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DaVinci Resolve is the world's most advanced color correction system. You get natural 32 bit float YRGB processing, power windows, tracking, primaries and secondary corrections, Log, HSL and curve grading, RGB mixing, 3D object tracker, 3D stereoscopic eye matching, XML and AAF round tripping for NLE systems, optical quality resizing, noise reduction, audio sync and much more!

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Real Time Performance DaVinci
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Real time resolution independent in-context preview, grading and playback. Yes Yes Yes
Real time multi-track timeline grading and playback. Yes Yes Yes
Real time optical quality sub pixel image resizing. Yes Yes Yes
Real time On-The-Fly extremely high quality proxy generation without disk cache. Yes Yes Yes
Real time noise reduction with window and grade qualification using CUDA and OpenCL GPUs. Yes Yes No
Real time concurrent left and right eye Stereoscopic 3D grading. Yes Yes No
Real time and interactive Stereoscopic 3D convergence adjustments. Yes Yes No
New Real time and automatic render cache of source clips, optical flow effects, NR, clip grades and timeline. Yes Yes Yes
Faster than real time rendering for many formats. Yes Yes Yes
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Unlimited Creative Grading DaVinci
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Unlimited video tracks. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited audio tracks. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited nodes of color correction. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited primaries and secondaries. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited noise reduction node position using CUDA and OpenGL GPUs. Yes Yes No
Unlimited image gaussian blur. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited OpenFX Plug-ins per clip. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited windows - Circle, linear, PowerCurve and gradient. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited same shape Power Windows per node. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited Object Tracking for precise window and grade control. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited image stabilisation nodes. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited matte and key defocus. Yes Yes Yes
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Automatic Processes for Speed and Accuracy DaVinci
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Automatic grade to color balance clips. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic selection of Camera Raw control based on source clip. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic 3D LUT generation of grades. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic 3D object multi point tracker. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic clip stabilizer with camera pan smoothing. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Stereoscopic 3D image alignment. Yes Yes No
Automatic Stereoscopic 3D color matching. Yes Yes No
Automatic conforming of XML, AAF and EDL with source clips. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic re-linking of color corrections between all sessions in one project. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic relinking of proxy with high resolution clips. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic timecode sync of dual-system audio. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic timecode update using audio channel LTC. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic scene cut detection. Yes Yes Yes
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Colorist Inspired User Interface DaVinci
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User interface is fast to use, clean, pictorial, logical and easy to navigate. Yes Yes Yes
Graphical representations of every project, timeline, track, clip, grade, node and still are updated as you grade. Yes Yes Yes
Grading controls are on one screen so its quick and easy to change a grade. Yes Yes Yes
Real time viewer display including cursors and extents markers. Yes Yes Yes
Lightbox view of all thumbnails, or those selected by flags or other sort and filters. Yes Yes Yes
Enhanced Lightbox view includes color control palettes and keyframe timeline. Yes Yes Yes
Lightbox view available on SDI output. Yes Yes Yes
Split screen viewer and SDI display for quick comparison of grades. Yes Yes Yes
Display multiple grade versions, clip before and after current, selected clips or clips in a group. Yes Yes Yes
Playback speed and real time playback indication. Yes Yes Yes
Node graph pictorial view of signal processing workflow. Yes Yes Yes
Name nodes for quick identification. Yes Yes Yes
New Gallery page now selectable directly from the Color page. Yes Yes Yes
Stills, memories and PowerGrades shown visually and selectable with a mouse click. Yes Yes Yes
Stereoscopic side-by-side, checkerboard and anaglyth difference display. Yes Yes No
New Option to hide the mini timeline. Yes Yes Yes
Clip keyframes and transitions visually represented and independently adjustable. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable viewer, stills and node graph window sizing. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable multiple timecode, frame number and keycode displays. Yes Yes Yes
System status display on color screen for instant review. Yes Yes Yes
Hover over node to reveal list of changed items. Yes Yes Yes
Hover actions for tool tips. Yes Yes Yes
Hover node over link to auto connect. Yes Yes Yes
New Timecode type display selection now uses a context menu. Yes Yes Yes
New Edit timeline markers now shown on Color page. Yes Yes Yes
New Color page viewer toolbar for selection of Reference wipe, Split screen and Highlight. Yes Yes Yes
New Node icons to display tools used on each node. Yes Yes Yes
New Option click Enhance Viewer mode to display full screen viewer. Yes Yes Yes
One click selection of timeline to play and grade. Yes Yes Yes
Clip details window for instant review of source clip format and image type. Yes Yes Yes
Sort and filter timeline thumbnails by flags, markers, shots not rendered, not graded and shots modified since xx time. Yes Yes Yes
Filters also for grouped, different frame rate, NR, Input PTZR and matte clips and with common Media Pool source. Yes Yes Yes
Media and Edit screen viewers include zoom to fit and size selector. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable switching clip selection for first, last or current node position on node editor. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable automatic viewer switching to SDI video output. Yes Yes Yes
Enhanced viewer mode for accurate window and qualifier selections. Yes Yes Yes
Cinema mode offering clean full screen review of graded material. Yes Yes Yes
Full screen viewer for accurate freeform shape drawing. Yes Yes Yes
Power Windows Overlays of selected window is highlighted for easy identification. Yes Yes Yes
Highlight difference to quickly see grade impact on node. Yes Yes Yes
Menu bar for quick selection of user options. Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated page for creating rendered deliverables including viewer and timeline with thumbnails. Yes Yes Yes
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Color Screen Multitrack Timeline DaVinci
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Multitrack timeline displayed including transition effects. Yes Yes Yes
Support for cuts, dissolves, wipes, speed changes and composite mix of tracks. Yes Yes Yes
New Enhanced and updated Softlight composite mode. Yes Yes Yes
Grades for all timelines automaticly link to the Master Timeline. Yes Yes Yes
Switching timelines updates clips and grades instantly. Yes Yes Yes
Real time timeline synchronized frame indication during playback. Yes Yes Yes
Audio playback in color screen. Yes Yes Yes
Customisable loop mode for clips or marked timeline. Yes Yes Yes
User configurable cue offsets. Yes Yes Yes
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Color Screen Clip Thumbnails DaVinci
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Timeline thumbnails for every clip. Yes Yes Yes
Thumbnails update with grade and playback. Yes Yes Yes
Select the thumbnail to select the clip regardless of track. Yes Yes Yes
Thumbnails displays clip timecode, number and track. Yes Yes Yes
Thumbnails also display object tracking, cache and stereo status. Yes Yes Yes
Switch between record and source mode with instant thumbnail update. Yes Yes Yes
Scrub thumbnails and monitor clip timecode. Yes Yes Yes
Double click version name to display clip format/codec. Yes Yes Yes
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Color Chart Auto Color Balance DaVinci
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New Auto color balance from a range of industry standard charts. Yes Yes Yes
New Utilizes Source and Target gamma, Target Colorspace, color temp and white level. Yes Yes Yes
New Option to indicate color match delta %. Yes Yes Yes
New Additional Highlight and shadow compression, midtone detail and color boost controls. Yes Yes Yes
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High Dynamic Range Grading DaVinci
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Use HDR source images for real time display, blending and grade. Yes Yes Yes
Supports 16bit floating point ACES Colorspace input and output. Yes Yes Yes
32 bit floating point image processing maintains all the quality and dynamic range. Yes Yes Yes
Normal exposure image can be blended and mixed with the short exposure image. Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic control of blend between HDRs two source images. Yes Yes Yes
Keyframe control of dynamics for smooth transition. Yes Yes Yes
Windows and qualification can also used to control blend. Yes Yes Yes
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Primary Grading DaVinci
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Unlimited primary and printer light grading. Yes Yes Yes
Lift, gamma and gain adjustments with master gain and offset. Yes Yes Yes
Independent saturation and hue controls. Yes Yes Yes
Unique luminance mix control. Yes Yes Yes
Contrast control with pivot to define center of contrast range. Yes Yes Yes
AutoGrade with auto white and black balance. Yes Yes Yes
Printer light incremental offset controls for log grading steps. Yes Yes Yes
Printer light grading using computer keyboard numerical keypad. Yes Yes Yes
Calibration control of printer lights to match film lab aim densities. Yes Yes Yes
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Log Grading DaVinci
