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What You Need To Know About DaVinci Resolve Update 14.1

What You Need To Know About DaVinci Resolve Update 14.1

Even though DaVinci Resolve 14 was just released, Blackmagic Design has announced an update available now with some major fixes and improvements across the Edit, Color and Fairlight pages.

On the Edit page, customers can now display video scopes so they can evaluate signal levels while editing.

The quality of text rendering in the title generator has also been greatly improved.

On the Color page, the display node graph window has new features that make it easier than ever for colorists to copy and apply individual color attributes, access both clip and timeline still node graphs, zoom the view and more.

For Fairlight audio, DaVinci Resolve 14.1 Update adds new linked group support for audio tracks and enhanced AC-3 audio decoding on Mac and Windows.

Across the entire application, preferences can now be saved and reloaded as individual presets, making it possible to save custom settings and take them to another system. Render cache in DaVinci Resolve 14.1 is now smarter than ever. Customers can disable automatic caching of transitions and overlays, exclude specific tracks from caching, and move speed change clips without having to re-cache them. It’s also possible to drag a DaVinci Resolve project file (.drp) directly into the project manager. In addition, DaVinci Resolve 14.1 adds support for RED IPP2 color processing and for using GoPro CineForm as caching and optimized media formats.

Those working with DaVinci Resolve Studio on collaborative projects can now generate and rediscover optimized media, which makes it easier for multiple users to switch between proxies and full resolution files. In addition, colorists working on collaborative projects can now access and work with grouped clips on the Color page. DaVinci Resolve 14.1 Update also includes a new Project Server application for managing multi-user project databases on Mac and Windows.

DaVinci Resolve 14.1 also includes dozens of general performance and stability enhancements. This update is recommended for all DaVinci Resolve 14 and DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio users.

New Features for Resolve 14 Studio Include:

