DaVinci Resolve has become one of the most popular tools for color grading and creating dailies, and now Blackmagic Design has released a pretty major upgrade to the program: DaVinci Resolve 10. This version includes better integration with editing software such as Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Premiere Pro, full multi-track editing with 16 channels of audio per clip, and OpenFX support. Plus, a new feature called Resolve Live allows users to color grade directly from the video input; grades can be stored and then relinked when the camera files are loaded.
For those of you who might be working on a project in Final Cut Pro X that includes mixed frame rates, mixed media types, multiple audio tracks and color corrections, Resolve 10 will now let you import the project via XML and will online it with full translations of all the elements, while rendering the master from the original Raw camera files. This means you can use Resolve as the tool to online your work and generate the Digital Cinema Package (DCP) file directly from the camera Raw files.
There’s good news for those of you using Resolve Lite as well – the free program has been updated to include the addition of Ultra HD resolutions and additional GPU support.
DaVinci Resolve 10 is available as a free download for existing Resolve customers and, as always, you can download Resolve Lite directly from the Blackmagic Design website.