DaVinci Resolve 18 public beta is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website.
Blackmagic Design has launched DaVinci Resolve 18, a new cloud collaboration update which allows multiple editors, colourists, VFX artists and audio engineers to work simultaneously on the same project, on the same timeline, anywhere in the world.
DaVinci Resolve 18 supports the Blackmagic Cloud for hosting and sharing projects, as well as a new DaVinci proxy workflow. This update also includes new Resolve FX AI tools powered by the DaVinci Neural Engine, as well as time-saving tools for editors, Fairlight legacy fixed bus to FlexBus conversion, GPU accelerated paint in Fusion, and more!
DaVinci Resolve 18 features cloud-based workflows for a new way to collaborate remotely. Customers can host project libraries using Blackmagic Cloud and collaborate on the same timeline, in real-time, with multiple users globally. The new Blackmagic Proxy generator automatically creates proxies linked to camera originals, for a faster editing workflow. There are new Resolve FX such as ultra beauty and 3D depth map, improved subtitling for editors, GPU accelerated Fusion paint and real-time title template playback, Fairlight fixed to FlexBus conversion and more.
DaVinci Resolve 18 supports Blackmagic Cloud, so customers can host their project libraries on the DaVinci Resolve Project Server in the cloud.
The new Blackmagic Proxy Generator App automatically creates and manages proxies from camera originals. Users can switch between originals and proxies in a single click, with new media automatically converted to H.264, H.265, or Apple ProRes proxies when placed in a watch folder.
With Blackmagic Proxy Generated proxies, DaVinci Resolve knows where in the file tree to find them, instantly linking to the camera originals in the media pool.
DaVinci Resolve 18 adds intelligent media location management, so that when customers are collaborating customers can quickly link media to their unique file paths. It also has new intelligent media location management, eliminating the need to manually relink or search for video, music and other assets.
Live stream their DaVinci Resolve Studio viewer and display on a remote computer monitor, or a reference grading monitor, via DeckLink to anywhere in the world. The low latency, a high-quality 12-bit image is ideal for remote editing or colour grading giving customers instant feedback on changes.
DaVinci Resolve 18 features incredible new tools for colourists. Located in the magic mask palette, the new object mask is able to recognise and track the movement of thousands of unique objects. The DaVinci Neural Engine intuitively isolates animals, vehicles, people and food, plus countless other elements for advanced secondary grading and effects application.
The new depth map effect lets customers instantly generate a 3D depth matte of a scene to quickly grade the foreground separately from the background, and vice versa.
There are a host of other new features like “ultra beauty” for corrective beauty work, new transitions, improved subtitle support, support for reversing shape, iris and wipe transitions in the edit page, 5×5 multicam enables viewing of up to 25 simultaneous different angles, faster GPU accelerated paint tool with smoother strokes, support for live previews when using the Text+ colour picker, ability to convert historical fixed bus projects to FlexBus in project settings, and more.
DaVinci Resolve supports the latest industry-standard audio formats natively, including immersive audio formats like Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, MPEG-H, NHK 22.2, and SMPTE. The space view scope displays a real-time view of every object and its relationship to the room and other objects in 3D space.
Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design, said: “This is a major release that totally revolutionizes remote project collaboration using cloud-based workflows. With Blackmagic Cloud, customers can collaborate on the same timeline anywhere in the world. Imagine editing in Tokyo, while a colourist is grading in LA on the same timeline, at exactly the same time! The new DaVinci proxy workflow makes working with proxy files or camera originals seamless, relinking in just one click. I think it will be exciting to try out the new cloud collaboration workflow and I can’t wait to see how our customers collaborate with each other around the world.”