Edit Color Deliver

Many productions now use Resolve on set for live color grading since it handles all types of codecs and formats, including DPX, CIN, EXR, TIFF, QuickTime, ProRes, DNxHD and MXF. Also, while you’re on set, you can use Resolve 11’s new Clone tool to manage and back up camera files, copying from drives, cards and camera packs to any place you want.

Another great media management feature is audio syncing, useful when your production is shooting dual-system sound.

Key New Features
Dual monitor support
Keyboard shortcuts
Standard trimming tools (create ripples, rolls, slips or slides)
Mixed format timeline
Audio mixer
Title creator
Effects library


I’ve often said that the best NLE software is the one that you learned on, so Blackmagic will have an uphill battle in convincing editors to move away from their current system. But for Resolve 11, Blackmagic added over 70 essential editing features, improving the multitrack NLE system by leaps and bounds.

Blackmagic has tried very hard to deliver a familiar NLE UI. Like all NLEs, the edit section has a browser and multitrack timeline, as well as Source and Program viewers. The browser has two sections—one for Timelines and one for your Media Pool, which contains the bins and clips you’ve added. At the top left of your program is your browser, which you can switch between two sections—Timelines and Media Pool.

Cutting in your timeline feels very familiar, including JKL keyboard shortcuts and a toolbar to mark ins, outs and play, and the ability to drop clips directly into the Timeline or Timeline Viewer to do edits such as insert, overwrite, replace, fit to fill and more. For fine edits, you can use context tools to perform ripple, roll, slip, slide, extend or shorten cuts.

DaVinci Resolve 11’s media management can be used for on-set workflow or in professional post environments.

Resolve uses node-based processing, where each node can have color correction, power windows and effects.