FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design (http://blackmagicdesign.com) has released a significant update to its DaVinci Resolve software. Resolve 18.1 adds support for editing in vertical resolutions, such as TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram TV, as well as automatic locking of individual timelines within bins for multi-user collaboration. This update adds DaVinci Neural Engine enabled AI dialogue leveler and AI voice isolation tools to the cut, edit and Fairlight pages, as well as vector keyframing for Fairlight automation curve editing.
Fairlight grid support has also been added, allowing customers to position clips on a grid based on timecode or musical tempo. DaVinci Resolve 18.1 also makes projects imported from ATEM Mini ISO projects easier to edit for customers, with audio now attaching to the video clips.
“This is a major update, with new added support for social media vertical resolutions,” explains Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “Now, customers can work quickly and easily to create video posts for sites such as TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook shorts, Instagram TV and more. Plus, there are some other exciting performance improvements as well, such the new DaVinci Neural Engine AI enabled voice isolation tools, and new features for Fusion, such as support for magic mask. We’re always excited to see what our customers can do with these amazing updates to DaVinci Resolve.”
DaVinci Resolve 18.1 also adds support for Dolby Vision 5.1.0 cinema trims, so customers can adjust the brightness levels of their high dynamic range images to optimize them for both cinema and television audiences. Customers can now also scale the DaVinci Resolve user interface incrementally to optimize the resolution for their specific Window or Linux display, making it easier to see the fonts on all aspects of the interface.
There are also significant performance improvements. Updates to the internal processing result in up to 10x faster Text+; 5x faster stabilization, face refinement tracking and analysis; 4x faster spatial noise reduction; better playback performance with large node graphs; and improved Blackmagic RAW decoding on Apple silicon.
The update is available now for download free of charge.