Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 8
July 7, 2011

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 8

Milpitas, Calif. - Blackmagic Design announced the availability of DaVinci Resolve 8, an updated version of the company’s color-correction tool available for free download to users of DaVinci Resolve 7.
DaVinci Resolve is used on Hollywood feature films, commercials, and television shows.

New features in DaVinci Resolve 8 include multilayer timeline support with editing, and XML import and export with Apple Final Cut Pro 7 and Adobe Premiere Pro. The new DaVinci Resolve 8 now includes OpenCL processing for use on Apple iMac and MacBook Pro computers. New advanced processing tools have been added for real-time noise reduction, curve grading, advanced multi-point stabilization, as well as automatic stereoscopic 3D image alignment. DaVinci Resolve 8 also supports the Avid Artist Color, Tangent Wave, and JL Copper control panels, and offers ALE export to re-link graded DNxHD files into Avid editors.

Advanced OpenCL image processing has been incorporated into DaVinci Resolve 8, enabling a broader range of GPUs to be used for real-time processing up to 1080 HD resolutions. OpenCL-based processing, while not as powerful as CUDA processing also used on DaVinci Resolve, allows a much wider range of computers that can be used for color grading. Now Apple iMac and MacBook Pro series computers can be used for real-time grading.

For colorists new to DaVinci Resolve, a new Curve Grading feature works the same way as low-end editing software grading, which helps new users get up and running quickly with a familiar interface.

For colorists working on stereoscopic 3D work, DaVinci Resolve 8 includes a new automatic image alignment tool that automatically aligns images between cameras to produce a perfect 3D image. With the new DaVinci Resolve 8 automatic stereoscopic 3D image alignment, hundreds of individual image points are analyzed and the image is aligned between eyes, producing a sharp and vibrant 3D image.

DaVinci Resolve 8 is available now starting from $995 US. All current Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 7 customers can now download this update free of charge from the Blackmagic Design Web site.