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Film style Log grading with Lowlights, Midtones and Highlight trackballs, each with master gain. Yes Yes Yes
Log grading acts concurrently with primary grades in every corrector node. Yes Yes Yes
Low range and high range control to define transition between low, mid and highlights. Yes Yes Yes
Offset trackball with master gain. Yes Yes Yes
Contrast control with pivot to define center of contrast range. Yes Yes Yes
Independent saturation and hue controls. Yes Yes Yes
Individual DaVinci Resolve control panel controls for all parameters. Yes Yes Yes
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3Way Color Wheels Grading DaVinci
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Primary grading with Lift, gamma and gain trackballs, each with master gain. Yes Yes Yes
Offset trackball with master gain. Yes Yes Yes
Independent saturation and hue controls. Yes Yes Yes
Unique luminance mix control. Yes Yes Yes
Contrast control with pivot to define center of contrast range. Yes Yes Yes
AutoGrade with auto white and black balance. Yes Yes Yes
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RGB Mixer Grading DaVinci
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RGB mixer grading with monochrome effects. Yes Yes Yes
Individual red, green and blue gain for each color channel. Yes Yes Yes
Separate red, green and blue control for monochrome mix. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable preserve luminance option to normalize lum output. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable swap input selection for extreme effects. Yes Yes Yes
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Camera Raw Grading DaVinci
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Dedicated control palette for Camera Raw sources. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic selection of Camera Raw control based on source clip. Yes Yes Yes
Real time decoding and playback of camera Raw clips. Yes Yes Yes
New Camera Raw palette includes Highlight and Shadows compression, Midtone Detail, Color Boost and Saturation. Yes Yes Yes
New Camera Raw palette also includes Contrast, Lift and Gain controls. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable decode controls per project and per clip. Yes Yes Yes
Half and quarter resolution debayer options for low GPU powered systems. Yes Yes Yes
Separate debayer and image sizing options play vs. stop for low GPU powered systems. Yes Yes Yes
Use camera metadata or individual clip decoder controls. Yes Yes Yes
Supports CinemaDNG clips with Highlight Recovery for over exposed clips. Yes Yes Yes
New Individual DaVinci Resolve control panel controls for all parameters. Yes No No
Gang, adjust and apply one or multiple decode parameters. Yes Yes Yes
Copy one or multiple decode parameters to other clips. Yes Yes Yes
New Includes BMP4K log curves. Yes Yes Yes
Includes BMP4K and BMCC BMD Film to Rec709 LUT. Yes Yes Yes
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Custom Curves Grading DaVinci
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Custom Curvesª with user definable gamma curve. Yes Yes Yes
Ganged and individual channel control. Yes Yes Yes
Ganged and individual gain control. Yes Yes Yes
Ganged and individual influence control. Yes Yes Yes
YSFX luminance and saturation effects. Yes Yes Yes
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Curves Clip Grading DaVinci
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High and low clip control on a per node basis. Yes Yes Yes
Ganged and individual channel control. Yes Yes Yes
Independent and ganged high clip softness. Yes Yes Yes
Independent and ganged low clip softness. Yes Yes Yes
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Curves Grading DaVinci
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Unlimited Curves grading with HSL curves and qualification control. Yes Yes Yes
Select from; Hue vs. Hue; Hue vs. Sat; Hue vs. Lum and Lum vs. Sat curves. Yes Yes Yes
New Includes saturation vs. saturation curve. Yes Yes Yes
Parallel mixing of separate curves grades permits concurrent use. Yes Yes Yes
Select manually or use the six vector selection with a mouse click. Yes Yes Yes
Hue and lum selection also available with screen color picker. Yes Yes Yes
Bezier control of all curves grades. Yes Yes Yes
Individual DaVinci Resolve control panel controls for all parameters. Yes Yes No
Curves grade controls from user interface. Yes Yes Yes
Addition or deletion of control points added by panel and mouse. Yes Yes Yes
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Secondary Grading DaVinci
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Unlimited secondaries grading. Yes Yes Yes
User definable hue, saturation, luminance (HSL), RGB and LUM only qualifiers. Yes Yes Yes
Qualifier softness, slope, width and symmetry control form every secondary. Yes Yes Yes
Sat high and low qualifier with low and high softness. Yes Yes Yes
Lum high and low qualifier with low and high softness. Yes Yes Yes
Grey or black and white highlight control to quickly see qualification. Yes Yes Yes
Grading screen or user interface color picker with automatic range control. Yes Yes Yes
Add or subtract selected points with variable softness. Yes Yes Yes
New Keyer Finesse controls including Denoise, Black and White clip, Blur Radius and In/out ratio. Yes Yes Yes
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Noise Reduction and Motion Blur Effects DaVinci
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Motion Effects palette with noise reduction and motion blur. Yes Yes No
Real time playback and grading with spatial noise reduction using CUDA GPUs. Yes Yes No
High quality temporal noise reduction using CUDA GPUs. Yes Yes No
Separate luminance and chrominance noise reduction controls Yes Yes No
Noise reduction can be used in any node in any position on the node graph. Yes Yes No
Noise reduction area can be qualified by HSL, windows and mattes. Yes Yes No
User definable noise reduction threshold. Yes Yes No
User definable noise reduction influence radius. Yes Yes No
User definable noise reduction blend of original and noise reduced image. Yes Yes No
Live display of noise reduction influence while adjusting. Yes Yes No
Noise reduction controls on BMD panel and color user interface screen. Yes Yes No
Motion Blur effects simulating aperture and shutter angle lens control. Yes Yes No
Motion Blur controls include blend and number of analyzed frames. Yes Yes No
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Power Windows DaVinci
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Unlimited circle, linear, power curve and gradient Power Windows per node. Yes Yes Yes
Multiple same shape Power Windows per node. Yes Yes Yes
Power Window presets to combine multiple windows. Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated control palette for Power Windows displays selected window and position. Yes Yes Yes
Windows provide inside or outside grading control. Yes Yes Yes
Circular windows with variable softness and aspect. Yes Yes Yes
Linear windows with independent edge softness. Yes Yes Yes
New Windows now include Opacity for greater control of window isolations. Yes Yes Yes
PowerCurve free form windows with bezier curves. Yes Yes Yes
PowerCurve windows include independent entry and exit per point bezier adjustment. Yes Yes Yes
PowerCurve windows include independent inside and outside per point softness. Yes Yes Yes
Gradient Power Window with single click softness control. Yes Yes Yes
Command key selection to dynamically adjust overall window size. Yes Yes Yes
All windows have position and rotation controls. Yes Yes Yes
Use matte and mask to combine multiple windows in one node. Yes Yes Yes
Power Window size and position tracks image sizing changes. Yes Yes Yes
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Automatic Object Tracking DaVinci
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Dedicated control palette for Tracker displays keyframe path. Yes Yes Yes
Tracking metadata can be copied and pasted to other windows. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited object tracking per clip. Yes Yes Yes
One click tracking for precise window and grade control. Yes Yes Yes
Track forward or reverse from any point in the clip. Yes Yes Yes
New Single frame track forward and backward mode for complicated tracks. Yes Yes Yes
Re-track any portion of the clip. Yes Yes Yes
Show track and interactively edit track postion. Yes Yes Yes
Clip and keyframe manual track editing. Yes Yes Yes
Manual insertion and removal of track points. Yes Yes Yes
Interpolation between track marks to close two tracks. Yes Yes Yes
Individual pan, tilt, zoom and rotation selections for track. Yes Yes Yes
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Automatic Image Stabilization DaVinci
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One click stabilization analysis of images. Yes Yes Yes
Stabilization metadata can be copied and pasted to other clips. Yes Yes Yes
Stabilize shots even with camera pans. Yes Yes Yes
Analyze clips either forward or reverse. Yes Yes Yes
Real time playback after image analysis. Yes Yes Yes
User variable frame smoothing for camera pans. Yes Yes Yes
User variable frame sticking strength for realistic stabilisation. Yes Yes Yes
Selectable automatic image zoom to full screen. Yes Yes Yes
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Blur, Sharpen and Mist DaVinci
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Real time full Gaussian blur on unlimited nodes. Yes Yes Yes
Extended blur range permits total bluring of entire image. Yes Yes Yes
Image sharpening. Yes Yes Yes
Mist and Coring for professional mist effect. Yes Yes Yes
Ganged or individual control of radius. Yes Yes Yes
Ganged or individual control of H/V ratio. Yes Yes Yes
Ganged or individual control of scaling for sharpening and mist. Yes Yes Yes
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Internal and External Key/Matte DaVinci
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Input, output and external key gain and offset control. Yes Yes Yes
Post mix gain and offset control for blending images. Yes Yes Yes
Use key mixers to combine multiple qualifiers in one grading node. Yes Yes Yes
User re-linkable image and key path for each node. Yes Yes Yes
Selectable invert, matte and mask modes. Yes Yes Yes
Support for external RGBA and single channel mattes. Yes Yes Yes
New Support for selection of any RGB layer in a Matte node when using Multi-layer OpenEXR source. Yes Yes Yes
Support for looping external matte clips. Yes Yes Yes
External key radius blur and offset. Yes Yes Yes
Composite of chroma key live foreground over reference image. Yes Yes Yes
