Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 8
July 19, 2011

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 8

Milpitas, Calif. - Blackmagic Design announced its DaVinci Resolve 8 advanced color-correction tool, which is now available for free download from the Blackmagic Design Web site for all DaVinci Resolve users.
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. DaVinci Resolve 8 now includes OpenCL processing to enable use on Apple iMac and MacBook Pro computers. New advanced processing tools have been added for real-time noise reduction, curve grading, advanced multipoint stabilization, and automatic stereoscopic 3D image alignment. DaVinci Resolve 8 also supports the Avid Artist Color, Tangent Wave, and JL Copper control panels plus offers ALE export to relink graded DNxHD files back into Avid editors.

DaVinci Resolve 8 includes a new high-quality CUDA noise reducer, which eliminates noise and helps make images perfectly clean. DaVinci Resolve 8 noise reduction is incorporated into the color correctors, so it can be used in any corrector node and limited to inside or outside windows or by color qualifiers, so noise reduction can be used creatively by the colorist.

DaVinci Resolve 8 includes a new multipoint advanced stabilizer, which fixes unstable shots. The stabilizer uses dozens of stabilization points to lock every part of the image, resulting in incredibly stable images, even from poor-quality sources, such as unstable handheld cameras.

A new Curve Grading feature works exactly the same way as low-end editing software grading, which greatly helps new users get up and running quickly with a familiar interface. Colorists can customize the curves and get greater control with hue vs hue, hue vs sat, hue vs lum, and lum vs sat controls. For fastest grading speed, curves can be adjusted from the mouse, as well as the control panel.

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 an 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 for an incredibly sharp and vibrant 3D image. This new 3D alignment uses advanced image processing developed by the Blackmagic Design advanced algorithm team, and will revolutionize 3D postproduction.

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