September 12, 2014

DaVinci Resolve 11.1 Adds Independent Track Heights, Swap Edits, Gap Trimming, & More

Blackmagic has released Resolve update 11.1 today at IBC, which includes a number of new features and changes:

Media Page Changes

  • Drag and drop of folder from Media Storage to Media Pool bin area preserves hierarchy
  • Additional Media Pool context menu: Reveal in Media Library
  • Subframe audio slipping for sync audio with shift left/right arrow shortcut
  • Performance improvements with Avid ISIS shared storage for better media and project collaboration

Edit Page Changes

  • Swap Edit via Cmd+Shift drag and Partial Swap via Cmd+Option drag
  • Trim support for Quicktime and MXF clips
  • Double click on a timeline clip to edit extents by changing in/out points in Source Viewer
  • Hold the shift key when adjusting Mark In/Out to slip shot in Source Viewer
  • Alt + Double click on a timeline clip to perform a match frame operation
  • Gap Trimming
  • Improved support for FCP X exported compound clips including multi-cam and sync clips
  • Native mixed frame rate support for compound clips
  • Bezier support for imported FCP X speed changes
  • Support for FCP X Import retime selection e.g. frame blending, optical flow
  • Improved AAF keyframe bezier and cubic interpolation
  • Full screen timeline option
  • Independent track heights
  • Selectable Safe-area outlines
  • Fade In/Out opacity sliders
  • Decompose compound clip in place
  • Renaming of compound clips
  • Improved asymmetric editing in trim mode
  • Allow transitions to be added to multiple selected clips via Cmd+T
  • Find Source Viewer clip in Media Pool via Option+F
  • ColorTrace support for copying Group grades
  • ColorTrace CDL improvements to specify DRX filenames for loading full Resolve grades
  • Alt+Click to expand/collapse Edit Inspector and OFX Parameter Panels

Color Page Changes

  • Object tracking and stabilization for compound clips
  • Second layer input for OFX plugins
  • Ability to pick colours in the viewer for OFX plugins
  • Alt+Click to expand/collapse OFX Parameter Panels
  • Group menu options to load/delete/rename groups
  • DSC Labs ChromaDuMonde 24+4 chart support for Color Match

General Enhancements

  • Support for visually lossless compressed DNG raw clips
  • Support for Panasonic Varicam vRaw and AVC-I
  • Color decode improvements for Phantom CINE RAW files
  • Phantom Cine Log gamma selection in camera raw settings
  • VFX I/O LUTs for Gamma 2.2 and Gamma 2.4
  • OpenCL support for Linux to support AMD GPUs
  • Added support for Dolby Vision image processing
  • Swap primary monitor option
  • Added ability to render locked shared projects
  • Mapping updates for Tangent Elements Panel
  • Support for OxygenTec Panel
  • General performance improvements

You can download the new updated version from the links below:

Resolve 11.1 Lite (Free Version)

Resolve 11.1 (Requires Serial)

Your Comment


With each update, Davinci it's more than color correction. It's a NLF. I use it with BMCC in 2,5 K RAW from 6 months now, and it's better each day. It's more fluid.
More compatibility with others softwares. Maybe I am wrong but I like the way it's "transforming" Resolve.

September 12, 2014 at 8:21AM

Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director

This is looking more and more promising. Very exciting indeed, right now Premier is my baby.

September 12, 2014 at 9:41AM, Edited September 12, 9:41AM

Vladimir Druts
Founder & Director at

It really is incredible that you get so much in a free program.

September 12, 2014 at 10:53AM, Edited September 12, 10:53AM

David S.

Is 11.1 Lite download a Beta version?

September 12, 2014 at 1:52PM, Edited September 12, 1:52PM

James Eimmerman
Writer, Producer Director, Editor

Guys, is this program really worth it? Is is faster than Sony vegas / Adobe premiere? I don't have the BEST computer so I don't know how my computer might run Davinci...

September 12, 2014 at 9:14PM

Tommy Plesky
Director / D.P / Editor

It's free so not sure how much more "worth it" it can be.

September 13, 2014 at 4:24PM

Luna Videography

It depends on the RAM of your computer. I think DaVinci use more resources than Premiere (at leas CS6) so an 8GB RAM is the minimum needed. A 16GB RAM with a decent processor will do the job fluidly. I have a MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM and it`s Davinci is smooth until I have more than 30 clips in my timeline, then I hardly achieve to make color correction to all of them. The only thing you have to know it`s the size of your screen. I need to plug a bigger screen to my macbook so DaVinci opens wide enough. In the 13-inch screen of my lap it`s impossible to work because the windows are all squizzed.

September 13, 2014 at 5:46PM

Amaury Salas
Director, Director of Photography, Colorist.


September 13, 2014 at 2:26AM, Edited September 13, 2:26AM

Miguel Sotto