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Optical Quality Image Formatting and Resizing DaVinci
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Dedicated control palette for Image Sizing. Yes Yes Yes
Sizing for Input, Edit, Node, Output and reference wipe image processing. Yes Yes Yes
New Node sizing key lock to permit object to be moved into key window. Yes Yes Yes
Real time and live resizing including pan, tilt, zoom and rotate all at optical quality. Yes Yes Yes
Real time and live width and height trimming. Yes Yes Yes
Real time pixel aspect ratio resizing. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable filter type for resizing. Yes Yes Yes
Interlaced video support. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic input image reformatting to timeline resolution and image size. Yes Yes Yes
User programable input and output image transform presets. Yes Yes Yes
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Data Burn-In DaVinci
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Dedicated control palette for Metadata Burn-in. Yes Yes Yes
Burn-ins per Clip and for whole Track. Yes Yes Yes
User configurable metadata selection. Yes Yes Yes
Add comments and Logos. Yes Yes Yes
Set text, or timecodes, file names, clip names etc. Yes Yes Yes
User settings for font, size and location of burn-in. Yes Yes Yes
User configurable fade up and fade down control. Yes Yes Yes
Global or individual burn-in selections. Yes Yes Yes
Reveal or hide burn-in names. Yes Yes Yes
Save and recall presets on Color page and in Deliver page. Yes Yes Yes
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Color Corrector Node Channel Isolation DaVinci
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New Node processing includes RGB, HSL, YUV and Lab. Yes Yes Yes
Nodes have individual channel isolation. Yes Yes Yes
Concurrently grade single or multiple channels. Yes Yes Yes
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OpenFX Plug-ins DaVinci
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Support for third party purchased OpenFX plug-ins. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited OpenFX Plug-ins per clip. Yes Yes Yes
OpenFX plug-in palette with controls for each plug-in. Yes Yes Yes
On viewer screen cursors and control as defined by plug-in vendors. Yes Yes Yes
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Stereoscopic 3D Grading DaVinci
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Dedicated control palette for Stereoscopic 3D grading. Yes Yes No
Real time grading of Stereoscopic 3D timelines with concurrent left and right eye grading. Yes Yes No
Auto color match grade between eyes using primary or curves match. Yes Yes No
Select first or middle frame for auto color and auto match operations. Yes Yes No
New Multi region and multi pixel Stereoscopic color matching. Yes Yes No
Copy left to right eye, or right to left or grade both simultaneously in real time. Yes Yes No
Delta between eyes can be preserved or graded out per clip, reel or camera. Yes Yes No
Apply grade ripple to both eyes. Yes Yes No
Ripple also applies to node labels. Yes Yes No
Optional preservation of convergence data when copying grades. Yes Yes No
Stereo still wipe with invert option. Yes Yes No
Apply ColorTrace to copy grades from other projects to both eyes. Yes Yes No
Save stereoscopic 3D stills with grades for each eye. Yes Yes No
Timeline thumbnails display current eye with source image status. Yes Yes No
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Stereoscopic 3D Image Alignment DaVinci
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Automatic multipoint Stereoscopic 3D image alignment to correct camera rig errors. Yes Yes No
Analyze one, all, or a selection of clips for auto alignment. Yes Yes No
Real time and interactive Stereoscopic 3D convergence adjustments. Yes Yes No
User selectable auto zoom with convergence. Yes Yes No
Convergence for mono-clips, titles, mattes and node sizing. Yes Yes No
Protected convergence settings when coping grades. Yes Yes No
Pitch and Yaw controls for keystone correction. Yes Yes No
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Stereoscopic 3D Monitoring DaVinci
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Real time concurrent display of Stereoscopic 3D timelines. Yes Yes No
Display either eye or stereoscopic with a mouse click. Yes Yes No
User interface display of side-by-side, line-by-line, checkerboard, Anaglyph B&W or color difference. Yes Yes No
User selectable checkerboard size. Yes Yes No
Full floating windows controls with eye ganging. Yes Yes No
Swap monitoring eye image control. Yes Yes No
Real time and separate HD-SDI RGB 10 bit output of each eye. Yes Yes No
Separately configurable meshed HD-SDI output of stereoscopic images. Yes Yes No
Separately configurable meshed scopes display of stereoscopic images. Yes Yes No
Stereoscopic 3D filter options for convergence, auto-align, swapped media and floating windows. Yes Yes No
Optional stereo wipe for waveform and DVI monitor output. Yes Yes No
Full YUV 10 bit HD resolution left and right eye playback on DeckLink and UltraStudio. Yes Yes No
Media Pool monitoring eye selection including metadata review and edit. Yes Yes No
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Stereoscopic 3D Workflow DaVinci
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Automatic Left and Right eye sync using timecode, reel name and file name in Media Pool. Yes Yes No
Supports Stereoscopic 3D Track Mattes. Yes Yes No
Real time dual eye ingest and playout to tape. Yes Yes No
Slip one eye timecode sync in reference to the other. Yes Yes No
Automatic image H Flip and V Flip from camera metadata. Yes Yes No
Individual clip Stereoscopic 3D editing. Yes Yes No
Supports Stereoscopic 3D SDL import via ColorTrace. Yes Yes No
Stereoscopic 3D side-by-side and line-by-line render option. Yes Yes No
Swap source eye image control. Yes Yes No
Start with a 2D project and convert to 3D by Color-tracing grades to the other eye. Yes Yes No
Start with a 3D project and render 2D version from either eye. Yes Yes No
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Fully Nodal Processing Architecture DaVinci
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Full node based control for all image processing. Yes Yes Yes
Grade bypass for quick before and after grade review. Yes Yes Yes
Optimized latency while grading complex node graphs. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited corrector nodes per clip. Yes Yes Yes
Serial and parallel image path with complete user control. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited parallel mixer, layer mixer, key mixer and matte nodes. Yes Yes Yes
Splitter and Combiner nodes for single color channel effects. Yes Yes Yes
Layer node composite effects. Yes Yes Yes
Drag and drop corrections from one node to another. Yes Yes Yes
Drag and drop corrections from one still or clip to another. Yes Yes Yes
Drag and drop to append nodes. Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited undo and redo. Yes Yes Yes
Append grades, stills and memories to existing node graph. Yes Yes Yes
Insert new node prior to current on existing node graph. Yes Yes Yes
Append node and automatically ripple grade. Yes Yes Yes
Enable and disable all or current node. Yes Yes Yes
Drag stills and memories grades to any position within the node graph. Yes Yes Yes
Switching clips node selection priority option on node editor. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable node copy and paste protection for five nodes. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable PTZR, Arri and RED decoder copy and paste protection. Yes Yes Yes
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Clip Version Grading DaVinci
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Unlimited graded versions per clip. Yes Yes Yes
Name versions and copy grades to other clips. Yes Yes Yes
Display multiple grade versions in the viewer for quick comparison of grades. Yes Yes Yes
Select version control for render. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic mulitple version management during render. Yes Yes Yes
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Clip Group Grading DaVinci
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Unlimited grouping of clips for grading. Yes Yes Yes
New Enhanced Group management with Pre-Clip and Post-Clip node graphs. Yes Yes Yes
Grade all shots in any group. Yes Yes Yes
Add and remove single shots from group. Yes Yes Yes
User defined naming of groups. Yes Yes Yes
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Keyframe Timeline DaVinci
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Color corrections, PTZR and transitions displayed on separate keyframe timeline. Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated Track layer for downstream grading of complete timeline. Yes Yes Yes
Every grading parameter is key-framable. Yes Yes Yes
Unmix multiple track composite viewer to see individual clips. Yes Yes Yes
Unmix pre-conformed dissolves to grade either side of the effect. Yes Yes Yes
Display of all keyframes on clip or track timeline. Yes Yes Yes
User configurable profile for non-linear interpolation between keyframes. Yes Yes Yes
BMD panel control to expand and collapse keyframe mark groups. Yes Yes Yes
Add and remove marks within keyframe mark sub-groups. Yes Yes Yes
Panel and mouse control to add, trim and delete keyframes on clip or track timeline. Yes Yes Yes
Auto keyframe, parameter lock and channel activation for selective control. Yes Yes Yes
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ACES Colorspace Grading DaVinci
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New ACES Colorspace v0.7.1 support. Yes Yes Yes
New User selection of ACES Colorspace version. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic ACES Log10 and Log12 support. Yes Yes Yes
Sony Log3 IDT. Yes Yes Yes
Canon C500 IDT. Yes Yes Yes
Supports individual IDT for each source Yes Yes Yes
New IDT selection for Rec 709 & 2020, P3, ALEXA, Canon C500, 1D, 5D, 7D, Sony RAW, ADX 10 & 16, CinemaDNG and DCDM. Yes Yes Yes
ODT selection for Rec 709, DCDM, P3 D60, P3 DCI, ADX and sRGB. Yes Yes Yes
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Sony F65, F55 and F5 Grading DaVinci
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Real time high quality GPU debayering of Sony Raw. Yes Yes Yes
Real time decoding and playback of 4K RAW clips. Yes Yes Yes
Half and quarter resolution debayer options for low GPU powered systems. Yes Yes Yes
Separate debayer and image sizing options play vs. stop for low GPU powered systems. Yes Yes Yes
Supports Sony SLog3, SGamut3 and SGamut3Cine for Sony Raw. Yes Yes Yes
