FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design (www.blackmagicdesign.com) has made a public beta version of DaVinci Resolve 11 available for customers to download. The upgrade offers 100 new editing and color grading features.
In addition to major improvements in online editing and context sensitive trimming, the beta release offers on-set file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and a new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
With DaVinci Resolve 11, editors now have dual monitor support and familiar professional tools like dynamic JKL trimming, audio crossfades and fully customizable keyboard shortcuts. Trimming tools are context sensitive, which means DaVinci Resolve automatically knows whether editors want to ripple, roll, slip, slide, extend or shorten edits, based on the position of the mouse. This makes editing fast because time is not wasted switching tools.
DaVinci Resolve 11 features a new spline curve keyframe editor integrated into the edit timeline that positions keyframes directly under each clip and in context with the clip. Editors can now also add and animate open FX plugins directly in the timeline as well as use plug-ins for transitions.
The new collaborative workflow tools in Resolve 11 allows an editor and multiple colorists to work on different workstations, sharing the same timeline and working in tandem. Resolve 11 now offers better round trip collaboration with Apple’s Final Cut Pro X. This is possible because more of the features in each application are compatible.
Color correction features have also been upgraded. All new RAW image and color grading controls are designed for photographers who are moving into cinematography. The new camera RAW palette features highlight and shadow recovery, mid tone detail, color boost, saturation, lift, gain and contrast. DaVinci Resolve 11 solves the single frame limitations of photo enhancement systems and gives photographers advanced control over RAW images so they can pull the maximum detail from high dynamic range footage in realtime.
Powerful on-set tools include the ability to securely back up and save digital camera files. The new Resolve clone tool copies media drives, memory cards and camera packs to multiple destinations simultaneously. Resolve 11 also features a powerful automatic color chart color balancing tool that works on all types of footage, including video, RAW and film. The new color match tool automatically gives a primary base grade by analyzing shots containing standard color chip charts even if they were shot in different lighting conditions with different exposure and color temperatures.
Resolve 11 adds optimizations to OpenCL image processing, which allows for improved rendering speeds on the new Apple MacPro.