DaVinci Resolve 17 is a major new release with over 100 new features and 200 improvements! The color page features new HDR grading tools, redesigned primary controls, AI based magic mask and more. Fairlight updates mouse and keyboard edit selection tools so you can work faster, along with Fairlight Audio Core and FlexBus, a next generation audio engine and busing architecture with support for 2,000 tracks! Editors get a metadata slate view with bin dividers, zoomed waveforms for audio trimming, smart reframing, a unified inspector and dozens of other time saving tools. In addition, compositions created in Fusion can now be used as an effect, title or transition on the edit and cut pages!
DaVinci Resolve 17 features incredible new creative tools for colorists! The new HDR palette lets you create custom color wheels for targeted corrections, primary controls have a new design that makes them easier to use, magic mask uses the DaVinci Neural Engine to automatically isolate and track objects, and the new mesh and grid based color warper lets you push and morph colors in creative new ways! Power Window drawing has been improved, there are new split screen wipe options, an additional Sat vs Lum curve, improved scopes, support for 17 point 3D LUTs and more. Plus, the massive new DaVinci wide gamut color space enables even higher quality image processing and color management!
The HDR grading palette lets you create new color wheels with custom roll off for specific tonal ranges, giving you more creative control to make fine adjustments. The wheels include exposure and saturation controls for each zone. They’re color space aware so you get perceptually uniform results.
The mesh based warping tool lets you adjust two color parameters at once. You can adjust both hue and saturation or chroma and luma. Adjustments are made by dragging control points, with smooth falloff for clean, natural looking adjustments. It’s an entirely new way to transform color in your images!
Selecting and tracking people for targeted correction has never been easier! Magic mask uses the DaVinci Neural Engine to automatically create masks for an entire person or specific features such as face or arms. You get matte finesse tools, the ability to add and remove strokes and automatic tracking!
DaVinci Resolve color management adds features to simplify your workflow and improve image quality. You get wide gamut image processing, new input and output tone mapping and color space aware tools that provide for a more consistent response while grading and greatly improved image quality!
DaVinci wide gamut and DaVinci intermediate are timeline color space and gamma settings that provide a universal internal working color space. It’s larger than what cameras can capture, or BT.2020, ARRI wide gamut and even ACES AP1. You’ll never lose image data, no matter where it comes from!
You can now open multiple versions of a same scope, set customizable waveform scales, create 3x3 layouts and open a separate scope window on a second display. You could open 3 vectorscopes, set to different tonal and zoom ranges, allowing you to simultaneously see shadows, midtones, and highlights.
DaVinci Resolve 17 lets you generate 17 point 3D LUTs directly from the timeline, which are great for monitoring on set. There’s also support for video range LUT metadata, as well as the ability to set your own custom LUT paths either on local or to a network volume for sharing LUTs in a facility.
New diagonal, venetian blind and checkerboard wipes provide additional flexibility for comparing images in different ways. A new split screen mode for comparing up to four playheads from the timeline is useful for comparing multiple clips or for comparing different frames within the same clip.
DaVinci Resolve 17 is the biggest update in Fairlight history with new features, tools and core improvements that make it the world’s fastest and highest quality solution for audio post production! If you’ve been thinking about switching to Fairlight from another system, the context sensitive edit selection mode with updated keyboard shortcuts makes it faster than ever. A new high performance audio engine, Fairlight Audio Core, along with the revolutionary new FlexBus busing architecture give you support for over 2,000 tracks! You can now reverse audio clips, analyze loudness, view and navigate transients, preview video while editing, move automation, export multi channel files and more.
Edit selection mode with new keyboard shortcuts unlocks functionality previously available on the Fairlight Audio Editor. These context sensitive tools make editing incredibly fast! If you’re switching over to Fairlight, these intuitive and familiar tools will help you get up and running quickly.
Fairlight Audio Core is a low latency, next generation audio engine that intelligently manages workload by using all CPU cores and threads, as well as the optional Fairlight Audio Accelerator card. You get up to 2,000 tracks, each with real time EQ, dynamics and 6 plug-ins, all on a single system!
FlexBus is a flexible bus architecture that uses up to 26 channel wide multi purpose buses instead of fixed buses. You can send tracks to buses, buses to tracks, and buses to buses in as many cascade layers deep as needed to create massive sessions. Route anything to anything without limitations!
The new transient analysis tool automatically detects individual words, beats, or sound effects! Transient markers are displayed as vertical lines in the waveform. You can navigate between them using the arrow keys. Transient markers make it easy to identify specific parts of a sound for editing!
Automation lets you record virtually any parameter change over time. There’s a new option that allows automation to follow edit changes. That means when you trim, move or edit any clip, the automation you’ve recorded will follow it. You can make last minute edits while still maintaining your mix!
