Blackmagic Releases DaVinci Resolve 12.1
November 13, 2015

Blackmagic Releases DaVinci Resolve 12.1

FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design has released DaVinci Resolve 12.1, which adds dozens of new features, such as remote rendering, 10-bit viewers, new editing and color correction tools. The DaVinci Resolve 12.1 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve 12 and DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio customers, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design Website (
DaVinci Resolve 12 is the most successful update in the history of the software and has become the industry’s fastest growing video editor. The feedback from the DaVinci Resolve community has been overwhelmingly positive and Blackmagic Design engineers have been hard at work to add even more of the features that professional editors and colorists have asked for.

DaVinci Resolve 12.1 update gives editors the ability to select clips when using the blade tool, extend freeze frames, use faders on generators and titles, perform negative timecode offsets, filter clips more efficiently, media manage groups of selected timeline clips, sort bins and footage more easily, create better filters for smart bins, and much more. Customers also get improved subclip support with Final Cut Pro 7 XMLs and improved audio rendering of audio transitions.

For colorists, DaVinci Resolve 12.1 update adds the ability to color correct nested timelines and to decompose compound nodes along with new manual keyframe options for Power Windows, support for 3D stereo decision lists version 0.25, filtering of keyframed  clips, the option to copy flags and markers when performing ColorTrace and more.

In addition, the free DaVinci Resolve 12.1 update adds support for native display profiles on Mac OS X El Capitan, along with the option to enable 10-bit precision in the on screen viewers. That means customers using the new iMac with Retina P3 Display will be able to see more color, detail and dynamic range than ever before.

Since its release in September, the rapidly growing community of DaVinci Resolve 12 editors has meant that developers are now bringing their best and most exciting OpenFX plugins to DaVinci Resolve. For example, GenArts has been working with Blackmagic Design to bring new Sapphire Builder support to DaVinci Resolve 12. Expected in an upcoming Sapphire 9.0.1 release, Builder will let DaVinci Resolve users combine Sapphire plug-ins together in any order to create a virtually unlimited number of unique effects and transitions.

To support the growing momentum of DaVinci Resolve 12, Blackmagic Design has conducted multiple hands on training sessions with the Motion Pictures Editor’s Guild in Hollywood. “I feel like DaVinci Resolve 12 is the NLE users have been waiting for all of these years,” said Noam Kroll, Los Angeles based filmmaker and editor whose feature film credits include “The Grace Of Jake” (2015), “Shake The Dust” (2014) and “Footsteps” (2012). “DaVinci Resolve 12 offers the same track based system that many editors are most comfortable with, but also provides truly innovative tools that feel very forward thinking.”

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 12.1

Remote rendering on DaVinci Resolve Studio 
Support for native display color profiles on OS X 
Preferences option to enable 10-bit precision on viewers on OS X 10.11 El Capitan 
Ability to select clips when in blade mode 
Support for faders on generators and titles 
Ability to extend freeze frames from the start of the edit  
Ability to media manage selected clips on a timeline 
Ability to perform negative timecode offset in clip attributes 
Improved support for sub-clips from FCP7 XML 
Improved rendering of audio transitions (cross-fades) and audio faders 
Auto scroll during timeline item resize
Improved sorting in media storage and media pool 
Support for smart bin filtering based on clip type 
Ability to move clips and timelines from a smart bin view 
Support for moving files to the trash instead of deleting them permanently when using the media manager on both Mac and Windows systems
Ability to delete multiple projects and folders in project manager 
Ability to decompose a compound node 
Ability to grade nested timelines  
Ability to filter clips based on whether they have keyframes 
Ability to manually keyframe power windows in frame mode even without tracking 
Ability to freeze the current frame on an external matte 
User option to copy flags and markers when performing ColorTrace 
Improved ACEScc support 
Support for stereo decision list (SDL) v0.25 
Support for RED SDK v6.0.4 
Support for embedding timecode in audio output 
About DaVinci Resolve 12

DaVinci Resolve 12 lets customers edit, grade and finish projects all in a single tool. The familiar multi track timeline, customizable interface and keyboard shortcuts make it easy for editors to switch to DaVinci Resolve 12. Best of all, with DaVinci Resolve there is no monthly subscription, you don’t need to be connected to the cloud, and you don’t need to buy any proprietary hardware.

DaVinci Resolve Versions

DaVinci Resolve 12 is available for Mac, Windows and Linux computers with three versions available:

DaVinci Resolve 12 is free for customers to download and is a full professional editing and color grading system that is suitable for independent users working on SD, HD and Ultra HD projects. The free version supports all of the same file formats and has the same exact image quality as the paid version of DaVinci Resolve. The free version is designed for editors and colorists who need a dependable and professional tool to grow their business.

DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio is $995 and has all of the same features as the free version, but also adds support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, 3D stereoscopic tools, remote rendering, and collaboration tools that let multiple users work on the same project at the same time. DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio is recommended for professional studios and collaborative workgroups.

DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel is $29,995 and includes the Linux, Mac and Windows version of DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio, along with the award winning DaVinci Resolve hardware control surface. Designed with input from professional colorists, the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel lets colorists manipulate multiple parameters simultaneously, giving them more control and creative options than is possible with a standard mouse and keyboard.

DaVinci Resolve 12 and DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio are available now for download from the Blackmagic Design web site free of charge for all DaVinci Resolve customers.