And again Blackmagic has released another beta of the latest version 17 of its grading, editing, compositing and (audio) mastering tool DaVinci Resolve (Studio).
The - as always free - update through Beta 7 brings support for copying clip gradings via thumbnails, quick export from the Fairlight workspace and rendering timelines with alpha channel in supported file formats. In addition, the update improves track compositing in color-managed projects, the Media Pool search function, and performance when resizing clips with alpha channel.
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 17
DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.0 Public Beta 7 now supports color warper control with the new controls on the DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. Performance when saving IMF presets has also been improved.
The DaVinci Resolve Studio version requires a license dongle or activation key. As always, Blackmagic is asking for feedback on the beta version, as well as bug reports via its forums on the Blackmagic Design website. (Thanks to Henry for reporting)
The new features in DaVinci Resolve (Studio) 17.0 Beta 7.
- Support for easy copy/paste of the entire clip degree, node and sizing with color page thumb selection.
- Support for Color Warper with the new Advanced Panels keycaps.
- Support for quick export from the Fairlight page.
- Support for moving clips in area selection by dragging with cmd option in Fairlight.
- Support for video tracks in the user track views of the Fairlight audio editor.
- Support for importing an AAF into the current timeline using the scripting API.
- Support for rendering the alpha channel in single clip render mode.
- Support for version selection in Timeline Edit Fusion templates.
- Fixed an issue with track compositing in color-managed projects.
- Fixed an issue with user settings for node numbering in fixed color pages.
- Addressing loop jog operation with Flex Bus.
- Fixed an issue with loss of Fairlight automation curve selection on application restarts.
- Fixed an issue with Fairlight page range selection in range and edit selection mode.
- Fixed an incorrect track selection in the Fairlight console when certain tracks were hidden.
- Fixed an issue with holding the Fairlight compressor in Channel mode.
- Fixed a problem switching to Flex Bus when using a Fairlight audio accelerator.
- Fixed a problem with resetting the track selection when opening the Fairlight preset library.
- Fixed a problem with the time since last saving an edited tag when switching projects.
- Fixed an issue when searching for the date in the media pool in thumbnail view.
- Fixed an issue where the subtitle drop shadow controls appeared temporarily disabled.
- Fixed an issue with the editing page for selecting the start of the timeline.
- Fixed an issue with a black pixel line when using the Video Collage plugin.
- Fixed an issue where resizing a clip with alpha resulted in aliased edges.
- Fixed an issue with timecode-based navigation on nested timelines.
- Fixed an issue with missing markers and clip colors in DRT and DRB imports.
- Fixed an issue with saving presets and inserting attributes for Fusion and Resolve FX transitions.
- Fixed a problem with the Fairlight page chain when loading a project.
- Fixed an issue with Fusion page caching to disk that occasionally occurred.
- Fixed an issue with listing Fusion Renderer3D options for newly added Camera3D nodes.
- Fixed a Fusion issue when copying, pasting, or deleting tools in dual-screen mode.
- Fixed an issue when removing animations from a path using the keyframing button.
- Fixed an issue where nodes downstream of a MediaOut could cause errors.
- Fixed an issue where re-instantiation failed when loading certain Fusion-instantiated controls.
- Fixed an issue where Text+ shading elements could be missing on the first render.
- Fixed an issue where some node connections would occasionally hang.
- Fixed an issue where proxy settings could cause a hang in certain situations.
- Fixed an error when loading the external Python module.
- Fixed an issue where MediaIn nodes were always incorrectly displayed as animated.
- Fixed an issue with user controls behaving incorrectly with incorrect min-max ranges.
- Fixed an issue with saved IMF presets not preserving HDR settings.
- Fixed an issue with saved H.264 presets with Intel Quick Sync where some settings were not preserved.
- Fixed an H.264 Mac rendering issue where clips would not play on phones.
- Fixed an image stabilization crash on machines with Intel Xe graphics.
- General performance and stability improvements.
There is a Beta 7 release of DaVinci Resolve (Studio) 17 for Windows, Linux and macOS (Intel) - but this time there is no mention of DaVinci Resolve (Studio) 17.1 for macOS (M1), which is the Universal App that supports the new M1 Macs and only runs on Macs with Apple M1 chip.
There is also Fusion Studio 17.0 as Public Beta 7 with improved control of keyframe animations and optimized performance when using node links and proxy settings.