FREMONT, CA – Blackmagic Design has made several new announcements, including a new version of DaVinci Resolve 17 and more.
DaVinci Resolve 17 (free/US $295; currently in public beta) is a major new release with over 100 new features and 200 improvements. The color page features new HDR grading tools, redesigned primary controls, AI-based magic mask and more. Fairlight updates mouse and keyboard edit selection tools so customers can work faster, along with Fairlight Audio Core and FlexBus, a next-generation audio engine and busing architecture with support for 2,000 tracks.
Editors get a metadata slate view with bin dividers, zoomed waveforms for audio trimming, smart reframing, a unified inspector and dozens of other timesaving tools. In addition, compositions created in Fusion can now be used as an effect, title or transition on the edit and cut pages.
The free version of DaVinci Resolve now includes the revolutionary multi-user collaboration tools previously available in DaVinci Resolve Studio. That means customers can have multiple users all working on the same project at the same time, for free.
In addition, the company is offering DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor (US $295; available now), a new keyboard for DaVinci Resolve's cut page that allows a new and dramatically faster editing solution that’s a combination of integrated hardware and software. This means the editor can work much faster because, unlike a mouse, the DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor has a control for each edit function and can perform multiple tasks at the same time.
For a limited time, every customer who purchases DaVinci Resolve Studio from a Blackmagic Design reseller will get the DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor included free of charge!
Moreover, there is the Fiarlight Desktop Console (US $3,495; available in December), a portable audio control surface featuring 12 high-quality touch-sensitive flying faders, built-in LCDs above each channel strip for pan and effects control, and full automation control. The Fairlight Desktop Console also features an innovative HDMI interface for connecting a monitor to view an expanded graphical interface with audio status and metering.
The Fairlight HDMI Monitor Interface, meanwhile, (US $259; available now) is a new converter that lets customers use any HDMI or SDI television or computer monitor with the large Fairlight Studio Consoles. Fairlight customers often love to customize their large audio consoles and even design their own custom desks and studio furniture, so this new converter will let them use any display to get real time Fairlight graphics user interface with channel status and full audio level metering.