Blackmagic today unveiled Davinci Resolve 12, and as you might have expected, the color correcting and non-linear editing features have been kicked up a notch. Plus there's a powerful new keyer that gives Resolve compositing abilities as well. Here's a video from the NFS team on the ground at NAB to show you more about what's new in Resolve 12.
Blackmagic also has some great videos on their Resolve page, but despite my best efforts I could not embed them (I tried, you guys). Anyhow, here's a quick rundown of the new features in Resolve 12.
New Editing Tools
- Slick New Interface that's Cleaner, Easier on the Eyes
- Multicam Editing with a Host of Sync Options
- Improved Trimming including Advanced Simultaneous Multi-Track Trimming
- Nesting Timelines for Working on Large Projects with Multiple Complex Timelines
- On-Screen Controls for Manipulating and Animating Motion paths of Graphics
- Highly Customizable Transitions Using Curves Editor with Bezier Handles
- Real Time Audio Mixing by Recording Fader Moves
- VST and Audio Unit Plugins for Full Control of Audio
- Export to Avid Pro Tools for Professional Audio Mix
- Improved Media Management and Bins
New Color Correction Tools
- Enhanced 3D Tracker
- Brand New 3D Keyer for Color Correction and Compositing
Honestly, Resolve's non-linear editing capabilities are now up there with many of the established NLEs right now. Outside of the cloud-based collaboration features that you can find with Adobe and Avid, there's not much that you couldn't accomplish as an editor on a Resolve system that you could do on any other NLE. Not only that, but Resolve is still among the most powerful and intuitive color correction tools out there. And at a price of $0 (if you opt for the lite version), it's safe to say that professional editing doesn't have to cost a dime anymore (especially after Avid's announcement yesterday).
Blackmagic also announced today that the upgraded version of Fusion (their node-based compositing software) will officially become available for the Mac and Linux operating systems sometime during the third quarter of 2015. We've already talked extensively about the significance of Fusion before, but we'll be covering the new features in version 8 in an upcoming post.