Blackmagic Design Ships DaVinci Resolve 7.0
September 21, 2010

Blackmagic Design Ships DaVinci Resolve 7.0

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Blackmagic Design is shipping DaVinci Resolve 7.0, starting at $995. DaVinci Resolve is a high-end DI grading system with powerful features used in Hollywood and high-end postproduction worldwide. The new DaVinci Resolve on Mac OS X delivers high-end features on the Macintosh platform.
DaVinci Resolve 7.0 now includes a new user interface designed to provide quick, simple, and intuitive creative control without clutter. DaVinci Resolve has been developed with colorists and benefits from decades of DaVinci color grading experience.

The new DaVinci Resolve 7.0 for Mac now reads and writes all the common Apple ProRes file formats, including 4444, 422, 422(HQ), 422 (Proxy), and 422 (LT) directly on the timeline with no conversion required. Colorists can just select the clips in their media storage and DaVinci Resolve will play and grade them in real time, even if there are mixed resolutions and formats on the timeline.

Both Mac OSX and Linux systems now support read and write of DNxHD files with the optional DaVinci Resolve DNxHD Update. This optional $500 update allows native DNxHD media files to move between Avid and DaVinci Resolve.

For production using the new generation of DSLR cameras, such as the Canon 5D, DaVinci Resolve 7.0 now supports read and write of H.264 files on Mac and playback on Linux. Now colorists can grade directly from DSLR media files in real time for professional production from high-quality and affordable cameras. Also supported in DaVinci Resolve, is full playback support for native Cineform 2D and 3D and SI-2K files for playback and grading in real time.

DaVinci Resolve now supports RED Rocket cards on both Mac OS X and Linux platforms for native r3d file grading with full resolution decoding and premium debayer all in real time. Colorists can extract r3d reel names from either FCP, Adobe, or Avid EDLs, grade, and render to ProRes or DPX or DNxHD at near real-time speeds. On Linux, DaVinci Resolve now supports dual RED Rocket cards in a single computer for stereoscopic 3D real time performance with r3d files at full camera image quality.

DaVinci Resolve 7.0 upgrades the stereoscopic 3D grading features and includes 3D features on the Mac OS X platform that previously required multiple Linux CPUs. DaVinci Resolve 7.0 now features a new convergence control tool to let colorists separately program pan adjustments to change the point of convergence on 3D projects while still making individual eye pan adjustments

The new stereoscopic 3D support now lets colorists play back, grade, and monitor in 3D using side-by-side and line mesh displays. This allows even lower cost Mac OS X DaVinci Resolve systems to work on complex stereoscopic 3D projects, according to the company.

DaVinci Resolve 7.0 lets colorists automatically apply grades made on one eye to the other eye, and see the result instantly.

A new eye matching tool is included so colorists can compare between eyes with a color or B&W difference display, or a new checkerboard view that allows a more accurate comparison in greater detail. Rendering a side-by-side Stereoscopic 3D project is now fast, so clients can review the finished project immediately after grading.

All existing DaVinci customers who have an older model DaVinci Resolve or DaVinci Splice will qualify to get Version 7.0 software at no charge. In addition, anyone who has an older DaVinci 2K system can use the control surface they have, and upgrade to DaVinci Resolve by paying only for the Linux license.

DaVinci Resolve 7.0 is available now starting from $995 for the software only Mac OS X version from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.