Blackmagic Design releases DaVinci Resolve 17.3
DaVinci Resolve 17.3 is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
Blackmagic Design has announced the availability of DaVinci Resolve 17.3, an update that triples the speeds for 4K and 8K editing and grading on M1 Macs.
Laptop users will benefit from the tile-based rendering feature in the new processing engine. The technology offers up to 30% longer battery life, according to the company.
DaVinci Resolve 17.3 also supports a new option on Mac computers with M1 for H.265 hardware encoding. In addition to the faster speeds, Mac M1 users will also be able to choose to prioritize speed over quality when rendering. The company said this will result in render times of up to 65%. Additionally, DaVinci Resolve now decodes AVC Intra files using the media engine built into the Apple M1 chip, making decoding and playback faster when working with these file formats.
New Resolve FX controls have been added, such as new grid shapes and better control when using mosaic blur, allowing customers to more precisely adjust the amount and appearance of rasterization. Keyer Bin Covers now have rotate controls, making it easier to remove unwanted elements from view while new saturation and gamma controls on the Glow plug-in allow for better control and subtlety of lighting effects. Aperture Diffraction in DaVinci Resolve Studio has new anamorphic aperture controls that can emulate a wider range of objectives.
Fairlight audio also features latency improvements with new drivers that allow adjustment of input buffering and processing latency. Better Fairlight export dialog means clients can export selected clips or tracks directly from the Fairlight page and include clip levels, fades, EQ and effects or iXML metadata, as well as ability to normalize clips to match different loudness standards.
DaVinci Resolve 17 offers over 300 new features and enhancements, including HDR calibration tools, redesigned primary color controls, a next-generation Fairlight audio engine including the Fairlight audio core, and support for 2,000 audio tracks in real-time, as well as dozens of other time-saving tools. including a redesigned inspector, new bin sorting, and metadata clip views.
Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design, said: “This is a truly amazing update that offers customers tremendous performance and power efficiency gains on Mac models with M1, and it totally transforms your business. computer, simply by downloading this free DaVinci Resolve software update. This increase in speed is astounding and it’s hard to believe. I haven’t seen such a big speed improvement since the original 68000 to Power PC transition in the 1990s and it’s just amazing. Who would have thought just a year ago that multiple 4K streams could be played and edited natively on a MacBook Air, but it’s easy now on DaVinci Resolve with M1. The engineering team have worked so hard on this new image processing engine for DaVinci Resolve, and it’s an incredibly exciting time to develop software for Mac!
DaVinci Resolve 17.3 is available now as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.