Supports Sony SLog3 to Rec709 1D LUT. Yes Yes Yes
Supports Sony SLog3-SGamut3Cine to Rec709 3D LUTs. Yes Yes Yes
Supports XAVC and SStP compression formats. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable ISO and color temperature. Yes Yes Yes
New Supports SONYRAW metadata. Yes Yes Yes
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Arri Alexa Grading DaVinci
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Real time high quality GPU debayering. Yes Yes Yes
Real time decoding and playback of Alexa Raw clips. Yes Yes Yes
Half and quarter resolution debayer options for low GPU powered systems. Yes Yes Yes
Separate debayer and image sizing options play vs. stop for low GPU powered systems. Yes Yes Yes
Supports Alexa v3 color science. Yes Yes Yes
Supports ARRIRAW metadata. Yes Yes Yes
New Tint control for Arri Raw files. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic application of Arri LUTs. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable ISO and color temperature. Yes Yes Yes
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Red R3D Grading DaVinci
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Real time decoding and playback of R3D clips. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable decode using GPU, Rocket or CPU. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable decode controls per project and per clip. Yes Yes Yes
Use R3D camera metadata or individual clip decoder controls. Yes Yes Yes
Supports HDRx, REDcolor3, REDGamma3 and v3 color science. Yes Yes Yes
Supports Dragon OLPF and Rocket-X. Yes Yes Yes
Individual DaVinci Resolve Control Surface controls for all parameters. Yes No No
Gang, adjust and apply one or multiple decode parameters. Yes Yes Yes
Copy one or multiple decode parameters to other clips. Yes Yes Yes
Grade with lower resolution for real time and render at full res. Yes Yes Yes
New Supports REDRAW metadata. Yes Yes Yes
R3D metadata saved with stills. Yes Yes Yes
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Splitscreen Grading DaVinci
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User selectable playback and grading of multiple clips. Yes Yes Yes
Grade one clip and automatically apply grade to others. Yes Yes Yes
Use stills and memories to view your current clip with different looks. Yes Yes Yes
Simultaneous control of up to 16 images Yes Yes Yes
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Real Time Timeline Power Mastering DaVinci
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Direct master to deck in HD or SD from timeline without rendering. Yes Yes No
4k or 2k to HD or SD and HD to SD output to VTR in real time without rendering. (subject to hardware configuration) Yes Yes No
Power Master source or record timelines with user defined handles. Yes Yes No
Power Master Stereoscopic 3D projects to tape without rendering. Yes Yes No
Power Master with programable clip pan and scan. Yes Yes No
Power Master with definable output formatting inc masks/blanking. Yes Yes No
Includes user-definable slate key over image inc file name, timecodes, imagepath etc. Yes Yes No
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External Matte Support DaVinci
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Support for external RGBA and single channel mattes. Yes Yes Yes
Multiple matte support for every node graph. Yes Yes Yes
User controllable matte mixing and blur. Yes Yes Yes
Spatial and temporal alignment control of external mattes. Yes Yes Yes
Loop option for external mattes that are shorter than clip length. Yes Yes Yes
Freeze option for external mattes to freeze any frame. Yes Yes Yes
Use same clip as external mattes option for creative effects. Yes Yes Yes
External matte support for track grade. Yes Yes Yes
External matte sizing lock to source image. Yes Yes Yes
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1D and 3D LUT Support DaVinci
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Open standard .cube LUT support. Yes Yes Yes
Real time 3D or 1D LUT application to images. Yes Yes Yes
Shaper LUT support. Yes Yes Yes
3D or 1D LUTs at input, output and display. Yes Yes Yes
3D or 1D LUTs for every node. Yes Yes Yes
Capture external 3D LUTs. Yes Yes Yes
One click generation of 3D LUT from current grade. Yes Yes Yes
LUT soft clip controls and video level soft clippers. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable LUT on or not on waveform. Yes Yes Yes
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Copy Grades Between Clips DaVinci
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Middle mouse click copy of grade to current clip. Yes Yes Yes
Copy grades to any clip number. Yes Yes Yes
Copy grades to any range of clips. Yes Yes Yes
Drag and drop nodes from stills to node graph. Yes Yes Yes
Apply or append still or memory node graph to new clip. Yes Yes Yes
Copy and paste node metadata between nodes including dynamics. Yes Yes Yes
Selections to preserve X number of nodes when copying grades. Yes Yes Yes
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Ripple Grades Between Clips DaVinci
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Ripple exact grade change to new clips. Yes Yes Yes
Ripple percentage value change to new clips. Yes Yes Yes
Ripple unit value change to new clips. Yes Yes Yes
Ripple all values to new clips. Yes Yes Yes
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Copy Grades Between Sessions DaVinci
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Automatic color correction linking with new EDL changes using source timecode. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic color correction linking for new versions. Yes Yes Yes
Corrections are automatically applied to replacement source clips. Yes Yes Yes
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Colortrace Grades DaVinci
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Automatic colortrace corrections from one session to another session based on source clip timecode. Yes Yes Yes
Manual colortrace corrections for clips with different timecode. Yes Yes Yes
Ability to ColorTrace all versions from source to target. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic multi-project Colortrace to transfer digital dailies grades. Yes Yes Yes
Expanded preserve options in ColorTrace and Gallery copy operations. Yes Yes Yes
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Batch Link Grades DaVinci
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User selectable link or batch unlink clips for grading. Yes Yes Yes
Batch copy linked grades. Yes Yes Yes
Batch unlink from default grades. Yes Yes Yes
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Scroll Timeline DaVinci
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Scroll along timeline to view and copy grades. Yes Yes Yes
Instant review of new grade on current clip. Yes Yes Yes
One click selection of new grade or exit without copy and paste. Yes Yes Yes
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Render Cache Clips DaVinci
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New Enhanced render cache with user selectable cache points for source, nodes, and clip thumbnail and timeline. Yes Yes Yes
New User selectable cache formats; ProRes, DNxHD, OpenEXR, DPX Yes Yes Yes
New Render Cache modes include Smart and User selected. Yes Yes Yes
New Extremely Fast Background Render cache. Yes Yes Yes
New Render Cache selection and status indicated on nodes and clips. Yes Yes Yes
Render cache metdata is saved with project. Yes Yes Yes
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Dirt and Dust Correction DaVinci
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Click and drag dirt and dust correction for DPX images. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable temporal or spacial correction. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable correction aggression and blend. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable region of interest and clean size. Yes Yes Yes
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Safe Area and Blanking Markers DaVinci
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Full safe area markers including extents, action, title and centre. Yes Yes Yes
Preset image aspect ratio markers. Yes Yes Yes
User adjustable markers. Yes Yes Yes
Save and recall multiple marker presets. Yes Yes Yes
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Output Blanking Presets DaVinci
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Full set of output blanking presets. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable 1.33, 1.66, 1.77, 1.85 and 2.35 aspect ratio blanking presets. Yes Yes Yes
Separate output resolution and pixel aspect ratio. Yes Yes Yes
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Gallery to Save and Manage Stills DaVinci
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Resolution independent still store image gallery. Yes Yes Yes
PowerGrade stills library for each user to share stills between projects. Yes Yes Yes
New Multiple user named PowerGrade folders. Yes Yes Yes
Append PowerGrade still grade with quick double mouse click. Yes Yes Yes
Resizable stills and user named albums. Yes Yes Yes
44 pre-made 'Looks' for fast grade selection. Yes Yes Yes
One click to capture still. Yes Yes Yes
All stills store the grade node map for simplified re-grades. Yes Yes Yes
Display node map for one click, drag and drop grading. Yes Yes Yes
Keyframe timeline metadata stored with Gallery stills. Yes Yes Yes
Name and search stills. Yes Yes Yes
Stills display filter for current or all sessions. Yes Yes Yes
Force just one still for each scene. Yes Yes Yes
Auto capture of still from all clips. Yes Yes Yes
Grab all stills from first or middle frame. Yes Yes Yes
Grab all missing stills. Yes Yes Yes
Drag and drop stills between albums, pages, memories and PowerGrades. Yes Yes Yes
Sort stills by record and source timecode, or grab and also clip and creation time. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable automatic still and timeline trace. Yes Yes Yes
Import stills from other project databases. Yes Yes Yes
Import and convert stills from other devices across the network. Yes Yes Yes
Export stills in different formats for use offline. Yes Yes Yes
Add albums to build your own library, storyboard or special effects store. Yes Yes Yes
Export and import stills with DaVinci Resolve eXchange, DRX, color correction metadata. Yes Yes Yes
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Playback of Stills and Memories for Color Grade Reference DaVinci
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One click to compare to online clip. Yes Yes Yes
One click to wipe to online or offline clip. Yes Yes Yes
