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DaVinci Resolve 17.0 Beta 2

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Blackmagic Design has released DaVinci Resolve 17.0 Beta 2. Beta 2 is available for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Studio.

Here is what is new:

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 17.0

Color

  • DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel keycaps kit and new optimized menus.
  • RCM2 with improved color tagging and smooth tone and gamut mapping.
  • HDR perceptually accurate primary grading tools with tonal range control.
  • Color warper to qualify and change hue vs saturation and luma vs chroma.
  • Magic mask using the DaVinci neural engine generates tracking masks.
  • Redesigned primary interface to show all controls concurrently.
  • Grading tools are colorspace aware in color managed timelines.
  • Support for user selectable colorspace and gamma for HDR grading tools.
  • Support for timeline clips to bypass color management.
  • Support for sat vs lum mode in the curve tool.
  • Support for generating a 17-point cube 3D LUT.
  • Support for LUTs designed for video range.
  • Support for saving smart filters to be shown in all projects.
  • Support for smart filters for marker keywords added to timeline clips.
  • Support for diagonal, venetian blinds and checkerboard reference wipes.
  • Support to set input colorspace, gamma and IDT on preconform timelines.
  • Support for a pop-out floating window for the curves panel.
  • Support for fast review from the playback menu on the color page.
  • Support for a 3×3 grid view and multiple GPU scopes of the same type.
  • Support for a floating video scopes window in dual screen layouts.
  • Improved scaling and style options for waveforms and vectorscopes.
  • Support for loading IDTs and ODTs as a DCTL file or ACES RRT.
  • Support for defining LUTs inside a DCTL file.
  • Support for multiple simultaneous client connections in remote grading.
  • Support for advanced and mini panels networking for remote grading.
  • Support for a split screen playhead viewing mode.
  • Support for improved split screen layouts.
  • Support for converting in-out ranges to duration markers.
  • Improved behavior when drawing bezier power windows using a mouse.
  • Option to use a Rec.2020 matrix for 4:2:2 video monitoring.

Resolve FX

  • Resolve FX Smear frame blending for motion blur and other effects.
  • Resolve FX Motion Trails temporal motion blur, object trails, disco effects.
  • Resolve FX Transform clip moving, stretching and rotation with motion blur.
  • Resolve FX False Color overlays replicating camera HUDs and other looks.
  • Resolve FX Texture Pop for fine image detail and contrast control.
  • Resolve FX Detail Recovery for detail and grain recovery.
  • Resolve FX Noise Reduction native noise reduction tools as Resolve FX.
  • Resolve FX Video Collage to quickly position a stack of clips into a grid.
  • Resolve FX Luma, HSL and 3D native keying tools as Resolve FX.
  • Improved Resolve FX Film Grain with new optimized mode.
  • Improved Resolve FX Dead Pixel Fixer with freehand fill, softness etc.
  • Improved Resolve FX Dust Buster with shape drawing, clone fixes etc.
  • Improved Resolve FX Object Removal for scene mode, adaptive blending.
  • Improved Resolve FX Blur defaults for directional, radial and zoom blurs.
  • Improved Resolve FX Tilt Shift with alpha channel support for depth masks.

Audio

  • Support for the Fairlight Mini Console.
  • Fairlight Audio Core to natively CPU process up to 2000 audio tracks.
  • FlexBus routing system to permit bus to bus routing and mixing.
  • ADM import, playback and export of Dolby Atmos IMF IAB masters.
  • Fairlight FX Surround Analyzer meters.
  • Full implementation of the 9.1.6 and 22.2 surround sound bus formats.
  • Native support for 44.1 KHz sample rate audio clips and instruments.
  • Analyzing and navigating to audio transients in a track.
  • Offline clip-based audio loudness analyzer.
  • Selection of absolute or relative scales and loudness meter dialog gating.
  • Pro Tools keyboard customization preset.
  • Full range of video controls in the new unified and tabbed inspector.
  • Updated editing, range and selection behavior in edit selection mode.
  • Support for importing AES31 audio timelines.
  • Support for pre-viewing video when sliding clips, markers and ranges.
  • Support for reversing audio clips.
  • Support for flattening audio track layers.
  • Support to have automation following clip edit changes.
  • Support for saving, recalling, creating timelines via configuration presets.
  • Support for editing linked clips.
  • Support for marquee selection of multiple mixer tracks.
  • Support for changing the track type of multiple selected tracks.
  • Support to directly edit in the mixer track and VCA group names.
  • Support for deleting multiple empty tracks from the track header.
  • Support for deleting marked extents on selected tracks.
  • Support for per-timeline views, selections, range and playhead location.
  • Support for changing clip gain using shortcuts.
  • Improved clip gain with change tooltips and fine control using shift.
  • Support for bouncing linked groups to a multi channel file.
  • Support for track record, mute, solo, arm control in the application menu.
  • Support for viewer to be off, floating, docked or full screen.
  • Support for toggling interface between normal and cinema viewer mode.
  • Support for monitoring volume dB level tooltip.
  • Support for selecting multiple monitor sources from Fairlight audio editors.
  • Support for pre & post roll control from the Fairlight audio editors.
  • Support for selection of Fairlight Audio Interface phantom power, gain etc.
  • Improved waveform display when zooming into a clip waveform.
  • Improved metering displays for timelines with lots of audio tracks.
  • Improved keyboard mappings for edit selection mode.
  • Improved MPEG-H workflow and export support.

