February 4, 2015

DaVinci Resolve Gets CinemaDNG Improvements & DNxHR 4K Support, Camera Utility 2.0 Adds ProRes 444

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 11
Blackmagic just released update 11.2 for DaVinci Resolve, and during the hustle and bustle of Sundance 2015, we missed Camera Utility 2.0. 

First up, the update for DaVinci Resolve and Resolve Lite adds new CinemaDNG colorspace algorithms, improved Avid Media Composer 8.3 round tripping, new DNxHR 4K support, DPX 2.0 enhancements, and more:

  • CinemaDNG tone curve improvements
  • CinemaDNG soft clip option
  • DNxHR encode and decode support
  • Media Composer 8.3 round-trip support
  • AAF import now sets the timeline resolution
  • Invalidate clip cache option in Edit and Color page
  • Option to select RGB pixel order for DPX version 2.0
  • Flags and markers now supported in ColorTrace
  • Support for Red SDK 5.3
  • General performance and stability improvements

DNxHR was just recently added to Avid Media Composer, and it's sure to find it's way into plenty of workflows that are moving to 4K. DNxHD just supports resolutions up to 1080, whereas DNxHR is capable of resolutions from 2K all the way up to 4K.

As far as the CinemaDNG improvements, here is a bit from the press release:

DaVinci Resolve 11.2 includes improvements to CinemaDNG RAW image processing that makes working with files shot on Blackmagic digital film cameras look even better than before. Customers can take advantage of new colorspace transform enhancements when decoding RAW files for more realistic Rec. 709 and P3 colorspace images. New soft clip options are now available when converting high dynamic range CinemaDNG RAW images into Rec. 709 colorspace. That means customers will get dramatically better images when moving to reduced color spaces because colors are transformed using new algorithms designed to minimize clipping and provide amazing results.

Next, here's everything that's new in Blackmagic Camera Utility 2.0:

  • Blackmagic URSAAdds support for Apple ProRes 444 recording in 4K and HD (including 60fps in UHD, 80fps in HD)
  • Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K: Performance improvements for optical fiber output
  • Blackmagic Studio Camera: Fixes an issue where the overlays settings are not remembered after turning off camera
  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera: Fixes an issue where dropped frames are occurring during ProRes LT and Proxy recording
  • Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Performance enhancements and improvements

Head on over to the Blackmagic support page to download these updates for your specific operating system.     

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Without fullscreen final output on a second monitor, resolve remains useless without a Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro....

February 4, 2015 at 7:25AM

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ivi topp
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without a calibrated monitor you can't grade, so i don't understand your point.

February 4, 2015 at 9:17AM

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keith
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I have "fullscreen final output" via hdmi(10bit) on my calibrated CG277 using BMD Ultrastudio Mini Monitor. Works wonderfully. Mini monitor is cheap. http://amzn.to/1z9Q19a

February 4, 2015 at 11:20AM

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Andrew Lewis
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They should finally improve keyframe workflow.....It's terrible!

February 4, 2015 at 7:55AM

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Slobodan Milivojevic
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+1,000,000

February 4, 2015 at 9:18AM

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keith
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Not sure about the correct terminology - does "soft clip" mean that by converting to a color space that clips your highlights and shadows, it does so by "stretching" those areas nicely instead of just squishing them? Anyone know?

February 4, 2015 at 8:52AM

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Daniel Falcon
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They added a new Soft Clip pull-down in the Curves tool. You can set how your highlights (and shadows) roll off.

February 4, 2015 at 11:58AM

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Doug
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is it possible to export pro res on windows?

February 4, 2015 at 1:56PM

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RIght now,
only from Premiere, using
http://www.cinemartin.com/cinec/

there was another great solution (Miraizon Prores), but I donćt know why they closed their business...

February 5, 2015 at 8:48AM, Edited February 5, 8:48AM

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Slobodan Milivojevic
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It astonishes me the things that get down voted on this site. People need to grow up, it was a simple question.

You can export ProRes from within editing or compositing applications (but sadly not Resolve) using the Miraizon ProRes codec pack or you can convert with Fallen Empire ProRes helper.

February 7, 2015 at 11:21AM

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Looks like we posted at the same time :) I didn't realize they got shut down. Maybe Apple kicked off?

February 7, 2015 at 11:22AM

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