One click to compare with wipe to any other clip on timeline. Yes Yes Yes
View still with image with horizontal or vertical wipe. Yes Yes Yes
Flip, pan and zoom still images for image comparison. Yes Yes Yes
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Edit

Editing DaVinci
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Comprehensive editing system with fast and familiar editing tools. Yes Yes Yes
Multi-track video and audio editing. Yes Yes Yes
High quality optical flow speed changes. Yes Yes Yes
Support for compound clips. Yes Yes Yes
Transform, crop and opacity video effects. Yes Yes Yes
Multiple take selector. Yes Yes Yes
Stereoscopic 3D editing. Yes Yes Yes
Supports speed changes and speed warps from FCP XML and Avid AAF with handles. Yes Yes Yes
Consolidate RED r3d, ARRIRAW, DNG and DPX clips via trimming to new extents, with handles. Yes Yes Yes
Preview composite of all tracks in real time. Yes Yes Yes
Supports drag and drop editing on and between tracks. Yes Yes Yes
Supports drag and drop effects from Effects Pool. Yes Yes Yes
Mark in and mark out of source clip. Yes Yes Yes
Insert and overwrite source clip to any track. Yes Yes Yes
Add or delete; clips, cuts, dissolves or speed changes. Yes Yes Yes
Supports slip, slide, roll and ripple. Yes Yes Yes
Split viewer display of both clips when edit trimming. Yes Yes Yes
Supports two and three point editing. Yes Yes Yes
Support for four point fit-to-fill editing with optical flow retiming. Yes Yes Yes
Supports edit trimming with clip extents display. Yes Yes Yes
Expandable timeline view for long edit sessions. Yes Yes Yes
Three timeline thumbnail layout options with resizable tracks. Yes Yes Yes
Add, delete and lock tracks. Yes Yes Yes
Optional audio waveform display on tracks. Yes Yes Yes
Eight different color user positioned flags to mark clips. Yes Yes Yes
Eight different color user positioned markers for frame identification. Yes Yes Yes
Undo and redo edits with history display. Yes Yes Yes
Edit screen media pool clip scrubber. Yes Yes Yes
New Inspector selector for Video, Audio, OpenFX adjustment options. Yes Yes Yes
New Copy and paste all attributes to multiple clips. Yes Yes Yes
New Through-edit Indicators on the timeline with a "join through-edit" command. Yes Yes Yes
New User defined favorite transitions, titles OpenFX plugins and generators. Yes Yes Yes
New Sub-clips are easily generated by selecting in and out points then the sub-clip icon. Yes Yes Yes
New Source viewer markers can be added that are timecode referenced to the clip. Yes Yes Yes
New End of timeline is now indicated on the viewer. Yes Yes Yes
New Additional edit index fields, start and end source timecodes, slate timecode, audio TC Yes Yes Yes
New Flags and markers now shown in Edit Index. Yes Yes Yes
New Users can add notes to flags and markers. Yes Yes Yes
New The edit index list includes 'Show Through Edits' option. Yes Yes Yes
New User naming of timeline tracks. Yes Yes Yes
New Timeline tracks display number of clips on the track. Yes Yes Yes
New Snapping on timeline markers. Yes Yes Yes
New Retime Clip menu now also appears on the right click contextual menu. Yes Yes Yes
New Option to ripple timeline markers when any track is rippled. Yes Yes Yes
New Editing of compound clips. Yes Yes Yes
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Timeline and Viewers DaVinci
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New All viewers reposition to any point on the clip/timeline with absolute or relative timecode input. Yes Yes Yes
New JKL frame by frame and 50% slow motion forward or backward operation. Yes Yes Yes
New OpenFX transitions and generators. Yes Yes Yes
New Edit keyframe timeline with curve editor including splined based (bezier) ease-in/ease-out and linear selections. Yes Yes Yes
New 4-up display for slip and slide. Yes Yes Yes
New Source/Timeline viewer playhead ganging. Yes Yes Yes
New Split video and audio in and out points on source and timeline viewers. Yes Yes Yes
New Slide-able source destination selector in the track control manager. Yes Yes Yes
New Create Timeline Using Bin or Selected Clips to quickly assemble a timeline from any media in the media pool. Yes Yes Yes
New Option-dragging the top or bottom of a simple edit point turns it into a split edit point. Yes Yes Yes
New Shift click and drag to constrain clips in time while moving them to higher or lower tracks. Yes Yes Yes
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Trim Edits DaVinci
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New Move/Trim/Edit a selected edit or selection of clips based on timecode entry. Yes Yes Yes
New Trim Start or End let you resize the in and out point of a clip that intersects the playhead to the current playhead position. Yes Yes Yes
New Asymmetrical trimming by simply Cmd-clicking individual opposite halves of edit points. Yes Yes Yes
New Extend edit command for single and multiple edit selections. Yes Yes Yes
New JKL dynamic trimming with Cmd and JKL to dynamically resize or trim the selected edit. Yes Yes Yes
New JKL dynamic Slip or Slide with Cmd and JKL to dynamically slip or slide the selected clip. Yes Yes Yes
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Audio DaVinci
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New Audio crossfade with 0dB, +3dB and -3dB transition options. Yes Yes Yes
New Adaptive audio track option to map up to 16 audio channels. Yes Yes Yes
New Clip audio mixer. Yes Yes Yes
New Numeric editing of audio mixer fader value. Yes Yes Yes
New Option to use system audio even when Desktop Video is selected for use. Yes Yes Yes
New Source viewer audio waveform display with each audio channel displayed. Yes Yes Yes
New Custom zoom selection for audio in source viewer. Yes Yes Yes
New Track audio mixer offers mono channel routing. Yes Yes Yes
New Display of multiple channel audio waveforms in user selected timeline audio clip. Yes Yes Yes
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Timeline list DaVinci
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New Timeline Folders to manage timelines in the timeline list. Yes Yes Yes
New Addition of Creation and Modified Date data in timeline list. Yes Yes Yes
New Name, creation and modified date filters for timeline list. Yes Yes Yes
New Pop-up menu to filter out all but .xml or .aaf for .edl files in the xml, aaf and edl importer. Yes Yes Yes
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Transitions DaVinci
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New Add default transition option on edit points. Yes Yes Yes
New Inspector now includes a transitions duration parameter Yes Yes Yes
New Inspector includes transition start on edit, centre on edit and end on edit options. Yes Yes Yes
New Added ease in, ease out and ease in/out transition options. Yes Yes Yes
New Multiple default transition duration selections with right click on edit. Yes Yes Yes
New Concurrently add transitions to multiple selected edit points. Yes Yes Yes
New Extent edit command to extend clips to the playhead. Yes Yes Yes
New Oval Transition now includes aspect ratio support. Yes Yes Yes
New Default transition support. Yes Yes Yes
New Favorite transitions indicators. Yes Yes Yes
New Command drag and bump a clip in a track generates a dissolve. Yes Yes Yes
New Image dissolve modes include: Video, Film, Additive, Subtractive, Highlights and Shadows. Yes Yes Yes
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Titles DaVinci
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Static, lower third, scroll and crawl titles. Yes Yes Yes
Rich text title generation. Yes Yes Yes
New Extensive expansion of rich title generation and management. Yes Yes Yes
New Title controls include: Stroke Size, Color, Over/Underline, Strikeout, Tracking, Line Spacing and Capitalization. Yes Yes Yes
New Underline and behind graphic bars for text. Yes Yes Yes
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Generators DaVinci
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Bars, tone and slate generators. Yes Yes Yes
Adjust generator with sizing, cropping and compostion modes. Yes Yes Yes
New User defined favorite generators. Yes Yes Yes
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Timeline Conform Toolset DaVinci
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Supports mixed source clip frame rate. Yes Yes Yes
Optional automatic creation of the Master timeline to match the Media Pool. Yes Yes Yes
Edit timeline name and start timecode. Yes Yes Yes
Master and Default timelines can be sorted in timecode order or reel number and timecode order. Yes Yes Yes
Conform clips using multiple layer XML, AAF or EDL metadata. Yes Yes Yes
Conform with reel name extracted from the file name. Yes Yes Yes
Use timecode embedded in the source clip or clip frame count. Yes Yes Yes
Conform partial clips with black gaps. Yes Yes Yes
Assist conform with reel name from user defined clip file path. Yes Yes Yes
Assist conform with underscore reel numbers from r3d files. Yes Yes Yes
Assist conform with reel numbers from the media pool folder or source embedding. Yes Yes Yes
Manual and automatic force conform to specific clip. Yes Yes Yes
Conform with user defined reel names in media pool. Yes Yes Yes
Re-conform from folders to add or remove clips. Yes Yes Yes
Generate new session with or without user defined handles. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic frame syncing between switched sessions. Yes Yes Yes
Supports drop frame timecode. Yes Yes Yes
Copy and paste clip keyboard shortcuts in conform timeline. Yes Yes Yes
Display source timecode option in conform timeline viewer. Yes Yes Yes
16 channel audio meters with selectable dB and dBu scale. Yes Yes Yes
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Multitrack XML Support DaVinci
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Multiple track Final Cut Proª 7 XML timeline support. Yes Yes Yes
Supports Final Cut Proª 7 XML v5 import and export. Yes Yes Yes
Includes the automatic setting of Resolves timeline resolution and frame rate. Yes Yes Yes
Also allows one click importing and linking of source clips. Yes Yes Yes
Supports relinking events and clips when reimporting a changed Final Cut Proª 7 edit via XML. Yes Yes Yes
Supports cuts, cross dissolves and opacity. Yes Yes Yes
Supports Final Cut Pro 7 XML clip by clip selectable import of image sizing data. Yes Yes Yes
Supports the following FCP7 effects: cross, diamond and oval iris; centre, clock, edge and venetian blind wipe. Yes Yes Yes
Supports wipe borders with softness. Yes Yes Yes
Supports the following FCP7 composite modes: Add, subtract, difference, multiply, screen, overlay, darken and lighten. Yes Yes Yes
Supports Final Cut Proª XML export including file location metadata. Yes Yes Yes
