Most notably, Resolve 12.1 added a number of editing improvements, many of which are focused on efficient media management. In the new version, you will be able to filter clips more efficiently, manage media groups of selected timeline clips, sort bins and footage more easily, and create better filters for smart bins.

Resolve 12.1 also includes support for native 10-bit viewing in the latest version of OSX. Here's an excerpt from today's press release that explains what this means for editors and colorists using the new iMacs with P3 displays.

DaVinci Resolve 12.1 adds support for native display profiles on Mac OS X El Capitan, along with the option to enable 10-bit precision in the on screen viewers. That means customers using the new iMac with Retina P3 Display will be able to see more color, detail and dynamic range than ever before.


Here's the full list of everything that's new in Resolve 12.1:

  • Remote rendering on DaVinci Resolve Studio 
  • Support for native display color profiles on OS X 
  • Preferences option to enable 10-bit precision on viewers on OS X 10.11 El Capitan 
  • Ability to select clips when in blade mode 
  • Support for faders on generators and titles 
  • Ability to extend freeze frames from the start of the edit  
  • Ability to media manage selected clips on a timeline 
  • Ability to perform negative timecode offset in clip attributes 
  • Improved support for sub-clips from FCP7 XML 
  • Improved rendering of audio transitions (cross-fades) and audio faders 
  • Auto scroll during timeline item resize
  • Improved sorting in media storage and media pool 
  • Support for smart bin filtering based on clip type 
  • Ability to move clips and timelines from a smart bin view 
  • Support for moving files to the trash instead of deleting them permanently when using the media manager on both Mac and Windows systems
  • Ability to delete multiple projects and folders in project manager 
  • Ability to decompose a compound node 
  • Ability to grade nested timelines  
  • Ability to filter clips based on whether they have keyframes 
  • Ability to manually keyframe power windows in frame mode even without tracking 
  • Ability to freeze the current frame on an external matte 
  • User option to copy flags and markers when performing ColorTrace 
  • Improved ACEScc support 
  • Support for stereo decision list (SDL) v0.25 
  • Support for RED SDK v6.0.4 
  • Support for embedding timecode in audio output 

Version 12.1 is available now, and you can download it from the Blackmagic website.

Source: Blackmagic Design