Yesterday at NAB 2017, Blackmagic Design announced DaVinci Resolve 14, the biggest release in the history of the software! It’s quite a dramatic upgrade. With this update, we were really focused on solving some of the bigger problems in post production.
The first problem was performance. We have made some dramatic performance gains and DaVinci Resolve 14 is now up to 10 times faster than the previous release. It’s very fluid now and much more responsive.
Also another big issue in the film and television industry is audio. For years we have been sending audio off to people in the music industry to do our audio post production. Then we have to wait for them to finish and import the finished audio file back into our edit. It’s very slow and cumbersome.
What we really need are audio tools designed specifically for the film and television industry. With DaVinci Resolve 14 we have built in Fairlight audio on its own new page in the software. It’s incredibly powerful and can play back up to 1000 tracks with parametric EQ, dynamics and plug ins on every track, all in realtime, when used with the Fairlight Audio Accelerator card. It’s also very powerful when run on a stock computer system as well.
Because audio for film and television is a lot more complex, we think integrating it into DaVinci Resolve will make it so fast and easy. It’s just a button click away. Plus, it also works with the full sized Fairlight consoles so it makes an amazing combination.
To make this workflow really fast, you really want people to be able to edit, color and do audio post production all working together, on the same job at the same time. To make this easy DaVinci Resolve 14 now integrates extremely powerful collaboration tools to make that easy.
With editing, advanced color correction and these new Fairlight audio tools, DaVinci Resolve 14 is like getting 3 high end applications in one! We hope it dramatically changes post production from kind of a linear to a more parallel workflow, so everyone can work at the same time, giving editors, colorists and audio engineers more time to be creative.
The performance improvements and new audio features are built into the free DaVinci Resolve software you can download for free. However, the new collaboration tools and some of the new plug ins are only available in the paid DaVinci Resolve Studio.
The good news is that we have reduced the price of the full DaVinci Resolve Studio to only $299, so it’s much more affordable now.
We have a public beta of DaVinci Resolve 14 available today, so you can download it from the Blackmagic Design website and try it yourself. W