Supports Final Cut Proª X XML round trip. Yes Yes Yes
Supports cuts, dissolves and speed changed events. Yes Yes Yes
Ignore file extension option when conforming using XML. Yes Yes Yes
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Multitrack AVID AAF Support DaVinci
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Includes Avid AAF export for simplified AMA round trip with handles. Yes Yes Yes
Avid AAF import support for cuts, dissolves, speed changes, dip to color. Yes Yes Yes
Avid AAF import support for edge wipe with border, center wipe with border, clock and venetian blind wipe, cross, oval and diamond iris wipe. Yes Yes Yes
Avid AAF import support for sizing effect with PTZR and overlay composite. Yes Yes Yes
Ignore file extension option when conforming using AAF. Yes Yes Yes
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Conform and Offline Video Verification DaVinci
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Automatic XML, AAF and EDL conforming of online clips. Yes Yes Yes
Synchronized playback of online and offline images to check conform. Yes Yes Yes
Conform EDL highlights current clip on current track. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic media pool clip sync. Yes Yes Yes
Supports multiple offline clips with individual timecode offset. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable offline image shine through for missing conform clips. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable automatic EDL hole replacement with black clip. Yes Yes Yes
Offline and online image sync on color and conform screen. Yes Yes Yes
Auto location of clips in the Media Pool to find missing clips. Yes Yes Yes
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EDL Support DaVinci
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Supports industry standard CMX3600 EDLs with cuts, cross dissolves and speed changes. Yes Yes Yes
Load multiple EDLs and offline video to conform, edit, and display in sync with online image. Yes Yes Yes
Automatically conforms source images to EDL. Yes Yes Yes
Conform from timecode in header, reel number and file path. Yes Yes Yes
Conform partial clips. Yes Yes Yes
Supports FCP, Avid and Discreet EDLs with long reel names for conforming and selects grade. Yes Yes Yes
Conform native RED R3D files using absolute or time of day code. Yes Yes Yes
Conform and auto load source clips to Media Pool. Yes Yes Yes
Import pre-conformed clips and auto match grades. Yes Yes Yes
Source and record mode for pre-conformed projects. Yes Yes Yes
Single and multiple clip reel name editing. Yes Yes Yes
Import and Export SMPTE standard EDLs. Yes Yes Yes
Load EDL to new track in existing session. Yes Yes Yes
Export EDL of missing clips. Yes Yes Yes
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CDL Support DaVinci
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Import and export of ASC color decision list. Yes Yes Yes
Supports full slope, offset and power specifications. Yes Yes Yes
Supports additional saturation metadata. Yes Yes Yes
CDL events syncronised with EDL events. Yes Yes Yes
Also supports stereoscopic 3D sizing metadata. Yes Yes No
New Also supports SDL, stereoscopic decision list. Yes Yes No
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Automatic Scene Cut Detection DaVinci
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Automatically detects scene cuts 5X faster than real time. Yes Yes Yes
Visual display of the last frame of scene next to first and second frame of the next scene. Yes Yes Yes
Autocue display of all cuts as detected in real time. Yes Yes Yes
Includes user variable pre, during and post detection threshold. Yes Yes Yes
Automatically split a single clip into subclips within the media pool. Yes Yes Yes
Includes scene cut add and delete. Yes Yes Yes
Includes prune within marked in and out range. Yes Yes Yes
Generate an EDL or pull list from the scene detector. Yes Yes Yes
Load a previously generated EDL or pull list. Yes Yes Yes
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Scalable Power

System Scalability DaVinci
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Scalable clustered GPU image processing for super computer performance. 3 on Mac OS X
3 on Windows
8 on Linux
3 on Mac
3 on Windows
1 GPU
2 GPU on 2014 MacPro
Supports NVidia CUDA GPUs for performance grading. Yes Yes Yes
Supports AMD GPUs using OpenCL for performance grading. Mac OS X Yes
  Windows Yes
  Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
  Windows Yes
1 GPU
2 GPU on 2014 MacPro
Multiple Red Rocket support. Yes Yes 1 Red Rocket
Modular hardware configuration, upgradable as project demand requires. Yes Yes Yes
Scalable Linux computer systems using Infiniband. Mac OS X No
Windows No
Linux Yes
No No
Scalable PCIe slots via Cubix and Cyclone Expander chassis. Yes Yes Yes
Scaleable hardware configurations for faster than real time renders. Yes Yes Yes
Second/third user interface monitor support for video scopes. Yes Yes Yes
User interface screen resolution support from 1680 x 1050 upto 2560 x 1440. Yes Yes Yes
New Shared media path support for sharing/moving projects between Mac, Linux and Windows systems. Yes Yes Yes
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Quality Image Processing DaVinci
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Full 32 bit floating point image Processing. Yes Yes Yes
DaVinci YRGB Color Science. Yes Yes Yes
ACES Colorspace support. Yes Yes Yes
Sub pixel optical quality image resizing. Yes Yes Yes
Grade flat gamma, linear and log images with equal precision. Yes Yes Yes
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Dynamic Multi-point Render Cache DaVinci
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New Enhanced render cache with user selectable cache points for source, nodes, and clip. Yes Yes Yes
New User selectable cache formats; ProRes, DNxHD, OpenEXR, DPX Yes Yes Yes
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Customizable Keyboard Shortcut Mapping DaVinci
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New User customizable keyboard shortcuts. Yes Yes Yes
New Shortcut lists can be modified and saved as user presets. Yes Yes Yes
New Preset list includes popular editing applications shortcuts. Yes Yes Yes
New Export and Import keyboard maps. Yes Yes Yes
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Dual Monitor User Interface DaVinci
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New User selectable single or dual GUI monitor mode. Yes Yes Yes
New GUI layout for dual monitors configured for Primary and secondary display. Yes Yes Yes
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Monitor Calibration DaVinci
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Automatic calibration patch generation on GUI and SDI output for third party probe and calibration systems. Yes Yes Yes
Supports Lightspace and SpectraCal calibrations systems. Yes Yes Yes
Supports user defined patch size. Yes Yes Yes
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Video Scopes DaVinci
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New Optimised display for minimum impact on CPUs while displaying high quality traces. Yes Yes Yes
New Scopes display automatically on Media and Color page in dual monitor configuration. Yes Yes Yes
In single monitor mode select scopes in 1, 2 or 4 up display mode with user selectable position. Yes Yes Yes
User configurable trace and graticule brightness. Yes Yes Yes
User configurable reference level indications. Yes Yes Yes
Zoom and pan traces, and select B&W or color. Yes Yes Yes
Vectorscope with 'skin tone' indicator. Yes Yes Yes
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Real Time SDI Video Output to Grading Display DaVinci
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Supports HD-SDI monitoring via DeckLink 4K Extreme. Yes Yes Yes
Supports HD-SDI monitoring via DeckLink Extreme 3D+. Yes Yes Yes
Supports HD-SDI monitoring via UltraStudio 4K. Mac OS X Yes
Windows No
 Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
 Windows No
Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
Windows No
Linux No
Supports HD-SDI monitoring via UltraStudio 3D. Mac OS X Yes
Windows No
Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
 Windows No
Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
Windows No
Linux No
4K-DCI 4096x2160 - 8 and 10 bit YUV or RGB video monitoring. Yes Yes No
UHD - 8 and 10 bit YUV or RGB video monitoring. Yes Yes Yes
2K 1080 - 8 and 10 bit YUV or RGB video monitoring. Yes Yes Yes
HD 720 - 8 and 10 bit RGB or YUV video monitoring. Yes Yes Yes
Standard Definition (NTSC/PAL) 8 and 10 bit RGB or YUV video monitoring. Yes Yes Yes
Legal scaled or full range output levels. Yes Yes Yes
Selectable application of 3:2 pulldown. Yes Yes Yes
Selectable XYZ color space for DCI grading. Yes Yes Yes
New Option to select 6G SDI in UHD monitoring mode. Yes Yes Yes
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Workflow

Collaborative Team Work DaVinci
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New Multi-user collaborative workflow with simultaneous project and timeline sharing. Yes Yes No
New Full editor operation with concurrent colorist and assistant grading. Yes Yes No
New Users publish updates for review by project owner. Yes Yes No
New Automatic or selected update acceptance. Yes Yes No
New Concurrent users can work on different timelines in the same project and share grades across timelines. Yes Yes No
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Resolve Live Real Time Video Input for Grading and Display DaVinci
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Live video input feed is displayed on the viewer and with a second video card also to the grading monitor. Yes Yes Yes
Grade and capture a snapshot of the incoming video. Yes Yes Yes
Store grade snapshot metadata and stills of shots. Yes Yes Yes
Using ColorTrace link snapshot grades to full length clips. Yes Yes Yes
New Direct control of multiple HD-Links for on set multiple camera grading. Yes Yes Yes
Supports live HD-SDI grading monitor output burn-ins. Yes Yes Yes
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Multiple Language Support DaVinci
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New User interface supports multiple languages. Yes Yes Yes
New Native English support with additional options as available. Yes Yes Yes
New Selection of alternative languages from system preferences for fast selection. Yes Yes Yes
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Single User and Facility Wide Project Management DaVinci
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Simple scroll User Icon and select to login. Yes Yes Yes
Individual colorist password protected login. Yes Yes Yes
