Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16

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Blackmagic Design has announced DaVinci Resolve 16, a major update to its video editing and color grading software.

One of the key new features is a cut page designed for editors working on high end fast turn around work.

"The new cut page in DaVinci Resolve 16 is the first professional editing interface designed to help television commercial and other high end editors meet super tight deadlines on fast turn around projects," said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. "It’s exciting because we’ve designed a whole new high performance non-linear workflow! The cut page is all about power and speed. Plus, editors that need to work on more complex projects can still use the regular edit page. DaVinci Resolve 16 gives different editors the choice to work the way they want!"

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16

The cut page lets customers import, edit, trim, add transitions, titles, automatically match color, mix audio and more. Whether you’re delivering for broadcast or for YouTube, the cut page has everything customers need to get the job done, all in one place. Plus, the regular edit page is still available so customers can switch between edit and cut pages to change editing style right in the middle of a job.

The cut page challenges the traditional way of working with innovative yet familiar concepts such as source tape mode and an A/B trim tool. Two modern features that are rooted in the past. The cut page isn’t about simplification, it’s about removing the things customers don’t need and building powerful, professional tools that help customers work more quickly. And, sometimes, it means borrowing the things that were great about the past and bringing them into the future.

Back in the days of tape, finding a clip was easy because customers could just spool up and down the tape to see their media and select shots. Today, finding the right clip in a bin with hundreds of files is slow. With source tape, customers no longer have to waste time hunting through bins to find the clip they need. Simply click on the source tape button and all of the clips in their bin appear in the viewer as a single long "tape". This makes it easy to scrub through all of the shots, find the parts they want, and quickly edit them to the timeline. It’s an old fashioned concept that’s completely modernized to help customers find the shots they need fast.

Zooming in and out and scrolling timelines is extremely slow. The new cut page features an innovative dual timeline so customers never have to zoom in or out again. The upper timeline shows customers the entire program while the lower timeline shows customers the current work area. Both timelines are fully functional, allowing customers to move and trim clips in whichever timeline is most convenient. Want to move a clip all the way to the end of a program? Simply pick it up from the lower timeline and drag it to the end of the upper timeline to move it down the edit.

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16

Blackmagic has also introduced a new Neural Engine that uses AI to power new features such as speed warp motion estimation for retiming, super scale for up-scaling footage, auto color and color matching, facial recognition and more.

The DaVinci Neural Engine is entirely cross-platform and uses the latest GPU innovations for AI and deep learning to provide unparalleled performance and quality. The DaVinci Neural Engine provides simple tools to solve complex, repetitive and time consuming problems. For example, it enables facial recognition to automatically sort and organize clips into bins based on people in the shot.

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16

There are also new features that customers have been asking for. New adjustment clips let customers apply effects and grades to clips on the timeline below, quick export can be used to upload projects to YouTube and Vimeo from anywhere in the application, and new GPU accelerated scopes provide more technical monitoring options than before. The massively updated Fairlight page adds elastic wave alignment so customers can stretch waveforms to precisely sync dialog replacement with video, immersive 3D audio support, new bus tracks, automation previews, dialog sweetening tools and even more FairlightFX.

DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 features major improvements to existing ResolveFX, along with several new plugins that editors and colorists will like. There are new ResolveFX plugins for adding vignettes, drop shadows, removing objects, adding analog noise and damage, chromatic aberration, stylizing video and more. There are also improvements to the scanline, beauty, face refinement, blanking fill, warper, dead pixel fixer and colorspace transformation plugins. Plus, customers can now view and edit ResolveFX keyframes from the timeline curve editor on the edit page or from the keyframe panel on the color page.

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16

Check out a list of DaVinci Resolve 16 features below!

DaVinci Resolve 16 Features
● DaVinci Neural Engine for AI and deep learning features.
● Dual timeline to edit and trim without zooming and scrolling.
● Source tape to review all clips as if they were a single tape.
● Trim interface to view both sides of an edit and trim.
● Intelligent edit modes to auto sync clips and edit.
● Timeline review playback speed based on clip length.
● Built in tools for retime, stabilization and transform.
● Render and upload directly to YouTube and Vimeo.
● Direct media import via buttons.
● Scalable interface for working on laptop screens.
● Create projects with different frame rates and resolutions.
● Apply effects to multiple clips at the same time.
● DaVinci Neural Engine detects faces and auto creates bins.
● Frame rate conversions and motion estimation.
● Cut and edit page image stabilization.
● Curve editor ease in and out controls.
● Tape style audio scrubbing with pitch correction.
● Re-encode only changed files for faster rendering.
● Collaborate remotely with integration.
● Improved GPU performance for Fusion 3D operations.
● Cross platform GPU accelerated tools.
● Accelerated mask operations including B-Spline and bitmap.
● Improved planar and tracker performance.
● Faster user and smart cache.
● GPU accelerated scopes with advanced technical monitoring.
● Custom and HSL curves now feature histogram overlay.
● DaVinci Neural Engine auto color and shot match.
● Synchronize SDI output to viewer zoom.
● Mix and master immersive 3D audio.
● Elastic wave audio alignment and retiming.
● Bus tracks with automation on timeline.
● Foley sampler, frequency analyzer, dialog processor, FairlightFX.
● 500 royalty free foley sounds effects.
● Share markers and notes in collaboration workflows.
● Individual user cache for collaborative projects.
● Resolve FX plugins with timeline and keyframes.

A public beta of DaVinci Resolve 16 is now available at the link below.

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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16