The viewer now tracks your movements around the timeline, scrolling as you slide clips and markers or drawing ranges which allow you to use the video as a reference. Additionally, you can draw ranges and drag clips and markers out of the viewable range with the timeline scrolling intelligently with you.
DaVinci Resolve 17 now supports offline loudness analysis so you can see the loudness characteristics of a clip before adding it to your project or playing it back. The new surround sound analyzer provides a graphical spatial image of the sound. Meters can also be double stacked for large projects.
Fairlight Audio Core and FlexBus enable large projects with thousands of tracks on a single system! Previously this required "chase" computers to be sync’d with a primary system. Plus DaVinci Resolve’s multi user collaboration lets multiple sound editors work on the entire project at the same time!
DaVinci Resolve 17 makes the cut page even smarter with great new features designed to help you finish quick turn around projects even faster! The new metadata slate view with bin dividers is a revolutionary new way to visually view, sort and find shots quickly. Audio trim mode displays larger waveforms for more precise trimming. Smart reframing automatically re-frames images so you can export projects in vertical, square, or other aspect ratios without having to manually reposition every shot. New icon view in the library lets you preview effects, transitions and titles. You can import and edit projects from ATEM Mini Pro ISO, there’s a new clip inspector, fast timeline switching and more!
Metadata slate view with bin dividers makes it easy to sort and find clips based on scene, shot, camera and more! You get cards with thumbnail and metadata, which is determined by sort order. When used with source tape, it’s the fastest way to jump in and out of scenes or groups of shots.
You can now see larger audio waveforms while trimming! When you click the audio trim button, large waveforms will replace the filmstrip in the lower timeline. This makes it incredibly easy to see where dialog starts and stops so you can trim exactly where you want without wasting time!
Now you can edit in 16:9 HD or Ultra HD and quickly create square or vertical versions for posting to Instagram and other apps! The DaVinci Neural Engine automatically identifies faces and repositions them inside the new frame so you don’t have to do it manually. You can even fine tune the results!
Finding the right effect, transition or title is faster and easier than ever! The elegant, new multi column view lets you see more and scroll less. Descriptive icons also help you quickly find what you need. Plus, you can hover scrub the mouse across any item to see a live preview in the viewer!
Live production projects from ATEM Mini Pro ISO can be opened as a video edit. The sync bin with multiview lets you fine tune edits from the original live production or even replace shots. You can use the HD ISO recordings from ATEM or relink to Blackmagic RAW camera files for finishing in Ultra HD!
While the viewer tool strip is great for quick adjustments, the inspector lets you access virtually all audio and video settings, metadata, RAW image controls and more! You can quickly switch between groups of settings using the tabs at the top. Settings can be animated using the diamond keyframe buttons!
The edit page adds dozens of time saving new features that professional editors have asked for! New proxy workflows dramatically improve performance and make it easy to move projects between systems. You can now sync clips on the timeline and convert them to a multicam group, make source side adjustments before editing a clip into a project, share individual timelines and bins, remove 3:2 pulldown in realtime, and more. The edit page also supports mattes and keying for composites, motion blur on certain transitions, and the ability to render effects heavy portions of the timeline to a new file. The DaVinci Neural Engine also gives you scene cut detection, de-interlacing and smart reframing.
Now you can create easily managed, independent proxy media that dramatically improves system performance and makes projects portable! Proxies can be as small as 1/16th resolution and saved as H.264, H.265, ProRes or DNxHR. They can even be generated internally or externally by third party tools.
It’s now easier to create synchronized multicam clips! Simply stack clips on the timeline and use the new "auto align" tool to sync based on timecode or waveform. You can also manually move clips into position to create a sync map. Timelines can be converted into a multicam clip or a compound clip!
New Resolve FX 3D, HSL and luma keyer plug-ins let you pull keys directly in the timeline on both the edit and cut pages! In addition, alpha channels from Resolve FX and Open FX plug-ins are now supported, as are embedded alpha channels and external matte files giving you even more compositing options!
The render in place command lets you generate render files for any portion of the timeline. Once rendered, you can move, edit and trim without having to re-render. Render files can be created in any format and saved wherever you want. Unlike cache files, render files are easy to manage and portable!
Source side adjustments let you change a clip before editing it into the timeline. All instances of the clip are edited in with the changes. For example, you can adjust RAW controls, add a LUT, remap audio tracks, change sizing, playback frame rate and more, all before editing a clip into the timeline!
You can now import and export individual timelines or bins, giving you more ways to collaborate! You don’t have to share entire projects and you no longer have to copy and paste timelines or bins from one project into another! Timeline and bin files are easy to share and small enough to email!
