Blackmagic has found back to its old 1-weekly update rhythm and presents one week after the last update already the beta 9 of version 17 or 17.1 (for Apple M1) of its grading, editing, compositing and (audio) mastering tool DaVinci Resolve.
The biggest new feature of the (free) beta version 9 is probably support for collaboration on projects and connection to a remote database for the first time even for the free version of DaVinci Resolve. Previously, collaboration features were reserved for the paid Studio version. To use these project collaboration features, one must download DaVinci Resolve Project Server and run it along with DaVinci Resolve 17.0 Beta 9. This then allows you to set up a shared project database, which allows multiple users to work on the same project.
In addition, the update delivers new options when applying effects and optimizes compositing when cropping images. Beta 9 also speeds up the import of AAF timelines and makes snapping in the Fairlight workspace more precise.
There's both a Beta 9 version of DaVinci Resolve (Studio) 17 for Windows, Linux and macOS (Intel) again this time, and DaVinci Resolve (Studio) 17.1 for macOS (M1) - the latter being the Universal app that supports the new M1 Macs. This version is compatible with the new MacOS Big Sur, but only runs on Macs with the Apple M1 chip.
Also available on the support website is the updated DaVinci Resolve Project Server 17.0, a software update that adds support for multiple users (including the free version of DaVinci Resolve 17) on different workstations to open and edit the same project simultaneously.
What's new in DaVinci Resolve (Studio) 17/17.1 Beta 9.
- Support for project collaboration and remote database connection in the free version of DaVinci Resolve.
- Support for double-clicking or dragging effects from the effects library into the viewer for application.
- Fixed an issue where some AAF timelines took a long time to import.
- Fixed an issue with incorrect behavior when cropping composites.
- Fixed an issue with hue shift artifacts when using the HDR tool with Resolve color management.
- Fixed an issue with snap behavior in the Fairlight timeline in some systems.
- Fixed an issue with incorrect behavior of Text+ when using text layouts that are not aligned left to right.
- Fixed an issue where the audio sidechain sometimes did not work correctly.
- Fixed an issue where audio recording with 44.1 KHz input devices on 48 KHz timelines did not work correctly at times when using FlexBus.
- Fixed an issue with incorrect audio measurement when capturing with Blackmagic Design devices.
- Fixed an issue where rendering a comp with Renderer3D on a multi-GPU system could sometimes cause a crash.
- Fixed an issue where inserting clip grade with a keyboard shortcut ignored multiple selected clips.
- Fixed an issue where pasting node degrees on the Color page sometimes did not copy the locked state.
- Fixed an issue with gamma shifting when using Resolve color management without selecting an output DRT.
- Fixed an issue where disabling a Fusion 3D subview sometimes did not behave correctly.
- Fixed an issue with failed renders when using a transition between still images with Fusion effects.
- Fixed an issue where the In-Out section was ignored for Dolby Atmos-only audio exports.
- General performance and stability improvements.
Fusion (Studio) 17/17.1 Beta 9.
This software update improves Text+ functionality and provides more stability when editing R3D files. Also, the update makes updating Node UIs and disabling Fusion 3D subviews more reliable.