to reorder, move and duplicate effects in the Fairlight mixer, displays single sided audio transitions as fades and added support for multi-channel audio outputs.

When finishing projects, customers can now export projects with YouTube video chapters, improved encode settings for the YouTube render preset and the ability to use hardware accelerated H.265 on Windows.