Cut

  • Support for the DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor.
  • Full featured unified inspector with tabs and keyframe control.
  • File tab in the inspector with camera raw settings and clip metadata.
  • Media pool clip properties can now be viewed and edited in the inspector.
  • Media pool slate and sort view with grouping based on clip metadata.
  • Audio trim on the viewer and timeline.
  • Live scrubbing previews for effects library transitions, titles and effects.
  • Support for a new relink icon and dialog in the cut page.
  • Support quickly switching source tape bins from the media pool.
  • Support for showing the media pool in a flattened view.
  • Playhead indicators for distance to adjacent edits when using sync bins.
  • Support for a change duration dialog with presets in the cut page.
  • Support for entering the clip duration in the viewer duration field.
  • Support for navigating edit points and markers in the cut page.
  • Support for a thumbnail view in the effects library.
  • Support for a full screen preview icon on the viewer.
  • Support for selecting safe area guides and aspect ratios on the cut page.
  • Support for a cinema viewer with sync bin multi-views.
  • Support for switching timelines in the viewer.
  • Support for importing frame sequences as individual still images.
  • Improved markers entry using the DaVinci Resolve Editor keyboard.

Edit

  • Full featured unified inspector with tabs and keyframe control.
  • File tab in the inspector with camera raw settings and clip metadata.
  • Media pool clip properties can now be viewed and edited in the inspector.
  • Significantly improved DaVinci neural engine deinterlacing quality option.
  • Significantly improved processing of interlaced timelines and deliveries.
  • Real time removal of 3:2 pull down.
  • Scene cut detection directly on the timeline using DaVinci neural engine.
  • Automatically framing shots based on content using DaVinci neural engine.
  • Quick and clean chroma keying with Resolve FX Luma, HSL and 3D Keyer.
  • Resolve FX Video Collage for multiple source picture in picture grid.
  • Burn away transition with options to control burning, melting and shriveling.
  • Sync of multiple audio clips to a single video clip.
  • Aligning edits on the timeline using waveform or timecode matching.
  • Importing BorisFX Continuum plugins, transitions etc. from AAFs.
  • Live scrubbing previews for effects library transitions, titles and effects.
  • Media pool slate and sort view with grouping based on clip metadata.
  • Deleting gaps based on clip selection, ranges or the whole timeline.
  • Support for rendering sections of the timeline in place with effects baked in.
  • Support for motion blur controls for motion based video transitions.
  • Support for dragging effects directly into the inspector.
  • Support for conversion of basic transitions into Fusion transitions.
  • Support for timeline compositing using Resolve FX & OpenFX alpha.
  • Support to retain image position in the crop section of the inspector.
  • Support to navigate the timeline with arrow keys without affecting selection.
  • Support to change clip selection using arrow keys and command modifier.
  • Support for a thumbnail view in the effects library.
  • Support for sorting timelines alphabetically, creation date or recent use.
  • Support for disabling timelines within the media pool.
  • Improved timecode entry with multiple modes and dedicated action.
  • Support for copy paste of timecode or frame in viewers based on mode.
  • Support for compositing using track mattes or external alpha.
  • Support for Fusion effect templates in the edit page.
  • Support for viewer overlays for Fusion templates and titles.
  • Support to save and show smart bins in all projects.
  • Support for creating multiple multicam clips by splitting at gaps.
  • Support for compound clip or timeline conversion into multicam clips.
  • Support to optionally zoom timeline at the cursor or the playhead.
  • Support for a fast play review from the playback menu.
  • Support for hovering on title font names to preview on viewer.
  • Support for monitoring HDR and SDR outputs for Dolby Vision projects.
  • Support for monitoring stereoscopic 3D timelines.
  • Support for creating DCTL based transitions.
  • Support for importing EDL, XML etc. without media to empty media pool.
  • Support for floating video scopes in media view in a dual monitor mode.
  • Support for closing take selector or retime using escape.
  • Support for creating a new timeline using an IMF composition playlist.
  • Improved behavior when switching between clip and edit point selections.
  • Improved waveform syncing when creating multicams or aligning clips.
  • Improved track compositing when the media doesn’t cover the full canvas.
  • Support for independent track height and view mode options.