    • Added support for a new Project Server application to manage a local PostgreSQL server on macOS and Windows
    • Added support for presets for User Preferences
    • Added ability to simultaneously generate cache files for multiple cache points on a clip
    • Added ability to enable/disable caching of transitions in User Mode in Project Settings
    • Added ability to enable/disable caching of composites in User Mode in Project Settings
    • Added ability to retain the cache when moving clips with speed changes applied
    • Added support for excluding individual tracks from sequence cache in User mode
    • Added support for applying individual color attributes when dragging nodes from the Display Node Graph window
    • Added support for a zoom slider in the Display Node Graph window
    • Added support for accessing both the clip and the timeline node graph for a Still in the Display Node Graph window
    • Addressed an issue where right-clicking on a wiped still and selecting apply grade would not work
    • Added an option in the panel settings to switch between classic DaVinci and vectorscope trackball alignment
    • Added support for displaying video scopes on the Edit page
    • Improved title text rendering quality
    • Improved playback and rendering performance on the Radeon Pro WX 9100 GPU
    • Added support for RED IPP2 color processing
    • Added support for decompression and debayer options for Red Rocket cards
    • Added initial Linked Group support for audio tracks
    • Added the ability to drag and drop .drp project files into the Project Manager
    • Added support for a project setting to switch track metering between source and post-fader
    • Added the ability to update the track color of multiple selected tracks on the Fairlight page
    • Surround sound audio channels are now included in the downmix to stereo buses and monitors
    • Added support for a Project Setting to automatically apply convergence to windows and effects in 3D stereoscopic projects
    • Added support for groups in the Color page on collaborative projects
      Added support for generating and rediscovering optimized media in collaborative
    • projects
    • Added support for viewing audio codec information in the Metadata widget
    • Added support for GoPro CineForm as a caching and optimized media format
    • Added support for higher resolution DNxHR formats for MXF-based Fusion
    • Connect workflows
    • ResolveFX Warper is now GPU accelerated
    • Bus section in the Fairlight page meters is now scrollable
    • Added support for decoding enhanced AC-3 audio on macOS and Windows
    • Improved performance of viewer in Fairlight page
    • Improved behavior and interactivity of timeline and track index in the Fairlight page
    • Added support for 2-D scrolling on the Fairlight page
    • Added support for source audio clips at any sample rate
    • Added support for Dolby Vision trim on compounds clips and Fusion Connect clips
    • Added ability to perform audio only insert to a tape deck
    • Added ability to capture video and audio or video only from a tape deck
    • Addressed an issue where the audio and video would sometimes be out of sync when capturing from a tape deck
    • Addressed an issue where an incorrect frame would sometimes be inserted when performing an assemble edit on a tape deck
    • Addressed an issue where recording microphone input on some tracks would not persist the recorded clip
    • Addressed an issue where the length of a duration marker could not be modified on the Fairlight page
    • Addressed an issue where deleting a bus that is being monitored would result in incorrect control room behavior
    • Addressed an issue where Audio FX in a project would not be persisted if the Audio FX was not installed
    • Addressed an issue where moving or pasting clips in the Fairlight page would sometimes remove the associated transitions
    • Addressed an issue where assigning an offline reference clip to a timeline would result in loss of audio
    • Addressed an issue where switching timelines would sometimes result in loss of audio
      Addressed an issue where dynamics would not apply evenly across stereo and 5.1 tracks
    • Addressed an issue where unintended audio fades would sometimes be applied
    • Addressed an issue where there was sometimes a change in audio level when playing back on the Edit and Fairlight page
    • Addressed an issue when duplicating a timeline with layers would result in additional layers
    • Addressed an issue where layers inside a compound clip would not play the correct audio
    • Addressed an issue where moving an audio clip in subframe increments would not update waveform positions
    • Addressed an issue where playback of nested timeline clips would not honor the mute state of the track
    • Addressed an issue where the track volume slider in the Inspector would sometimes be disabled
    • Addressed an issue when using Alt/Option + click to switch multicam angles
    • Addressed an issue where trimming a freeze frame clip would sometimes crash
    • Addressed an issue where video-only clips could sometimes not be dragged from the source viewer
    • Addressed an issue where flags and markers from existing projects would not be loaded correctly
    • Addressed an issue where a marker name change would sometimes not get saved
    • Addressed an issue where importing FCPXML files with a subframe video edit would sometimes cause a crash
    • Addressed an issue where exporting an XML from some timelines would cause a crash
    • Addressed an issue where rendering a clip with synced audio in Individual Clips mode would not render the synced audio
    • Addressed an issue where “Render at source resolution” would not apply ResolveFX Face Refinement correctly
    • Addressed an issue where Fusion Connect clips would be rendered without temporal noise reduction applied
    • Addressed an issue where saving a project would fail in certain collaboration scenarios
    • Addressed an issue with saving a collaboration project when overwriting a clip in certain scenarios
    • Addressed an issue in collaboration where switching clips on the Color page would sometimes not acquire a lock
    • Addressed various issues with tracking of Power Windows when working in Cinemascope
    • Addressed various issues with tracking of Power Windows when using Center crop with no resizing
    • Addressed an issue where stabilization would sometimes not work with Edit and Input sizing applied
    • Addressed an issue where the tracking would be applied incorrectly when changing the timeline resolution or the clip pixel aspect ratio
    • Addressed an issue the FX tracker would sometimes not work correctly when Input or Edit sizing was applied
    • Addressed issues with applying 3D LUTs when using Metal as the GPU processing mode
    • Addressed an issue where some OpenFX plugins would cause flashing of grades
    • Addressed a crash in certain scenarios when switching to the Key Palette on a matte node
    • Addressed issue with playback performance of large projects in the Color page
    • Addressed an issue where render at source resolution would not apply stabilization
    • Addressed an issue where some memories would show up as blank when reloading project from disk database
    • Addressed a crash when opening some stereo projects upgraded from DaVinci Resolve 12.5.6
    • Addressed an issue with importing some DaVinci Resolve 12.5 projects
    • Addressed an issue where easyDCP renders would cause a crash on macOS 10.13 High Sierra
    • Addressed an issue where the easyDCP KDM generation would not honor the validity dates specified
    • Addressed an issue where decoding certain long QuickTime clips would repeat a frame
    • Addressed an issue where QuickTime ProRes 4444 clips would sometimes lose the alpha channel during playback
    • Addressed a crash when trimming and copying AIFF clips using Media Management
    • Addressed an issue where decoding HEVC clips at 2048×858 would sometimes result in artifacts
    • Addressed an issue where certain MXF clips would show incorrect duration
    • Addressed an issue when decoding certain Sony clips in an ACEScc workflow
    • Addressed a performance issue when media managing a large number of clips from the same source folder
    • Addressed an issue where floating Media Pool windows would not get updated correctly when performing an undo
    • Addressed an issue where resizing the Media Pool would sometimes result in a crash
    • Addressed an issue where a clip with a split edit would not be stored correctly in the Media Pool
    • Addressed some UI issues when running Resolve in full screen mode on macOS
    • Addressed a crash when opening the Effects Library when duplicate plugins are installed
    • Addressed connectivity issues with the DaVinci Resolve Advanced panel on Linux
    • Addressed an issue where large projects would sometimes hang during load

More information on DaVinci Resolve 14.1 and DaVinci Resolve 14.1 Studio can be found on our support page at www.blackmagicdesign.com

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