DaVinci Resolve 15 Released

Last month Blackmagic Design released DaVinci Resolve 15. In this version Black Magic Design added their Fusion tool, a visual effects and motion graphics software package, into their already feature rich editor. With the addition of the Fusion tab you can now do most everything you need without ever leaving the DaVinci Resolve suite.

DaVinci Resolve is organized as a series of tabbed pages. The tabs from left to right are Media, Edit, Fusion, Color, Fairlight, and Deliver, which is supposed to correspond to the order of most traditional film and video post-production workflows.

  • The media tab is meant for importing and organizing media, syncing clips, adding metadata, and cloning camera original media.
  • The Edit tab contains all of the professional editing tools you’ll need to assemble add titles, transitions, and effects to your media.
  • The Fusion page is for compositing visual effects and motion graphics for your media
  • The Color page contains the color correction and creative color grading tools as well as keying, stabilization, and filter effects for your media.
  • The Fairlight page is a complete digital audio workstation that has everything you’ll need to deliver professional quality audio to go along with your media.
  • The Deliver tab makes it possible to export your finished media into any of the popular web formats, as well as formats that are optimized for professional quality release.

Blackmagic Design continues to make both minor and major improvements to Resolve as well as the ecosystem around it.  Earlier this week they released there own  raw codec.

Blackmagic RAW is a revolutionary new and very modern codec that’s easier to use and much better quality than popular video formats, but with all the benefits of RAW recording. Featuring multiple new technologies, such as a new advanced de-mosaic algorithm, Blackmagic RAW gives you visually lossless images that are ideal for high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range workflows. Incredible image quality, extensive metadata support and highly optimized GPU and CPU accelerated processing make Blackmagic RAW the world’s first codec that can be used for acquisition, post production and finishing. Blackmagic RAW is a totally new design, plus it’s cross platform, freely available and includes a developer SDK so anyone can add support for Blackmagic RAW to their own software.

Since I am new to everything related to video production I can’t comment on why any of that is important. But I can say I have read and seen a lot of excitement around what DaVinci has been up to lately. And I am glad that they are the company that I stumbled on to at the beginning of this journey.

Here is video going into the details of the DaVinci raw format

I can’t wait until this all make sense to me 😉

Buck Hicks
C#, WPF & SQL Developer from Three Rivers, MI

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