New support for native processing of interlaced timelines results in higher quality compositing and titling for interlaced deliverables. High quality DaVinci Neural Engine de-interlacing analyzes motion between fields to reconstruct progressive frames. You also get realtime 3:2 pulldown removal!
DaVinci Resolve 17 features incredibly useful timeline management and organization tools. You can disable unused timelines without deleting them. This removes them from the viewer’s timeline drop down menu, which can also now be organized alphabetically, by creation date, or in order of recent use.
Scene cut analysis can now be performed on both the cut and edit pages. It’s the fastest way to cut up long clips that you need to re-edit or color grade when you don’t have the original source files. The DaVinci Neural Engine analyzes the images, finds the edit points, and cuts up the clip for you!
Compositions you create on the Fusion page can now be saved as a template and used on the edit or cut page! New animation curve modifiers can be used to automatically retime animations when you change their duration in an edit. Audio playback with waveform display makes it easier to create precisely timed animations, there are shared markers with the edit page and more. In addition, 27 GPU accelerated Resolve FX have been added to the Fusion page, including the noise reduction and sharpening tools from the color page! New node view bookmarks make it easy to navigate large comps, the toolbar can be customized with your favorite tools, and vertical layouts are supported in the node editor.
Fusion effect templates let you create any effect imaginable and apply them to clips on the edit and cut pages! Simply build a composition, save it as a macro, define the parameters you want to make visible, and save it in the correct location. Just drag Fusion effect from the library onto any clip!
Animation curve modifiers let you easily stretch or squish keyframes and add bounce, mirror or loop animations that automatically change when the duration of the composition changes. When you drop Fusion titles or effects onto the timeline and change its duration, the animation adjusts accordingly!
The Fusion page can now playback audio from the edit or cut page timeline. You can choose a mix down from the timeline, or you can listen to the source clip’s audio. Waveforms are displayed in the keyframe editor, allowing you to create precisely timed animations that are in sync with the audio!
Vector shape tools make it easier to create motion graphics! You get ellipsis, rectangles, polygons and stars, along with boolean operators for combining shapes to create intricate designs. Grid, jitter, offset and transform, let you customize animations. Shapes can also be used as particle sources!
The Fusion page has 27 new GPU accelerated Resolve FX. This includes the color page’s noise reduction and sharpening tools, along with lens blur, light effects, color effects, revival image restoration tools and more. You also get texture and stylize, temporal effects, warping and beauty tools.
Node tree bookmarks let you quickly navigate to any part of the node tree in a large composition. Customizable toolbars let you quickly switch toolbars based on the current task. Vertical node tree layouts give you more room to view the spline and keyframe editors when creating animations, and more.
DaVinci Resolve 17 includes user interface and workflow improvements across the entire app! You’ll find new and improved format support on the media page, new delivery options, and a unified inspector design on the media, cut, edit, and Fairlight pages. DaVinci Resolve 17 also features consistent timeline navigation across all pages, better metadata support, new image scaling algorithms, the ability to share smart bins, smart filters and optimized media across all projects on a system, and even more GPU and CPU accelerated Resolve FX. Plus, there’s a new workflow integration API so third party developers can integrate their asset management systems and other tools with DaVinci Resolve!
Now anyone can build their own post production studio! The free version of DaVinci Resolve now includes the revolutionary multi user collaboration tools previously available in DaVinci Resolve Studio. That means you can have multiple users all working on the same project at the same time, for free!
The 11 brand new Resolve FX in DaVinci Resolve 17 are texture pop, detail recover, video collage, 3D keyer, HSL keyer, luma keyer, smear, motion trails, noise reduction, transform and false color. The object removal, dead pixel fixer, dust buster, blur and film grain plug-ins have also been improved.
A new unified inspector design can be found on the cut and edit pages. This makes DaVinci Resolve easier to learn because adjusting and animating clip settings is now done the same way on every page. There are tabs for video, audio, effects, metadata, RAW controls and more.
Support for growing files in the media pool lets you start editing while files are still being recorded! There’s decoding support for QuickTime PNG, uncompressed RGB 8-bit and YUV 10-bit AVI, and spanned Panasonic 8K SHV clips. There’s improved GoPro CineForm support, mp3 on Linux and HTJ2K.
DaVinci Resolve 17 support for frame based metadata from Blackmagic RAW, ARRI, RED and Sony camera files, along with decoding and rendering per frame EXR metadata. There’s also improved metadata support for Sony MXF, IMF MCA audio and non HDR DCP export, and HDR tags in DCP workflows.
In addition to existing Python and LUA scripting, DaVinci Resolve 17 adds a new workflow integration API and a new encoding API. These APIs allow third party developers to create integrated asset and workflow management solutions for DaVinci Resolve, as well as encoder plug-ins for custom output options.