Fusion

  • Audio playback along with waveform display in the keyframes panel.
  • Viewing and editing clip and timeline markers in the keyframes panel.
  • Resolve FX Dead Pixel Fixer, DCTL and Patch Replacer.
  • Anim curves modifier for convenient easing and shaping of animations.
  • Support for user customization of the Fusion toolbar above the node editor.
  • Support for auto creating a composition when adding tools or media.
  • Support for additional dual screen layouts.
  • Support for full featured unified inspector with tabs and keyframe control.
  • Initial support for a GPU accelerated 2D shapes toolkit for motion graphics.
  • Improved optical flow behavior.

Workflow Integrations

  • Open toolkit to create DaVinci Resolve Studio workflow integration plugins.

Codecs

  • Directly uploading to Twitter from within DaVinci Resolve.
  • Per frame metadata from Blackmagic RAW clips.
  • Per frame metadata from ARRI, RED, Canon and Sony cameras.
  • Decoding and rendering per-frame EXR metadata.
  • Updated metadata support for Sony MXF clips.
  • Open plugin SDK toolkit for encoder developers.
  • Growing file support in the media pool.
  • Decoding QuickTime PNG clips.
  • Decoding uncompressed RGB 8-bit and YUV 10-bit AVI clips.
  • Decoding spanned Panasonic 8K SHV clips.
  • Decoding and encoding GoPro CineForm clips with non multiple of 16 res.
  • Decoding and encoding mp3 audio in Linux.
  • Decoding and encoding high-throughput JPEG 2000 (HTJ2K).
  • Bypass re-encodes for supported JPEG 2000 profiles on renders.
  • Encoding IMF MCA audio metadata.
  • Encoding IMF and DCP as reels based on duration or edits.
  • Exporting non-HDR DCP metadata option.
  • Exporting HDR tags in DCP workflows.
  • Support for reading RAW clips and audio clips from Frame.io.
  • Support for additional NVIDIA encoder parameters for H.264 and H.265.
  • Support for rendering 10-bit HDR IMF clips.
  • Support for a 16 bit SDR IMF preset.
  • Support for Photon 4.8.0 for IMF validation.

General

  • Proxy media workflow supporting internal and externally generated media.
  • Optimized media is now automatically available across projects.
  • Generation of optimized media can now be limited to edit extents.
  • In and out ranges are now synchronized between pages.
  • Significantly improved performance with large collaboration projects.
  • Stability improvements with new GPU detection and initialization.
  • Better interactivity and playback performance on multi-GPU systems.
  • Consistent pan, zoom and scroll behavior with mouse and trackpads.
  • Support for importing and exporting individual timelines using .drt files.
  • Support for importing and exporting individual bins using .drb files.
  • Support for exporting .drt files for media managed timelines.
  • Support for auto linking .drt files to source camera clips.
  • Support for auto linking .drt files generated using media management.
  • Improved error handling for media management jobs.
  • Support for a warning about media offline when creating render jobs.
  • Support for smart bins and smart filters to check if media is offline.
  • Support to scan all connected databases for remote rendering jobs.
  • Support for new resize filter options in project settings and edit inspector.
  • Support for render caching adjustment clips.
  • Support to adjust numeric field entries using arrow keys based on cursor.
  • Support to ignore unsupported OpenFX plugin packages in preferences.
  • Support for independently configuring capture and playback devices.
  • Support for displaying source frame number in data burn-in.
  • Support for adjusting text opacity for data burn-in.
  • Support for configuring multiple custom LUT paths.
  • Support for Thai & Vietnamese UI localizations.
  • Support for a render codec tag for render path and file name.
  • Support for ITU-R BT.2111-1 HDR test bar patterns.
  • Support for showing fast forward & rewind speed.
  • Support for NVLink high speed interconnect with supported NVIDIA GPUs.
  • Support for xGMI high speed interconnect with supported AMD GPUs.
  • Support for an integrated title bar in the application window on Mac OS.
  • Support for previous and next navigation across Frame.io markers.
  • Support for triggering a script at the start or end of a render.
  • Multiple scripting API improvements.
  • Multiple performance and stability improvements.

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