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  • What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 12

     Robert Berndt updated 5 years, 6 months ago 12 Members · 14 Posts
  • Peter Chamberlain

    April 13, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 12

    BMD and the DaVinci Resolve R&D team are pleased to announce DaVinci Resolve 12.
    For those unable to attend NAB and see it for yourself, have a look at the BMD web site videos or refer here to the ‘What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 12’.

    Redesigned User Interface
    • New modern, flexible and scalable user interface
    • UI designed to scale from 15” Macbook Pro to 5K Retina iMac
    • Support for high DPI monitors on Windows
    • Multiple user support is now optional
    • Postgres server is now not installed by default
    Media Page
    • Greater layout flexibility
    • New simple clip relink
    • Drag & drop clips from Mac OSX Finder or Windows Explorer to media pool or timeline
    • Media Storage Favorites allow folder bookmarks
    • Media Storage sub-clip generation
    • Media management controls to Copy, Move and Transcode
    • Project Archive and Restore
    • Media Pool Smart Bins
    • Customizable metadata based display name for clips
    • Optimized media and proxy support
    • Automatic Dual sound system sync based on waveform
    • Optimized Media Thumbnail scrubbing
    • Media Storage option to list Individual frames as separate items
    Edit Page
    • Multi-cam editing
    • Guaranteed real-time audio playback for all playback speeds
    • Automatic audio pitch correction for slow or fast playback speeds (Mac)
    • Support for speed changing audio clips with pitch correction
    • Audio playback using JKL dynamic trim
    • VST and AU Audio Plugin Support (Mac & Windows)
    • Clip and Track automation control for audio
    • Offline reference video wipe playback on the SDI output in Edit and Color page
    • Curve editor for transitions
    • Low latency JKL playback control and slow-mo playback
    • Slow-mo playback using JKL keys
    • Expanded multi-selection trimming
    • Better trim behavior when sliding multiple selected clips in the same track
    • Timeline clip match frame to the media pool source clip
    • Split Clip Roll edit
    • Split edit trim maintains linked and preceding audio sync
    • Nest timelines into any other timeline
    • Motion Path editing with bezier handles
    • Simplified Track selection for copy/paste operations
    • Zoom to fit Timeline is now a toggle operation
    • Media clips and timelines consolidated in the Media Pool
    • Flip/flop in edit sizing
    • Automatic Slip and Move operations for clips out of sync
    Color Page
    • DaVinci Resolve Color Management (RCM)
    • New Custom Curves with bezier handles
    • New Perspective 3D Tracker
    • New 3D Keyer
    • Despill option to automatically reduce chroma key spill
    • New Matte Finesse Controls
    • Compound Nodes to create complex looks using nested node graphs
    • Node Graph clean-up tool
    • Key processing by routing Key to RGB and RGB to Key in the node graph
    • Window conversion to Power Curve Window
    • Flatten Pre and Post group grades into Clip grade
    • Auto shot match between two or more clips
    • Add correction with keyframes in timeline thumbnail context menu
    • Ability to ripple grade from any node to selected clips or current group
    • Ability to append current node to selected clips in timeline
    • Delete ‘Unused Versions’ option
    • Ability to view and change ISO for Blackmagic Camera RAW clips
    • Black Sun Highlight Correction for Blackmagic Camera clips
    • Timeline Smart Filters
    • Pitch/Yaw in edit, input, node and output sizing
    • Lightbox on second screen
    • Docked scopes and Clip/System Info
    Deliver Page
    • Export to ProTools
    • Render audio only
    • Remote Rendering
    • Progressive disclosure of advance render settings
    • Modern 64-bit QuickTime support on Mac OS X
    • QuickTime support for DNxHR codec
    • Missing clips on storage show up as offline media
    • Additional keyboard shortcuts
    • ARRI Alexa 65 support
    • ALEXA Open Gate and Canon RMF clip resolution improvements
    • Spanned Canon C300 clip support
    • Canon still camera RAW format CR2
    • Native M4V file support
    • Sony XAVC Intra encoding (Full version only)
    • Panasonic V35 IDT included for ACES workflows
    • Quad 3G SDI support on DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
    • Level A SDI support with Blackmagic I/O hardware
    • OpenEXR v2.2.0 read/write with DWAA/DWAB compression
    • ACES v1.0 support
    • Support for 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 192 kHz audio
    • General performance and stability improvements

    Minimum system requirements
    • Mac OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite
    • Windows Pro 8.1
    • Linux CentOS 6.4

    Scheduled for July release

  • MichaelMaier

    April 13, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Did I get it right that it has a totally new interface, again? Which means we will have to relearn everything over?

  • Joakim Ziegler

    April 13, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    None of the interface updates have required you to “relearn everything over”, the last time they rewrote the interface (4 years ago?) it was largely the same, but reimplemented and improved. Most stuff worked basically the same way. I expect this to be the same way.

    Joakim Ziegler – Postproduction Supervisor

  • Michael Gissing

    April 14, 2015 at 12:59 am

    No need to wonder what it looks like. The videos on this page show a very familiar if slightly improved UI. Doesn’t look like a big learning curve if you are currently using it.

    One new thing that excites is the Lightbox for copying a grade to multiple shots. Also using metadata for showing like shots.

  • Sascha Haber

    April 14, 2015 at 8:08 am


    Resolve 11.2 – Smoke 2015 EXT1SP2 – Sapphire 8
    Colorist / VFX Guru / Aerial footage nerd

  • Sascha Haber

    April 14, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Peter, that sounds fantastic 🙂
    I am very very much looking forward to it.
    I have no idea where your team finds the energy to come up with all those ideas and make em work in that short period but i am utterly grateful .


    Resolve 11.2 – Smoke 2015 EXT1SP2 – Sapphire 8
    Colorist / VFX Guru / Aerial footage nerd

  • Simon Blackledge

    April 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Heard about the UI redesign and thought.. urgh.

    Saw it. Good move. Much better.

    Awesome update!


  • Jamie Franklin

    April 14, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    [Peter Chamberlain] “Minimum system requirements
    • Mac OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite”

    I hope this really means “recommended” minimum requirements?

  • Robert Arnold

    April 16, 2015 at 12:55 am

    I second that. Looks fantastic! Thanks for the hard work.

  • Scott Davis

    April 17, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    It looks like the redesigned UI support the super high resolution monitor, improved fonts and maybe the ability to tweak the layout to suit the user desires (like any of the NLEs)

    Scott Davis
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