Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 14

DaVinci Resolve is well known for color editing in the video world. But Blackmagic's goal is to create a complete solution for NLE, color, and sound. While 12.5 was already very convincing, the newly announced DaVinci Resolve 14 is even more so. It is up to 10 times faster than the previous version and with new tools for audio, this new release could be what many have been waiting for.

The new version includes quite a few new or improved features. Amongst them are the following:

  • Up to 10 times performance improvement
  • Multi-user collaboration tools, allowing people to edit, color, and mix audio from multiple systems in the same project
  • Over 20 new Resolve FX filters, making tasks such as dust removal or dead pixel correction easier than ever
  • Fairlight audio tools built-in, offering the possibility to work on up to 60 tracks in real time and even 1,000 tracks when a Fairlight Audio Accelerator Card is used
  • Multitrack timeline for subframe editing of audio
  • New slip and slide trim commands
  • Faster UI refresh rates

The editing part of the software is looking even better than in its previous version. With the increased performances, it seems like editing H.264 or raw 4K footage on a laptop can be done in real time. No doubt vloggers will love this possibility.

If you don’t know much about DaVinci Resolve, you probably know at least that it’s extremely good with colors. The new version isn’t revolutionizing anything in that department, but it offers a few nice features such as the possibility to track and detect faces in a shot. It also comes with a few very useful tools to edit human faces — skin tone for example.

Another interesting piece of news is its price reduction. Previously the Studio version cost $999 but from now on it will be only $299 for a one-user license. The non-Studio version remains free and open to anyone.

DaVinci Resolve 14 is already available but only in beta version for now. It’s free to try but remember that beta means it could potentially still have bugs here and there. So it may be better to use the 12.5.5 version instead for production work.

DaVinci resolve is truly looking better than ever and with such a complete solution it will probably appeal to a lot of users. It could become an extremely attractive app for YouTubers and people looking to edit their content quickly while retaining the best quality. No more round trips around all different types of software.

For more information on DaVinci Resolve 14, visit Blackmagic Design's website.

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Quentin Décaillet is a photographer and retoucher based in Switzerland specializing in portrait and wedding photography.

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Oh, wow, and it's even available for Linux, thanks for the tip! I used Lightworks for my last video but DaVinci seems much more evolved.