DaVinci Resolve is the world’s only complete post production solution that lets everyone work together on the same project at the same time. Traditionally post production has a linear workflow with each artist handing off to the next, introducing errors and mountains of change logs to keep track of each stage. With DaVinci Resolve’s collaboration, each artist can work on the same project, in their own dedicated page with the tools they need. Now Blackmagic Cloud lets editors, colorists, VFX artists, animators and sound engineers simultaneously work together from anywhere in the world. Plus they can review each other's changes without spending countless hours re‑conforming the timeline.
DaVinci Resolve 18 supports the revolutionary Blackmagic Cloud, a whole new way of collaborating using cloud based workflows. Simply create a Blackmagic Cloud ID to log into the DaVinci Resolve Project Server and set up a project library for your project. You can assign any number of collaborators to a project, using Blackmagic Cloud to share projects. Multiple people can work on the same timeline! When changes are made, you can see and accept them in the viewer, changes are only applied when you accept updates. A single click can relink files, update timelines, or view changes. Built in timeline compare tools let you merge changes into a master timeline so others can continue with edits.
Creating your Blackmagic Cloud ID is easy and there’s no charge! Simply click on the cloud icon in the DaVinci Resolve project manager to go to the Blackmagic Cloud website. Or you can go to the cloud icon on the Blackmagic Design website. Once you have your ID you can log in and set up your DaVinci library. This is where you create or upload projects to the cloud server. Simply select a server close to you and name your library. With your project library set up, create or import your project into Blackmagic Cloud and you are ready to start collaborating. Invite others with their Blackmagic Cloud ID to share the project and you can instantly have dozens of people all working on the project!
Why pay for expensive subscription cloud storage with monthly charges for unused space, or dedicated share SANs with bandwidth limited VPNs? Sharing your media with your friends or other collaborators can also be done with media sharing tools such as Dropbox. You can select to sync media between computers, so everyone has a local copy of the project and can work fast. Everyone working on the project will automatically see changes made by others. New files added to Dropbox will also be automatically synced and appear in the project. You can use your local drive, or if you have multiple projects and need more space you can use network storage drives such as the new Blackmagic Cloud Store.
Camera original media is growing larger as sensor resolutions increase. So a new workflow is needed. The Blackmagic Proxy Generator, free with DaVinci Resolve, automatically creates proxies from camera originals. Simply select a size and type for your proxy, H.264, H.265 or ProRes and then select a folder or multiple folders as watch folders. Any original media placed there, even within a file tree, has proxies generated and placed in sub folders. These proxies are automatically linked by DaVinci Resolve to the original media. The proxy folder will also include audio files, image files, anything but camera originals. You can also extract proxies for offline work to share via Dropbox.
DaVinci Resolve is the only complete post solution that lets you use the storage of your choice. You don’t need to buy expensive, proprietary storage or hire an entire IT department to use or manage it! DaVinci Resolve 18 gives you the flexibility to use your own locally attached drive, or you can use network storage such as the new Blackmagic Cloud Store. The Blackmagic Cloud Store and Cloud Store Mini are very fast, high capacity network disks that are designed to handle large media files used on Hollywood feature films. The design uses advanced flash memory so easily handles lots of simultaneous users. Or turn any USB‑C disk into network storage using the Blackmagic Cloud Pod!
On set to cloud workflows have traditionally locked users into a restrictive subscription and expensive cloud storage. Blackmagic Cloud puts you in control of your workflow and is charged based on monthly usage. While on set, camera originals are copied to your local Blackmagic Cloud Store where you can sync sound and create a timeline. The Blackmagic Proxy Generator is watching for these new clips and auto generates proxies. While these are synced via Dropbox you can color grade the clips and publish the timeline. All collaborators can open your timeline using their Blackmagic ID and the Dropbox synced proxy media to see your grades live while providing feedback with the built in chat.
Currently in private beta, Presentations is a new feature that is also accessible using your Blackmagic Cloud ID. You get feedback on your work in progress without the complications of VPNs or the security risk of shipping files. Publish a timeline or clip directly from DaVinci Resolve into Presentations, or manually upload and then authorize a list of Blackmagic IDs that can have access to review. Presentations that have been uploaded can be reviewed at any time, even within a video conference or chat window. Shared markers and comments are automatically and bidirectionally relinked with DaVinci Resolve. Now it's easier than ever to gather frame accurate and collaborative feedback.
When security is paramount and you need to use VPNs and firewalls to meet accreditation regulations, or you’re setting up a collaborative workgroup within a private network, the DaVinci Resolve Project Server application gives you full control. This major update in version 18 offers a significant speed increase when opening and saving projects, and for sharing them across a private network. Share projects with editors, colorists, VFX artists, audio engineers on and off site to allow artists to continue to work remotely from home or while traveling on another job. DaVinci Resolve Project Server is free so you can share the same project or timeline with people simultaneously around the world.
Automatic bin and timeline locking let multiple people work without overwriting each others work. One user can create bins for organizing footage, add metadata and create string outs while another works in a different bin. Bins and timelines are "read only" until unlocked by the current user.
DaVinci Resolve features built in chat so team members can talk about shots, review tasks and share creative ideas without leaving the software. Editors can quickly message assistants, audio engineers, colorists and VFX artists to talk about work, producers can get status updates and more.
The revolutionary timeline comparison tool lets you visually see the differences between two versions of a timeline. You’ll be able to see exactly where footage has been added, deleted, moved or trimmed. This makes it super fast and easy to see, review and accept new changes as they are made!
DaVinci Resolve lets you create private or shared markers. Personal markers are private and can only be seen by you, while shared markers can be seen by other people working in the project. This makes it easy for you to annotate clips, write notes and share ideas between other users.
Each user in a collaborative project can generate and manage their own cache files and set their own monitoring preferences to optimize the performance of their specific system. You can also open collaborative projects in read only mode to review cuts or copy items without affecting other users.
While the editors are creating the timeline and adding effects, the colorists and their assistants can select any clip and start grading simultaneously! Individual clips are auto locked while they are being graded so they can’t be overwritten, and each colorist knows who is grading which shot.
DaVinci Resolve features live save, which allows multiple users to constantly save small and incremental changes to the project’s database while working in real time. This means no-one loses the work they’ve completed since the last back up if they are interrupted or forget to save as they go!