Browse and select projects with scrubbable thumbnail or list view. Yes Yes Yes
Double-click thumbnails for fast project loading. Yes Yes Yes
Search project by name or format. Yes Yes Yes
Sort project by name, creation or modified date, or frame rate. Yes Yes Yes
Arrange and save projects in folders for easy organization. Yes Yes Yes
Hover over project folders to reveal project and timeline count. Yes Yes Yes
Project count displayed per user in thumbnail and list view. Yes Yes Yes
Import projects from other users and databases. Yes Yes Yes
Export projects to archive with or without stills, EDLs, LUTs and audio. Yes Yes Yes
Supports Disk Database to share users and projects. Yes Yes Yes
One click selection of alternative databases to import projects. Yes Yes Yes
User add, delete and connect to new project database. Yes Yes Yes
Optional PostgreSQL database to share users and projects. Yes Yes Yes
Database Server Option to share database with multiple Resolves. Yes Yes No
Read and write project files to the external database server for concurrent project use. Yes Yes No
Use standard IT industry practice for daily backups. Yes Yes Yes
System Overview displays installed GPUs and RED Rockets. Yes Yes Yes
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Project Grading Flexibility and Relinking DaVinci
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All grading metadata is linked to source clips so you can grade multiple EDLs at the same time. Yes Yes Yes
Grade the same project on multiple systems from the same source material and metadata. Yes Yes Yes
Project data can be moved from MacBook Pro, to MacPro to Linux and back for session flexibility. Yes Yes Yes
Start on-set with dailies or preview grades, move them to the studio for finishing. Yes Yes Yes
Grade clips in timeline even with missing clips, insert them anytime without loss of work. Yes Yes Yes
Grade in real time on the clustered GPU systems then save project to render on low cost system. Yes Yes 1 GPU
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Dailies Metadata and Audio Sync Toolset DaVinci
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Supports 100+ production metadata fields for entering on-set shot notes. Yes Yes Yes
Modify and add metadata while syncing dual system audio. Yes Yes Yes
User definable metadata preset list. Yes Yes Yes
Media Pool metadata fields include shot, scene, take and camera roll. Yes Yes Yes
Modify and add to multiple clips with multiple metadata fields at the same time. Yes Yes Yes
Add flags to clips for fast and easy location and sorting. Yes Yes Yes
Audio playback support for up to 16 tracks per source clip and PCM audio rendering in both QuickTime and MXF. Yes Yes Yes
Dual-system audio auto-sync via timecode to automatically match multiple video clips. Yes Yes Yes
High precision dual-scale audio waveform display in source viewer. Yes Yes Yes
Playback of BWF and embedded audio clips with audio waveform display. Yes Yes Yes
16 channel audio meters with selectable dB and dBu scale. Yes Yes Yes
User-selectable reference alignment levels for dBu scale. Yes Yes Yes
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Remote Grading DaVinci
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Remote grading of projects between systems with a low bandwidth internet connection. Yes Yes No
Connect Mac to Mac or Mac to Linux with the same software version. Yes Yes No
Use high resolution images at the master and proxy at the slave. Yes Yes No
Full remote grading control including grab/select/delete stills and hide/show window cursors. Yes Yes No
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Project Settings Management DaVinci
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User configuration parameters saved per project. Yes Yes Yes
Instantly switch between multiple preset configuration. Yes Yes Yes
Configure project templates including resolution, aspect ratio, bit depth and playback speed. Yes Yes Yes
Separate Timeline and Conform settings for maximum flexibility. Yes Yes Yes
Configure monitoring color space, format, matrix and synchronization. Yes Yes Yes
Optimised display mode option for playback. Yes Yes Yes
Half and quarter resolution debayer options for low GPU powered systems. Yes Yes Yes
Separate debayer and image sizing options play vs. stop for low GPU powered systems. Yes Yes Yes
Unique version name preset to speed addition of graded versions. Yes Yes Yes
Control deck I/O parameters including pre-roll and timing synchronization. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic backup of projects with user selectable duration between saves. Yes Yes Yes
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Media

Real Time Mixed Image and File Support DaVinci
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Supports mix of image formats and resolutions on the same timeline at the same time. Yes Yes Yes
Automatic optical quality input image reformatting to timeline resolution and image size in real time. Yes Yes Yes
Supports mixed pixel aspect ratio on the same timeline at the same time. Yes Yes Yes
Clip based Auto, Video or Data level selection. Yes Yes Yes
Change pixel aspect ratio for multiple clips. Yes Yes Yes
Supports real time Cinemascope conversion/monitoring/grading. Yes Yes Yes
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Audio Playback Support DaVinci
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Playback and render embedded audio from video clips. Yes Yes Yes
Playback AIFF or WAV audio files with timeline. Yes Yes Yes
Import, play and export up to 16 channels of audio. Yes Yes Yes
Supports 48Khz audio sampling precision. Yes Yes Yes
Click and slip sync mouse control with visual display of audio waveform. Yes Yes Yes
Supports sub sample audio sync control. Yes Yes Yes
Supports LTC timecode chase for external audio decks. Yes Yes Yes
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Media File Flexibility DaVinci
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Browse and select clips in the Media Library with resizable and scrubbable thumbnail or list view. Yes Yes Yes
New Media Pool thumbnail clip detail popup now displays clip frame rate. Yes Yes Yes
New Split Clip operation automatically moves the focus to the newly created clip. Yes Yes Yes
New Generation of subclips within the media pool. Yes Yes Yes
Ability to add clips from folder and sub-folders to Media Pool with matching bin names automatically created. Yes Yes Yes
Sort and search folders and clips. Yes Yes Yes
Hover over clip to reveal metadata. Yes Yes Yes
Embedded audio icon indicates clips with audio. Yes Yes Yes
Drag and drop clips from library to bins and between bins. Yes Yes Yes
Clip details metadata display for instant view of source clip format and image type. Yes Yes Yes
Media Pool list view displays in and out timecodes, frame counts, clip name and path, LUT's, IDT, Aspect Ratio, video/data level, frame rate, and audio channels. Yes Yes Yes
Search for clips and add to Media Pool based on EDL. Yes Yes Yes
Search for sub clips and add to Media Pool based on EDL. Yes Yes Yes
Integrated clip task manager for clip conversion and copies. Yes Yes Yes
Convert non real time file formats to DPX for grading. Yes Yes Yes
Copy and manage both DPX sequences and clips. Yes Yes Yes
Copy and manage image files from near-line to online SAN storage. Yes Yes Yes
Create and delete folders, files and bins. Yes Yes Yes
Re-name files and bins. Yes Yes Yes
Sort files in virtual bins. Yes Yes Yes
Search and re-link replacement clips to new parent folders. Yes Yes Yes
Change timecode and rewrite header. Yes Yes Yes
Soft offset of source timecode. Yes Yes Yes
Clip task manager status display to manage SAN I/O. Yes Yes Yes
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Clone Tool DaVinci
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New Clone tool for SD Cards, SSDs, disk drives and folders. Yes Yes Yes
New Clone to single or multiple destinations Yes Yes Yes
New All clones include Checksum report for 100% confidence in clone. Yes Yes Yes
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Clip Metadata Management DaVinci
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Metadata management toolset maintains links to selected clips. Yes Yes Yes
Edit a single clip or multiple concurrently. Yes Yes Yes
New New reveal or hide clip metadata window option. Yes Yes Yes
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Native File Formats Supported DaVinci
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Native ProRes read and write support on Mac OS X platform. Mac OS X Yes
Windows No
Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
Windows No
Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
Windows No
Linux No
H.264, Uncompressed RGB and YUV QuickTime. Yes Yes Yes
Uncompressed YUV MXF 8 and 10 bit. Yes Yes Yes
New DPX (inc 12 bit), Cineon and TIFF. Yes Yes Yes
New Multiple layer OpenEXR support. Yes Yes Yes
Compressed and uncompressed OpenEXR. Yes Yes Yes
New Decoding of Panasonic MTS video. Yes Yes Yes
MPEG4 Video, Sony SStP MPEG4 and Sony XDCAM (QT). Yes Yes Yes
JPEG, HDV, DVCPRO, DVCPROHD and DV. Yes Yes Yes
MXF OP1A audio encoding. Yes Yes Yes
HQX and HQ Quicktime decoding and encoding with no charge codec from Edius. Mac OS X Yes
Windows Yes
Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
Windows Yes
Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
Windows Yes
Linux No
Avid DNxHD file format support in MXF and Quicktime format. Yes Yes Yes
Format support for PNG and PSD frames. Yes Yes Yes
Format conversion for non native files to DPX from: JPEG, XPM, PPM and BMP. Yes Yes Yes
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Camera Codec Support DaVinci
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BMCC CinemaDNG Raw and compressed Raw. Yes Yes Yes
Ikonoskope and Aaton; CinemaDNG Raw. Yes Yes Yes
Alexa ARRI Raw .ari files including v3 color science. Yes Yes Yes
Canon 5D and 7D; H.264 files. Yes Yes Yes
Canon C300 & C500 files. Yes Yes Yes
Cineform; QT files. Yes Yes Yes
Cineform stereo; QT files. Yes Yes No
SI-2K; Cineform QT files. Yes Yes Yes
RED One; R3D files including RED color3 and REDgamma2 with real time full premium de-bayer. Yes Yes Yes
RED EPIC; R3D files including 5K and HDRx. Yes Yes Yes
RED Dragon; R3D files including 6K. Yes Yes Yes
Sony F65 Raw and SStP. Yes Yes Yes
Sony F55 Raw and XAVC. Yes Yes Yes
Sony F5 XAVC. Yes Yes Yes
New Vision Research, Phantom; .cine files and Flex4K GPU debayer with Automatic dead pixel concealment. Yes Yes Yes
Image decoder settings use camera files metadata. Yes Yes Yes
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Media Storage Flexibility DaVinci
