Blackmagic 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.