The day has finally come! Blackmagic Design has announced that fans of DaVinci Resolve can now get their hands on the latest and mega-updated version, 12.5.
That's right. Resolve is out of beta and ready for your outstretched hands to try out all of the new goodies. And Blackmagic really outdid themselves when they overhauled their editing/color correction software with over 1,000 enhancements, as well as 250 new features—new editing toolset, new color features, new effects, they're all there.
We got to talk to them at this year's NAB about a lot of the new stuff included in 12.5, like linking Resolve to Blackmagic's effects program Fusion, live grading, temperature and tint sliders, and new OpenFX plugins. If you want to get an idea of which of Resolve's new features and enhancements will make the most impact on your workflow, this write-up we posted last month highlights "14 of the biggest game-changers" you'll find in the newest version
Blackmagic Design has been on a mission since acquiring DaVinci Resolve to make the software as advanced, powerful, and democratizing for its users as it can be, a message clearly relayed by Senior Manager Bob Caniglia. And Resolve is undoubtedly a beefy, pro-grade color correction program, but its role as a video editor hasn't quite been fully fleshed out, namely because it has only just now, with this update, included standard editing features, like these:
- Create timelines with a specific number of audio and video tracks: When creating a new timeline, users can specify precise numbers of tracks for both audio and video, rather than defaulting to one of each as in the past.
- Dragging clips to Timeline Viewer: If there aren't any timelines, dragging a clip to the timeline overlay now automatically creates a new timeline. This saves the extra step of creating a timeline before adding clips to it.
- Command-Option Up or Down moves a video clip up or down tracks.
- Command-Shift Up or Down moves audio up or down tracks.
- The middle mouse button enables horizontal and vertical timeline scrolling.
You can now download both DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio from Blackmagic Design's website. If you're a current Resolve customers, the update is free. If you're not, you're looking at $995 for DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio.