Blackmagic Design Updates Resolve
January 26, 2016

Blackmagic Design Updates Resolve

FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design has released a free DaVinci Resolve 12.2 update that adds support for the latest color science technologies, along with decoding of HEVC/H.265 QuickTime files on OS X, and additional high dynamic range features. The DaVinci Resolve 12.2 update is available now for both Resolve 12 and Resolve 12 Studio customers, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design Website (
Since last month’s release of version 12.1, Blackmagic Design engineers have been working  to continue adding features professional editors and colorists need, as well as support for the latest formats, with expanded color spaces and wide dynamic range. Customers get new support for HDR Hybrid Log Gamma, conversion LUTs for Hybrid Log Gamma, ACES IDTs for Canon C300 Mk II clips, and updated ST 2084 HDR color science. 

In addition, the DaVinci Resolve 12.2 update adds support for NewBlue Titler Pro titles using Media Composer AAF sequences, improves ProRes 4444 alpha channel support by defaulting to straight blend mode, and retains Power Window opacity and invert settings when converting to Power Curve windows.

Resolve 12 software lets users edit, grade and finish projects within a single tool. It’s 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 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.