Milpitas, Calif. - Blackmagic Design has released DaVinci Resolve Lite, a reduced feature, free version of DaVinci Resolve that includes many color-correction features in a downloadable software package.
DaVinci Resolve Lite includes many features found in the full version of DaVinci Resolve. DaVinci Resolve Lite runs on the latest model iMac, 17-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro computers.
DaVinci Resolve Lite includes the same high-quality processing of the full DaVinci Resolve, but limits projects to SD and HD resolutions, only two color correction nodes, a single processing GPU, and a single RED Rocket card.
Stereoscopic 3D features, noise reduction, power mastering, remote grading, and sharing projects with an external database server are features only offered in the full DaVinci Resolve, and not in the free DaVinci Resolve Lite edition. Customers who want to eliminate these restrictions can purchase the full DaVinci Resolve Software for $995.
Image quality is not limited in the free DaVinci Resolve Lite, which can accept high-resolution source footage in 2K and 4K from the latest digital cameras from RED and ARRI.
DaVinci Resolve Lite includes high-quality optical resizing, curve grading, XML import and export, 32-bit float processing, YRGB image processing, multilayer timelines, stabilization, window tracking, primary and secondary color correction, real-time processing, capture and playback with deck control, and compatibility with third-party control panels.
"We are very excited to be able to offer a free version of DaVinci Resolve, and we hope that many more people will be able to explore the art of color correction in their work," says Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. "We are so excited about what color correction can offer to the whole television and postproduction industry that we think this no-charge DaVinci Resolve Lite will create a revolution in visual design that will dramatically improve the production values of even the lowest budget work!"