Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 9 Public Beta
If you haven’t noticed, Blackmagic Design has been on a roll. With the upcoming release of their new Cinema Camera (the talk of NAB) and their recent acquisition of film scanner Cintel International, the Australian company has become a major player in both the production and post-production industry due to their forward thinking moves.
Today they announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 9 public beta, which is an update to their powerful color correction software that they purchased a few years ago. Featuring a new UI, Resolve 9 public beta is a free download for both full Resolve users, as well as Resolve Lite users. The new user interface is faster to use and eliminates unnecessary clicks and settings to speed up your workflow. This is especially true for the many new technologies Blackmagic has implemented such as 3D eye matching, multi layering timelines, XML and new camera file support. According to their press release, a colorist can be up and running in three moves – log in, drop media, and grade. Simple as that.
Additional UI improvements include a streamlined project import, export and selection workflow, scrubbable media thumbnails, production metadata fields for on set note taking and bigger color control palettes that give you more control over your power windows, keys, sizing, tracking, stabilization, camera raw and data burn ins. Resolve 9 also includes ’Log grading’ in every corrector node, audio playback support up to 16-channels per source clip and audio renders in QuickTime and MXF, and much more.
“This is a major rewrite of the DaVinci Resolve software, and the workflow speed we can now achieve for the whole color correction process is simply stunning,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “DaVinci Resolve has always dominated high end feature film markets, and with this new user interface it will be one of the world’s best looking user experiences. Now customers can focus on their creative work rather than struggling with cumbersome software feature sets. DaVinci Resolve 9 will be great for new users, as it includes user interface elements that are common to other video software. Now it is fast, simple but still just as powerful. Our customers will love it.”
DaVinci Resolve public beta is available now for free on the Support Center of their website.