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Supports Mac OS Extended file system. Mac OS X Yes
 Windows No
 Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
 Windows No
Mac OS X Yes
 Windows No
Supports Quantum StorNext file system. Yes Yes Yes
Supports SGI CXFS file system. Mac OS X Yes
 Windows No
 Linux Yes
Mac OS X Yes
 Windows No
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Direct access to storage area network (SAN) - no need to copy images to local storage. Yes Yes Yes
Direct external drive mount to system, play, grade and render without coping to the local storage. Yes Yes Yes
Hot mount of external drive to Mac OS X. Mac OS X Yes
Windows No
Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
Windows No
Mac OS X Yes
Windows No
Linux No
Multiple suites can share the same images, EDLs and projects without compromising speed. Yes Yes Yes
Browse clips directly from the SAN in real time. Yes Yes Yes
Includes a file system speed benchmark tool. Yes Yes Yes
Includes a clip based speed benchmark tool. Yes Yes Yes
User customisable path for proxy, cache and gallery stills. Yes Yes Yes
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Proxy Generation DaVinci
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Integrated high quality proxy generator. Yes Yes Yes
Real time on-the-fly high quality proxy generation without disk cache. Yes Yes Yes
Pre generate proxies for grading render and output. Yes Yes Yes
All grades applied to proxy are automatically linked to the high res image. Yes Yes UHD Limit
Proxy windows and mattes are automatically resized to the high res image. Yes Yes UHD Limit
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Supported Video Formats DaVinci
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4K2160p 23.98, 4K2160p 24, 4K2160p 25, 4K2160p 29.97 and 4K2160p 30. Yes Yes UHD Limit
4K DCI 23.98, 4K DCI 24, 4K DCI 25. Yes Yes UHD Limit
2K 1080psF 23.98 and 1080psF 24. Yes Yes UHD Limit
2K 1556psF 23.98, 1556psF 24 and 1556psF 25. Yes Yes UHD Limit
HD 1080psF 23.94, 1080psF 24 and 1080psF 25. Yes Yes UHD Limit
HD 1080p 23.94, 1080p 24, 1080p 25, 1080p 29.97, 1080p 30, 1080p 50, 1080p 59.94 and 1080p 60. Yes Yes Yes
HD 1080i 50, 1080i 59.94 and 1080i 60. Yes Yes Yes
HD 720p50, 720p 59.94 and 720p 60. Yes Yes Yes
PAL 625/25. Yes Yes Yes
NTSC 525/29.97. Yes Yes Yes
All video I/O formats up to 2K support 4:2:2 YUV and 4:4:4 RGB color space. Yes Yes UHD Limit
All video RGB formats support single link 3Gb/s or dual link HD-SDI. Yes Yes Yes
Selectable application of 3:2 pulldown for 30/60Hz formats. Yes Yes Yes
New Broadcast Safe out of limit display and soft clip level selection. Yes Yes Yes
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Delivery

Deliver DaVinci
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Dedicated Deliver page for configuration, generating and monitoring renders. Yes Yes Yes
New Timeline viewable in Edit or Color page configuration. Yes Yes Yes
New Expanded render queue for clearer display of render jobs. Yes Yes Yes
New Render settings refined into standard, intermediate and advanced lists to speed selection. Yes Yes Yes
Save and recall user configurable easy setups. Yes Yes Yes
Render individual source clips, one single clip or sort and filter by flags. Yes Yes Yes
User configurable render resolutions and frame rate. Yes Yes UHD Limit
New Render source clips at source resolution option. Yes Yes UHD Limit
Audio VU meters with dBu and VU range selection. Yes Yes Yes
Concurrent rendering with multiple output formats for faster than real time dailies rendering. Yes Yes UHD Limit
Render dpx, cineon, tiff, EXR, Quicktime or MXF formats in real time to disk. (subject to hardware configuration) Yes Yes UHD Limit
Render codecs include, ProRes, DNxHD, Sony SStP, XDCAM, compressed and uncompressed EXR, and 16 bit half float DPX. Yes Yes UHD Limit
Render 16 bit DCI compliant TIFF files. Yes Yes Yes
Render timeline with either Auto, Video or Data level selection. Yes Yes Yes
Render the timeline, a selected range or individual clip. Yes Yes Yes
Render the current or all graded versions. Yes Yes Yes
Render with forced highest quality resizing. Yes Yes Yes
Render with forced highest quality debayer. Yes Yes Yes
Render files to any folder and any volume on SAN. Yes Yes Yes
Render clips with source or record timecode. Yes Yes Yes
Render clips with unique file name. Yes Yes Yes
Render clips with or without sizing. Yes Yes Yes
Render clips rendered with or without color correction. Yes Yes Yes
Render source clips with speed changes including negative speed changes. Yes Yes Yes
Render sources clip with user defined handles. Yes Yes Yes
Render source clips with clip based Data Burn-ins. Yes Yes Yes
Render timeline with track based Data Burn-ins. Yes Yes Yes
Render Cineform.mov with Cineform encoding license. Mac OS X Yes
 Windows Yes
 Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
 Windows Yes
 Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
 Windows Yes
 Linux No
New Render HQX.mov with Edius encoding license. Mac OS X Yes
 Windows Yes
 Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
 Windows Yes
 Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
 Windows Yes
 Linux No
Render batch queue displays job status. Yes Yes Yes
Render with job version name for fast job review. Yes Yes Yes
Monitor the render process, speed and available storage. Yes Yes Yes
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Commercial Workflow Render Toolset DaVinci
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Render graded clips with commercial workflow to export to other systems. Yes Yes Yes
Render clips to different directories with source timecode. Yes Yes Yes
Render versions with logical timecode offsets. Yes Yes Yes
Render reels and clips with automatic folder management. Yes Yes Yes
Render folder path with version name. Yes Yes Yes
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Advanced Render Toolset DaVinci
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Rendered clip prefix and suffix render tags. Yes Yes Yes
Rendered file path with prefix and suffix tags. Yes Yes Yes
Render tags include: event, version, clip index, Media Pool Folder, stereo session and reel number. Yes Yes Yes
Preserve source directory level control when rendering clips. Yes Yes Yes
Batch render for multiple job processing, queue in one suite render in another. Yes Yes Yes
Stereo mesh or each eye render selections. Yes Yes No
Selectable number of digits in the clip name. Yes Yes Yes
Selectable clip name prefix and suffix. Yes Yes Yes
Manage render speed for slow storage systems. Yes Yes Yes
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Deck Ingest and Playout DaVinci
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Full deck control and image monitoring. Yes Yes Yes
Real time capture and playout. Yes Yes Yes
Stereoscopic 3D image capture and playout. Yes Yes No
Batch capture and playout with user configurable handles. Yes Yes Yes
Capture directly to storage to any folder or volume as .dpx files in real time. Yes Yes Yes
Insert and Assemble edit control. Yes Yes Yes
Ingest or playout audio from separate file. Yes Yes Yes
Record to tape with source or record timecode. Yes Yes Yes
Auto jam sync timecodes for continuous recording. Yes Yes Yes
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Digital Cinema Package Toolset DaVinci
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Render JPEG 2000 for Digital Cinema Package. Yes Yes Yes
Render Digital Cinema Package with third party EasyDCP integration. Mac OS X Yes
 Windows Yes
Linux No
Mac OS X Yes
Windows Yes
Linux No
Yes
Supports 'Content Kind' in naming and metadata. Yes Yes Yes
Includes bitrate control for easyDCP renders. Yes Yes Yes
Additional DCI XYZ timeline colorspace option for JPEG2000 and easyDCP clips. Yes Yes Yes
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Deck Workflow DaVinci
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Multi-version deliverables from a single master as each render uses source images for resize. Yes Yes Yes
Layoff deliverables to tape in source mode with user defined handles and source timecode. Yes Yes Yes
Automatically replace a single re-graded shot on tape. Yes Yes Yes
Versions of grades laid on tape in timecode order. Yes Yes Yes
Re-stripe timecode header as required. Yes Yes Yes
Auto black filler for short source clips. Yes Yes Yes
Logical offsets for easy version management. Yes Yes Yes
User selectable color space conversions from video range to data and back. Yes Yes Yes
Capture with or without audio and VITC. Yes Yes Yes
Supports 3:2 pull-down and pull-up. Yes Yes Yes
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Control

DaVinci Resolve Control Surface DaVinci
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High quality control panel look and finish. Yes No No
100+ hot keys for immediate and responsive feature selection. Yes No No
Provides creative grading control with instant user feedback. Yes No No
Optical precision super smooth Lift, Gamma and Gain trackballs. Yes No No
Optical precision master rings. Yes No No
Five high resolution LCD screens with soft menus. Yes No No
30 soft keys for fast and seamless menu control. Yes No No
32 soft knobs with display for concurrent multiple trims of grades. Yes No No
Direct control of ARRI and RED camera decoder settings. Yes No No
Direct six vector curve and RGB mixer controls. Yes No No
Direct Noise Reduction controls. Yes No No
Integrated pull-out Qwerty keyboard. Yes No No
Full transport controls including Jog and Shuttle knob. Yes No No
Direct VTR transport controls. Yes No No
T-Bar for wipe control for still to grade comparison. Yes No No
Customizable panel display and key brightness settings saved per project. Yes No No
Customizable panel key color settings saved per project. Yes No No
Trackball and knob sensitivity settings saved per project. Yes No No
Fourth trackball for Offest, cursor and window positioning. Yes No No
Direct key selection of memories. Yes No No
One key to grab stills. Yes No No
One key to play stills. Yes No No
Powerful shift up and shift down qualifier keys. Yes No No
Separate left and right panel permits position to user preference. Yes No No
DaVinci Resolve Control Surface connects by simple USB 2 cable. Supports USB 2 extenders. Yes No No
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Multiple Panel Support DaVinci
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Fully supports DaVinci Resolve Control Surface. Yes Yes No
Supports Tangent Devices 'Wave' and 'Elements', JL Cooper 'Eclipse' and Avid 'Artist Color' control panels. Mac OS X Yes
Windows Yes
Linux No
Yes Yes
Supports mouse or pen and tablet operation. Yes Yes Yes
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