Blackmagic Releases DaVinci Resolve 11 Beta 2 with Support for ProRes 4444 XQ

DaVinci Resolve 11 Beta 2Blackmagic has pushed the DaVinci Resolve 11 color grading suite even closer to being a full-fledged editor, but the company, at the least for the moment, does not have any interest taking editing jobs away from the big names like Final Cut, Premiere, and Avid. While the program is still in Beta form, it's far closer to a finished product than lots of other Beta software, and they are releasing new updates all the time. The newest Beta 2 includes support for Apple's new ProRes 4444 XQ codec, Final Cut Pro X XML 10.1.2, and a number of other new features.

Here's what's new in Beta 2:

  • A New Deliver Page preset for “Video Sharing Export” - ideal for client previews etc
  • Ability to perform deck capture to QuickTime Uncompressed, ProRes (Mac and Linux) and DNxHD
  • Support for FCPX 10.1.2 XML (FCPX v1.4)
  • Encode and decode support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ on Mac and Linux
  • Added AAF import zoom support for 3D Warp effect
  • Added ability to specify 'Timeline Name' as file name during renders
  • Improved H.264 rendering color compatibility
  • Improved shadow recovery
  • Improved DNG decode for some still image RAW images

As a refresher, this is what has changed from Resolve 10 to Resolve 11:

Resolve 11 is a free update for existing customers, and the Lite version has been, and still is, completely free. To download the update, head on over to the Blackmagic support page here.

Link: Blackmagic Support -- DaVinci Resolve

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Are they trying to make a simultaneous release of V11 and one of their cameras? If URSA is ready by Photokina, they'll probably offer those two as a bundle.

July 19, 2014 at 10:50PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


I played around with Resolve 11 beta 1 recently... very cool software. However, it didn't play as nicely as I'd like with Magic Lantern RAW footage. Interprets it way too dark (assuming settings are BMD Film levels). Theoretically you can boost the RAW exposure dial to compensate, but just feels wrong and I would guess leaves less room to play with. Wonder if this is fixed in newer beta...

July 20, 2014 at 3:06AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


Resolve can change the look immediately to somewhere workable with the Camera Raw settings for the entire project.

August 5, 2014 at 8:16AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


Great improvements all around. Would love to see them implement multicam editing in the next one.

July 20, 2014 at 9:19AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


Do I need to buy a Red rocket card to use this program?

July 20, 2014 at 6:19PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


@Danny - no, you do not need a Red Rocket for Resolve. I would recommend you look at their pre-install guide to see their recommended configurations, as there are many systems which won't successfully run Resolve. That said, get the free "Lite" version and see if it works for you!

July 21, 2014 at 9:33AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


Does anyone know if XML import, say from Premiere Pro, has been improved in Resolve 11 Betas?

July 21, 2014 at 5:35AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


so it can encode prores and all its flavors without FCP installed on the mac? is this accurate?

July 23, 2014 at 6:56PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM

brian merlen

Is there a way to import different files? I can't seem to import audio files, or change the composite modes on clips.

July 24, 2014 at 12:41PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


The audio side of Resolve is the part that is really limited. You can only use 48KHz WAVE or Broadcast WAVE and one or two more. It is really weird that they do not open up for any kind of audio import. If they had the same philosophy when it comes to video, it would not be much of a color grader...

July 25, 2014 at 7:17PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM


Are these guys trying to leave PC out and Premier Pro

July 24, 2014 at 1:21PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM