FREMONT, CA — The public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, Blackmagic Design’s (www.blackmagicdesign.com) professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the company’s Website. The company has also revealed some new features that were not initially disclosed.
The Public Beta will allow customers to start testing and integrating it into their facilities, and will provide valuable feedback to Blackmagic Design that will assist them in finishing development. With this public beta, the DaVinci Resolve product line has also been renamed to better reflect the models of DaVinci Resolve available. The free DaVinci Resolve Lite will now be renamed to just DaVinci Resolve. The company states that it’s because “there is nothing ‘lite’ about the free version.” DaVinci Resolve is a complete professional editing and color grading solution for individual editors working on SD, HD and Ultra HD projects.
The $995 paid version of DaVinci Resolve Software has been renamed DaVinci Resolve Studio. This is designed to help customers understand that it includes many additional features that are needed by larger facilities. Studio is for customers that need to build advanced editing and color correction systems with multi GPU support, DCI 4K, 3D stereoscopic tools, multi-user collaboration tools, and remote rendering.
Blackmagic Design prefers the free and paid upgrade model over the “cloud” model because customers never have to worry about a system going, a license expiring, or running into issues when working remotely.
New features that were not been previously announced include support for Intel Iris and Iris Pro GPUs, which dramatically improves performance on a wider range of systems, including laptops. DaVinci Resolve 12 can also now create optimized media proxies with custom settings for both the codec and resolution for even faster editorial performance. Also, a new Smooth Cut transition uses proprietary DaVinci optical flow algorithms to create a seamless transition between different parts of an interview so you don’t have to cover jump cuts with b-roll.
DaVinci Resolve 12 is available for Mac, Windows and Linux.