September 13, 2013

Blackmagic Releases New DaVinci Resolve 10 & Resolve 10 Lite Color Grading Suite

Blackmagic announced DaVinci Resolve 10 at NAB 2013 just a year after introducing DaVinci Resolve 9, which has become one of the more popular color grading suites out there (with Resolve Lite being the best -- and possibly only -- free grading program). Resolve has become the go-to grading application for many productions, especially since Lite gives you almost all of the the features of the $1,000 version (Noise Reduction being one of the main differences). Resolve 9 still comes with the now $2,000 Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K, but the company is giving all current and future owners a free upgrade to Resolve 10, which was officially released today during the IBC show. Check out some of the new features below.

Here is Grant Petty on Resolve 10:

If you are a DaVinci Resolve user then please download this new version and check it out. We have both the full DaVinci Resolve 10 as well as the DaVinci Resolve 10 Lite editions posted for download.

DaVinci Resolve 10 is a major upgrade that includes new features for integrating the workflows of multiple different software products used in the film and television industry. DaVinci Resolve 10 has upgraded on set tools, upgraded editing features, support for OpenFX plug ins as well as new tools for delivering final project masters to cinemas. Other changes include the addition of Ultra HD resolutions and additional GPU support on the free of charge DaVinci Resolve Lite edition.

If you missed it, this is a quick overview of Resolve 10 (among other things) from our combined NAB 2013 coverage with FreshDV:

http://vimeo.com/63611530

Blackmagic has also put up some videos directly on the Resolve page, but it doesn't seem like they can be embedded. Here is Alexis Van Hurkman from the NAB Supermeet, going over many of the same things that he does in the videos on the Blackmagic page (thanks to Rick Young for this):

http://vimeo.com/65433105

One of the bigger additions is obviously the edit page, and everything that comes with that. The timeline in this edit page is much more robust, and it actually shows you audio now. Anything that can speed up the process or help you fix problems way after they've been created is helpful in my book. Even though you may not have a setup that facilitates on set grading/LUTs, that process is now much simpler and easier, and you can create proxies and connect them with audio in literally no time at all.

The software is technically Beta right now, but it's also important to note that it will overwrite your previous install of Resolve if you don't do anything with it. If you're currently working on something, it might not be a bad idea to give it a go on a different machine, or rename/move the old app so you can easily get back to it if you need to.

Head on over to the Blackmagic support page to download Resolve 10, which is available for both Windows and Mac in the Lite version.

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Public Beta runs very smooth on my rMBP 15" - very good release. The new features are as good as advertised if not better!

~AK~

September 13, 2013 at 9:14AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Andy Kaczé

Umm... it's a public beta that's been released. The final version is to follow.

September 13, 2013 at 9:35AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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As stated above, yes.

September 13, 2013 at 10:03AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Joe Marine
Camera Department

Any idea where the list is of the newly supported GPUs?

September 13, 2013 at 9:50AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Adam

Will the full version of 10 be available to owners of the full version of 9?

(confused if you mean just the beta of 10 is available to 9 owners)

September 13, 2013 at 11:26AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Fresno Bob

If you have the full version of 9, any and all versions of 10 will be free upgrades for you.

September 13, 2013 at 11:37AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Joe Marine
Camera Department

As far as I know, jumping back versions is very very easy because Blackmagic archives previous downloads. Yay

September 13, 2013 at 12:47PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Dave Kendricken
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Would love to see support for second screen output on graphics cards other than BM cards.

September 13, 2013 at 3:56PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Steve

It will be nice to see how speedgrade's update next month will actually work with Premiere CC. I've been using Resolve for quite sometime now, but a fast integration with my NLE could save a lot of time.

However resolve 10 live grade is great new feature.

September 13, 2013 at 3:59PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Alex Mand

Funny how similar the "Edit" UI is to FCPX.

September 13, 2013 at 5:29PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Chriss

Well, Resolves edit features are supposed to be simple, and not suitable for any advanced editing..

September 13, 2013 at 6:08PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Kent

XD This guy!! ^

September 15, 2013 at 2:26AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Aaron

That looks great, if they could nail the timeline and audio a bit more they could give FCPX a run for it's money.

September 13, 2013 at 7:59PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Sean

Does anyone know off certain websites where they teach resolve from really the basics. I have done a few searches on net but they all jump to intermediate levels .. thanks

September 14, 2013 at 6:14AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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ai

September 14, 2013 at 1:21PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Richard

Thanks for the link Richard, I have been checking Matt Scott out and learned so much already.

September 17, 2013 at 11:59PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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matt jones

Thanks Richard and Matt, glad it's helped :)

September 19, 2013 at 6:33PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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September 17, 2013 at 7:52AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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ultra HD exporting allowed with the lite version.... nice

September 17, 2013 at 6:58PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Chet

Anyone knows the best option for Livegrade without introducing a considerable amount of lag? Running it with Ultrastudio Express and Ultrastudio Mini recorder (on rMBP 15") and it lags about half a second on the output monitor...

September 20, 2013 at 6:07AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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