A couple of weeks ago, Andy posted a two-part series on creating dailies with Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 9. Since it was released last year, Resolve 9 has had quite a few updates, and the most recent one is version 9.1. One of the most exciting features included in this update is support for Apple’s MacBook retina technology. Resolve users can now take advantage of the native resolution of the MacBook screen, making the grading process even more precise.
Other new updates include:
• Support for FCPX Audition in XML
• Improved mixed frame rate XML support
• Includes CinemaDNG Input Device Transform (IDT) for grading Raw images in ACES
• Playback and render support for DNxHD 100
• Playback support for XAVC and AVC-Intra100 MXF
• Playback support for Sony Raw F55/F5 files
• Faster rendering of Sony CineAlta SStP files
• NTSC DV playback now supports 4×3 and 16×9 aspect ratios
• Generation of new AAF for MXF audio renders
• Support for timeline audio when PowerMastering
• Chase audio offset can now be specified in either frames or seconds
• Option to automatically render the same number of audio channels as source audio
• ASC CDL metadata extraction from ARRIRAW headers
• Matte clips can now be assigned to multiple clips in the Media Pool
• DeckLink 4K Extreme support
• Added support for the Red Mysterium-X Monochrome sensor (software decode only)
• Red Rocket can now be disabled from Preferences
• General performance and stability improvements
Current owners of the software can head over to Blackmagic’s Downloads page to grab the version 9.1 update. If you just want to give the software a try, you can also download the free version, Resolve Lite, from the Blackmagic site as well.
Have you tried out the new Resolve v9.1 yet? Let us know in the comments!