Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 15 is out of Beta

Blackmagic Design just released the full version of DaVinci Resolve 15, and they’ve added a ton of new features thanks to its beta program.

Since NAB 2018, Blackmagic has added a lot more features to their latest version of the post-production software. DaVinci Resolve 15 was already set to introduce over 250 new tools as of NAB this year, but after getting feedback from beta testers, Blackmagic added even more.

“The excellent feedback and strong community has been a critically important part of the development process,” says Blackmagic Design. “[We’re] grateful to have such a large and talented group of people that care deeply about making DaVinci Resolve the world’s most powerful post-production solution.”

What’s been added?

Because of all the DaVinci Resolve 15 beta testers that participated, here’s what’s been added:

  • Improved performance when rendering H.264 clips
  • Clip names can be added as part of a window burn
  • Added support for HTML text formatting in subtitles
  • Added support for 2D and 3D title templates
  • Subclip extents can now be changed from the Edit timeline
  • Dynamic Trim icon has been added to the toolbar with slip and slide indicators
  • Audio automation data can now be edited on Fairlight page
  • FairlightFX now include presets and customers can now create their own
  • Sound libraries can now be created using DaVinci Resolve disk databases
  • Initial ResolveFX and OpenFX plugin support has been added to the Fusion page
  • New bypass Color and Fusion effects button has been added to all pages
  • Fusion compositions can now be copied and applied to additional clips
  • MediaIn nodes now let customers modify trim and media properties
  • Saver nodes have been added to the Fusion page
  • Clip level blanking output is now supported on the Color page
  • Nodes can now be assigned custom colors on the Color page
  • Compositing images with transparency has been improved
  • Optical flow performance has been dramatically improved
  • DCTL support has been extended and now supports ResolveFX
  • On-screen control for OpenFX and ResolveFX are now more responsive
  • Added support for encoding CEA-708 closed captions in MXF OP1a clips
  • Added support for encoding EXR clips with alpha channels
  • Added support for importing audio clip levels from AAF imports
  • New French and Portuguese language localization
  • Improved codec and format listing on the Deliver page
  • Simultaneous monitoring of SDR and HDR for DolbyVisionTM and HDR10+
  • New support for importing audio only AAF timelines
  • New support for Final Cut Pro X XML version 1.8

Pricing and Availability

The DaVinci Resolve 15 is free for download today. Those with the current version of DaVinci Resolve Studio can also upgrade at no cost. If you don’t have the current version of DaVinci Resolve Studio, you can pick it up for $299.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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