DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update now available
Staff Writer By: Blackmagic Press Release
Fremont, California - August 11, 2016 - Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 features support for Apple ProRes decode on Windows, ResolveFX enhancements and even more editing and color improvements. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update adds direct support for ProRes decoding on Windows so that DaVinci Resolve no longer requires QuickTime 7. Trimming and multicam performance for Windows is improved as DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 now uses its own native 64-bit code to read and write .mov files. Windows and Linux users will also see better H.264 playback performance.
Editors can now make selections based on flag, marker and clip colors, EDLs can now include durational markers and consistency of edit functions has been improved when the timeline is in full screen mode. On the Color page, DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 features faster Spatial Noise reduction in "better" mode, the ability to align keyframe timelines of color grades, new support for box wipe mode when using offline reference clips, improved listing of mattes in the node graph, enhancements to the 3D and Qualifier panel layout in dual screen mode and more. The improvements in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 will help editors and colorists greatly speed up some of the routine tasks they perform every day.
DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update adds new Generate Color and Tilt-shift Blur ResolveFX. In addition, GPU acceleration has been added or improved on many ResolveFX, and additional parameters and controls have been added, giving customers even more creative options.
The 12.5.1 update gives DaVinci Resolve Studio customers new support for 3D left and right eye grades for the timeline node graph, the ability to convert a mono timeline or clip into stereoscopic 3D, support for caching clips in 3D sequences and nodes, and support for copying Dolby Vision grades using stills and middle clicks on the mouse. Customers can now also create stereo clips from mismatched source resolution files so they can compare low and hi res versions of each shot.
In addition DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 also adds supports for Ultra HD H.264 renders on Windows, HEVC (H.265) decoding on Linux, alpha channel support for DNxHR 444, support for the Sony X-OCN format, improved AAC encoding, improved handling of AVCHD .mts clips and much more.
"With over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features, the customer response to DaVinci Resolve 12.5 has been overwhelming. It's the most exciting and most quickly downloaded version of the software we have ever released. It's amazing!" said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. "This new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update is the direct result of feedback from editors and colorists around the world. It's incredible to see how quickly editors are making the switch to DaVinci Resolve, and we remain committed to continue building the best editing and color correction software in the world!"
What's new in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1
Resolve FX Improvements
Codec & Format Improvements
Availability and Price
DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update and DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 Studio update are now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website free of charge for all current DaVinci Resolve customers.
About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world's highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design's DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company's Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com.