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.
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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):
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.