Blackmagic Design had (unveiled) the big new version 18.5 of its free grading, editing, compositing and audio mastering program DaVinci Resolve (Studio) www.slashcam.de/news/single/Grosses-Blackmagic-DaVinci-Resolve-18-5-Update-brin-17856.html a little over a month ago, which brought over 150 new features. The just-released third beta version of Resolve and Fusion now brings some interesting improvements and bug fixes.
For example, Beta 3 now brings automatic speech recognition as well as an enhanced transcription feature for 14 additional languages including auto-subtitling. In addition, there is now support for editing and deleting generated text, detecting and displaying silent segments, and the ability to remove those segments from transcribed text. Also, words and paragraphs can now be marked and deleted.
Another focus of the update is the Fusion Multimerge tool. For example, there is now an option to automatically name layers based on the input tool, and multiple layers can be selected and deleted in the Multimerge Inspector - plus managing large sets of layers has been simplified.
Beta 3 also brings better memory management support for Universal Scene Descriptor files and support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 3.1, as well as bug fixes such as scripting API improvements and overall optimized performance and stability.
What&s new in DaVinci Resolve 18.5 b3
Support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 3.1. Project setting to select language when transcribing audio. Ability to select language when generating subtitles. Support for transcribing and generating subtitles from 14 languages. ⁃ Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish Ability to edit and delete words and phrases from transcribed text. Ability to find and replace search results in the transcription dialog. Transcription now automatically detects and displays silent segments. Ability to remove all silent segments from transcribed text. Clips added to timeline from transcription ignore deleted text. Select words or paragraphs in transcribed text with double click or triple click. Select all transcribed text with Control-A or Command-A. Ability to clear transcriptions. Options to specify lines per caption and inter-caption gap for generated subtitles. Improved padding for subtitle backgrounds. Subtitles are now center aligned by default. Support for Blackmagic film color spaces in Fusion. Ability to relink, replace and reveal USD, FBX and Alembic assets in the media pool. Project archives now include USD, FBX and Alembic assets. Media pool indicator for offline USD, FBX and Alembic assets. Option for Fusion MultiMerge layers to reflect input tool names. MultiMerge keyframes now animate layer enable state. Ability to multi-select and delete layers from the MultiMerge inspector. Improved support for large layer counts in MultiMerge. Support for auxiliary depth channels in uRenderer. Exporting current frame as still now supports data burn-ins. Explicit option to copy grades from flattened multicams to multicam angles. Ability to drag clips to extend timeline end with ripple disabled in the cut page. Support for video only and audio only transitions in the cut page. Scripting API support to trigger object mask tracking. Scripting API support to trigger stabilization. Scripting API support to invoke scene cut detection in timelines. Scripting API support to enable smart reframe for clips. Scripting API support to export current frame as still. Scripting API for adding subclips to the media pool. Scripting API support to export and import OpenTimelineIO files. Scripting API support to render PNG and JPEG image sequences. Ability to reset all qualifiers with the advanced panel. Advanced panels in tracker mode now show active power window controls. The delete flag action in the advanced panels now deletes all flags from the current clip. Addressed an issue with copying or pasting clips across hidden tracks in the Fairlight timeline. Addressed an issue where deleting unused cache would reset magic mask cache. Addressed an issue where changing grades would sometimes reset magic mask cache in prior nodes. Addressed an issue where super scale could not be enabled in the inspector for stereo 3D clips. Addressed some issues with Fusion overlays in edit. Addressed an issue with missing objects in Fusion duplicate on Apple silicon. Addressed an issue with AAF and EDL imports incorrectly setting clips to use local version. Addressed an issue with toggling color viewer overlay modes. Addressed an issue with data burn in exported ProRes clips. Addressed incorrect text transcription timing for clips with 44.1 KHz audio. Addressed an issue with animating masks for still images in the Fusion page. Addressed an issue with captions incorrectly generated for offline audio clips. Addressed an issue with start timecode and transcribe audio context menus for timelines in a timeline bin. Addressed an issue with image scaling when previewing video transition with vertical timeline. Addressed an issue with deliver presets not persisting start timecodes. Addressed mismatching clip timecode display in the gallery timeline album. Addressed an issue with local project libraries with long paths on Windows. Improved memory usage for source clips with very large resolutions. Addressed noise reduction artefacts in RCM projects on Windows and Linux. General performance and stability improvements. more infos at bei www.blackmagicdesign.com