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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta: Full NLE Features, Expanded GPU Support & More

DaVinci Resolve 12 beta has been released to the public, and it’s massive amount of new features see Blackmagic Design’s former color correction software evolve into a full blown NLE.

First off, the DaVinci Resolve line is seeing a name change, as the former DaVinci Resolve Lite is now simply DaVinci Resolve. It is still available for free however, with even more powerful features than before. It is described as being “…suitable for independent users working on SD, HD and Ultra HD projects” and for “editors and colorists who need a dependable and professional tool to grow their business”. DaVinci Resolve supports all of the same file formats and has the same exact image quality as DaVinci Resolve Studio.
DaVinci Resolve Studio takes the place of the former ‘DaVinci Resolve’ and is $995. It includes support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, 3D stereoscopic tools, remote rendering, and collaboration tools that let multiple users work on the same project at the same time. DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio is recommended for professional studios and collaborative workgroups.
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The massive list of updates in DaVinci Resolve 12 includes:

  • New, scalable interface with a lighter color scheme and new fonts that help reduce eye strain and make it easier to work for long sessions
  • Support for Intel Iris and Iris Pro GPUs, dramatically improving performance on a wider range of systems
  • Create optimized media proxies with custom settings for both the codec and resolution for even faster editorial performance
  • New Smooth Cut transition creates a seamless transition between parts of an interview, elegantly resolving jump cuts
  • Collaborative editing and color grading, allowing an editor to work with multiple colorists on the same timeline simultaneously
  • Multi-camera editing features, allowing you to cut programs from multiple sources in real time
  • All trim modes, multi-slip, slide, ripple and roll have been extended
  • Timelines can be nested, edited together and expanded or collapsed in place to greatly simplify editing of large multi scene projects
  • New transition curves let editors create and edit custom curves for transition parameters and new on-screen controls let editors see and adjust motion paths directly in the timeline viewer
  • New high performance audio engine that offers higher sampling rates and greatly improved realtime audio playback performance
  • For the first time, editors will be able to export projects directly to ProTools via AAF for audio finishing
  • Better NLE integration. Edit timelines can “round trip” to other editing software and more of settings, plug-ins and edits are preserved
  • Much, much more!

DaVinci Resolve 12 is now in open beta, available for all to download and provide feedback. The final release is projected to be late August 2015, and will be available for free for all DaVinci Resolve customers.
For more information, see the video above, press release below, and visit
Availability and Price
The DaVinci Resolve Public Beta is available today for download and once beta testing is complete, the main final release of DaVinci Resolve 12 will be available in later August timeframe for download from the Blackmagic Design website free of charge for all current DaVinci Resolve customers.

Written by Jake Fruia

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