Blackmagic&s latest - and as always free - update 16.2.1 for his editing/color grading/compositing/soundediting program DaVinci Resolve (Studio) brings a whole bunch of new features and improvements, including Support for decoding and encoding 12 bit 4:4:4 H.265 on Nvidia GPUs; improved decoding of (up to 10 bit) H.265 4:4:4; 32-bit floating-point audio encoding in QuickTime clips; the ability to trim QuickTime audio clips when managing media; double-click to open DRP files in Windows and Linux; improved performance when working with ProRes, DNxHR, and OpenEXR video with high-end CPUs; improved Dolby Vision analysis; more stable performance when using Intel graphics processor; and general improvements to camera clip decoding with AAC audio and transition performance.
Blackmagic recommends all users to update to this latest version and to backup all active databases and running projects before updating. Since many new features or bugfixes are based on user feedback, Blackmagic asks all users to enable the option to automatically report problems - see screenshot:
Blackmagic has also today released a handy list in the form of a PDF for download which provides information on all formats and codecs supported by Resolve 16.
The new features in DaVinci Resolve 16.2.1 in detail
- Support for decoding H.265 4:4:4 12-bit on supported NVIDIA GPUs.
- Support for encoding H.265 4:4:4 12-bit on supported NVIDIA GPUs.
- Support for encoding 32 bit float audio in QuickTime clips.
- Support for trimming QuickTime audio clips during media management.
- Support for Metal based R3D decode with the RED 7.3 RC SDK.
- Support for double clicking drp files in Windows and Linux.
- Support for performing open with on FCP7 XML files on Windows.
- Improved decode support of H.265 4:4:4 clips up to 10-bit.
- Improved performance with ProRes clips on high end CPUs.
- Improved performance with DNxHR clips on high end CPUs.
- Improved playback performance with compressed OpenEXR clips.
- Improved performance for Dolby Vision analysis.
- Improved stability on Windows systems with Intel graphics.
- Addressed an issue with clean feed previews in Mac 10.15.4.
- Addressed an issue with decoding phone camera clips with AAC audio.
- Addressed an issue with truncated node labels on some displays.
- Addressed issues with HDR tone mapping when using adjustment layers.
- Addressed an issue with the sync bin work working with an empty timeline.
- Addressed an issue with transitions when dragging clips across timelines.
- Multiple performance and stability improvements.