Blackmagic Design has unveiled announced DaVinci Resolve 17.4, which the manufacturers said transforms the speed of DaVinci Resolve to work up to 5 times faster on the new Apple Mac models with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
Blackmagic said customers can now play back, edit and grade 8K projects even faster, and can work with up to 12 streams of 8K footage.
“This amazing update gives customers massive performance gains on the new Apple MacBook Pro models with the M1 Pro and Max processors. It completely transforms workflows and unlocks some incredible creative potential. What’s exciting is simply by downloading this free DaVinci Resolve update customers will get all these features for free,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design chief executive.
“To have the capability now to easily edit and color grade Blackmagic RAW 8K footage in HDR and all on a laptop while you’re miles away from the studio is incredible. Plus the ability to easily collaborate on projects with Dropbox Replay makes it such an exciting time for our customers to be out there creating content. We’re very excited to see what our customers can do with this amazing update to DaVinci Resolve.”
DaVinci Resolve 17.4 increases the decoding speed of 12K Blackmagic RAW files, making it over 3 times faster and H.265 rendering is also 1.5 times faster.
Also, DaVinci Neural Engine performance is up to 4 times faster, for real time facial recognition, object detection and smart reframing. Support for ProMotion 120Hz displays makes playback and editing “incredibly smooth”, Blackmagic said, while HDR viewers are also supported on the new Apple MacBook HDR displays.
DaVinci Resolve 17.4 also adds Dropbox Replay integration. Projects will flow from DaVinci Resolve Studio directly to Dropbox Replay for video review and approval. Frame accurate colored markers, comments and annotations made in Dropbox Replay are synced to the DaVinci Resolve timeline.