Blackmagic has released version 17.2 of its grading, editing, compositing and audio mastering program DaVinci Resolve (Studio). The update, which is free as always, pleasingly shortens boot time dramatically (Resolve now takes just a few seconds to launch) and brings other improvements and new features, such as changing the default save setting to "Live Save" and support for applying and managing crossfades in the Fairlight Timeline, as well as controlling the processing order of tracks in the Fairlight Mixer.
In addition, the update delivers support for bundled Fusion templates along with the ability to decode AV1 clips on Windows machines and MKV clips on all other platforms. Also, DaVinci Resolve 17.2 supports renaming individual timeline clips and setting handles when rendering audio only.
The new features in DaVinci Resolve 17.2 in detail.
- Performance when launching the application has been dramatically improved.
- Live saving is now enabled by default.
- Support for custom naming for individual timeline clips.
- Support for adding transitions by double-clicking or dragging them into the viewer.
- Support for decoding AV1 clips on Windows.
- Accelerated AV1 decoding on supported Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD platforms.
- Support for decoding MKV clips.
- Support for exporting IMSC-1 compatible TTML captions to IMF clips.
- Support for the option to include subfolders with project names in media management.
- Support for adding HDR and Color Warper attributes to the Color page.
- Support for Fusion template bundles.
- Support for applying and managing fades in the Fairlight timeline.
- Support for a batch fade and crossfade editor in the Fairlight page.
- Support for maintaining Fairlight editing mode between application restarts.
- Support for moving audio clips to match the timecode position in the timeline.
- Support for setting handles when performing audio-only renders.
- Support for controlling the editing order of tracks in the Fairlight mixer.
- Support for accessing Fairlight patch and link in the Edit and Deliver pages.
- Ability to show or hide specific audio I/O ports for patching in Fairlight.
- Support for Fairlight console firmware 1.6 with full FlexBus mixing support.
- Improved waveform display in the Fairlight timeline.
- Improved auto-scroll behavior when dragging clips in the Fairlight timeline.
- Support for ACES Color Science 1.2.
- Support for selecting ACES DCTLs per clip from the context menu.
- Support for new IDTs for Canon EOS-R5 cameras.
- Option to use white point adjustment in project settings for RCM workflows.
- Option to use white point adjustment in Resolve FX color space transformation.
- Support for codec passthrough when rendering IMF JPEG2000 clips.
- Support for trimming Sony Raw and XAVC MXF in Media Management.
- Support for reading gyroscopic metadata for Sony Venice clips.
- Ability to update RMD metadata files for R3D clips.
- Improved spatial and temporal deinterlace quality.
- Improved curve range display for position and zoom on the edit timeline.
- Improved color management for Blackmagic RAW Gen 5 color science.
- Improved decoding performance for 8K H.265 clips on Apple Silicon systems.
- Improved scripting API with the ability to import custom frame sequences.
- Improved scripting API with the ability to delete timelines.
- Improved scripting API with the ability to query the current page.
- Improved scripting API with the ability to add generators and titles.
- Improved scripting API with the ability to specify render alpha options.
- Improved Scripting API with the ability to switch layout presets.
- Improved scripting API with the ability to exit the application.
- Improved iXML data support with AAF export workflows.
- General performance and stability improvements.
New features in Blackmagic Fusion 17.2.
The standalone version of the Fusion compositing program has also received an update to version 17.2. It likewise improves boot time and also brings previews of images when using multiple view LUTs and support for bundled Fusion templates, more reliable node connectivity when working with mask groups, and general performance and stability improvements.